Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a luxury senior living residence on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is facilitating residents’ continued involvement in civic affairs.
The community, according to press materials, “strongly” believes that engaged residents have a higher quality of life.
Toward that end, the community recently hosted a candidate forum spotlighting New York City’s congressional representatives, Democrats Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Leading up to the August Democratic Primary, the event was the conclusion of a three-part political talk series that began mid-June.
A feature of the most recent event’s program was the representatives answering questions submitted by the residents, some pertaining directly to aging issues and others more focused on national hot topics in politics.
Discussing age-related topics, Maloney addressed the issue of access to pain relief and other medications — and particularly those over the age of 80.
The event with Maloney and Nadler was followed by a visit from state Sen. Liz Krueger (D) for a state senate forum at Inspir.
For residents, some of whom have spent years volunteering for political campaigns, Inspir said that the events provided the opportunity to discuss issues pertaining to New York City as well as national issues such as gun control and LGBTQ-friendly legislation.
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