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Viewing Party: A trip to Roosevelt Island

Manhattan’s best kept secret is Roosevelt Island. Once host to insane asylums, prisons, hospital outpatients, and uniform Soviet style blocks, the island is now dotted with shiny new condos, swathes of grassy playing fields and gardens, and the brand new Four Freedoms Park. A famed tram (which had a star turn on “Spiderman”), runs between Manhattan’s 59th street and the…

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Indian Independence Day in tricolor

Many of our programs are developed in consultation with our seniors and often the seniors themselves take the lead in planning and executing them. Our seniors decided to celebrate Indian Independence Day in style this year. They brought in the decorations planned the activities, dressed up in the orange, white and green of the India flag, brought friends and…

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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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Rubin Museum’s blog features India Home’s Mahavir Jayanthi presentation

The Rubin Museum’s Himalayan Heritage MeetUp group invited India Home as its Community Partner to present an event on the occasion of Jain Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Mahavira, the spiritual head of the Jain religion.  The event gave several seniors from India Home an opportunity for public speaking and interaction. Vimla Shah, Usha Mehta, Daksha Patel, Usha and…

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Our Sunnyside Center turns Seven: Our members share their experiences

On March 21st, India Home celebrated a birthday. We turned seven at our Sunnyside center! We started the Monday program at Sunnyside Community Services on March 23rd, 2009. We could talk about the social, psychological, recreational and healthcare programming that we’ve concentrated our efforts on; or how the nonprofit has grown – from one center with 10 initial members…

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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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India Home goes to Amish country!

It’s Fall! The leaves are turning orange, red and gold and there’s apples and pumpkins spilling out onto the sidewalks. To celebrate the beginning of Fall, India Home took a day trip to Amish Farm and House in Pennysylvania’s Lancaster country. The mood was festive as 52 seniors and staff set off early by bus for a drive through the vibrant…

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