"Nonnas" in the Kitchen


New York has the fourth largest population of older adults in the nation, with 4.6 million over the age of 60. By the end of this decade, that number is expected to grow to 5.3 million.

From health care and finances to limited mobility and isolation, growing old presents increasing challenges across the spectrum….and with Americans living longer, they are more likely to live alone; sometimes with limited connectivity to family and community.

Earlier this month the United States Surgeon General raised the alarm, about the devastating impact of what he called an “epidemic of loneliness and isolation” in this country -- citing increased physical and mental health consequences and stressing the importance of social connection.

In Staten Island, one restaurant-along with some aging New Yorkers-are cultivating a culture of connection with a tried and true unifier – food. Hari Sreenivasan has the story.


Title: "Nonnas" in the Kitchen

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: Yes

Type: Segment

Subject(s): Aging Together, New York State Education

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WNET

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 05/16/2023

Runtime: 00:08:14

Main Asset File Size: 3.03 GB

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  • Media Rights: All manner and media
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): Worldwide
  • Term: In perpetuity
  • Releases: 1
  • Editing Allowed?: Yes
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Sensitive Material: N/A

Special Instructions: N/A

Language: English


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