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Fruit smoothies can be an easy way to nourish your body with essential nutrients. The best way to know the exact ingredients in your smoothie is to make them yourself. All you need is a blender, fruit and a base, such as water, milk or yogurt. Making your own smoothies can help prevent fruit from… Read more

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As Summer continues to heat up, the New York for Seniors Magazine Summer Edition launches to tackle hot button topics that shape the lives of New York’s senior population.   Here’s a preview of what you can find in this issue: Congressman Ed Towns Hosts the Wellness and Resource Series in partnership with AlphaCare Events Calendar… Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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New York For Seniors is excited to announce the completion of our Winter 2017 Edition magazine launching on Monday, February 13th! Bringing together seniors from all over New York, this edition highlights some incredible programs and people whose generosity shined over the holiday season. Along with the features, the magazine is filled with informational articles that… Read more

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What Is Public Housing? Public housing are apartments owned by the New York City Housing Authority that are rented to people with low to moderate incomes. These apartments’ rents are 30% of the household’s total income, which allows each household to pay what they can afford. The NYCHA owns, approximately, 328 public house developments… Read more

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What is Ageism? Ageism is the act of discrimination against an older person. This primarily affects people over the age of 60, and is unfortunately experienced by many seniors on a near daily basis. Ageism can come in many forms, including: Stereotypes that depict older people as invalids, forgetful, stupid, or slow. Jokes aimed towards… Read more

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What Is CDPAP? CDPAP, or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a Medicaid-based program that allows individuals to be in control of their personal home assistant. Unlike other programs, CDPAP allows for the recipient to choose and hire their own health care assistant. The program allows the recipient to feel both in control of… Read more

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Housing Complaints The Housing Preservation and Development NYC Program allows for tenants to file complaints against neglectful landlords. When a landlord fails to provide basic services for tenants, then the tenant is justified in filing a complaint. These issues can include, but are not limited to: Heat and hot water violations (check out our… Read more

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Tenant’s Rights to Heat Every tenant, in both private and publicly-owned buildings, must have heat between October 1st and May 31st. During the day, between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, every tenant’s apartment must be heated to at least 68° fahrenheit if the temperature outside is below 55°F. At night, between the… Read more

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What Is It? Access-a-Ride is an MTA run program that allows eligible people to be picked up and dropped off by Access-a-Ride vehicles. These rides cover everywhere that mass transit is available, including parts of Nassau and Westchester Counties. The service is always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How Do I… Read more

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What Is HEAP? HEAP, or the Home Energy Assistance Program, is a New York State program that helps low-income New Yorkers to afford their heating bills. HEAP benefits are seasonal, and can be applied for come mid-November. According to ny.gov, to be eligible for HEAP, you and your household must: All be U.S…. Read more

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A new method for requesting an emergency ambulance with 21st century technology has been established right here in Brooklyn. SmartEMS is a free application that can be downloaded on any smart phone and computer. When registering, you enter your medical demographics such as your medical history, allergies, medications, insurance information, emergency contacts, and even the… Read more

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What is Access-a-Ride? Access-a-Ride is an MTA funded transportation program that lets vehicles pick up and drop off those who are unable to use mass transit due to disability or age. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you use the area code 212, 347, 516, 631,646, 718,… Read more

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What is NORC? NORC-SSP’s are naturally occurring retirement communities supportive service program. These communities are housing complexes or apartment buildings with a high population of seniors. They offer specialty health and social services for communities elderly population. NORC’s are not strictly inhabited by seniors, nor were they purposely developed to be senior-only communities; Instead, communities… Read more

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Everyone deserves to have access to healthy, filling meals, regardless of their income. Here we list three different meal-service programs for low-income seniors that provide healthy foods and meals to those who need it most. CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP, is a New York-based nutritional program that supplies people over the age… Read more

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