Seniors

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Seniors Marie Mosely, 80, with Matilda Bowen, and Diane Dolie examining the condoms doled out at the Tilden Senior Center safe sex forum. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Never Too Old for a Safe Sex Talk

Brooklyn, Health, Seniors August 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

In Brownsville, Public Advocate Letitia James and Assemblywoman Latrice Walker spoke about safe sex to a community that is “becoming the most vulnerable group affected by sexually transmitted diseases,” writes Kings County Politics.

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A Multicultural Senior Performance

Brooklyn, East Asian, Jewish, Seniors, Social Services, Video August 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

An arts project at a Brooklyn senior center prompted one participant to tell SinoVision English Channel: “It shows how people can get along together no matter what race or religion.”

Residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale visit the assisted living facility’s centennial exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Hebrew Home at Riverdale via The Riverdale Press)

A Milestone for Hebrew Home

Bronx, History, Seniors, Social Services August 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

An exhibition at Hebrew Home at Riverdale marks a milestone in the senior facility’s long history, reports The Riverdale Press.

Heleodora Vivar (Photo via Diario de México)

Heleodora Vivar: A Matriarch Who Defends Her Own

Immigration, Labor, Mexican, New York, Seniors June 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Mexican great-grandmother who’s a Street Vendor Project leader says that if Trump experienced the hardship immigrants go through, he would not survive one day, Diario de México USA reports.

Practicing tai chi at Queens Community House in Rego Park (Photo from Queens Community House via World Journal)

Chinese Seniors Staying Away From Social Services?

East Asian, Government, Seniors, Social Services June 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

According to a staff member at a Queens senior center, an increasing number of Chinese seniors who are eligible for social services shy away from the benefits because of immigration concerns, reports World Journal.

Rosa Carrasco, who benefits from homelessness prevention services in The Bronx, with program coordinator Amanda Brown. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Bronx Program Preventing Senior Evictions in Jeopardy

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Seniors, Social Services June 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The organization BronxWorks is in need of $250,000 to continue financing an initiative that for three years has prevented poor, mostly Hispanic tenants from being evicted, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Growing Old as an Immigrant in NYC

Growing Old as an Immigrant in NYC

Immigration, New York, Seniors, Video June 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at the challenges facing older immigrants who, according to a recent study, now make up nearly half of the city’s senior population.

Vibrant and dynamic seniors — led by AARP spokesperson Tony Taguba, Odelia Tablit, Angelita Pena, Nelsie Parrado, Consuelo Almonte, Myrna Santos and Sheila Gillego Logrono – join the 2015 Independence Day Parade. (Photo from AARP/Asian American and Pacific Islander Community via The FilAm)

‘The Filipino Population is Aging’

New York, Seniors, Southeast Asian March 29, 2017 at 5:59 pm

At a FilAm community event, speakers addressed the “aging” of Filipinos in NYC and the dearth of programs for its seniors, reports The FilAm.

Korean American seniors waiting in a line to receive free lunch at a senior center in Flushing, Queens. Many of social service recipients at the senior center joined the mutual aid program. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

How Low-Income Korean Seniors Finance Their Burials

Korean seniors in New York with low incomes often join a mutual aid society program to finance their burials. Now some worry that they may put in more money than their children will be able to draw out, and revisions to the program have been put in place to enhance equity.

An 82-year-old man spoke to El Diario about the help he received from a social worker provided by the organization JASA when he reported being abused by his daughter. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario) 

Elder Abuse In New York: A Silent Epidemic 

Crime, New York, Seniors June 2, 2016 at 11:20 am

El Diario/La Prensa reports on JASA, an organization that helps those who have suffered from elder abuse.

From left to right, ARC Director Fern Hertzberg, Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, who protested alongside the community's seniors. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

Senior Center in Upper Manhattan Fights Eviction

Manhattan, Seniors, Social Services June 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Washington Heights community members and politicians are fighting to save the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center from eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Atelier Ying, Creative commons license)

Sunset Park Seniors May Lose Mental Health Services 

Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Seniors May 31, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Elderly Chinese residents of Sunset Park who need mental health services may not be able to access them under a new Department of Health program, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo by Susan Sermoneta, Creative Commons license)

Latinos and Alzheimer’s: Getting Caregiving Help

Health, Latino, New York, Seniors May 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

A statewide push to expand Alzheimer programs seek to attract more Hispanic families, which are culturally more reluctant to seek care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some investors who put in tens of thousands of dollars got not much more than some restaurant coupons as a return. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Thousand Chinese Affected in Ponzi Scheme 

Crime, East Asian, New York, Seniors May 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm

About a thousand Chinese seniors in Sunset Park were duped in a Ponzi scheme and collectively may have lost $1 million, reports Sing Tao Daily.