All of us at The New Jewish Home are thrilled that Nurse Practitioner Sonya Choudhury was selected as Upper West Sider of the Month by the West Side Rag! Sonya’s sincere passion for caring for our older residents and patients, as well as her humanitarianism, make her beloved throughout Jewish Home. We’re happy the rest of the City now has the chance to be inspired by Sonya’s altruistic and mission-driven spirit! Thank you to the West Side Rag for this wonderful story.

Tuesday-afternoon yogis.
Tuesday-afternoon yogis.

“I love the New Jewish Home,” Choudhury said of the facility where she has worked for nearly a decade. “It’s my family and a home to me.” When she’s not there, you can find her teaching geriatric nursing at Rory Meyers College of Nursing at NYU. Among her other activities: she’s a volunteer with New York Cares, an ESL tutor with The Open Door, an Achilles International guide to runners with disabilities, and, not long ago, she built homes with Habitat for Humanity. Her life is one of service.

Choudhury credits her family for her altruism: “Any time in my life that I was feeling depressed or anxious, they always encouraged me to look for ways to help people and use my skills in the best ways possible.”

For her extraordinary spirit and service to her older neighbors and all New Yorkers, West Side Rag names Sonya Rani Choudhury, Upper West Sider of the Month of May.

Andrea Sachs, West Side Rag