Supporting Older Adults through Coronavirus: Ideas from Experts and Leaders Across NYC

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New York’s growing older adult population is facing unprecedented barriers accessing meals, groceries, medicine, and support services, and new levels of social isolation brought on by the novel coronavirus. CUF asked nearly two dozen experts in older adult services for specific recommendations on how city and state policymakers can support older New Yorkers during this crisis.

This report features insights from former Lifetime Arts executive director, Ed Friedman, on how to reduce social isolation in older adults via phonebanking and participatory online classes.

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contributors

Jonathan Bowles

Eli Dvorkin

Laird Gallagher

Erin Garrett

related organization

Center for an Urban Future

resource type

Report

year

2020

keyword

Coronavirus