AFCB members are 62 and older, predominately retired women of African descent, living in Central Brooklyn. AFCB pays particular attention to those who may be living in isolation and/or leading sedentary lifestyles.
All applicants must:
· Be at least 62 years of age
· Complete a membership application and pay annual dues
· Make a one-year time commitment to the program
· Attend orientation (held every first Tuesday of the month)
· Volunteer at least six hours per month in a cohort group
Members are required to attend a monthly meeting held every second Tuesday of the month. Meetings are generally held in-person, however in case of an emergency such as COVID-19, our monthly meetings are held electronically via Zoom. AFCBI offers two categories of membership, volunteers and Ambassadors.
Individuals who sign up for our special events and pay per event.
Individuals who want to share their time, talent and treasure to engage an intergenerational audience in a myriad of activities throughout Central Brooklyn. After two years of continuous volunteer service of cohort and general meetings, volunteers earn the title of Age Friendly Ambassador.
Individuals who attend our general monthly meeting, meet the minimum time commitment of at least four (4) cohort activity hours per month, and recruit a new member annually are eligible to become an Age Friendly Ambassador.
Help bring attention to issues that affect older adults and advocate for solutions.
Disseminate info to membership, via email, flyers, etc.
Recruit businesses to offer age-friendly discounts and/or improvements in their stores.
Plan, promote and implement health and wellness activities for members; do monthly check-in calls; and notify members when someone passes.
Engage youth in educational and cultural programming.
Provide opportunities for older adults to interact socially.
Recruit new members and create Membership Committee Guide providing services and resources to the members
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