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.
Kimberly Dole, of New York for Seniors TV caught up to Rob Shepherd, of GrowNYC’s Greenmarket program, at the Brooklyn Boro Hall Farmers market. They talk about the farmers market and the Free Greenmarket Tours for senior centers, in partnership with GrowNYC, AlphaCare and New York for Seniors magazine.
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 conference, which was held in Brooklyn Borough Hall, brought together seniors from varying New York-based senior centers with representatives from AlphaCare, the Brooklyn Borough Hall office, JIG Media, GrowNYC, and the Kings County Hospital Supplemental Food Program. The conference not only focused on the launch of New York for Seniors magazine, but also, on the current changes and progressions affecting the New York senior community.
“This is a movement,” spoke Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, “The goal is to create an environment where seniors can have a good quality of life, and New York for Seniors supports that.”
Along with Eric Adams, speeches were given from Assemblywoman Latrice Walker (of District 55), JIG Media CEO Vernon Jones, and JIG Media President Vernon Jones Jr. At the event, attendees were treated to delicious catering from Jacque catering, enjoyed live jazz music, and toured informational booths from GrowNYC, Kings County Hospital Center Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and AlphaCare. The event featured press from News 12 Brooklyn.
New York for Seniors magazine features original articles focusing on senior life, as well as exclusive pieces on high-profile New Yorkers. The current issue includes Q&A’s with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, and the Department of Medicine Chairman at Brookdale Hospital, Dr. David Rose. Like Newyorkforseniors.com, the magazine includes articles on activities, health, nutrition, and managed-care issues for seniors.
The magazine was created especially for seniors, with an easy print and format, and articles that are precise and to the point. The magazine also features contributions from seniors within the New York community.