Posts Tagged ‘Seniors’

Methodist Church Poised to Boot Senior Center From Location After 40 Years | DNAinfo

Methodist Church Poised to Boot Senior Center From Location After 40 Years | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A senior center is on the verge of being cast out after four decades at their location by their Methodist church landlords — forced to scrape by on a shaky month-to-month agreement, officials said this week. The ARC XVI Senior Center executive director Fern Hertzberg told Community Board 12 at a […]


Uptown Video: Last Christmas for a Senior Center?

BY MARITZA VILLELA & JESENIA DE MOYA C. This may be the last Christmas for the ARC Fort Washington Senior Center, which has served the community for 40 years. Seniors who frequent the center are hoping for a miracle. Maritza Villela and Jesenia de Moya C. visited the center and spoke with some of the […]


After 85 Years in East Harlem, a Routine That Keeps Her Going | NY Times

After 85 Years in East Harlem, a Routine That Keeps Her Going | NY Times

By TERENCE McGINLEY Most Tuesday mornings, Marta Benitez walks from her apartment on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 111th Street to the food pantry at St. Cecilia’s Church on East 105th Street. With other volunteers, she assembles bags of nonperishable items to be handed out to members of the community. “I can walk 20 […]


Where the Elderly Can Age in Place | Wall Street Journal

Where the Elderly Can Age in Place | Wall Street Journal

By Patrice O’Shaughnessy At the age of 81, Margrit Meagher regularly rides a bicycle in her Upper Manhattan neighborhood and lifts weights three times a week. On Wednesday mornings she volunteers to work at a nearby produce market operated by the Isabella Geriatric Center, unpacking fruits and vegetables and putting them out for sale. Her […]


In Washington Heights, a Neighborhood Fellowship Deepened by Tragedy | NY Times

In Washington Heights, a Neighborhood Fellowship Deepened by Tragedy | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND NO one on the floor can say how or why it happened, what made them different from other residents in the building. Maybe it began with a small thing: a cup of coffee brought from across the hall, a phone call at night to make sure the day’s demons were not filling […]


New York City offering better programs for the elderly | 7online

BY Lisa Colagrossi NEW YORK (WABC) — Forget the days of bingo and cards – New York City now has eight so-called “innovative senior centers” up and running. The innovations come in the form of new programs that focus on wellness and more challenging activities. Senior centers used to focus on free meals and socialization […]


Barrajas, bingo and telenovelas: keeping seniors active and engaged | Manhattan Times

Barrajas, bingo and telenovelas: keeping seniors active and engaged | Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García The advent of age comes with many things: the accumulation of memories, wisdom, and an ability to take the long view in many situations. It can also sometimes take some of the cognitive and physical vitality that allows for simple routines to be executed seamlessly. An innovative program available locally is […]


Free Fitness Program for Seniors Starting On Monday September 19th

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in City Parks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2011 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of September 19, 2011, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 16 parks across the city. All activities in this eight-week […]

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