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If you are one of the millions of New Yorkers who received a new brown recycling bin, then you may have a few questions. Here, we break down why these new recycling bins are necessary, how you use them, and tricks and tips on how to properly recycle food and yard waste. Why Should we… Read more

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On one of the warmest days of the year to date, Manhattan’s Chinatown was the scene of an authentic program of Chinese culture and tradition, on May 19th.  The venue was the spacious, air-conditioned 300-seat auditorium of the Chinese Community Center at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), an organization founded in 1883 to serve… Read more

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By popular demand, the New York for Seniors Magazine is now available in a digital 3D version! Currently, the New York for Seniors Magazine is distributed to senior centers, assisted living facilities, churches, and government offices throughout New York City. For those interested in reading the magazine, but are not located within the distribution network, the… Read more

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Arthritis is the name given to a group of chronic disorders whose symptoms include pain, swelling, and limited range of motion in one or more joints. Arthritis can effect anyone but is most common in older adults. Arthritis may result from trauma, aging, infection, an auto-immune disease, genetics, or occupational injuries. Treatment options for arthritis… Read more

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On Thursday, June 22nd, AlphaCare continued their Wellness and Resource Series of events with a Diabetes Awareness Health Fair for senior citizens at the Brooklyn Sports Club in East New York, Brooklyn. Joining forces with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the purpose of the event was to bring various community resource partners onto one platform in order… Read more

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 AlphaCare is bringing their citywide Wellness and Resource Series (for seniors) to East New York, Brooklyn, Thursday June 22, 2017, at the Brooklyn Sports Club. Last month the series kicked off with the Diabetes Awareness Health Fair at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration. The upcoming event in East New York will also be a Diabetes Awareness Health Fair,… Read more

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It was a nice midweek reprieve for the seniors who came out for a Senior Fair / Black History Month event at Brownsville Recreation Center (BRC). Guests enjoyed continental breakfast and refreshments as they were entertained by performances by active BRC members. BRC boasts one of the largest senior membership in the five boroughs with… Read more

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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” Currently, New York City’s seniors face affordability, transit, housing and other obstacles. As the City’s population ages, so… Read more

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By: Angella Brown A chilly and overcast April Fools’ Day didn’t prevent scores of Bronx-area seniors from lining up in front of Dreiser Loop Community Center in Co-Op City. The early bird gospel fans were eagerly anticipating the inaugural Bronx Gospel Concert, a free event presented by the Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz,… Read more

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Photo: Assemblywoman Latrice Walker with attendee By: Angella Brown The good times rolled in at Tilden Senior Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Mardi Gras, where over 150 lively seniors gathered to celebrate Fat Tuesday, before Lent, with a festive luncheon. A richly decorated dining room at the center welcomed guests for a taste of Louisiana home… Read more

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By: Simone LeConte-Parker New York City is full of things to do and attending the Second Annual Community Health Fair in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, proved to be a good choice. Presented by the Office of Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Health, this fair provided a myriad of resources… Read more

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By Susie R. Spodek Finally, Spring is here! Enjoy the Season at a Greenmarket! There are more than 50 GrowNYC Greenmarkets located throughout all five boroughs of New York City. At these farmers’ markets, farmers sell produce grown on their farms situated within a few hours of New York City. Some farms are… Read more

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Originally from Puerto Rico, Felix Ortiz has represented New York’s 51st Assembly District since first elected in 1994. During his tenure, Ortiz has served as chair of several committees and legislative task forces including Veterans Affairs, Mental Health, Food, Farm and Nutrition, among others. In 2004, Ortiz passed a law to create five eating disorder… Read more

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What Is DRIE? Disability Rent Increase Exemption, or DRIE, is a New York City based program that allows people with disabilities who are struggling with rent increases in rent controlled, rent stabilized, or rent regulated hotel apartments to freeze their rent. To qualify, the applicants must: Be over the age of 18 “Be named on… Read more

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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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