Seniors

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 [...]

Medicare, money at center of 6th Congressional District mudslinging
Central Melissa Chan 10/10/2012 at 11:08AM

Traditional Medicare could be endangered if the power to decide the fate of the major, federal insurance program falls into the wrong party’s hands, according to a Democratic congressional hopeful. “Republican plans for Medicare would end guaranteed benefits for our seniors and destroy the traditional Medicare option,” said Assemblymember Grace Meng, who hopes to secure [...]

Helping Seniors Drive Safer, Longer
News Queens Courier Staff 8/18/2012 at 5:19AM

(Family Features) Since January 2011, nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, joining the fastest growing age group in the nation. According to a recent American Automobile Association (AAA) survey of that booming population, nearly half of seniors worry about losing their freedom and mobility when the time comes for them to transition from driver [...]

Affordable housing for seniors
News Toni Cimino 2/21/2012 at 4:13PM

Some seniors may soon have an affordable place to call home. Officials from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the MET Council celebrated the opening of Council Towers VI in Pomonok. Located at 71st Avenue between [...]

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 [...]