Bulletin Board: Share Recipes With Mo Rocca, Work on an Art Video Project, Help Create Age-Friendly NYC

From time to time, Senior Planet receives requests for seniors to get involved in projects of various kinds. In our occasional Bulletin Board feature, we’ll pass along any that look interesting. 

Your Chance To Be a Cooking Channel Star

Are you a fan of the Cooking Channel’s “My Grandmother’s Ravioli”? Do you have a recipe of your own that you think would be a perfect fit? Now’s your chance to be featured on the program with the very funny CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent Mo Rocca, who is looking for family recipes from grandparents across the country.

Grandparent cooks of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Not a native English speaker? No problem. All you need is a good recipe and a big personality.

Interested in auditioning?

Senior Wanted for Art Video Project

Tom Snelgove is a New York–based visual artist who is nearing completion of a 25-minute art video project called “High Arctic Link.” He needs your help to finish it.

The project focuses on the connections between Arctic people and those in other regions of the world. Snelgove has already traveled to the Arctic to shoot footage there; he’s now looking for a senior to watch those video segments and share their observations on camera. You don’t need to have any on-camera experience, but ideally Snelgrove is looking for a woman age 70 or older who is of Alaskan, Central Asian (e.g. Kazakhstan) or East Asian descent (e.g. Mongolia, China) descent. The artist can travel to your location or someplace near you to shoot.

The film will be screened at various locations, but no screenings are confirmed as of yet.


  • You should be available to shoot within the next couple of weeks (more or less)
  • Contact Snelgove via email at You can also reach him by phone at 646-373-5376.

Click here to visit Tom Snelgrove’s website 

Help Make Your Neighborhood Age-Friendly: Take a City Survey

As part of the expansion of the Age-Friendly NYC initiative, the New York Academy of Medicine has created a special survey designed to get senior residents’ input on how our neighborhoods can serve us better.

The survey asks questions about the availability of certain features and services in your district – affordable housing, transportation, benches, appropriate exercise classes and more – and the daily challenges you face. All responses will be anonymous and confidential.

(Read more about the NYC age-friendly initiative on Senior Planet.)

To fill out a survey

  • You must be a NYC resident
  • You can fill out a survey electronically here
  • Or get a paper copy of the survey by contacting Anushka Gopilall at 212-822-7237 or by email at

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