Carter Burden Network promotes the well-being of seniors 60 and older through a continuum of services, advocacy, arts and culture, health and wellness and volunteer programs, all oriented to individual, family and community needs. We are dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to live safely and with dignity.As a leader in aging services in NYC, the Carter Burden Network welcomes seniors to participate in programs and attend centers offering vital resources that support your independence and provide opportunities to form connections that enrich your life.
We encourage individuality, celebrate culture and ensure your voice is heard. We not only want you to feel involved, but inspired. We strive to help you begin the discovery of your best self the moment you walk through the doors of one of our centers or programs or receive a visit from our staff in your own home.
Due to recent Covid-19 crisis our centers and galleries have been closed as a precaution to avoid the spread. But are continuing to support elderly population in New York with our various programs.
Meals: We are delivering meals to the homes of seniors. We have had a large demand beyond our normal congregant meal participants to get meals, including new member virtual signups, and our staff including our receptionists are doing a great job to accommodate everyone. Each meal recipient gets 1 box with 5 meals – 3 refrigerated meals, and 2 shelf-stable meals like nuts, bread, peanut butter, carrots, etc..
Social Services : our social workers and case workers continue to reach out daily to our members and offer support and services, and to also ensure they have access to food. Our elder abuse program, CEMAPP, is busy working remotely and they have 3 confirmed cases of COVID 19 among their clients. They find APS (Adult Protection Services) accessible and responsible as they too work remotely, and temporary orders of protection are able to be obtained. They are providing extra emotional support to clients due to the additional stress from the alleged abusers during the virus crisis/self-quarantine.
Senior Centers: staff are busy working remotely to check in on members, update meal delivery lists, etc. Some staff come in on the designated day of the week that meal delivery occurs as the caterer delivers the meals first to the center, then their delivery team comes to get the boxes and distribute them. Of course janitorial staff need to come in to clean and sanitize the center afterwards. ·
Virtual classes : Some programs are offering virtual classes, i.e. art classes and computer classes, and we hope to expand these offerings to further engage our clients. Health and Wellness is doing remote check in with DASH Diet participants and remote blood pressure checks with study participants who have the monitors.
In Order for us to continue to provide these services, any small or big contribution will go a long way and will continue to encourage staff at Carter Burden Network!