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The Colors of Memory: India Home plays Holi

Whenever I think of Holi and our seniors, rangeen is a word that comes to mind. In Hindi it  means “colorful” — and it’s often applied to describe not just things, but attitudes. Someone is called rangeen  because he or she is enthusiastic and excited about living, and a happy generous minded individual. Our seniors love Holi and look forward…

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White House Initiative for AAPI brings Government Agencies to Listen to Elders’ Concerns

Jan 11, 2017, Jamaica– India Home hosted a Listening Session with the White House Initiative on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans at the Desi Senior Center in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Everett Lo, as the lead for the Regional Network for WHIAAPI, helped India Home put together the Listening Session which brought together an unprecedented number of representatives of federal, state, and…

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India Home returns to the SNAP Center in Eastern Queens

April 3, 2016 – India Home is happy to be back at the SNAP Center of Eastern Queens providing culturally competent services to South Asians seniors in the neighborhood. India Home first started its Wednesday program at SNAP on April 16th, 2008. We took a brief hiatus, and it is only fitting that we return to SNAP in the month of…

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India Home’s Executive Director advocates for better mental health services for South Asians

Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi, the Excecutive Director of India Home, met with New York’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, to advocate for better senior services for South Asians on January 19, 2016. The First Lady met with leaders from Asian American community organizations to talk about ThriveNYC: A Mental Health Roadmap for All, a plan of action that will help the city…

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NYC’s Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs visits the Desi Senior Centre

New York City’s Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs, Nisha Agarwal, visited India Home’s Desi Senior Center on December 2, 2015, on the occasion of First Year Anniversary of the center. Councilman Rory Lancman and the Consul General for Bangladesh, Shammem Ashan, as well as Dr. Wahedur Rahman, the President of Jamaica Muslim Center, were also invited guests. Help for immigrant seniors Commissioner…

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