Seniors constitute 17 percent of New York City’s population. Brooklyn, which is home to 30 percent of the city’s elderly population, will be hit hardest. Over 10,000 of those seniors reside in Bed-Stuy. However 3,500 of them have yet to sign up for direct deposit, according to Social Security agents in the neighborhood.
With the introduction in 1995 of a special class of drugs called protease inhibitors, AIDS ceased to be a sure death sentence. From then on, life expectancy has steadily improved, allowing HIV/AIDS sufferers to grow old.
Elderly Bay Ridge residents are still uncertain about the future of their senior centers eight months after the city nearly shut two of them down because of proposed state budget cuts. According to New York [...]