Post Tagged with: "seniors"

Health

Hunts Point program protects seniors from abuse

Hunts Point program protects seniors from abuse

Earlier this year, a New York state senator introduced a bill that aims to establish mandated reporters responsible for reporting suspected incidents of elder abuse or maltreatment.

Housing

Residents celebrate birthdays at St. Vincent’s

Iris Smith turned 100 at St. Vincent de Paul's in July.

Two nonagenarians and a centenarian celebrate their long lives in Longwood.

Parks / Transportation

New bus line links Hunts Point, Longwood

The Bx46 awaits passengers on Longwood Avenue near the Prospect Ave. 2/5 station.

Workers getting off their shift at the Hunts Point markets have caught on that the new bus is convenient—and quiet.

Housing

Sleek new building will house seniors

Artist Rendition of 1115 Intervale Avenue, Courtesy of SEBCO

With its oversize windows and two-tone gray brick façade, 1115 Intervale Avenue resembles a luxury apartment building. But it will house low-income seniors who won one of the 47 apartments in this newly-built rental building in a lottery—and are almost as happy as if they’d won the Powerball lottery itself.

Art

Folk artist preserves Puerto Rican music

Folk artist preserves Puerto Rican music

When Wilfredo Ruiz puts his harmonica to his lips, the elderly Puerto Rican residents of St. Vincent de Paul nursing home gather around his wheelchair. Sometimes some of them dance. They sway to distinctive rhythms of traditional plena, Aguinaldos and romantic boleros from the island. Others, reminded of the music […]