Hunger and skyrocketing rents are two growing problems for senior citizens in Manhattan. Many older adults in Manhattan who are eligible for government assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the NYC Rent Freeze Program (SCRIE and DRIE) are not receiving it.
Older adults who are having trouble making ends meet and who are unsure about their SNAP, SCRIE or DRIE eligibility are invited to attend free events to assess whether they qualify for help.
On Thursday February 12th a free event is being held At the Casabe Senior Center in Harlem where teams of specialists and highly trained retired professionals will educate, screen, and assist older adults with applications for all three programs.
RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.