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Editors: Blánca Vazquez & Teresa Santiago
Typography & Design: Blánca Vazquez

Institute For The Puerto Rican / Hispanic Elderly


Twenty-First Anniversary Gala, October 6 , 2000:
(left) Nereida Andino, VP, Chase Manhattan Bank;
Ana Maria Perera, co-publisher of TEMAS magazine;
Lolita de la Vega, founder and publisher of TEMAS;
and Daisy Esposito, President The Bravo Group.
(right) Lynda Baquero, anchor and reporter, NEWSCHANNEL 4
and Gala Master of Ceremony; Walter Mercado, IPRHE 2000 Honoree;
Teresa Santiago, Chairperson, IPRHE Board; and Suleika Cabrera Drinane,
Founding Executive Director, Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly.

Founded in 1979 by concerned community leaders, The Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly, Inc., is a non-profit organization which serves over 140,000 seniors a year by providing bilingual/bicultural direct services and referrals as well as access to entitlements and benefits. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic elderly. The Institute advocates, trains service providers and distributes information on issues affecting the Puerto Rican/Hispanic elderly. Through the Hispanic Senior Action Council, the Institute fosters senior citizen self-help efforts in the New York City area. The Institute has grown into the premier multi-purpose, multi-program multi-service organization serving Latino seniors on a national, state and city-wide level with networks of agencies and groups dealing with the aging. The Institute also serves as an important resource to non-profit organizations, government agencies, and businesses. In addition, it has established linkages with other states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean and South Americans countries for distribution of information and access to benefits and programs for the elderly and their families.

The Institute provides technical assistance to other organizations and agencies, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, which serve the elderly. These services include organizational development; culturally-responsive service delivery; and the development of materials and translations in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Haitian for service to Hispanic and other ethnic/racial senior communities. The Institute has four subsidiaries: El Cemi Houses; Institute Home Care Services; Licensed Institute Home Health Attendant Program; and Clinic Nueva Esperanza. It co-sponsors the Benefacio Cora Texidor Housing Development Fund which provides housing for seniors. The Institute publishes a quarterly newspaper, El Pregonero and a Directory of Service Providers To Hispanic and Other Ethnic/Racial Seniors in New York City, as well as "Recortes," a monthly newsclipping service.

Comité Noviembre
Day Of Community Service And Social Responsibility
Sunday, November 19, 2000

For the past five years, Comité Noviembre has set aside the Sunday before Thanksgiving as a day of community service and social responsibility in commemoration of November 19th, traditionally known as Puerto Rican "Encounter" Day. During this day, people participate in several volunteer efforts that aid the Puerto Rican community and its organizations. The purpose of the day is to show the spirit of commitment and the power of action. Over the past years, this event has been a great success and organizations throughout the city have benefited from this collaboration, including homeless and battered women’s shelters, and senior centers as well as individual families. The goodwill and generosity that has been generated from this effort has been tremendous.

Community service and social responsibility are the strongholds of the Puerto Rice community. Throughout the years our experience has shown us that when we dedicate ourselves to improving the quality of life of those around us, we build a more unified and stronger society.

To this end, Comité Noviembre has made this project an annual event. This year’s Day of Social Responsibility and Community Service will take place on:

Sunday, November 19, 2000
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
(Bet. 104th and 105th Streets)
New York, NY 10029
11 AM To 5 PM

Comité Noviembre urges you to participate in this day by donating clothing and coats (specifically for women and children), toys, non perishable foods, blankets, and toiletries. The proceeds gathered from this effort will be distributed by Comité Noviembre during the week of Thanksgiving to homeless and battered women’s shelters as well as to AIDS hospices, senior citizens centers and individual families. Please join us on November 19th and live the spirit of commitment and the power of action!

Table Of Contents

Message On Behalf Of Comité Noviembre 2000
Comité Noviembre - Fifth Annual Gala
Gala Foto Album (PuertoRicans.Com)
History And Mission
About The Poster
About The Artist

Comité Noviembre 2000 Spokesperson Dave Valentín
Celebrities Come Out For Comité Noviembre

Celebrando lo Mejor De Nuestra Comunidad
ASPIRA Of New York, Inc
Exceptional Puerto Rican Youth
Comité Noviembre Scholarship Program
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund

Taíno: Ancient Voyagers Of The Caribbean
El Museo Del Barrio
New Boricua Books

National Congress For Puerto Rican Rights
History Revealed: FBI Releases Files On Independence Movement
Las Carpetas: The Book
Institute For The Puerto Rican / Hispanic Elderly
Day Of Community Service And Social Responsibility

Vieques And The U.S. Military: The Struggle Continues
Intergenerational Message From Vieques

In Memoriam Adelfa - Vera Puerto Rican Nacionalista
In Memoriam - Paul Ramos Health Care Advocate

Comité Noviembre de New Jersey, Inc
New Jersey 2000 Honorees

Poster 2000
Poster 1992
Comité Noviembre - 1999

©Comité Noviembre 2000 / Reprinted With Permission


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