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Seniors get answers to pressing issues from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

On 18th July, Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a City Resource Fair at the Queens Borough Hall in order to help residents understand the various services available to them, and untangle problems incurred by the people of the city. The event was very well organized and different departments like NYC Department of Health, Department of Aging, New York Police…

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Voice of America on India Home: “Aging New York Immigrants Confront Shortage of ‘Culturally Appropriate’ Services”

For 75 years the Voice of America – VOA has been the the official news source of the United States government and provides news and information in 47 languages to a weekly audience of more than 236.6 million people on 5 continents around the world. Last week they did a multi-media segment on India Home. They explored the problems our seniors…

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Sapna NYC’s Tiffin Project brings culturally appropriate meals to India Home

We are collaborating with a sister organization, Sapna NYC, on the Tiffin Project. The project is named after the “Tiffin,”  a stainless-steel three-tiered utensil that is used to transport lunch in South Asia. In the city of Mumbai for instance, home cooked meals are delivered to workers in offices and factories by an army of delivery men or “Tiffin Walas” on bicycles, rickshaws…

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East meets West: India Home’s seniors celebrate Diwali around New York city

Sunnyside Community Center celebrations Diwali may be celebrated for only a few days in the year in India, but for our seniors the festivities have lasted all month long.  The Festival was launched with a grand celebration at Sunnyside Community Center. Our member Usha Mehta, spearheaded the planning and execution with a little help from her friends. We had  fun decorating the space with…

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Benjamin Samson: On his adventures on three continents

In this regular feature we interview our seniors for insights into the life they’ve lived. This month we talked to Mr. Benjamin Samson. Benjamin Samson, 72,  likes to make people laugh.  A Jewish member of India Home’s center at Queens Community House at Kew Gardens, Benjamin likes to tease people and crack jokes.  He was born in Mumbai, India, and came to New…

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