Seniors

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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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Senior Care Right at Home

Residents of the Conlon-Lihfe Towers senior development in Queens now have access to important health services right in their building.

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Celebrating the Arts at Sumner

Fifteen seniors showcased their handiwork as part of the Sumner Senior Center’s “Circle of Arts and Design,” a three-day show to highlight the creativity of older adults. Some of the pieces displayed included jewelry, clothing, beadwork, yarn textiles, paintings, and more.

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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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