senior citizens

Police say be wary of phone scams
News Toni Cimino 3/08/2012 at 3:10PM

Officers are encouraging people, especially senior citizens, to be cautious when it comes to potential scams. On March 3 a Whitestone senior got a call from a man posing as a Brooklyn cop. The man told the victim his grandson had been arrested and in order for him to be released they needed $2,400 in [...]

Program seeks volunteers to help the elderly
Program seeks volunteers to help the elderly
News David Beltran 1/12/2012 at 5:26PM

Chris Schneider spent 33 years as a social studies teacher before he joined the Northeast Queens Senior Services. Now, as program manager, he spends his time finding volunteers to visit lonely seniors. “It’s a tragedy,” said Schneider. “The elderly seem to be forgotten. Today, it’s becoming frequent that children don’t live near their parents because [...]

Seniors fight relocation at Pomonok
Seniors fight relocation at Pomonok
News Michael Pantelidis 12/13/2011 at 4:06PM

The “golden” residents of Pomonok Houses are refusing to let the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) send them off into the sunset. Senior citizens, many of whom have lived in Pomonok for multiple decades, are furious after they say NYCHA sent them threatening letters demanding they move into a different apartment or an entirely [...]