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Transportation Options for Older Adults in NYC

From the Bronx into Brooklyn through Manhattan and Queens, New York City is filled with energy and action, but navigating the concrete jungle can be challenging and expensive for older adults and seniors. To help, we’re explaining transportation options for aging New Yorkers, including reduced-fare MetroCards, Older Adult Centers, Access-A-Ride, and more. Read on for tips and advice that can help you and your loved ones get around town safely, conveniently, and for less.

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Healthy Living Tips for Older Adults

Leading a healthy lifestyle is always wise but becomes especially important as you age. Beyond supporting overall well-being, older adults and seniors who prioritize health can prevent illness, reduce their risk of injury, and better manage chronic conditions, helping them enjoy a higher quality of life.

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The New Jewish Home Staff Members Receive Two McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards

Darlene Corporan – Rising Star

Darlene Corporan participated in the SkillSpring program at The New Jewish Home (TNJH) as a high school student, which helped shape her career trajectory. SkillSpring is an innovative workforce solution that addresses the growing need for skilled and compassionate health care workers. After graduating from the program, she became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and was later promoted to Clinical Care Manager.

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The New Jewish Home Celebrates 9 Remarkable New Yorkers Over Age 80

At its 8th annual Eight Over Eighty gala, health care, business and philanthropic leaders from across New York City joined The New Jewish Home to honor nine exceptional New Yorkers who continue to embody vitality, achievement and civic activism well into their 80’s and beyond – demonstrating what it truly means to “Age Like a New Yorker.”

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Two Jewish Home Leaders Receive United Hospital Fund’s Tribute to Excellence in Health Care Awards in 2023

Leeada Durant

Leeada Durant is a nursing leader with nearly 50 years of experience, who joined The New Jewish Home (TNJH) system in 2003 as Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) at TNJH’s Westchester campus. In 2017, Leeada created the Sarah Neuman Nursing School Affiliation Program to train nursing students in providing excellent care to older adults while enhancing resident care and engagement. Leeada built the program on weekends and after work hours, partnering with local nursing schools and training 268 nursing students in 2022.

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NYS Budget FY 2024 statement from Dr. Jeffrey Farber, CEO of The New Jewish Home:

“At a moment when 75% of New York’s 614 nursing homes are unable to meet staffing minimums due to a shortage of nursing professionals, we are grateful for the State’s investment of $500,000 in The New Jewish Home’s SkillSpring program.  Through the leadership of State Senator Cleare, we secured funds in the FY24 budget toward a workforce development initiative that will help aging services providers address shortages while setting in place training infrastructure to support the next generation of caregivers.

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