Trouble With Rising Rents? Then SCRIE May Be The Right Choice For You Trouble With Rising Rents? Then SCRIE May Be The Right Choice For You
Trouble With Rising Rents? Then SCRIE May Be The Right Choice For You

What are sinuses? Sinuses are air-filled cavities located inside the face and skull. Each sinus is lined with tissue called the mucosal lining and connects to the nose. There are four pairs of sinuses in the face: the frontal sinuses, found above the eyebrows; the ethmoid and sphenoid cavities, found between the eyes aside… Read more

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On Aug. 19, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Assembly Member Helene E. Weistein sponsored the 4th Annual Senior Concert at Amersfort Park. Attendees enjoyed live music, including performances by Philip Howard NORC Senior, and the Midwood Neighborhood Steel Pan. “I look forward to our senior concert every year,”… Read more

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What Is SCRIE? Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, or SCRIE, is exactly as it sounds. It is a New York City based program that allows for seniors over the age of 62, and who are struggling with rent increases in rent controlled, rent stabilized, or rent regulated hotel apartments to freeze their rent. To qualify,… Read more

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Courtesy NY1 For the past year, Barry Williams has cared for this abandoned property on Home Street. He cuts the grass in the summer, and shovels snow in the winter. “It was just the right thing to do,” Williams said. “It looks better.” A bit of maintenance that cannot quite hide the eyesore this… Read more

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Hosted by NY State Senator Leroy Comrie at the Greater Springfield Community Church, 177-06 129th Avenue, Queens, NY, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Understanding the importance of making access to oral health care convenient for everyone, particularly our older New Yorkers, NYU Dentistry continues to roll out its pilot program,Dental Van Senior Citizen Initiative, this… Read more

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What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the highest and lowest amounts of force the heart places on the blood vessels. It is measured by two pressures: Systolic pressure, which is the pressure the heart puts on the vessels during each heartbeat. Diastolic pressure, which is the pressure of the heart between beats. When blood… Read more

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By Julia Chance What are some misconceptions about senior health care? The thing that concerns us the most is that when people feel well, they feel as though they don’t really need to go to the doctor. There are many illnesses that don’t have symptoms early on. The three common ones are heart disease, high… Read more

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Brooklyn and Queens have the largest senior population in New York City what initiatives does your office have to meet the needs of our seniors? Senator Sanders identified that often times our Seniors have many needs, usually surrounding the areas of social, healthcare or finance in which they require assistance. To address these issues, Senator… Read more

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What is CDPAS? The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services, or CDPAS, is a Medicaid program that provides medical and aide services for individuals who are disabled or suffering from a chronic illness. These services are provided by caregivers, such as home attendants, home health aides, or nurses. CDPAS allows recipients the freedom to manage their… Read more

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If you have a smartphone, there is a big chance that you are using and paying for data. Mobile phone providers seem to be obsessed with data, but what exactly is mobile data? What does it do? And is it worth the cost? Here, we break down everything you need to know about data, and… Read more

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For 15 years, Brown Memorial Baptist Church has been under the helm of a neighborhood kid. Born and raised in Brooklyn and a graduate of nearby Bishop Loughlin High School, Pastor Clinton Miller has lead his 800+ strong Clinton Hill, Brooklyn congregation with a steady hand and a focus on community.  This has proven to… Read more

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What Are The Types Of Heart Disease? Heart disease is an umbrella term for multiple forms of heart issues and chronic diseases. Cardiovascular diseases focus primarily on diseases or problems caused by buildup in the blood vessels. The most common types are: Heart Failure, or congestive heart failure, is when the heart pumps weaken and… Read more

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In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park, the NYU Lutheran Sunset Park Neighborhood Senior Center has been serving its senior community for over 30 years. The center offers a wide variety of free programs, activities, and support services. The center is open to seniors residing both in and outside of the neighborhood, servicing over 800… Read more

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When suffering from a headache, the easiest treatment always seems to be taking pain relievers. But, when taken too frequently, pain relievers can start doing more bad than good. Here we go over the best medication-free treatments for each type of headache.   Tension Headaches The most common type of headache, tension headaches cause… Read more

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It’s no secret that rent control in New York City isn’t what it used to be. In 1995, New York had over two million rent controlled apartments. By 2014, only 27,000 rent-controlled apartments remained, and the numbers continue to decline. But, why? Here, we go over exactly what’s happening to rent control in 2016, and… Read more

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The Summer 2016 issue of the New York for Seniors Magazine comes out today (Monday August 8, 2016).  The magazine will be distributed at your local Senior Center in your neighborhood, this week, as well as various religious institutions and elected officials’ offices. The magazine will also be distributed at the Health Fair prior to… Read more

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What is shingles? Shingles is a viral infection that causes rashes to appear on the body. These rashes are extremely painful and appear on one side of the body, usually, in a striped pattern. Symptoms of shingles include: Pain, itching, or tingling before the appearance of a rash A red rash consisting of fluid-filled blisters… Read more

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One of the biggest problems people have when online shopping is sizing. Since there’s no way to try on the clothing, many people feel as though ordering clothes online is a gamble. But, that doesn’t mean you have to rely on luck each time you order. To ensure the best fit every time, do the… Read more

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Most people assume that a heart attack and cardiac arrest are two names for the same thing. It’s a common misconception, but a heart attack and cardiac arrest are two entirely different conditions. Knowing the difference is important, and knowing how to properly react to both of them is essential.   So, What’s The Difference?… Read more

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Heat emergencies (or illnesses) occur due to overexposure to extreme heat. This can be caused by overly hot temperatures or environments, or from difficult physical activity, especially on hot days. Heat emergencies come in three main stages: Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Being aware of the symptoms and first aid of each stage… Read more

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Each year, nearly one-third of all seniors experience a fall. Although falling may seem like just another part of life, the potential health risks that a fall can cause rises drastically with age. In fact, one out of five falls can result in serious injury, such as broken bones, hip fractures, head injuries, or worse…. Read more

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Don’t have an air conditioner, or just looking for ways to keep your electricity bills down? No problem. Here, we list some of the best ways to keep cool without an air conditioner during the summer heat. Keep It dark Light gives off heat, both natural and artificial. Keeping the lights off will noticeably cool… Read more

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What Is FIDA? FIDA stands for Fully Integrated Duals Advantages. It is a program that combines Medicare and Medicaid services together with Long-Term Management Care (MLTC) services to create one large, cohesive plan. The aim of FIDA is to organize and improve the coordination and quality of both Medicare and Medicaid services while still allowing… Read more

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New York for Seniors and Grow NYC representatives were featured on BK Live, the Brooklyn-based television show.  They discussed the New York for Seniors initiative and what it means for the growing senior population of New York City.  Watch the video below.

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Independence Day is known as a day filled with barbecues, picnics, parties, and most importantly, fireworks. But, not everyone looks forward to the big bangs of Fourth of July fireworks. For Veterans suffering from PTSD, the loud cracks of fireworks after fireworks can trigger severe flashbacks of past traumatic experiences. For all of those who… Read more

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Greenmarket Seniors promoting healthy eating and living habits, the Greenmarket Seniors Program teaches seniors the ins and outs of shopping at their local farmers’ markets. Seniors will gain insight into where and how fresh produce is grown, and will learn why it is beneficial to eat healthy and support local vendors. The program also incorporates… Read more

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Thursday, June 23rd , New York for Seniors celebrated its official launch of the New York for Seniors magazine. The magazine, which is now available for free by participating distributors throughout New York, was created in cooperation with AlphaCare, a New York-based senior healthcare distributor, and the Brooklyn Borough President’s senior initiative. The press… Read more

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The New York for Seniors initiative celebrates the lives and legacies of NYC’s senior population.   The initiative includes the New York for Seniors print magazine, the NY for Seniors website and New York for Seniors series of events. New York for Seniors was created to keep NYC’s senior citizens updated and knowledgeable on key resources,… Read more

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Wearing sunscreen while outside is an absolute essential. And while most people know this, there are still some unknown or unfollowed sunscreen rules that tend to fall into the cracks. Here we debunk the most common sunscreen misconceptions, while going over sunscreen tricks and tips everyone needs to follow.   Common misconceptions about sunscreen usageRead more

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Each year, 795,000 people in the United States suffer from a stroke. Currently, strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. So, being aware of the symptoms and signs of a stroke is essential. Here we go over the types, effects, and symptoms of strokes, and what to do if you, or… Read more

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