Agencies Pack the House at 546 Main, Offering Aid

Scenes from Carter Burden Network's Senior Resource Fair Signal Success

Updated 10 weeks ago
CBN/RI Senior Center Director Lisa Fernandez posed with Jack Resnick, "the Roosevelt Doctor," and RIOC President Susan Rosenthal.
CBN/RI Senior Center Director Lisa Fernandez posed with Jack Resnick, "the Roosevelt Doctor," and RIOC President Susan Rosenthal.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Managers of the Roosevelt Island Senior Center, the Carter Burden Network organized an event to introduce seniors to the diverse sources of help available, from health fitness to political advocacy. Every room and even some hallway space was filled with experts offering aid.

Pictures often tell the story best. This is no exception.

One of Roosevelt Island's most reliable volunteers, Judith Berdy stopped to visit with NYRR fitness instructor Asteria Claude-Howard.
One of Roosevelt Island's most reliable volunteers, Judith Berdy stopped to visit with NYRR fitness instructor Asteria Claude-Howard.
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Scenes from Carter Burden Network's Senior Resource Fair Signal Success
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Known for activist constituent services, City Council Member Ben Kallos sent two from his team to talk with attendees.
Known for activist constituent services, City Council Member Ben Kallos sent two from his team to talk with attendees.
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Carter Burden Network Executive Director Bill Dionne took time for a listening tour at the event.
Carter Burden Network Executive Director Bill Dionne took time for a listening tour at the event.
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CBN HQ assured visitors of outreach that extends well beyond Main Street.
CBN HQ assured visitors of outreach that extends well beyond Main Street.
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A team from State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright's office ready to answer questions, offer aid.
A team from State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright's office ready to answer questions, offer aid.
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Seniors hoping to work on the 2020 Census or to learn more about what the local library has offer found answers.
Seniors hoping to work on the 2020 Census or to learn more about what the local library has offer found answers.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

A key to CBN's success on Roosevelt Island, Community Outreach Director Yulisa Santana served coffee supplied by Starbucks.
A key to CBN's success on Roosevelt Island, Community Outreach Director Yulisa Santana served coffee supplied by Starbucks.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

The Carter Burden Network will consider making the Resource Fair an annual event.

 

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