Seniors and service providers prepare for what the Almanac says will be another tough winter.
In late September, Edie Windsor’s challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act was heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Upon the death of her wife in 2009, Windsor was forced to pay more than $300,000 in estate taxes than she would not have paid had she been married to a man. Almost by accident, Windsor has become the face of challenges to DOMA.
Museums make access to art easier for older people with targeted tours and programs.
Council Member Gale Brewer of District 6 launched the Westside Senior Supported Agriculture (WSSA) Food Bag Program as part of her “Grow Green, Age Well” initiative. The program, the first of its kind in Manhattan, has had mixed reviews from area seniors.
During the winter, many senior citizens are unable to get from their homes to the Clinton Senior Center, where lunch is offered at a voluntary contribution of $1.50. The center used to provide home delivery, but funding was cut. Finding a sustainable alternative in an increasingly expensive neighborhood can be a challenge.