Seniors

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Affordable Senior Housing Opens in Brooklyn

In December, NYCHA joined partners at the opening of Stonewall House, an LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing development located at Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Celebrating 100+ Years

Best friends and centenarians Elsie Mayer, 108, and Sylvia Rosen, 100, recently celebrated their birthdays with a big bash at the Independence Neighborhood Senior Center on December 20. The party was hosted by Millennium Development, which operates the center.

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Seniors Helping Seniors

Over the last year, 200 older adult NYCHA residents have spent time working in their communities to make a difference in the lives of their fellow senior residents. On December 5, 105 of these resident volunteers, known as Senior Champions, were honored for their hard work and dedication.

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Helping Seniors at Home

Apartment 2K at LaGuardia Houses Addition is not the average studio apartment: it’s a space where residents of the senior development receive the social services and maintain the community connections that help them live independently.

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A Day of Music

NYCHA hosted its second “Music and Health Festival” for older adults at the Johnson Community Center on October 11, 2019.

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Breaking Ground on Affordable Housing

On September 10, NYCHA staff attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Betances Residence, a new senior affordable housing development in the Bronx being developed by Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing provider.

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Reminiscing Through Theatre

A play written and performed by members of NYCHA’s Sumner Senior Center in Brooklyn showcased the wealth of knowledge and life lessons to be learned from older adults, and how sharing that knowledge enriches both the lives of seniors and their communities.

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A Mother’s Day Treat

At NYCHA’s Mother’s Day celebration in May, mothers and grandmothers from 14 senior centers were honored for their contributions to their communities.

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Older Adults Master Computer Class

On March 20, 10 older adults graduated from the “Beyond Basics” computer class at the Carter Burden/Lehman Village Senior Program at NYCHA’s Lehman Village development in East Harlem.

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A NYCHA Black History Month Celebration

NYCHA residents ended Black History Month with a musical celebration that highlighted legends and the achievements of African Americans throughout the country’s history.

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