Councilman Vacca Cuts Ribbon To Bronx House’s New $15k Senior Center Computer Lab


Roslyn is loving the new computer center.

Roslyn is loving the new computer center.

Council Member James Vacca joined Bronx House Executive Director Howie Martin and members of Bronx House Senior Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the center’s new computer lab. The lab, which will be exclusively for seniors, will house eight computers and one printer.  Funding for the lab and many programs at Bronx House came from  Council Member Vacca’s discretionary funding.

blancheandjimmy“I want you to get going on these computers, I want you to email me and let me know what’s going on, ” said Vacca.  “I think its important for the seniors to know at least how to go on the internet, how to email.  Many of your children may not be living in the Bronx and you want to talk to them, maybe you email them, you have relatives living across the country and you can email them.

After the ribbon cutting, the Council’s Technology Chair did a litte information session on Facebook and looking up information about the City Council.  “You look 21” the Councilman was told, upon seeing some photos of him online. (Ahem. :))


Howie Martin presenting Councilman Vacca with a Bronx House t-shirt moments before the ribbon cutting.IMG_20140325_112649

Councilman Vacca with birthday girl Blanche Rifkin, who turned 98 last week.












She asked for a "selfie style picture".  Here ya go!

She asked for a “selfie style picture”. Here ya go!



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