Issues: EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program)

SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ & COUNCIL MEMBER COHEN HOST SCRIE/DRIE & EPIC TOWN HALL

Senator Klein to hold series of town halls this summer to increase awareness of NYC rent freeze program and prescription drug discounts for seniors

RIVERDALE, NY - Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx), held a Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) and Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) town hall at Riverdale Neighborhood House on Monday.

June 30, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 20, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 20, 2015
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Seniors May Qualify For New York’s Low-Cost Prescription Drug Program!

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

As your State Senator, helping older Western New Yorkers pay for the soaring costs of prescription drugs is, and always will be, a priority. In fact, one of my proudest accomplishments in recent years was restoring funding to New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program.

 

EPIC is a New York State cost-sharing program that helps eligible seniors pay for their prescription drugs.  The program has been recognized as one of the best low-cost prescription drug programs in the nation.  Currently, more than a quarter of a million EPIC members are saving, on average, 90 percent of the costs of their medicines.  

 

May 20, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - April 29

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the details of the new 2015-2016 New York State Budget.

April 30, 2015
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April 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM- LONG BEACH, NY

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Long Beach Public Library, located at 111 West Park Avenue in Long Beach.

April 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SERINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR WINS FOR NEW YORK SENIORS

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2015

Contact: Kara Cumoletti

cumolett@nysenate.gov

518-455-2945

 

SERINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR WINS FOR NEW YORK SENIORS

Statement on the Passage of the Health Budget

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), Chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, announced today that new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for New York Seniors.

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR SUE SERINO FIGHTS FOR A ‘BRIGHTER FUTURE’

SENATOR SUE SERINO FIGHTS FOR A ‘BRIGHTER FUTURE’

Statement on the NYS Senate’s Budget Proposal

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) joined the NYS Senate Republican Majority today to advance its “Brighter Future” budget plan that will create a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extend historic opportunities to students at all levels, make significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs, and provide invaluable resources to improve quality of life for our seniors.

March 12, 2015
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Senate’s Budget Plan Builds a Brighter Future for New York State

I’m pleased to report that the State Senate is moving the State Budget process forward with a soundly balanced, fiscally responsible plan that will cut taxes, control spending, and build a brighter future for the State of New York.

Our Senate one-house budget resolution calls for significant property tax relief to help hardworking New Yorkers, regionally balanced funding to help create good jobs, and important infrastructure investments to help rebuild the State’s economy.  Furthermore, it invests in the future of our students by increasing education aid and completely eliminating the GEA.  

Specifically, the Senate budget resolution:

March 11, 2015
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid.  This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.

February 11, 2015
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Video of Senator Kathy Marchione's 2014 Golden Gathering

Video of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione's 22nd annual Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness event the Senator sponsors that features free health care services including a flu shot clinic, blood pressure screenings and other helpful information for attendees. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering was held at Columbia-Greene Community College, which co-sponsored the highly successful community event that continues to grow in popularity. This year’s Golden Gathering saw more than 1,000 attendees and also featured free door prizes and a classic car show. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering will return for 2015!

December 18, 2014
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Bill Perkins Proudly Hosts Annual "Celebration Of Hanukkah" Event

On Saturday, December 20th, 2014, please join Senator Perkins as he proudly hosts “A Celebration Of Hanukkah”—in partnership with Old Broadway Synagogue & BINA Cultural Foundation. 

 

The event will begin at 7:00 PM at Old Broadway Synagogue—15 Old Broadway, between 125th and 126th Street.  A kosher reception will follow. 

 

To RSVP please call the office of Senator Perkins at 212.222.7315

December 20, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Oneida: Senior Fair attracts more visitors in year 2

By Nick Will, Oneida Dispatch, POSTED: 10/16/14, 3:03 PM EDT 

ONEIDA>> State Sen. David Valesky, D-53, held his second-annual Senior Information Fair at the Kallet Civic Center, an event he hopes will keep area senior citizens better informed.

“I have found and continue to find so many projects and resources available to our seniors, that, they may not be aware of,” Valesky said. “There are more than 30 different groups that have volunteered their time to get information out to he people who can benefit from it. As of 12 p.m., we’ve already exceeded last year’s number of visitors.”

October 20, 2014
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RITCHIE RECOGNIZES “THE STARLIGHTERS” WITH SENIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

State Senator Patty Ritchie presented members of the St. Lawrence County Band “The Starlighters” with her “Senior Volunteer of the Year Award” Wednesday in recognition of their donating their time to play at community events throughout the north country.

The award was presented at Senator Ritchie’s St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which took place at Ogdensburg’s Odd Fellows Hall.  More than 300 people attended the event, which featured nearly 50 organizations offering health checks and wellness tips, a free lunch prepared by culinary students from the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Northwest Tech Center, entertainment by The Starlighters and more.

“I was pleased to welcome more seniors and organizations than ever before to Wednesday’s Health and Wellness Fair,” said Senator Ritchie. 

October 16, 2014
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Senator Valesky Speaks to Seniors at State Convention

Senator Valesky, chair of the Senate Aging Committee, spoke October 15 to attendees at the New York StateWide Senior Action Council's 2014 convention about state government priorities for older New Yorkers. The New York StateWide Senior Action Council is a grassroots membership organization made up of individual senior citizens and senior citizen clubs from all parts of New York State.

October 15, 2014
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST SENIOR FAIR OCTOBER 15TH

Event to Feature New Organizations, Bus Transportation, Free Lunch and Entertainment

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding St. Lawrence County residents that her annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 15th in Ogdensburg.

The free event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, located on the corner of Route 37 and Linden Street.  Highlights include nearly 50 local businesses and organizations offering health checks and wellness tips, a free lunch prepared by “chefs in training” from St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES , entertainment, bus transportation provided by St. Lawrence County NYSARC and more. Flu shots will also be provided and seniors looking to receive a shot are reminded to bring their insurance information with them.

October 9, 2014
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Sen. Valesky to Hold Free Senior Fair on Oct. 16

Senator Valesky is hosting a Senior Information Fair at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida on Thursday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Experts from local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies (listed below) will provide important information on health care, in-home services, health insurance, prescription assistance, housing, avoiding scams, and local services, as well as offer giveaways. All senior citizens in Sen. Valesky’s district are invited to attend this free event.

Kinney Drugs will offer flu shots (with insurance card and co-payment), along with blood pressure checks and other health screenings. Tim Horton’s will provide refreshments.

October 1, 2014
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REMINDER: RITCHIE’S JEFFERSON COUNTY “SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR” TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY

Event to Feature New Location, More Organizations Than Ever Before

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding Northern New Yorkers that her annual Jefferson County Senior Health and Wellness Fair will take place on Wednesday.

This year’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair will be bigger and better than ever before, featuring more than 60 businesses and organizations as well as a brand new location, the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center, located at 1291 Faichney Drive in Watertown. 

The event—which is being hosted in conjunction with the Jefferson County Office for the Aging—will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer free health screenings, wellness tips and more.  Entertainment and lunch—prepared by “chefs in training” from Oswego County Citi will also be provided.  Flu shots will be available and those interested in receiving a shot are reminded to bring their insurance information. 

September 29, 2014
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