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Older Adults

Older adults are vital to Brooklyn and deserve safe options to remain in their homes and neighborhoods

An older Black lesbian couple sitting in an armchair and looking at each other lovingly.
Members GRIOT Circle, 2018
A community member in Crown Heights
Participants in our 2019 Elders Insights Listening Tour
58%

of older adults who live in Brooklyn are immigrants

2nd

The second largest population of older adults across the state is in Brooklyn – 15.6% of the borough

of food bank visitors in NYC are older adults

Our Approach

Even though Brooklyn has the largest population of adults over the age of 65 out of any county in New York State, the needs of our borough’s elders are often overlooked. Brooklyn Org is dedicated to honoring older Brooklynites who have shaped our borough into what it is today by uplifting care-centered organizations who provide holistic health, social, and legal services to older adults while also preserving their self determination and decision making. Our commitment to supporting elders is seeded with $10 million from two field of interest funds—CABS Community Foundation and the Fund for the Health & Integrity of Seniors—held permanently at Brooklyn Org. The source of the funds are the result of two closed nursing homes, assets from which will now remain in and continue to serve older adults in Brooklyn.

Nonprofit Resources

Brooklyn Org provides holistic support and resources to nonprofits across the borough, from funding to capacity building, and more.

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Who We Back

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Courtesy Asian American Federation
Brooklyn Org trusted us to do right by our communities and this gives us the flexibility we need...and provides a much-needed lifeline. Jo-Ann Yoo
Executive Director, Asian American Federation
Courtesy Bridge Street Development Corporation
I am continually encouraged and inspired by the spirit of community and resiliency that resides within the people of Central Brooklyn Gregory Anderson
President and CEO, Bridge Street Development Corporation
[Because of Brooklyn Org's support], we can actually start planting really good roots at each program and get more into relationship building. We can breathe. Modesto 'Flako' Jimenez
Artistic Director, ¡Oye! Group

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