Tuesday Townhall: Senior Citizens and the Homebound Elderly

On Tuesday, A on the issues facing senior citizens and the homebound elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was a pleasure to hear from our special guest experts on senior and social services Robin Strashun of the non-profit Search and Care, and Marissa Block, Deputy Chief Program Officer of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

Ms. Strashun shared the work of her agency in addressing the critical physical, social and emotional needs of clients. Search and Care can be reached at 212-289-5300 if you or someone you know needs support.

Ms. Block shared her advice for the upcoming holidays and how to stay apart, together on Passover and Easter. She recommends using technologies like zoom to host your family on the holiday, wear a special outfit or cook a favorite food that brings you joy. She added that Lenox Hill Neighborhood House can be reached at 212-244-6269 for clients and those newly in need.

Watch the full town hall here! Next week, we are having the 19th Precinct’s Commanding Officer Inspector Kathleen Walsh and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Safety Department’s Chief Kevin Brown to discuss public safety.

The meeting will be hosted on zoom with an option to join by telephone for those who may not have computer access. You can join on your computer using the URL: https://zoom.us/j/131837787 OR call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 131 837 787 followed by #, then press # to enter the call. The joining URL and number remain the same week to week for each town hall.

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