Senator Sanders and the Queens Public Library Provide Rochdale Village’s Seniors a Key to Maintaining an Active Lifestyle

 

Contact: Dara Bragg | dbragg@nysenate.gov | (718) 523-3069

(Rochdale) – To ensure his community’s seniors are no less actively engaged than today’s generation in the use of digital media, New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) arranged for representatives of the Queens Public Library to join him and the staff of the Rochdale Village Senior Center in helping its seniors sign-up for library cards.

Having access to their local library branch will allow them to experience the arts through traditional media forms, like books and video, but using the latest technological devices of our era, such as eReaders and Tablets.

Seniors who currently lack the computer access necessary to stay in contact with those of their relatives who increasingly favor using Internet conferencing services and platforms, like Skype or Google Hangout, to communicate with their loved ones living afar, can use the state-of-the-art computer software the public library provides its members to preserve those relationships.

Attending the many events the Queens Public Library branches host, in which artistic expressions of culture, thought provoking literary discussions and other services are offered; is vital to keeping Rochdale’s seniors connected with their fellow community members.

Commenting on the purpose of the event, Senator Sanders remarked, “Our seniors must be enabled to stimulate themselves intellectually, learn new skills and preserve their place within the social fabric of our community. The service we are providing today is a demonstration of our adoration and regard for these treasured members.”

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The 10th Senatorial District includes: Far Rockaway, Jamaica, Rosedale, Richmond

Hill, Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park, Ozone Park, South

Jamaica and Springfield Gardens.

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