Click here for an article in today's New York TImes about the challenges of finding affordable housing in New York City for an aging population. While the problem is described quite well, I am disappointed that a close-to-home solution, namely NORC programs, is not mentioned. NORC programs do not guarantee affordable housing costs, but they do provide many of the services that older New Yorkers require.
Dear MRHS Friends:
A Gardens resident has donated two tickets to The Cloisters. The tickets are valid until Thursday, April 24.
The first person to respond by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org can claim the tickets.
The MRHS Flea Market and, now, the MRHS eBay Program invites Morningside Gardens' residents to consider donations to benefit MRHS of jewelry, artwork, antiques and collectibles.
One generous resident recently donated a mint pane of Washington Issue 2 cent stamps with an error 5 cent stamp. This rare pane with 5 cent error is currently up for auction with the Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, and is expected to realize $1000 in their United States And Possessions auction scheduled for April 30 through May 1. View the auction by clicking here (see Lot 299).
While some items, like rare stamps, are better suited to auction through an established auction house, most donations are perfect for eBay auctions. The MRHS eBay Program has received numerous valuable collectibles and antiques from our Morningside Gardens' residents that have been auctioned on eBay for the benefit of MRHS. Please click on the following linked text to visit our current eBay listings of a UNIQUE VINTAGE Koret purse, which has one bid and ends tomorrow, and Vintage Arabia of Finland Serving Platter.
Thank you to everyone for your support of our programs!
Our SPARC programming is every Monday at 10 AM.
Charcoal Drawing - April 14
Clay Sculpture - April 21 and 28
Workshops are free and open to all, materials provided, all skill levels welcome.
Spring…is that you? I’m not sure about you, but I am ecstatic that the warm weather is finally showing itself. Springtime is such an exciting time; you can now go outside wearing just a light jacket—you no longer have to bundle up, putting on layer after layer, and fussing around trying to find your matching glove. You can now take a leisurely stroll along Riverside Park without being slapped in the face with chilling winds. You can even just sit in the gardens, watching the sun shine and sip on an iced tea. As I’m sure you all well aware, living in New York City provides an abundance of activities that help you enjoy this blooming season. The NYC Parks Department offers an array of monthly events specifically catered to senior citizens that make spring in the City fun and worthwhile. Please check out the NYC Parks website by clicking here and start mapping out your social schedule for the spring of 2014!
Talia Orband, MRHS Social Work Intern
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