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Senior Co-Living at India Home

Written by: Sumi Sarkar In a heartwarming celebration of togetherness, India Home proudly inaugurated its senior co-living space on January 16th, 2024.   Esteemed guests, including President of the Borough of Queens, Donovan Richards Jr., graced a momentous ribbon-cutting ceremony.            This initiative redefines the concept of elderly care, offering a haven that resonates with the warmth and comfort of…

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India Home’s Needs Assessment Project: How I Met Diverse Elders this Summer

  By Rohandeep Arora Outside the Sikh Gurudwara in Richmond Hill, Queens, I approached an older Sikh man with a turban and a long, flowing beard. “Hello, Uncle!” I said in Punjabi, my mother tongue. “Do you have a couple of spare minutes to fill out a survey on our research for the needs of the South Asian…

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Archive of Memory: Bangladeshi Seniors Document Their Stories in a Memoir Writing Workshop

By Ashwak Fardoush Ashwak Fardoush is a writer, writing coach and teaching artist, who recently facilitated the Writing Workshop for older adults at India Home’s Desi Senior Center.  The room buzzed with anticipation. The smell of cooked chickpeas and onion lentil fritters served to the guests still lingered in the air. Children’s cries rang out in the background….

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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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New Board Members: Ali Najmi & Mukund Mehta

Ali Najmi is an attorney in private practice focusing on criminal defense and personal injury. Politically active, Mr. Najmi,  has succeeded in increasing the political involvement of the South Asian community. Starting in 2010, he was Council Member David Weprin’s Legislative director for two years. In 2015 Mr. Najmi ran for City Council and was endorsed by the New York Times….

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A Fashion-and-Talent Show at India Home’s Sunnyside Center

They wore saris with sequins, salwar kameezes with gold trim and blouses with mirror work. One member wore a cap like a famous yester-year Bollywood star. Another lady wore a costume from the state of Rajastan in India. Most of our members at India Home’s Sunnyside facility are immigrants from India and on Monday, September 19, a spectrum of fabrics,…

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India Abroad features India Home in a cover story! Plus we’re on Huffington Post!

India Home becomes the cover story in India Abroad! India Abroad is the oldest newspaper aimed at the Indian diaspora in America and is both a print publication and online site. Recently they published a special edition on seniors and gave prominent place to a long cover feature on India Home. An excerpt: Talk to the seniors at India…

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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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