Residents at the Chinatown Greater Golden Age Center gathered to hear presentations from the Boston Police Department and health care navigator Sara Tan on Nov. 26, with interpreting by Jack Hung, resident services and community programs coordinator at Quincy Tower.
On Oct. 7, Mr. Chen arrived at Boston Logan Airport with his wife, expecting to board a flight to Hong Kong that would eventually take them to their destination of Fuzhou, China. However, they learned at the check-in counter that their flight reservations did not exist.
For Americans 65 and older, falling down can be the worst thing to happen to them, according to statistics from the National Council on Aging:
One in three seniors experiences a significant fall each year
Every 18 seconds, a senior is admitted into an emergency room after losing balance and hitting the ground
Every 35 minutes, an elderly person dies from a fall — the leading cause of death for seniors
When an elderly Chinatown resident walked down Beach Street on March 26, she never imagined she would lose her life savings to “gold diggers” who were also Chinese seniors. The incident was reported to the Boston Police Department.
The Chinatown Safety Committee met for its monthly meeting on April 3 at the Doubletree Hotel.
Hong Lok House may look old on the outside, but that’s just its façade. Past its four different exteriors, a new steel building with high ceilings, wood floors and large windows overlooks Essex Street.