Senior Resource Fair Planned for 3/23

Thu, Mar 10th, 2016

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The 1st Annual Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Senior Resource Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 23rd from 11AM to 2PM at Cumberland Gotham Health Center, 4th Floor Auditorium located at 100 North Portland Avenue (corner of Park Avenue and North Portland).

The Senior Resource Fair is being organized by the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC and its Senior Advisory Council (SAC) in partnership with Cumberland Gotham Health Center with generous support from the Office of Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo and the New York Community Trust.

The FREE fair will feature 30 vendors that represent a wide variety of city agencies and citywide service providers,

Participating organizations will be on hand to share information that will focus on senior resources and programs, from physical fitness and estate planning to writing classes and transportation services. Invitees include but are not limited to Shape UP NY, Ingersoll Community Center, Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership (SNAP), LIU Platinum Sneakers Program, St. Joseph’s College, Mark Morris Dance, the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, Meals on Wheels, the NYC Department of the Aging, and MTA’s Access-A-Ride Program. A number of Myrtle Avenue businesses that offer weekly senior discount specials are also invited, including Move with Grace Yoga, Dance & Fitness StudioSandbox Pack & Ship, Lucky Lotus Yoga, Myrtle Drug Care Corp and Myrtle Pharmacy.

Interested senior-focused organizations and service providers, may contact the organization if interested in participating in the Senior Resource Fair at (718)230-1689 ext 5#.

Myrtle Avenue received an age-friendly neighborhood designation in July 2015 from the New York City Council, acknowledging the many surveys, focus groups, research and meetings the organization conducted to lay the groundwork for its senior-friendly work. The NY Academy of Medicine helped to lay some of this groundwork. The first order of business was to create a Senior Advisory Council, an active council of neighborhood seniors to hold the organization accountable and keep them on task.

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