For people over the age of sixty, New York City is a cluttered attic-a mess of valuables that cant be igred, but that for the most part remains buried in jargon, agencies, regulations, and eligibility forms. New York City is, after all, a place that offers seniors everything from discount tickets for Broadway shows to social service agencies for those who speak foreign languages including Spanish, Cantonese or Tagalog. It is a place of endless benefits for those who can dig through the junk in the attic, organize what is there and still have the desire to leave the house. Take Charge! The Complete Guide to Senior Living in New York City is the first book to gather, in a single volume, information and advice for people over sixty who want to make the most of the city. Here at last is an all-inclusive guide that addresses every concern for senior New Yorkers, from entertainment and healthcare to housing and taxes. Take Charge! reaches beyond merely listing phone numbers and programs to giving advice on a number of areas, from choosing an HMO, a reverse mortgage, or an elder law attorney, to receiving travel discounts and negotiating home care. Containing everything a person over sixty needs to kw to make the most of life in New York City, Take Charge! is the only comprehensive guide available for New York seniors and their families.
When he turned sixty, John Vinton began researching Take Charge! Earlier he had been a scholar of twentieth-century music. The New York Times called his first book, Dictionary of Contemporary Music, the best of its kind.