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Seniors advocate at City Hall for increased services

South Asian seniors, such as the one’s we serve at India Home, are among the fastest growing groups of older adults in New York City.  For example, according to a report by the Center for an Urban Future, from 2000-2010, the number of Indian seniors in NYC grew by 135%. However, in a counterintuitive move,  city funding for senior services…

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Our Executive Director at DFTA’s “End Ageism Now” Initiative and Asian American Mental Health Roundtable

Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi, India Home’s Executive Director, has been busy! On September 21, she was part of an invited group at NYC’s Department of Aging and Commissioner Donna Corrado’s initiative to end ageism. On the same day, Dr. Kalasapudi joined leaders from 12 other organizations for the first meeting of the Asian American Mental Health Roundtable convened by the Asian…

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Giving testimony: Or why our hands-on experience with immigrant seniors is so valuable

India Home is on the ground every program day dealing with the unique concerns of our community of immigrant seniors. We know their needs. We understand their anxieties. We speak their language and our seniors talk to us. We know the trouble our seniors have with the lack of good transportation options or the difficulties they have accessing case management…

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