The City and the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer plan 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
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.
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.
A quick call to an older adult in your life could help them avoid social isolation. View this in other languages.
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