JSPOA

The good, the better and the bad in Queens
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 6/01/2012 at 4:50PM

THE GOOD . . . Queens came out in force on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those heroes who have fought – and continue to fight – for the freedoms we enjoy. As Mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed out, freedom is not, in fact, free, and the men and women in uniform – from our [...]

Facing cuts, seniors rally for Friendship Center
Facing cuts, seniors rally for Friendship Center
News Liam La Guerre 5/29/2012 at 2:12PM

Outraged senior residents rallied to protect their center from what they call a city attack on the young and the elderly. The Friendship Center of the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) is facing about $400,000 in cuts from the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene as part of the city’s [...]

Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 11:43AM

Some seniors in southeast Queens may soon lose their “friends.” The Friendship Center — a program under the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) — relies heavily on funding from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to support its rehabilitative programs. However, due to fiscal constraints, the agency said it could no [...]

Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center celebrates 41 years
Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center celebrates 41 years
News Melissa Chan 10/17/2011 at 12:42PM

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center — the home away from home for close to 200 of its members — blew out its 41st birthday candle on Thursday, October 13. Located in South Ozone Park, the center first opened in October 1970. Since then, it has achieved national accreditation status from the National Institute of Senior [...]