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.
Eighty-one-year-old Terry is a lifelong New Yorker who was born and raised in the Bronx. When her father immigrated to the United States he was able to quickly get a job as a butcher having previously learned the trade in Russia. One of his customers was a “shadchen” or matchmaker who set up Terry’s father with her mother.