Senior Citizens

Eileen Joyce

Seniors Seeing Student Loan Payments Taken Out Of Social Security Checks

Millions of Americans are having difficulty paying off their student loans, and some senior citizens are finding out what happens if they default on those loans.

12/04/2014

Stories from Main Street - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Stories From Main Street: Bringing J.O.Y. Through The Generations

J.O.Y., which stands for Joining Old and Young Through Music, is made up of students at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest.

11/25/2013

People receive aid from a Red Cross mobile distribution center on January 4, 2013 in the Midland Beach area of Staten Island, Jan. 4, 2013. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Red Cross Gives $500,000 Grant To Help NYC Seniors Still Recovering From Sandy

The funds will be used to help almost 5,700 senior citizens who live along the east and south shores of Staten Island, in the Coney Island and Red Hook sections of Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

11/07/2013

The sequester budget cuts will put a severe strain on senior citizen services in New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

NYC Senior Citizen Services To Take Big Hit When Sequester Cuts Go Through

There was more squabbling in Washington on Thursday as the nation prepared to go over the latest fiscal cliff — $85 billion in budget cuts.

02/28/2013

A volunteer packs a bag of food stuffs for waiting people at the Yorkville Common Pantry in Harlem (file/Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Study: Food Pantries In New York State Serving More Seniors, Fewer Children

The Hunger Action Network report shows that two-thirds of food pantries and soup kitchens have reported a drop in food donations while the majority of them said they served more people last year.

12/30/2012

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Tri-State Area Seniors Coping With Hurricane Irene’s Aftermath

It’s hard enough for the able-bodied and young to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Imagine being elderly.

09/02/2011

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New Britain High School Will Host Senior Citizens Prom

Hundreds of seniors in Connecticut will be getting all gussied up tonight.

04/14/2011

Seniors Protest Florence Smith Senior Center Closure

New Yorkers Protest Closure Of Corona Senior Center

Seniors are protesting in Queens after learning their senior center may be facing the ax as a direct result from budget cuts.

03/19/2011

Seniors At Age Friendly NYC (Photo: Agefriendlynyc.org)

East Harlem Businesses Kick Off ‘Age-Friendly NYC’

From larger print on menus to brighter lighting and quieter music, New York City businesses are learning how to cater to senior citizens.

02/18/2011

CBS 2's Dr. Max Gomez' father is one of 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's. His story, sadly, demonstrates how the disease can impact a patient’s finances.

‘Senior Moment:’ Finances And Alzheimer’s Disease

About five million American seniors are battling Alzheimer ’s disease, and among them is the father of CBS 2’s own Dr. Max Gomez. His story, sadly, demonstrates how the disease can impact a patient’s finances.

11/18/2010

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Seniors Love To Spook On Halloween

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Halloween isn’t just for kids. Adults, young and old, enjoy the frightful holiday, too! CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu met some Halloween lovers who’ve been dressing up for more than 70 […]

10/30/2010

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Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

This week on Eye On New York, seniors on motorized skooters, tenure for teachers, and a bank’s painfully slow service have people mouthing off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone on Mouth Off To Montone.

10/24/2010

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Senior Services May Be Next On Budget Chopping Block

Senior citizens could be the next victims of New York City’s budget crunch. Elder advocates fear cuts in programs could be dangerous for the seniors who heavily depend on them, and the cuts look to run deep.

10/21/2010

A Social Security Card - Graphic: AP

Local Seniors Prepare For No Social Security Bump

The federal government has all but ruled out a cost of living adjustment for the coming year. It’s the second year in a row benefits have remained frozen at their current level.

10/11/2010