Seniors

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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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Better Than Ever

Nearly 80,000 people age 62 or older live in NYCHA developments. As the anchors of their communities, seniors contribute to the strength and vitality of their neighborhoods. The healthier and more engaged they are, the more they will have to offer. Here are some recommended strategies to help you be the best you can be, whether you are 25 or 85. 

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NYCHA Makes Seniors Comfortable

Safe, secure and comfortable buildings are the first priority, and NYCHA has updated its architectural guidelines to provide a blueprint for health, accessibility, and beauty. The Authority is investing millions to provide age-friendly improvements at 89 developments, including more comfortable outdoor seating areas, handrails throughout corridors, and accessibility renovations in apartments.  We all know there is not enough affordable housing for seniors in our city, so NYCHA is also using its land to build 650 new units of 100 percent affordable senior housing.

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