senior centers

Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/03/2013 at 10:54AM

Using makeup and nail polish, hundreds of Queens teens are bridging the gap between two generations. Nearly 185 high school students in the borough have joined in a nonprofit’s cause to provide friendship and free makeovers to women living in senior homes. The after-school leadership program, GlamourGals Foundation, Inc., has spread to 83 chapters in [...]

Warming centers in Queens
Central Queens Courier Staff 1/24/2013 at 10:44AM

As temperatures remain well below freezing, the city is providing warming centers in each of the five boroughs, located within senior centers. They will be open this Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for a list of warming center locations in Queens and the rest of New York City.   [...]

Budget may force senior centers to close
Budget may force senior centers to close
News Melissa Chan 3/22/2012 at 2:15AM

Budget slashes may force closure upon the Korean-American Senior Center, leaving hundreds of hungry, homebound Asian seniors in Queens without a hot meal. The Corona-based senior center — along with five others in the borough — is up on the chopping block if Borough President Helen Marshall is not able to restore $1.6 million in [...]

Will Forest Park Senior Center close its doors for good?
Will Forest Park Senior Center close its doors for good?
News Melissa Chan 3/20/2012 at 1:55PM

Another round of budget cuts may force the Forest Park Senior Center — along with five others in the borough — to close its doors for good. The Woodhaven-based center narrowly escaped the chopping block last year, after it received $120,000 in funding — half from the City Council and the other half from the [...]