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Congressman Ed Towns Hosted the Diabetes Awareness Health Fair Presented by AlphaCare Congressman Ed Towns Hosted the Diabetes Awareness Health Fair Presented by AlphaCare
Congressman Ed Towns Hosted the Diabetes Awareness Health Fair Presented by AlphaCare

Tai Chi Tai chi first originated in China over 700 years ago. While there are many different forms of the exercise today, most focus on slow, gentle movements and deep breathing. The postures are ever changing, always keeping the person in a fluid movement. Because of its gentleness, tai chi is a great exercise for… Read more

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The citywide Wellness & Resources Series, presented by AlphaCare, kicked off last week with the Diabetes Awareness Health Fair at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration in Brooklyn. Retired Congressman Ed Towns was the host of the event, and he kept the seniors laughing and engaged throughout the day.  Watch the video below.

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Many tenants will often assume that because their landlord owns the property they live in, that their landlord’s word is law. This couldn’t be further truth. The real truth is that there are specific and powerful laws that protect tenants from landlords who are negligent or hostile. Any type of harassment caused by a landlord… Read more

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Alphacare has officially announced its launch of its Wellness and Resource Series. The series will consist of a multitude of health fairs held at medical centers, senior centers, malls, and faith-based organizations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester Counties. The fairs are aimed at the senior community and will include informative discussions… Read more

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With the arrival of spring, many of us are finding it hard to enjoy the warmer weather and blooming flowers because of runny noses, itchy eyes, and scratchy throats. Onset seasonal allergies are extremely common during this time of the year, with even those without diagnosed allergies suffering on the worst of days. And while… Read more

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In the U.S, it is estimated that well over 500,000 people are homeless at any given time, with an estimation of 50% of those people being over the age of fifty. Many senior citizens are at a very high risk of losing their homes, especially those living in New York City. Whether due to eviction,… Read more

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The New York for Seniors editorial staff has gathered 10 of the healthiest, most delicious desserts that are just as enticing as this Spring weather! From Strawberry Banana Bread, to Raspberry Coconut Popsicles, we’ve got you covered!

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The New York For Seniors Spring Magazine has finally sprung! Launching May 8th, this season’s edition is brimming with original articles, local event coverage, recipes, and much more, highlighting all the best events, programs, and materials available for the New York City’s Senior community. This edition features articles on senior housing, non-profit organizations, new initiatives… Read more

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Thursday April 13th East New York District Leader Nikki Lucas and US Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Host a Jam-packed Pre-Easter Luncheon and Hat Pageant at Brooklyn Sports Club.   The Brooklyn Sports Club in East New York was a great place to be on Thursday for a Pre-Easter Luncheon and Hat Pageant. A huge crowd filled the large… Read more

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#1 – Brooklyn Bridge Park Some city parks were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park, however, was not—and that’s precisely why it has become so popular. The project has transformed a chunk of the Brooklyn waterfront into a nearly 85-acre expanse; several sections house unique attractions such as Jane’s… Read more

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Original Source: TechCrunch / Lucas Matney Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have always been awesome at empowering people without viable forms of transportation to get around. A key demographic that’s been left out of reaping these benefits, however, is the nation’s senior citizens. Today, Lyft announced a partnership with the National MedTrans… Read more

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Original Media Source – NYCNewswire.com Recently, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer called on the City to launch an agency-by-agency, neighborhood-by-neighborhood approach to serving its seniors. Unveiling a new a report – entitled “Aging with Dignity: A Blueprint for Serving NYC’s Growing Senior Population” – the Comptroller highlighted current challenges and the need for additional… Read more

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As worrisome as it may seem, the soreness you feel after exercising is completely normal. So much so, that pretty much everyone who has ever worked out has felt the same soreness. This soreness is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). It occurs after the body goes through an unfamiliar strenuous workout, usually affecting the… Read more

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Anxiety disorders are extremely common, affecting 40 million adults throughout the U.S. People suffering from an anxiety disorder, generally, have prolonged states of anxiety that affect how they live their everyday lives. This anxiety can affect daily activities, getting in the way of a person’s career, job performance, personal relationships, and everyday tasks. Although the… Read more

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Feeling anxious is a natural emotion. It’s a temporary feeling that is felt in times of distress, anticipation, and trouble. But, when anxiety goes from being temporary to being constant, then that might be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental disorders, affecting an estimated 40 million… Read more

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Many Americans, particularly older adults, struggle with hearing loss. It is an extremely common problem in people over 65, and is often the result of a combination of factors. Simple wear-and-tear on the delicate mechanisms of the inner ear over time, in addition to sustained exposure to loud noises, certain medications, and some illnesses, can… Read more

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Wives’ tales have been passed down from generation to generation, sharing timeless information from years past. But, how many of these tales are actually true? Here we go over some of the most popular wives’ tale, going in depth on whether or not they’re actually accurate.   Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold Some people… Read more

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Baking Soda is cheap, versatile, easy to use, and can clean everything and anything you can imagine; from household items to appliances to beauty supplies to skin. Here we go over 12  amazing ways to use baking soda. Clean: Rust off silverware. Mix together baking soda and water until you get a nice paste that… Read more

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What is Bronchitis? There are two types of bronchitis: Acute and chronic. Both happen when the bronchial tubes, or the tubes that transport air to the lungs, are inflamed. Symptoms include: Trouble breathing Coughing Overproduction of mucus Mild fever Shortness of breath or wheezing (Most common in people with asthma) Acute bronchitis is the most… Read more

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Diets are tricky. They’re often hard to stick to, have confusing guidelines and can be extremely time-consuming. Diet programs love to take advantage of this, and often promise fast, painless, and motivational plans that are supposed to help people lose weight fast and keep it off. But, do these programs actually work? Yes and no…. Read more

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Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder that affects many older adults. Its symptoms include movement problems, such as shaking, difficulty walking, stiffness of the limbs, and stooped posture. In later stages, Parkinson’s can also have psychiatric and behavioral effects, such as depression, dementia, and sleep disturbances. In addition to these common symptoms, bone… Read more

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No matter which senior center you attend, every center in New York must follow a certain set of rules and requirements. These requirements are known as the senior center Bill of Rights, which ensure fair treatment of all patrons. These rules are:   1) Anyone who fits the requirements of the senior center can join… Read more

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JASA, a New York City-serving senior agency, celebrated over 500 senior volunteers at their Volunteer Recognition Day on November 10, 2016. The event focused on the hundreds of volunteers, all from varying senior centers throughout NYC, and their impressive work through the JASA’s Give Back to the Community Program, a program which focuses on… Read more

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For many older adults, sleep troubles rank among the biggest changes that occur with age. Many people who were formerly sound sleepers suddenly experience insomnia, waking during the night, daytime sleepiness, and general disturbances in their sleep patterns. Difficulty getting a good night’s sleep can exacerbate stress, diminish energy, compromise memory, and generally diminish quality… Read more

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Osteoporosis is a disease that affects bone health and density. Bones are constantly breaking down and replacing themselves like other living tissues do. When suffering from osteoporosis, bones can’t replace all of the tissue that breaks down, causing them to weaken significantly. At first, osteoporosis doesn’t have any symptoms. The only way to find out… Read more

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Are You Worried About… Lack Of Warmth? While indoor plants have the advantage of staying warmer, your home is not always as toasty as your plants need it to be. When the heat is low or off, indoor plants can suffer from the cold, especially when placed by windows or drafty areas. While you… Read more

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Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during the night. One of the leading causes of snoring, sleep apnea isn’t just annoying – it can have serious health consequences. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder, and is caused by airway blockage. This type of sleep apnea… Read more

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What Are The Thyroid Glands? The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s Apple. The gland produces hormones that affect the metabolism. The thyroid is extremely important, maintaining the body’s heart, temperature, protein production, and usage of fats and carbohydrates. Problems with one’s thyroid can… Read more

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Section 202 Section 202, Supportive Housing for the Elderly is a program that provides housing for low- to moderate-income and disabled seniors. The program works through private and nonprofit sponsors, who provide the costs for the senior housing developments. These housing facilities can include meals, transportation, housekeeping, and other various services. But, not every facility… Read more

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It is very common for people over the age of 60 to get less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. In fact, many older adults struggle with insomnia. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling and staying asleep – taking longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep or waking frequently during the night…. Read more

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