The VSC in the News

  • NY 1 reports on Selfhelp's new Chinese version of the VSC (9/8/2016)
    This report includes a video of the press conference held announcing the new Chinese Language Version.

  • Queens Chronicle writes about a world of benefits, including the Virtual Senior Center program (3/17/2016)
    Victoria Zunitich describes the ways that people can gain access to benefits and services in Queens.  The VSC is mentioned as one offering interactive experiences. 

  • HP Case Study on Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center Program (3/8/2016) HP writes about how the VSC program uses HP technology to make the service easy to use and the power of the VSC to improve the quality of life among socially isolated seniors.

  • Senior Housing Forum Article (3/3/16)
    Pam McDonald wrote "Going Nowhere Yet Accessing Everything" about how Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center enables participants to access travel, community and discussions from their homes.

  • Radio Interview: Technology to lighten the caregiving role (2/23/16)
    David Dring was interviewed on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio about the Virtual Senior Center program.

  • Long Island Herald of the Five Towns (2/17/16)
    Golden Notes Senior Choir, including VSC facilitator Joe Margolin, performs for VSC participants.  Joe comments that this event brought two of his favorite activities together.

  • JHF's WINDOW Newsletter (2/2/16)
    Announces the Virtual Senior Center program coming to Pittsburgh with the support of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

  • Next Avenue   (1/26/16)
    Beth Baker describes Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program

  • LeadingAge CAST Newsroom   (1/20/16)
    Describes Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center expansion into Pittsburgh, PA, where Selfhelp intends to engage 100 additional participants into the program.

  • Pittsburgh NPR (1/4/2016)  
    Announces Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center expansion to Pittsburgh. 

  • LeadingAge Magazine  (Jan/Feb 2016)
    In this article, David Tobenkin, discusses multiple strategies where technology is used to reduce social isolation.  Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program is used as one of the examples.

  • News Day   (4/30/15)
    Cara Trager writes about Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center expansion into Long Island.  It includes an excellent video.     (requires registration to News Day). View PDF of article.
  • BroadwayWorld  (5/1/15)
    The Museum of Modern Art launches Prime Time, an initiative offering an array of gallery conversations, film screenings, online courses, and more, designed to enhance cultural participation and provide opportunities for older adults to engage with modern and contemporary art.  Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center is mentioned as a partner organization.

  • Long Island News Day   (Oct 2014)
    Lisa Irizarry writes about the opening of the Long Island program of Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center initiative. 
  • Roslyn News   (10/17/14)
    Justin Hopper writes about the Sid Jacob Jewish Community Center is part of Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program expansion to Long Island.

  • Non-for-profit Times   (10/16/14)
    Article describes how Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program is expanding to Long Island.

  • LongIsland.com   (10/12/14)
    Article describes how Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program is coming to Nassau County Long Island.

  • LeadingAge New York   (Oct  2014)
    Presents Selfhelp’s press release on the $100,000 award from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock on Long Island.

  • UUCSR.org   (10/7/14)
    Announces the presentation of Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center large grant award from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.

  • LeadingAge Magazine (Jul/Aug 2014)
    Linda Barbarotta writes about how Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program is fighting isolation. 

  • WSJ SmartMoney   (10/14/13)
    Anne Tergesen writes about the early stages of the Virtual Senor Center Program.

  • Fox Video   (7/17/12)
    Fox News interviews John Shalam of the Consumer Technology Association Foundation about their grant to Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program. 

  • Village Voice   (4/4/12)
    Sam Levin writes about Mayor Bloomberg’s visit to Selfhelp Innovative Senior center and his participation in Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program. 

  • WSJ Video   (6/10/11)
    Andy Jordan presents a story about Milton, a participant of Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program.

  • New York Daily News   (12/20/11)
    Clare Trapasso writes about how Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center program “beams” Chanukah celebrations into homebound people’s computers. 

  • NYTimes Blog   (8/3/10)
    Paula Span writes about Selfhelp’s new program, the Virtual Senior Center.