The Elder Justice Resource Guide includes information about elder abuse, accessible courtrooms for older adults, capacity and confusion, effective communication, and available resources for older adults experiencing abuse. The Guide also includes a comprehensive directory of national, state, and local services available to older adults.
Older adults in New York may be eligible for several health and income programs, including:
- Social Security
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Heating and Cooling Assistance
- Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
- Senior Citizens Homeowners Exemption (SCHE)
For more information on these and other programs, including details about the benefits provided, eligibility criteria, and contact information for relevant government agencies, please see the 2020 Benefits Checklist for Older Adults created by Brookdale Center for Healthy aging or visit: brookdale.org/brookdale-tools/