Posts Tagged ‘older in new york’
Will Older New Yorkers Be Ready for the Next Sandy? (video)

by Michael Shade Sandy disrupted more than just New York’s physical infrastructure. After the storm, hundreds of older residents living in high rises in the city’s hardest-hit areas found themselves stranded without utilities and, in many cases, access to medical care. Related Stories: New York’s Older Homeowners Still Vulnerable to Predatory Lending The Invisible Need […]

The American Dream is Getting Old by Faith E. Briggs
The American Dream is Getting Old by Faith E. Briggs

by Faith E. Briggs People who have worked their whole lives contributing to this economy may find that the American Dream doesn’t include support for them in their older age. Esmeralda Castro is all smiles as she walks gracefully through the Casa Boricua Senior Center in the Bronx. On all sides, small tables are packed […]

Catering to and Utilizing an Older Generation
Catering to and Utilizing an Older Generation

by Dezelle Bennett “If you ask a 60-year-old, they’re not going to tell you they’re a senior because they do not want to be correlated with the word,” said Elvira Yanes, the Program Director at Encore Community Services located on West 49th street in Times Square But, the Baby Boomers and their successors will be joining […]

English Language Learners: Breakthroughs and Barricades (video)

by Faith E. Briggs English Language Learners: Breakthroughs and Barricades from Faith E. Briggs on Vimeo.   Between Little Italy, Chinatown, and Spanish Harlem, New York City is home to a lot of languages, but for older people who don’t speak English, daily tasks can be difficult to accomplish.   Related Links: The Maura Clarke-Ita […]