Seniors

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Ms. Elsie Turns 107

One of NYCHA’s oldest residents recently celebrated her 107th birthday with a big bash at the Independence Neighborhood Senior Center on December 21. The party was hosted by Millennium Development, which operates the center.

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Senior Holiday Party

NYCHA's Family Partnerships Department organized an Senior Holiday Party at Johnson Community Center on December 14. 

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Kicking Off the Senior Champions Program

NYCHA now has 82 new resident leaders who have volunteered to make a difference in the lives of their fellow senior residents. 

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Cassidy-Lafayette Houses Cuts the Ribbon on Renovations

The Cassidy-Lafayette Houses Resident Association celebrated the completion of renovations at their development with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October, recognizing the great results when residents, community members, and partners work together.

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Domestic Violence Awareness for Seniors

Domestic violence does not discriminate, it affects people of all races, cultures, genders, socioeconomic groups, and ages.

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Getting Their Groove On

In partnership with the Police Athletic League, NYCHA hosted the “Senior Health and Musical Festival” at Polo Grounds Towers’ community center in September. Seniors from a variety of developments got everyone moving by performing jazz, blues, gospel, and opera classics.

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Getting Prepared

One of the goals of NYCHA’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to help residents stay resilient and safe when faced with emergencies or disasters.

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Ms. Elsie Turns 106

Some people say the secret to a long life is an apple a day, but if you talk to 106-year-old Ms. Elsie Mayer, she might tell you her secret is daily ice cream and cake. Ms. Mayer was born in Poland and moved to the United States with her family when she was 10.

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A New Senior Center for Red Hook

Red Hook East Houses residents Gertrude “Trudie” Holzendorf, 94, and Candida Delgado, 88 had been anxiously waiting for this moment for five years. On December 15, they got a sneak peek at the new Red Hook Senior Center; the former center had been destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

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A NYCHA Love Story

Longtime Edenwald Residents Celebrate Their 74th Wedding Anniversary

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