Issues: Senior Centers

Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 4, 2011 Room 309 LOB

April 4, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

29 de Marzo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

El presupuesto que el Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York Andrew Cuomo ha sometido para este año traerá consecuencias fatales para nuestra comunidad.

Aunque logramos restituir el dinero para mantener abierto los centros de ancianos y la amenaza de cerrar 105 centros de personas mayores de edad ya no es real, por otro lado en el presupuesto el Gobernador Cuomo pide un corte de 2.8 billones de dolares en los beneficios de medicaid.

March 29, 2011
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Gianaris Stands Up For Senior Centers In Queens

Statement From Senator Michael Gianaris Regarding State’s Restoration Of  Money To Keep Senior Centers Open.

I am glad we were able to restore this crucial money for our senior centers. For so many seniors these centers serve as a crucial lifeline to the outside world. Our seniors have done so much for us, the least we can do is make sure they have the ability to enjoy their golden years with respect and dignity.

 The State Budget announced on March 27, 2011 has restored State human services funding which will help keep senior centers open.

 

 

March 28, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Town Hall Event at Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House

In the face of some of the most significant and potentially damaging government budget cuts in recent memory, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 6:30-8:00 pm at its headquarters in the Queensbridge Houses at 10-25 41st Avenue in Long Island City.

The following proposed cuts will be the main topic for discussion:

Senior Services: Cuts to Title XX funds in the Governor's Executive Budget would force the NYC Department for the Aging to close 105 senior centers. The loss of $24 million in these funds would be devastating, and affect over 8,000 seniors in New York City.

March 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Convenes SOS - Save Our Seniors Press Conference and Rally

On Friday, March 18, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams was joined by a host of other elected officials at a press conference to denounce cuts in Title XX funding to senior centers. Title XX funds make up 25% of all funding for NYC senior centers; the diversion of this vital financial support will result in the closure of 105 New York City senior centers. 8,000 – 10,000 senior citizens will lose their center and the many benefits (such as meals, transportation, and social services) that these centers provide.

March 21, 2011
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FREE SEMINAR: Business Organization Structure Start up & Franchising, Hosted by the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island

Are you interested in owning your own business but are not sure how to get started?  Have you ever thought about owning your own franchise? The Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island is committed to providing business seminars to people who would like to get into business. Since they started on Staten Island they have: -Worked with over 5,200 potential and actual businesses-Helped them to invest over $118 million in the local Staten Island economy-Helped to create and save over 4,000 jobs in the borough. Their upcoming FREE Seminar: Business Organization Structure Start up and Franchising will include guest speakers John J.

March 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Gianaris Rallies to Keep Senior Centers Open

Seniors rally to keep centers open

Van Bramer, Gianaris say facilities at Queensbridge, Ravenswood should stay

By Howard Koplowitz

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) joined senior citizens at the Jacob Riis Settlement House Friday in Queensbridge to rally against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to shutter the senior center and a similar facility in Ravenswood....

“I know how important the Queensbridge and Ravenswood center is to this community and we’re not going to let it close,”Senator Gianris said.

March 18, 2011
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3/18/2011: Rally To Save Our Senior Citizens Centers

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2011

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**Press Advisory**

Rally to Save Our Senior Centers

March 18, 2011
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St. Patrick's Day in the Town of Greece

The Town of Greece celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the Community and Senior Center with a lunch for seniors and a performance by the dancers from the Young School of Irish Dance. Senator Robach attended this afternoon's St. Patrick's Day event and made remarks to guests after the performances.

March 17, 2011
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Senator Gianaris to vist Ravenswood Senior Center

Senator Gianaris will visit Ravenswood Senior Center to update the seniors on his fight to ensure that this senior center stays open.

March 18, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
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Senator Gianaris to vist Queensbridge Senior Center

Senator Gianaris will visit Queensbridge Senior Center to update the seniors on his fight to ensure that this center stays open.

March 18, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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Rally Against Senior Center Closings

 

Senior citizens, elected officials and supporters of all ages will rally on Saturday, March 19th to speak out against the proposed closing of senior centers.  Please invite friends, family and neighbors of all ages.  Download the flyer here.

 

Sponsored by:

Senator Jose Peralta

Assemblymember Jeff Aubry

Assemblymember Francisco Moya

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

Councilmember Jessica Lappin

Councilmember Leroy Comrie

March 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Fondos del Título XX Restaurado en Ley Presupuestaria del Senado

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

14 de marzo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

March 14, 2011
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Join NYS Senator Eric Adams and Other Elected Officials on March 18th, 2011, to Oppose Senior Center Closures

On Friday, March 18th, 2011, at 11:00AM, NYS Senator Eric Adams will hold a press conference to decry cuts to Title XX funding. Without the continuation of Title XX funds assisting New York City senior centers, 110 Senior Centers will have to close as of April 1, 2011. Title XX funds are responsible for making up 25% of all funding for NYC senior centers. Without this vital funding, between 8,000 – 10,000 senior citizens will be without a senior center, and the many benefits (such as meals, transportation, social services, etc) that these centers provide.

March 13, 2011
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Rally To Save Our Senior Centers

 

Rally To Save Our Senior Centers

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley and several elected officials representing parts of Southeast Queens will rally with residents to stop the proposed closures of many Senior Centers in the community. The rally will demonstrate the communities resolve to fight against severe budget cuts that will negatively impact seniors. The Senior Centers that would face closure include Rochdale Village Senior Center, Brooks Senior Center, Howard Beach Senior Center, Forest Hills Community House Senior Center, and JSPOA Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center.

March 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Seven Area Senior Centers May Close--Senator Gianaris Fights to Keep them Open (Queens Chronicle, March 10, 2011)

Seven area senior centers may close

by Elizabeth Daley, Editor

03/10/2011

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Seven centers in western Queens are on the chopping block, according to a list released last week.

Astoria resident Josephine Forlano, 85, is not happy with the governor’s plans. “We were the backbone of the country. Here we did our part, and we are getting the dirty end of everything,” Forlano said.

She visits Catholic Charities’ Steinway Senior Center in Astoria, which is now in jeopardy. She used to organize trips for the center, and said the revenue produced by the tours and by the center’s other activities should be recognized as useful by the government.

March 10, 2011
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SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO STATEMENT ON PROPOSED SENIOR CENTER CLOSINGS

OUR GROWING SENIOR POPULATION HAS ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT THESE DAYS AND I BELIEVE IT WAS WRONG FOR THE MAYOR TO RELEASE THE LIST OF POSSIBLE SENIOR CENTER CLOSURES AND USE OUR SENIORS AS TOOLS OF THE BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE STATE. 

March 9, 2011
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