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                         VNSNY Helps Multigen
                         Families in Bronx
                         By Bill Weisbrod
    Wall St.             Bronx Times-Reporter
    Journal, Post        Last Updated: 12:05 PM, April 29, 2011
    buck falling         Posted: 12:05 PM, April 29, 2011
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                         It can often be very difficult for family members of different generations to live under the same roof
    Beach                Wanda Little of Castle Hill lives in a multi-generational household. She has been diagnosed with
    residents say        viral pneumonia, and she relies on the Visiting Nurse Service of New York for in-home health                    Find us on Facebook
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                         However, VNSNY also provides her with in-home visits from a social worker to help deal with
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    place                some of the issues that can come from three generations living in the same home. For Little, it is                                           New York Post
                         hard to say which service is more valuable.                                                                                                     Like                 You like
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                         “Everybody comes out and greets her,” Little, 55, said of her social worker, Evelyn Freytes. “If                                                         Confirm     Page · In
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                         they have a question for her she gives the information to them or she gets right back.”
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                         Sponsored Links                 Little shares a home with her 29-year-old daughter, 21-year-old son,
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                                                         19-year-old daughter, and two granddaughters, a 7- and one-year                                 people like New York Post.
                         Top US Oil Stock -              old. Freytes visits the family once a month.
                         132.8 Million Barrels in        VNSNY does not keep statistics on multi-generational families in the
                         Reserves x $100 Per             Bronx, but Freytes has seen anecdotal evidence of more parents
                         Barrel = $13.2 Billion!         living with their grown children and grandchildren.                                                           Beatrice    Mc Papa

                                                         As a social worker, Freytes’ role is to visit families in their homes               Facebook social plugin
                                                         and serve as a sort of mediator to make sure they are
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                           law. From the son-in-law’s point of view, it was just harmless joking,
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                         “That was the first time they had actually sat down to discuss something,” Freytes said. “They                             164 people shared this.
                         formed a boundary about how much joking is too much joking. It’s things you would think are
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                         For multi-generational families, the social work and communication work provided by VNSNY can                              100 people shared this.
                         be just as important as health care.                                                                                       Tot's shock hosp death
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                         Forty-nine million Americans, or 16.1 percent of the country’s population, live in multi-generational
                         homes in 2008, according to a study by the Pew Research Institute.                                                  Facebook social plugin|202519|S|0|x|1052803913[5/6/2011 2:09:32 PM]

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