Seniors

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.

(Photo by Greg Jordan, Creative Commons license)

A Call to Help Lonely Korean Seniors

East Asian, Seniors January 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

While providing meals and paying visits to elderly members of the community, Korean organizations hope to raise awareness of the isolation felt by seniors who live alone, particularly after a few passed away over the holidays, reports The Korea Times.

Last Christmas for a Senior Center?

Last Christmas for a Senior Center?

Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Seniors, Video December 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

The ARC Fort Washington Senior Center has been a home away from home for many seniors in the community for 40 years. Now it is in danger of closing its doors.

Agustina Candelario, 69, is the “quinceañera” of the group. She used to work at travel agencies before retiring and being diagnosed with diabetes. (Photo by Maritza Villela via El Diario)

Will a Beloved Senior Center Close?

Manhattan, Seniors, Women October 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

A group of immigrant senior women in Washington Heights expressed worry about how the possible closing of the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center will affect their lives, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Oct. 4, Carmencita N. Gutierrez, second from left, director of the Immigrant Affairs unit at the Queens District Attorney’s office, Myongjae Matthew Yi, left, assistant DA, and other panels speak at a workshop in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In Queens, Warning Koreans Against Scams

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Queens, Seniors October 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Lawyers from the Queens District Attorney’s Office and others warned of housing, investment and immigration scams being perpetrated in the Korean community, especially against seniors, reports Korea Daily.

On Sept. 28,  Bomsinae Kim, middle, president of the Korean American Family Service Center of New York, and members of the group announce a plan to march with nearly a hundred Koreans in October to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Korean community. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marching Against Abuse in the Korean Community

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services, Women, Youth September 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Korean organizations plan a march against domestic violence for Oct. 7, reports Korea Daily.

Because Pete McGuinness Senior Center is located in Greenpoint, most of its patrons are Polish immigrants. Each day some 130 people visit the center. (Photo by Marta Kustek via Nowy Dziennik)

A Home for Polish Seniors in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Seniors September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.

Howard Shih, research director of the Asian American Federation, discusses the group's study on Asian seniors in the city, (Photo via Korea Daily)

Asian Seniors in the City: A New Report

Asian, Health, Housing, Seniors September 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Korean seniors have the highest uninsured health coverage rate among Asian seniors, according to a new study from the the Asian American Federation. Korea Daily reports on various findings from the study.

The qinqin, gaohu, and zhonghu, traditional Chinese instruments, accompany a Cantonese opera performance in Columbus Park (Photo by Huiying Bernice Chan via Open City)

In Chinatown, Immigrant Retirees Turn to Music

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Seniors July 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

A group of Chinese immigrants meets every week in Columbus Park to perform songs from the Cantonese opera, not just to keep their cultural roots intact but also to stave off mental health issues, reports Open City.

Elected officials joined the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and the SelfHelp Senior Housing Building for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Charles Wang’s newest Flushing site. (Photo by Madina Toure via Times Ledger)

Another Queens Site for Charles B. Wang Center

Health, Queens, Seniors July 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center opened its second site in Flushing and its fifth in the city last month, reports Times Ledger.