News & Events

Our programs and clients are regularly making the news! We share our press clips on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, so be sure to take a look there as well. Here are some recent stories, videos, and upcoming events:

2017

Seniors Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Forest Hills
NY1, March 17th, 2017

Students and Shoah Survivors Share Stories
Brooklyn Daily, March 15th, 2017

Students Celebrate Purim with Holocaust Survivors
Brooklyn News 12, March 7th, 2017

Local Non-Profit Brings Holocaust Survivors and Their Families Together for Purim
NY1, March 5th, 2017

NY State Homes and Community Renewal, Selfhelp Community Services and Partners Dedicate Van Cortlandt Green, Affordable Independent Senior Housing in Riverdale
New York State, March 2nd, 2017

Queens Pols Protest Senior Center Cuts
Queens Tribune, March 2nd, 2017

Protest Governor’s Proposed Cuts to Senior Centers
Queens Gazette, March 1st, 2017

IDNYC Pop-Up Comes to Selfhelp in Flushing
Times Ledger, February 28th, 2017

Elected Officials, Senior Citizens in Bayside Protest Governor Cuomo’s Budget
NY1, February 23rd, 2017

Seniors Rally in Bayside Against Statewide Budget Cuts that Could Force 65 Senior Centers to Close Citywide
QNS, February 24th, 2017

Pols Protest Proposed Cuts to Senior Centers
Queens Examiner, February 23rd, 2017

IDNYC Pop-Up Opens in Flushing
NY1, February 16th, 2017

Affordable Senior Housing Opens in Riverdale
Bronx Times, February 21st, 2017

Saved from the Holocaust: ‘He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me’
New York Times, February 14th, 2017

Seniors in LIC Receive Some Valentine’s Day Love
NY1, February 15th, 2017

Seniors Receive Affordable Apartments in New Building
The Riverdale Press, February 10th, 2017

$26.3 Million Senior Affordable Housing Project Opens in the Bronx, NY
Construction Dive, February 7th, 2017

New Affordable Senior Housing Comes to the Bronx
Multi-Housing News, February 6th, 2017

Affordable Housing for Seniors Opens in Riverdale
Bronx News 12, February 3rd, 2017

Selfhelp Community Services Remembers Long-Time Flushing Resident Adele Lerner
NY1, February 1st, 2017

Holocaust Survivors Living in Poverty
CNN, January 27th, 2017

Non-Profit Organizations Featured in the Forefront of Affordable Housing Development
New York Real Estate Journal, January 3rd, 2017

2016

Mayor de Blasio Comes to Bayside to Talk about the Ever-Increasing Cost of Living
QNS, December 12th, 2016

Evelyn J. Wolff at Selfhelp Community Services
Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, December 6th, 2016

The Neediest Cases: Forced to Leave Odessa as a Girl, and Yearning for the Life She Knew Then
New York Times, November 20th, 2016

Helping New York’s Elderly Thrive
MetroFocus, November 18th, 2016

Selfhelp Holds Coffee House Event for Holocaust Survivors
Times Ledger, November 13th, 2016

A Virtual Senior Center Spreads Across the US
Senior Planet, November 11th, 2016

Bingo? Pass. Bring on Senior Speed-Dating and Wine-Tasting
New York Times, November 11th, 2016

Holocaust Survivors Gather in Flushing
Queens Tribune, November 10th, 2016

Program Helps Queens Seniors, Holocaust Survivors, Socialize with Others
NY1, November 3rd, 2016

Flushing Senior Center Gets New Kitchen
Queens Tribune, October 27th, 2016

Borough Hall Puts Faith and Funding into Affordable Housing in Central Brooklyn
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 27th, 2016

Jane Qiu, Selfhelp Program Director
Queens Ledger, October 25th, 2016

Flushing Senior Center Gets $1 Million Kitchen Renovation
NY1, October 23rd, 2016

Flushing Senior Center Enables More than 300 for Lunch Per Day
Ming Pao Daily News, October 21st, 2016

Funding Issues, Waitlists Plague City’s Services for Seniors
Gotham Gazette, September 27th, 2016

Selfhelp Community Centers to Promote Chinese Virtual Center Platform, Fundraising More than $250,000
SinoVision, September 25th, 2016

Selfhelp Community Center to Raise Money to Build Platform for Chinese Seniors
World Journal, September 23rd, 2016

Selfhelp Chinese Advisory Council Raises $250,000
Epoch Times, September 23rd, 2016

Holocaust Survivors Meet with Israeli Veterans
NY1, September 21st, 2016

Selfhelp Receives City Council Proclamation
Queens Gazette, September 21st, 2016

Chinese Virtual Senior Center
NTD, September 8th, 2016

Virtual Senior Center in Flushing Expands Programs
NY1, September 8th 2016

Selfhelp Opens Free Distance Learning on Internet for Chinese Over 62
SinoVision, September 7th, 2016

16 Chinese Citizens Host Flag Presentation at Senior Center
World Journal, July 19th, 2016

Charles Wang Health Center Opens Second Site in Flushing
Times Ledger, July 5th 2016

Germany Oks Big Jump in Survivors’ Homecare
The Jewish Week, July 5th, 2016

Sixteen Glorious Chinese Seniors to Become US Citizens
Sina, July 19th, 2016

Sex, jeeps and laughter: 92-year-old Holocaust Survivor offers advice on aging
Salon, June 9th, 2016

Maspeth Seniors Unveil Collaborative Art Banner
Queens Ledger, May 24th, 2016

New York’s Oldest Celebrated in Queens, Offer Tips for Long Life
New York Daily News, May 13th, 2016

Holocaust Survivors Celebrate Israeli Independence in Brooklyn
Brooklyn News 12, May 12th, 2016

Survivor and Painter José Urbach on Performing the Holocaust
New York Observer, May 10th, 2016

Flushing Senior Housing Month Focuses on Rent Help
NY1, May 5th, 2016

Stringer, Vallone Tour NE Queens Senior Centers
Queens Gazette, May 4th, 2016

Holocaust Survivors, Students Collaborate for “The Wisdom of Storytellers”
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 3rd, 2016

SELFHELP WHITE PAPER: On Nonprofits, Ethics, and Doing Things Right
May 2016

Bayside High and Senior Center Celebrate 80th Birthdays with Prom
Times Ledger, April 19th, 2016

Rent Freezes for Senior Citizens
NY1, April 15th, 2016

Dozens of Holocaust Survivors Celebrate Pre-Passover Seder on Long Island
CBS, April 13th, 2016

Bayside High School Students Host Senior Citizen Prom
NY1, April 9th, 2016

These 20 Heroes Under 40 Give Millennials a Good Name
NY Observer, March 30th, 2016

A World of Benefits and Services in NYC
Queens Chronicle, March 17th, 2016

Seniors Wait Years for Affordable Housing
WNYC, March 9th, 2016

As de Blasio Pitches Senior Housing, Advocates Push Rent Freeze Program
Politico NY, March 7th, 2016

Mayor Takes Questions on Council Pay Raises, Property Taxes and Town Hall Meeting in Bayside
NY1, February 29th, 2016

De Blasio Discusses Jet Noise and Other Issues in North Queens Town Hall
DNAInfo, March 1st, 2016

A Confident de Blasio Comes to Queens
Times Ledger, March 1st, 2016

Vallone Holds Town Hall Meeting with Mayor
Queens Gazette, March 2nd, 2016

De Blasio Holds Town Hall in Bayside
Queens Tribune, March 3rd, 2016

The Senior Housing Crisis
Politico NY, February 29th, 2016

Technology to Lighten the Caring Role
AlzSpksRadio, February 24th, 2016

JCC Choir Goes Viral
LI Herald, February 17th, 2016

Seniors Plead with City Council to Pass Mayor’s Rezoning Plan “As-Is”
DNAInfo, February 12th, 2016

For Seniors, a House is not a Home…Unless…Providing Safe, Efficient, and Accessible Housing
NY Real Estate Journal, February 2nd, 2016

Witness Theater in New York: Transforming Holocaust Survivors, High School Students and Communities Trough Therapeutic Theater
Kavod, January 29th, 2016

A Plan to Address NYC’s Affordable Senior Housing Crisis
Real Estate Weekly, January 28th, 2016

Selfhelp Addresses Needs of Older Chinese Immigrants
Queens Gazette, January 27th, 2016

The Online Classes that Help the Homebound Connect
Forbes; NextAvenue, January 26th, 2016

New Council to Help Chinese Seniors in Queens
Times Ledger, January 22nd, 2016

Helping Americans of Chinese Descent Help Themselves
Queens Tribune, January 21st, 2016

Bronx Holocaust Survivors Honored
Bronx Times, January 18th, 2016

Nonprofit Helps Chinese Senior Community in Flushing
NY1, January 13th, 2016

2015

Queens Councilman Saves Three Senior Centers from Closing
NY1, December 31st, 2015

Virtual Senior Center Brings Social Independence, “Community of Friendship”
The Jewish Chronicle, December 18th, 2015

Readers Sound off on Taxis and Affordable Housing for Seniors
Wall Street Journal, Letter to the Editor, December 10th, 2015

Brooklyn Chanukah Celebration for Holocaust Survivors
New York Daily News, December 7th, 2015

Opinion: City Zoning Plan Key To Expanding Senior Housing
City & State, November 24th, 2015

Seeking a Better Life While Trying to Forget the ‘Long Terrible Years’ of the Holocaust
New York Times (The Neediest Cases), November 10th, 2015