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Older Adults

Here are several resources for older adults. These resources were collected by our community partners and vetted by CUIMC Columbia Students.


Covid Guidance For Older AdultsRead about the CDC’s guidance for older adults at higher risk. 

Older Adults & Isolation During COVID-19Watch this webinar created by Mental Health America on older adults and isolation during COVID-19.

What do older adults and people with disabilities need to know?Up to date guidance for older adults and people with disabilities from the Administration for Community Living. This is also available in Spanish. 


Speak with an information specialistYou can call eldercare at 1-800-677-1116 Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm ET to speak with an information specialist.


Booking Rideshare for Older PeopleCall 1 (855) 464-6872 to book lyft or uber without a smartphone.

Transportation For SeniorsSearch for senior transportation.

Help For Older Adults

In-Home Care During COVID-19 Crisis: Guidelines for receiving In home care services during the pandemic.

Clear-Cut Steps for Caregivers Worried About Coronavirus ExposureGuidelines for caregivers concerned about exposure to COVID-19.

5 Questions to Ask if Your Loved One Is in a Quarantined FacilityWhat you need to know when a nursing home or assisted living facility locks down.


Meals For SeniorsDFTA has transitioned to 100% meal delivery, rather than grab and go, for senior center users. Seniors should call their local senior center for more information if they haven’t already received meals. They can also call DFTA’s Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469) or 311.

Home Bound SeniorsHomebound seniors can also sign up for home-delivered meals by clicking on the name of a DFTA-funded case management agency and calling the listed phone number.

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