Featured Senior Center Allen AME

The Allen Community Senior Citizens Center, Inc., located at 166-01 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, has been serving the seniors of South East Queen since 1974. The program offers a variety of comprehensive services to meet the nutritional, recreational and educational needs of the program participants. At ACSCC, services are designed to increase socialization and help prevent isolation […]

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Queens Councilman Looking to Protect Our Seniors

When we arrived at Councilman Daneek Miller’s office, one recent morning, he was already out making the rounds in the community of Southeast Queens. However, we were fortunate enough to catch him as he stopped in the office for a minute, before running out once again. “We are on our way now to a Queens delegation meeting […]

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Zumba Senior-Style at Brooklyn Sports Club

If you thought that Zumba, the high energy dance workout was just for young folks, think again. On Thursday mornings at Brooklyn Sports Club in East New York, there’s a group of mature ladies side-stepping, hip- swaying, and arm-swinging to the rhythmic beat of salsa, soca, and reggaeton music. The women show up for class looking […]

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy in NYC this Spring

Healthy living strategies are something to practice throughout our lives, but they become more significant as we age. Fortunately, the following tips include some of the best immune system boosters and ways to stay healthy as a senior citizen in New York: Visit a Farmers’ Market for fresh fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins C […]

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Managed Long Term Care

Managed Long Term Care, or MLTC, is a plan that arranges long term services for homebound chronically ill or disabled people, and is covered by the New York Medicaid Program. 1) The New York State Department of Health reviews, approves, and lists all MLTC insurance plans in New York. 2) There are three types of […]

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Ruben Diaz Creates Partnerships to Address Senior Issues in The Bronx

Q: The Bronx has the fastest growing senior population in New York City. What initiatives does your office have to meet this growing population? A: Our senior citizens are the backbone of this community and we understand that our senior population is not only growing but also thriving. We understand that we have to meet […]

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Q & A With Brookdale Dept of Medicine Chairman, Dr. Rose (Part 1)

What community does Brookdale service? We cover East Brooklyn. Our hospital building is on Linden Boulevard and Rockaway Parkway, but we also have six large practices that are called Brookdale Family Care Centers —one and two doctor practices—scattered throughout the region. How does the hospital serve seniors in the area? Through Brookdale Family Care Centers, […]

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Discusses Senior Initiatives

Q: Brooklyn has the largest senior population in New York City. What initiatives does your office have in order to meet the needs of our seniors? A:The goal is to create an environment where seniors can have a good quality life and give them access to all the free services and benefits they have earned […]

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10 Best Fruits for the Spring Season

While most fruits and vegetables are available year-round, it isn’t until spring that all of our favorite fruits start tasting fresh again. The sweet, savory, and even some of the sour fruits we love have come or are coming back into season. So, in anticipation of spring, we have listed our favorite nutritious fruits, and […]

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