While many Queens residents will spend this weekend reveling in pink blossoms and sunshine, thousands of homebound seniors will remain indoors, removed from picnics, family outings and much-needed Vitamin D. As a result, seasonal depression, termed ‘sunshine blues’ in spring, may
Our Queens Center for Gay Seniors (QCGS) Director, and fierce social justice advocate, Chynna Pitlock, was recently selected to be honored at Gay City News’ Impact Awards for her work in the LGBTQ Community.
As middle schoolers, Natalie, Victoria and Sophie have just reached the age of walking to and from school alone. “I do that thing where you hold a key in between your fingers,” said Victoria, an eleven year old who’s just started commuting to and from JHS 157.
Mr. R hasn't been able to work since he was injured on a construction job in 2008. Until last year, he and his eight-year-old daughter resided in their private home in Staten Island. Even with the help of public assistance, he struggled to make ends meet.
Jose Ortiz, an Occupational Therapist by trade, has been teaching wellness at Queens Community House for 15 years. Last October he made waves at our Pomonok Senior Center by introducing a new, and some might say unconventional, exercise class.
On February 1, our Queens Center for Gay Seniors (QCGS) program held a memorial service for Larry Lombardi, a beloved member of Jackson Heights’ LGBT community and a longtime QCGS member. More than 75 people attended the event, including Larry’s niece, who flew