Tag: older immigrants

Over 150 Polish immigrants go to the Krakus Senior Center for lunch each day, which costs $1.50 - Photo: Marcin Zurawicz

Elderly Polish Immigrants Forced to Seek Aid for the First Time

The recession and budget cuts create tough choices for older Polish immigrants in New York.

Ryszard, a Polish immigrant, Ryszard spent a year on the street, now he is getting ready to return to Poland - Photo: Marcin Zurawicz

Polish Immigrant Elders Struggle to Make Every Dollar Count

Many older immigrants in New York City’s Polish community have lived on very modest incomes for years. The economic recession has exacerbated their situation, forcing some to make tough choices.