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Local Advocacy: On halal home delivered meals, the Mayor’s budget, and coordinating better services for immigrant seniors

Lakshman Kalasapudi, Deputy Director, India Home and Nargis Ahmed, Program Director, Desi Senior Center, were both called on to testify at separate New York City Council hearings. Halal Home Delivered Meals Nargis Ahmed, in her position as Program Director of India Home’s Desi Senior Center, the largest Muslim Senior Center in New York City, testified on April 26, 2017…

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Seniors advocate at City Hall for increased services

South Asian seniors, such as the one’s we serve at India Home, are among the fastest growing groups of older adults in New York City.  For example, according to a report by the Center for an Urban Future, from 2000-2010, the number of Indian seniors in NYC grew by 135%. However, in a counterintuitive move,  city funding for senior services…

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New Board Members: Ali Najmi & Mukund Mehta

Ali Najmi is an attorney in private practice focusing on criminal defense and personal injury. Politically active, Mr. Najmi,  has succeeded in increasing the political involvement of the South Asian community. Starting in 2010, he was Council Member David Weprin’s Legislative director for two years. In 2015 Mr. Najmi ran for City Council and was endorsed by the New York Times….

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India Home’s Fall Fundraiser: Music, dancing and future plans

India Home held its annual Fall Luncheon and Fundraiser at Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City, Queens on Saturday October 1st. We were celebrating a year of steady growth and expansion, of course, but the well-attended event was also a huge thank you to all our friends, supporters and partners. The celebration opened with a Hindustani classical music recital…

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India Home’s Executive Director speaks at ThriveNYC Forum

It is a well known fact that among South Asians and other Asian American groups mental health issues are regarded as taboo. “Emotional problems” like depression, bi-polar disorder, debilitating anxiety and so on are seen as embarrassing and go underreported, undiagnosed and untreated. Yet, 40% of Asian American elders report symptoms of depression that range from mild to severe….

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India Home’s seniors speak up at Advocacy Day at City Hall

  “Don’t Forget the Seniors” India Home’s seniors got an opportunity to make their voices heard by City Hall.  About 15 seniors from our Sunnyside Center and Desi Senior Center participated in Advocacy Day organized by Live On NY at City Hall on Wednesday May 11th. The day started with a rally on the steps of the famous building. Bobbie Sackman,…

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