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Manhattan Nursing Home Staff and Food Cut Back as For-Profit Operator Moves In, Workers Say

A pending sale of VillageCare’s West Houston Street’s facility to Cassena Care has brought a drop in quality and morale at the nonprofit facility, workers and a recent patient contend.

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NYC’s ‘GetFood’ Free Meal-Delivery Service to End This Fall

The popular pandemic-inspired program for senior citizens and homebound New Yorkers who can’t afford delivery will shut down when fed funding ends in October, THE CITY has learned.

Outside In: Mayor Orders Senior Centers Open Amid Confusion

The city’s 249 senior centers, for New Yorker’s 60 and older, are set to completely reopen by Flag Day, and outdoor activities can resume immediately, de Blasio announced Tuesday — catching providers off guard.

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NYC Senior Centers Stuck in Post-COVID Reopening Limbo: ‘It’s Mayhem’

De Blasio has vowed to fully reopen the city on July 1, but center operators say they’ve heard nothing. Meanwhile, older New Yorkers are eager to get back to in-person meals and socializing: "They cry," says Manhattan BP Gale Brewer.

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Southern Brooklyn’s Ongoing COVID Suffering Shows Toll of Disinformation and Disconnection

City Council candidates in Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay strive to fill the void left by shut-down community centers relied on by older people and those who don’t speak English.

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PHOTOS: Manhattan Seniors Get Their Shot at Hope as COVID-19 Vaccinations Hit Home

Take an inside look at second-dose day at Wien House. On display: the efforts of health care workers and staff — and the human bonds forged helping some of New York’s most vulnerable residents.

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Who is Ron Kim? Meet Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Nemesis, a Once-Obscure Queens Pol Who’s Grabbed the Spotlight

An Assembly member from the borough’s northeast corner has gone from Democratic insider to progressive outsider. Now his blow-up with the governor has elevated his profile as he seeks to zap Cuomo’s emergency pandemic powers.

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Seniors Finally Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations Face Barriers in Getting Their Shots

Some older New Yorkers waiting on vaccines are afraid or unable to leave their homes, unsure how they’ll get to inoculation centers and daunted by the online sign-up process. Advocates are scrambling to help them.

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‘A Perfect Storm’: Seniors in NYCHA Buildings with Poor Ventilation Slammed by COVID-19

With a major fan replacement project running behind and winter on the way, health experts warn of danger for more virus spread in public housing developments.

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City Food Delivery Changes Could Be Leaving Many Seniors Hungry

A change in how the de Blasio administration’s food program asks elderly New Yorkers to sign-up for home-delivered meals during the pandemic seems to be leaving some off the recipient list.

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Elevator Service’s Pandemic Plunge Strands Elderly NYCHA Residents

Maintenance is down. Outages are up. Unqualified workers are sent on repair jobs. Meanwhile, tenants like ailing Brooklyn senior Jacquelyne Pierre are stuck.

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Deadline Hard to Swallow as NYC Asks Meals-on-Wheels Groups to Expand Menu

Proposals due June 1 will push those who deliver food to frail seniors to do more with flagging resources, they say, amid a pandemic.

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NYC Eyes Schools as Social Distance-Friendly Cooling Centers

While officials haven’t decided whether in-person summer school is a go, they’re looking at air-conditioned classrooms as a refuge from the heat.

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Staten Island Seniors Get a Special Delivery: Food and Masks

When the senior centers closed, some volunteers who helped out after Superstorm Sandy sprung into action on a new mission for a new crisis.

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NYC Eyes Turning Senior Centers into COVID-19 Testing Sites

The de Blasio administration is looking to use senior centers for coronavirus disease and antibody testing, but operators worry about contamination.

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Food Czar To Oversee Meal Delivery for Elderly After Early Stumbles

Revamp will enable advance orders by senior citizens, who’ve complained of hit-or-miss service until now.

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Lysoling the Doorbell: Home Health Aides Take No Chances

Wiping door knobs. Dressing "like a Martian." Those are some of the steps workers are taking to make sure they and their elderly clients stay safe.

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How Can You Help During the Crisis? New Yorkers Get Creative

Some charities badly need volunteers and blood donations are down as coronavirus spreads in NYC. A check — or a check-in with a neighbor works, too.

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Senior Centers Scramble to Serve Hungry Elders Staying Home Over Coronavirus

To get a free hot lunch, elderly New Yorkers vulnerable to infection must decide whether to risk joining the crowd — spurring calls for a Plan B.

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New York Nursing Home Preparations Ramp Up as Coronavirus Concerns Grow

Facilities that serve elderly are limiting visits, screening guests and canceling events after deaths in Washington state and a scare in Brooklyn.