Our seniors made New York what it is today. They ran our city, its government and its businesses. But our city has left too many of them behind.
Dan’s forefathers lived in Queens after they retired, and Dan saw them struggle as the City cut off their lifelines. Dan will fight for the valuable services seniors can’t do without, including Access-a-Ride programs and senior centers.
Seniors are served by numerous private charities, such as Meals on Wheels, that do great work – but they’re getting squeezed during these economic tough times. Dan will work to make sure these organizations continue to thrive and provide the services seniors need.
Too many seniors in Queens struggle to get from point A to point B – and the city isn’t making it any easier for them. Our streets are especially dangerous for seniors in wheelchairs or who have difficulty hearing. Dan will invest in safer streets, fixing crumbling sidewalks, crosswalks and curb cuts. Dan knows that when people have a hard time getting around, the entire community suffers.