Elect JUAN PAGÁN

Democrat For City Council - District 2

SENIOR CITIZENS

For ten years, our District has been hit hardest with the loss of certified nursing home beds and medical facilities. Downsizing and closures are like a cancer eroding our communities, eating away at facilities that deprive our senior citizens, and those with disabilities, of medical facilities, nursing home beds, and hospices.


  • St. Rose’s Home – Lower East Side, CLOSED 2009
  • Archdiocese Hospice – East Village, CLOSED 2009
  • Bialystoker Center – Lower East Side, CLOSED 2011
  • Cabrini Hospital – Gramercy Park, CLOSED 2012 (now a luxury residential complex; construction almost completed)
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital – Greenwich Village, CLOSED 2013, which served residents from the three Districts, including our District. (now a luxury condominium with multi-million dollar condos)
  • Rivington House – Lower East Side, CLOSED 2015, a nursing home which served seniors on a short-term basis, now becoming a luxury condominium.
  • Beth Israel Medical Center – East Village, will be CLOSED in the coming year and converted to a luxury residential complex.


We need to effectively fight to preserve whatever nursing home beds and medical facilities are left in our District and in our neighboring Districts. And for the sake of our elders, we must create more long-term care facilities. This will be one of Juan’s top priorities.

Bringing joy and smiles to the elderly by way of music and songs…

Juan with Ms. Amparo Cortes, a woman in her 90’s, a former resident of the Lower East Side, became extremely ill and was not able to find a nursing home in the area. Gouverneur Hospital administrators told the family there was no space. Ms. Cortes was offered a bed in the Coler-Goldwater Facility on Roosevelt Island. The family recalled their visit to that facility as something out of a horror movie; appeared abandoned; very poor housekeeping; most of the patients were emotionally disturbed persons walking around unsupervised and improperly clothed; only a few were bed-ridden patients. The family had no choice but to place her in a nursing home in Queens.

Visiting Ms. Amparo Cortes, former resident of NYCHA's Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side.

Juan with Amparo Cortes, a woman in her 90’s, a former resident of the Lower East Side, became extremely ill and was not able to find a nursing home in the area. Gouverneur Hospital administrators told the family there was no space. They were offered a bed in the Coler-Goldwater Facility on Roosevelt Island. The family recalled their visit to that facility as something out of a horror movie; appeared abandoned; very poor housekeeping; most of the patients were emotionally disturbed persons and were walking around unsupervised and improperly clothed; only a few were bed-ridden patients. The family had no choice but to place her in a nursing home in Queens.
Bringing joy and smiles to the elderly by way of music and songs…
Juan with Amparo Cortes, a woman in her 90’s, a former resident of the Lower East Side, became extremely ill and was not able to find a nursing home in the area. Gouverneur Hospital administrators told the family there was no space. They were offered a bed in the Coler-Goldwater Facility on Roosevelt Island. The family recalled their visit to that facility as something out of a horror movie; appeared abandoned; very poor housekeeping; most of the patients were emotionally disturbed persons and were walking around unsupervised and improperly clothed; only a few were bed-ridden patients. The family had no choice but to place her in a nursing home in Queens.

Bringing joy and smiles to the elderly by way of music and songs.