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COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion with Dr. Madhuri Ray

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India Home in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and SHETU held an informative session discussing COVID-19 and the vaccine on February 17, 2021. The information session was led by Dr. Madhury Ray and translated to Bangla by India Home staff. Dr. Ray has experience working on disasters from measles to earthquakes and hurricanes. With COVID-19…

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How Seniors Can Maximize Their Social Security Benefits

There are multiple Social Security benefit programs that can help seniors live comfortably as they age. It’s a good idea for seniors to look closely at all of the different benefits that they might be eligible for so that they can plan ahead and maximize their Social Security benefits as they get older. Seniors should also make sure that…

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Celebrating Diwali during COVID

Diwali is a time of celebration, celebrating the conquering of good over evil. It honors good deeds over evil comings and rejoices in the concept of light over darkness. Diwali, known as the festival of lights is most commonly celebrated with dinners and parties, pujas and family gatherings. However, this year due to the global pandemic, it will surely…

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COVID-19 Update

Despite the quarantine & government-mandated shut down of senior centers, our programming staff is hard at work to ensure assistance is reached to seniors. To make sure seniors are fed, we started a home-delivery meal program starting March 23rd, through which hundreds of meals are being served to the safety of seniors’ homes. We are checking in with all…

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India Home’s Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi speaks on two panels on mental health and aging

Talk on Dementia Care at Asian American Community Development Conference “I never thought when I studied to become a geriatric psychiatrist, I would have to diagnose my own father.” Dr. Vasaundhara Kalasapudi said. The sentence was the emotional opening to her presentation at the popular “EqualiTalks” at  “Achieving Equality for All” Community Development conference organized by Asian Americans for…

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India Home is hiring!

India Home is hiring for the following positions. Please click the titles below to go to the job description and application page. Spread the word to your networks! Director of Programs Care Coordinator and Program Coordinator Volunteer Manager through New York City Civic Corps Volunteer Manager through New York Immigration Coalition We are excited to grow our team and better…

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Celebrating Guru Nanak Gurpurab

India Home members come from all different faiths and religions and we celebrate a lot of religious and cultural holidays. We celebrated Sikhism by holding an event for Guru Nanak Gurpurub on Monday, November 21st. Gurpurub generally falls in Autumn and is considered a most sacred festival by Sikhs because it honors the birthday of Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak is the first…

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The path to citizenship for seniors – tips from MOIA

Susanna Pereyra of Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) visited India Home’s Desi Senior Center on Thursday, February 4, to talk about how citizenship rules were different for older immigrants. Some Exceptions Those who are 50 years old or above at the time of filing for naturalization and have held a green card for 20 years are exempt from the…

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The terrible problem of elder abuse – and how to find help

A senior is struck or pushed around. Or locked in a room and denied food or water. He or she is forced to sign their bank accounts or property over to a family member or are unable to prevent large amounts being withdrawn from their account.  Elders are afraid to report abusers Actions like the ones detailed above are considered…

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Advocacy: India Home members give testimony at DFTA’s public hearing

DFTA visits the Sunnyside Community Center Sunnyside Community Center was all a-buzz this morning. Donna Corado, the Commissioner for NYC’s Department for the Aging and her staff had come to visit. Her purpose? She was there to listen to older adults, their caregivers, community partners, advocates and service providers in Queens give testimony on issues that impact New York City’s…

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