Times Ledger: New South Asian Senior Center
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Queens Press: New South Asian Senior Center
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NBC NEWS: A Home Away from Home
NBC News: A Desi Senior Center Takes Root in Queens
“Shahanaz Sultana knows about this firsthand. She was afraid to leave her daughter’s house for months when she first emigrated to the United States from Bangladesh because she does not speak English. Things started looking brighter, she says, once she began attending the senior center with her husband. She has made several friends here and feels more confident.
“It feels good to come here,” Sultana said. “My mind feels refreshed.” She says she feels physically better too – once suffering from severe pain in her arms, the pain has lessened since she started taking exercise classes at the center, she claims.”
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Voices of NY : A Home away from Home
Hasmukh Shah, 80, says he would not know where he would be without India Home. “Socialization is very important. We eagerly await Mondays as we enjoy mingling together. We laugh and become like children. Its very important to laugh – that increases our life for a few more years.” Shah’s wife, Sharada, 77, shares his sentiment. “We are waiting for Mondays to come because we get together, socialize. Before we don’t know so many people but now we know and are very close.”
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Center for An Urban Future
The Center for an Urban Future issued an important policy-influencing report about immigrant seniors and India Home was featured prominently.
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