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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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Advocacy Success: India Home’s seniors join letter-writing campaign to restore Title XX Funds

Seniors from India Home joined LiveOnNY, a senior citizen advocacy group, in a campaign to urge Governor Cuomo to leave the funding for seniors in the New York State budget intact. The budget proposed a transfer of $17 million in Title XX Funds funds from senior citizens’ programs to child care initiatives around New York state. The change, claimed alarmed advocates,…

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In California or in New York–immigrant seniors have the same dreams and needs

The Indian elders gathered around the seminar table in the conference room at Fremont City’s Human Services office were retired engineers and accountants. Many had spent over 20 years in America. Some lived with their children and some didn’t. All of them loved the wide roads in their county, the considerate drivers who drove the buses they took…

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India Home Partners with Con Edison for the Advocacy Today Conference

On October 7th, ConEdison held the Advocacy Today: Language, Literacy and Culture conference. India Home was invited to be on the Steering Committee and was one of Con Edison’s partners, along with Department for the Aging (DFTA), Live On NY, and New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) among others. The conference aimed to engage, inform and highlight services and resources…

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India Home wins the 2016 Local Community Action Leadership Award from NYU CSAAH and AARP

India Home was awarded the 2016 Local Community Action Leadership Award by NYU CSAAH and AARP at the 8th Annual Aging Together, Bridging Generations conference for Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. This award recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the health of Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI)…

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Our Executive Director at DFTA’s “End Ageism Now” Initiative and Asian American Mental Health Roundtable

Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi, India Home’s Executive Director, has been busy! On September 21, she was part of an invited group at NYC’s Department of Aging and Commissioner Donna Corrado’s initiative to end ageism. On the same day, Dr. Kalasapudi joined leaders from 12 other organizations for the first meeting of the Asian American Mental Health Roundtable convened by the Asian…

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India Home presents study on Indian seniors at the AAPI Annual Convention

AAPI or the Association of Indian Physicians, is the largest non-profit ethnic medical organization in the United States. It stands for over 60,000 practicing doctors and 20,000 students and residents of Indian origin. Every year doctors and healthcare professionals come together for an annual convention in a major American city. They meet to talk about medical advances, health policy, participate in…

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India Home meets with Comptroller Stringer

As a part of the Asian American & Pacific Islander celebration on Tuesday May 24th, India Home met with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. At the roundtable of Indian American leaders in New York City, the comptroller explained the duties of his office and expressed his willingness to work with the community. India Home’s Lakshman Kalasapudi was there…

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Giving testimony: Or why our hands-on experience with immigrant seniors is so valuable

India Home is on the ground every program day dealing with the unique concerns of our community of immigrant seniors. We know their needs. We understand their anxieties. We speak their language and our seniors talk to us. We know the trouble our seniors have with the lack of good transportation options or the difficulties they have accessing case management…

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Advocacy Day at City Hall

For us at India Home, March has been a month for advocacy on behalf of our seniors. Dr. K and Meera from India Home went back at City Hall on March 9th to advocate for more funding for Asian Americans (yes, we fall under that umbrella). The advocacy day was organized by the Coalition for Asian American Children & Families…

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