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.
Originally from Chicago, 94-year-old Frances has spent nearly six decades in New York City. She arrived here after World War II and immediately fell in love with the Big Apple. Aspirations of becoming a Broadway star were what brought her to the city, but Frances never received callbacks after her auditions.