Helping Seniors (And Others) With Outreach

Carter Burden Network Battles On

For CBN/RI Senior Center Outreach Coordinator Yulisa Santana, the Coronavirus Crisis means a change in venue.
For CBN/RI Senior Center Outreach Coordinator Yulisa Santana, the Coronavirus Crisis means a change in venue.
© David Stone/Roosevelt Island Daily

When New York PAUSE forced the Carter Burden Network to shut down the Roosevelt Island Senior Center, the staff packed up... and kept working just as hard to help as they had before. Here's their most recent bulletin. Please share with your neighbors because everyone can't get online.

Hello everyone,   We hope you and your loved ones are well, staying healthy and safe during this difficult time.   Here are some useful information and resources:
  • Invisible Hands: Free grocery delivery focusing on older adults and immunocompromised. The person pays for groceries (with partial subsidies available): https://www.invisiblehandsdeliver.com/ (732) 639-1579
  • VOLS Elderly Project and Veterans Initiative COVID-19 Resources (see attached flyer).
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB-buJCZx_E
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  • Cornell Tech students are providing virtual tech assistance to Roosevelt Islanders 60 and over. If you need help using your iPad, phone, laptop, or would like to learn how to connect remotely with family and friends. Please email Jane Swanson at  Jane.Swanson@cornell.edu with your name, phone number and a description of the type of help you need. They will do their best to match you with the student volunteer who can best address your need(s).
Yulisa Santana Outreach Coordinator CBN/RI Senior Center
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