Lawsuit Filed Against NYS & Adult Homes to End Discrimination Against Wheelchair Users

Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services) and AARP Foundation filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against New York State and four adult homes, alleging discrimination against people who use wheelchairs. Continue Reading →

Harlem Seniors Join Food Bank For New York City To Celebrate Senior Centers

On Thursday, October 26th, local seniors will join Food Bank For New York City at its Community Kitchen & Pantry in Harlem to celebrate the Senior Center’s fifth anniversary, with a hors d’oeuvres, karaoke and a dance competition. Continue Reading →

New Report Shows Nursing Home Residents Are Often Illegally Confined From Harlem To Hollis

A new report by Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) details the barriers that nursing home residents face when they attempt to leave the home to visit family or friends, go to religious services, shop, or simply sit outside in the fresh air. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Vegan And Drink Festival 2017 At Randell Island

Images by Seitu Oronde

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, the Vegan And Drink Festival 2017, with photographer Seitu Oronde who was there documenting the great event on Randel Island, NY.

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NYPD Gives Out Seniors Safety Bracelets To Stop Crimes In Harlem

NY Daily News reports that the NYPD is blowing the whistle on crimes against the elderly. The department handed out reflective bracelets that come with high pitch alarms to seniors Tuesday as it launches a new initiative to protect the elderly from an uptick in assaults. Continue Reading →

Council Member Mark Levine Announces New Constituent Service

Last week Harlem Council member Mark Levine hosted a ‘Rent Freeze Kickoff’ event at the Hamilton Grange Senior Center with the NYC Public Engagement Unit’s Rent Freeze team to raise awareness about the City’s Rent Freeze Program. Continue Reading →

NYC African American And Others Talk Retirement And AARP NY/Siena Survey In Harlem

seniors in harlemAARP New York and Siena College will release a new survey of New York City’s African American Generation Xers and Baby Boomers showing in stark and disturbing detail how the two generations are struggling to afford basic necessities, how unprepared they are for retirement costs and how little planning most have actually done. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches 2016-2017 Season Flu Shot Awareness Campaign From Harlem To Hollis

seniors in harlemThe Health Department today launched a public awareness campaign, “I Got My Flu Shot…Not the Flu,” reminding New Yorkers that the flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza and its terrible symptoms. Continue Reading →

Carter Burden Center Holds Annual Senior Ball In Harlem

Carter Burden Center Senior BallOn May 14, 2016, over 100 seniors from The Carter Burden Center for the Aging programs in East Harlem and the Upper East Side enjoyed an afternoon of merriment, laughter and cheer at the elegant ballroom of Holy Trinity Cathedral at 337 East 74th Street.  Continue Reading →

Brewer Tours Senior Centers Launching Resource Guide

DSC02035Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer toured three senior centers, kicking off a citywide effort to distribute thousands of copies of “Age-Smart Manhattan,” her office’s new senior resource guide. Continue Reading →

Elderly Get Special Citymeals-on-Wheels From The Cecil In Harlem

Samuel_Tai Muhammed1Today one of New York City’s finest new chefs in Harlem, Tai Muhammed of The Cecil, prepared and delivered meals for her frail aged neighbors as part of the Chefs Deliver for Citymeals program. Continue Reading →

United Healthcare Hosts Health And Wellness Events For Harlem Seniors

senoirs in harlemAfrican American seniors in Harlem, New York are invited to attend an educational health and wellness celebration. These events, which feature keynote speakers and musical performances, are part of an event series created by UnitedHealthcare called A Better You. Continue Reading →

NYC Seniors Food Insecurity Event In EmblemHealth Harlem

senori facts2Join the “New York City Seniors and the Rising Food Insecurity Crisis,” frank and sobering look at senior hunger – why it exists, who is most affected, and what is being done to solve it. Continue Reading →