Council District 36 encompasses the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights. 13.8% of Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are 60 and over. Of these, 33% are living alone, 27.9% have difficulty with their mobility, and 24.1% don’t speak English as their primary language. In addition, 29.9% of those 65 and older are living in poverty according to the CEO.
Your council member is a great source of information about age-friendly assets in your community. You can also check our resources page.