Volume 79, Number 39 | March 3 - 9, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


Dear Readers,
Beginning with this issue, ThriveNYC has a new look. As the only publication exclusively for seniors in New York City, we believe it is very important for us to survive and, yes, thrive – along with you.

We will publish four times a year, as a supplement to our sister publication, The Villager. We plan to bring you news that affects city seniors as well as information and tools to help make life in our great city easier. We also intend to carry interviews and profiles of vibrant senior citizens who are living and thriving Manhattan.

To start us out, we revisit The PETS Project, which teams volunteers with elderly pet parents who find it difficult to care for their four-legged family members. Not only is this service a big help for pet owners but volunteers also reap great rewards as you’ll see in our story.

Seniors are the target of many cons, scammers and identity thieves. NYC’s Department of Aging has launched a computer game to teach seniors how to protect themselves and their money. Take a look at our article on It’s My Money then try the free download.

We will continue to bring you the important and helpful information and tips about Medicare with our Ask Marci column.

We’ll be back in June with more! Enjoy reading.
Janel Bladow


MARCH 2010


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