Children from around New York City brought nutritious meals, warm smiles and kind words into the lives of the city’s homebound elderly in commemoration of National Grandparents Day (Sunday, September 7th).
This week’s excessive heat and humidity are especially dangerous to New York City’s homebound elderly. Many of them live alone in apartments without air conditioning, putting them in danger of developing heat-related illnesses.
As New Yorkers were busy preparing for special Passover and Easter gatherings with their families last week, Citymeals made sure their homebound elderly neighbors would also have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays.
At his Belle Harbor home, 69-year-old Irving thumbs through a stack of pictures showing the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. He pulls out a photo of his mold-covered basement asking, “Have you seen this one? It was such a mess.”