Do you live near Local 802 and are you over 60? The Actors Fund will soon be conducting a survey of experienced entertainers living in the neighborhoods of Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea. These neighborhoods have historically been home to people working in the performing arts.
With the number of people over 55 doubling in the next 20 years and Manhattan Plaza already home to over 1,000 seniors, the Actors Fund is focusing on these neighborhoods to better understand the changing needs of older performing arts professionals.
The survey will be conducted from early October through December. The findings will help provide a better understanding of needs, identify gaps in services and help the Actors Fund organize and further develop resources and services for seniors in the entertainment and performing arts community.
Local 802 members who are over 60 and who live in these neighborhoods should look for a postcard in the mail soon with information on how to take the survey. Or visit www.ActorsFund.org/CommunitySurvey in the near future for more information. You can also contact Judy Rosch at (917) 281-5988 or Jrosch@ActorsFund.org.
The Actors Fund sponsors programs and activities for all entertainers. See www.ActorsFund.org.
This story originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Allegro, the magazine of the New York City musicians’ union (AFM Local 802). For reprint requests, send an e-mail to editor Mikael Elsila at Allegro@Local802afm.org.