Posts Tagged ‘Seniors’

Tapped In

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Alex Mikoulianitch FRESH PRODUCE  DELIVERED TO SENIORS Through a program sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer’s office, local seniors are able to participate in a unique farm-to-table produce delivery service that will run through the end of October this year. Seniors are able to sign up for the Westside Senior [&hellip
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Using Medicaid to Get Needed Home Care

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

By Roy Herndon Smith People often call a geriatric care manager when they are in crisis. Unfortunately, lack of information or faulty information about Medicaid often contributes to the crises. For example, George’s 85-year-old father, Tom, who was healthy and living alone, was out shopping when he stumbled, fell and could not get back on [&hellip
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Myths About Medicaid

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Lifestyle

Lunch at Retirement Home Myth: I cannot become eligible for Medicaid because my assets are too high. Fact: Applicants for Community Medicaid in New York State must have less than $14,250 (for a single person) or $20,850 (combined assets for a married couple). An applicant’s residence does not count as an asset if the market value of the home, [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Wellness for Seniors The elder support organization DOROT offers inexpensive wellness classes for seniors on the Upper West Side. This May and June, they will be holding regular sessions as well as one-time workshops to promote mental and physical health. On Tuesdays from 10–11 a.m., a licensed social worker facilitates a group chat to discuss [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East & West Siders

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, Dwell OTDT, Family, Lifestyle, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Seniors, West Side Spirit

old New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of [&hellip
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Seniors: Never Too Late to Renew

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Senior-Goddard Riverside Couple(as) After decades of marriage, romantic couples say “I Do” again The back room of the Goddard Riverside Senior Center was decorated with hearts, pictures of cupids and streamers. There, a crowd of 150 people watched Feb. 14 as a woman tossed red rose petals from a wicker basket. Then, five couples with more than 200 [&hellip
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