This edition: The Aging TsunamiTweet
Original tape date: July 23, 2014.
First aired: July 23, 2014.
On this special edition of Independent Sources we focus on the city’s growing elderly population. Sarah Pizon speaks with Bobbie Sackman from the Council of Senior Centers and Services and Christian Gonzalez-Rivera of the Center for Urban Future, about how the city is dealing with its growing immigrant elderly population at a time when budgets are tying the hands of many organizations. We focus on “BombaYo” a Bronx-based organization that’s teaching a folkloric form of Puerto Rican dance and music to both young and old. Abi Ishola speaks to Karen Bassuk and Marjorie Sautner of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York about their Rockaway Wellness Partnership program.Then we highlight the city’s Senior Splash program geared towards getting seniors to socialize and remain physically active.
Karen Bassuk Director, Visiting Nurse Services of NY Rockaway Wellness Partnership
Dolores Bates Senior Splash Participant
Maria Dávila Bomba Workshop Participant
Teresa Fortuna Bomba Workshop Participant
Emerita Foster Bomba Workshop Participant
Christian González-Rivera Research Associate, Center for an Urban Future
Emma Rodriguez Senior Splash Participant
Bobbie Sackman Director of Public Policy, Council of Senior Centers and Services
Blanca Saravia Aquatic Specialist/Swim Instructor
Marjorie Sautner Wellness Coach, Visiting Nurse Service of NY
Isabel Trinidad Bomba Workshop Participant
Sarah Vilar Senior Splash Participant