- Published in: Voices of NY
In Rego Park, a 65-year-old Bukharian Jewish man discovers a passion for table tennis, learning the tricks of the game from the best – elderly Chinese ladies who have played since childhood.
In a roaming senior center geared to South Asians, yoga and crafts projects – as well as immigration and health advice – bring together Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.
A new center designed for aging gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers offers support groups and a hot meal every night, while at another facility, visually impaired seniors gossip about fashion disasters on the red carpet of an awards ceremony and strategize about how to get into an ever-popular photography class.
Getting old in New York City, it turns out, can actually be pretty fun.