Information for Older Adults and their Caregivers

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City Services
  • Alzheimer's Poetry Project
    The mission of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project is to facilitate the creativity of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
  • Brooklyn Museum
    The Brooklyn Museum offers creative and educational programs for people with special needs, including people with dementia and people who are blind or have low vision. Brooklyn Afternoons: Art and Conversation for Individuals with Memory Loss, and Sensory Tours: Art and Conversation for Individuals Who are Blind or Have Low Vision, are held monthly.

  • Elders Share the Arts
    Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) affirms the creative potential of older adults and upholds their time-honored role as bearers of history and culture by using the power of the arts to transmit their stories and life experiences for the benefit of all generations.

  • Lifetime Arts
    LIFETIME ARTS is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that exists at the intersection of aging and the arts.Lifetime Arts serves organizations and individuals in both fields by promoting the creation, expansion and sustainability of professionally conducted arts programs for older adults.
Educational Opportunities
Grandparent Services
LGBT Older Adults
  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center
    The Brooklyn Community Pride Center's ElderPRIDE aims to address issues of isolation and companionship within the senior population by engaging them in dialogue about culturally relevant topics, with the eventual goal of opening up a broader dialogue about inclusiveness.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders)
    Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
Money and Legal Issues
Services and Information for People with Disabilities and Visual Impairments
  • Accessibility - Apple Support
    Learn about accessibility for Apple products.
  • Assistive Technology
    Lists the types of assistive technology available.
  • GCF Learn Free
    Free tutorials and videos to learn how to use technologies, such as the internet, e-mail, social media and Microsoft Office software. Also provides guides for reading, math, grammar and career support.
  • Learn Google Apps
    Tutorials and information about free Google products, including gmail, Google Calendar, Google Translate and Google Drive.
Volunteer/Work Opportunities
NEW: Other Resources (these are for-profit companies, and Brooklyn Public Library does not necessarily recommend them)
  • is a senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

If you have questions or suggestions for this listing, please email Last edited December 31, 2014.