NYCHA Tablets

Connecting NYCHA older adults

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    The City plans to distribute 10,000 free tablets to older NYCHA residents to combat social isolation and help them stay connected. DFTA and Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) are providing recipients with tablet manual guide, online classes on email, messaging and internet search, and a tech support helpline. Learn more about the initiative.

Suicide Prevention Campaign

Suicide Prevention Campaign

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    With close to 900,000 Puerto Ricans who call NYC and Puerto Rico home, the two places share a strong bond. After Hurricane Maria, suicide rates in Puerto Rico reached a new high and many older LGBT Puerto Ricans felt socially isolated and without support. DFTA's suicide prevention campaign, in partnership with SAGE USA and SAGE Puerto Rico, provides a helpline for support.

Get Food NYC
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    To ensure the health and safety of older New Yorkers, congregate centers are currently closed for in-person programming and meals are being delivered. To sign up for meal deliveries, call 311 to receive food through the City’s GetFoodNYC program.

Social Isolation
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Instructions on Coronavirus
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