120-55 Queens Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11424
The Queens Interagency Council for the Aging (QICA) is holding its monthly community meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 9:00am to
11:00am at Queens Borough Hall, room 213, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY. Registration starts at 9:00am served with a continental breakfast.
The program begins promptly at 9:30am.
Marking its 47th anniversary year, QICA invites seniors, service
professionals, elected officials and those concerned about this vital issue to seniors
Staying active in the life of the community has become increasingly difficult for frail, elderly seniors and the disabled as transportation has become less
available and less dependable because of cuts in transportation funding from the Federal government. How can an equitable public transportation system be
sustained especially for vulnerable groups lacking transportation options? Despite these cutbacks, QICA applauds our local government efforts to expand transit initiatives for the burgeoning growth in the older adult population.
Queens Councilman Paul Vallone, who serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Senior Centers will headline the meeting with other elected officials expected.
Ms. Eman Rimawi, Campaign Coordinator and Organizer from AARRG, an Access-A-Ride Reform Group will also present. Other experts have been invited from the paratransit system committed to viable transportation for older adults.
The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; preregistration is required. Contact QICA at (718) 268-5954/Fax (718) 268-5952.
QICA is a borough-wide coalition of more than a hundred organizations and individuals providing services to senior adults. The program is part of QICA’s commitment to improve communication among senior service organizations, legislators and policy makers, and to keep its membership informed of current issues related to the older adult.