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Captain Tilly Park Picnic

By Nibras Karim, Hunter College Asian American Studies Program Intern The Captain Tilly Park in Jamaica, is named after Captain George H. Tilly who was a local son of a prominent Jamaica family who was killed while fighting in the American war in the Philippines in 1899. The park is a local destination for Jamaica residents to relax and…

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Are South Asians more at risk for heart disease? Yes, and now there’s a new bill in Congress to address that!

Last year, Narendra Butala, a long time member of India Home, was facing a health crisis. He had been feeling breathless for a while. His blood pressure would drop suddenly and he would sweat profusely. Still, he was afraid to go to the cardiologist because his brother had got a pacemaker in 2004 and had passed away shortly…

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India Home’s Ladies Rock the Rubin Block Party

They danced on the stage, they danced in the street, they danced in front of our table. They were India Home’s wonderful senior ladies and nothing was going to stop them. Not the heat or the crowds or their sore feet. Our wonderful seniors had come prepared to be the life and soul of the Annual Rubin Block Party and they…

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Columbia University’s Aging Center profiles our member Chandrakant Sheth

Starting in 2015, the people behind Exceeding Expectations, a project from Columbia University’s Aging Center, searched far and wide for 20 New Yorkers from all different circumstances and backgrounds who have both exceeded life expectancy and who are disrupting commonly-held expectations of what it means to grow old. “The project, through writing, photography and video, explores how people find purpose in…

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India Home’s seniors take part in dance night! Includes 81 year old Kamuben!

On the night of Saturday May 7, over 700 people watched India Home’s seniors dance the vigorous folk dance from Gujarat, known as the Ras Garba, on stage at the Hindu Community Center in Flushing. The event was part of Ras Garba Ramzat, a dance night, organized by Shashikant Patel and Gopi Udeshi, organizers of Bruhud Seniors. Over 80% of the…

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