Seniors

Experts say New Yorkers should come with specific, explicit questions and plans on what to do next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Maintenance is down. Outages are up. Unqualified workers are sent on repair jobs. Meanwhile, tenants like ailing Brooklyn senior Jacquelyne Pierre are stuck.
Proposals due June 1 will push those who deliver food to frail seniors to do more with flagging resources, they say, amid a pandemic.
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.
When the senior centers closed, some volunteers who helped out after Superstorm Sandy sprung into action on a new mission for a new crisis.
The de Blasio administration is looking to use senior centers for coronavirus disease and antibody testing, but operators worry about contamination.
Revamp will enable advance orders by senior citizens, who’ve complained of hit-or-miss service until now.
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.
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.
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.
Facilities that serve elderly are limiting visits, screening guests and canceling events after deaths in Washington state and a scare in Brooklyn.