Issues: Senior Centers

Gianaris Honored At Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Queens Gazette wrote about the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the "Honorable Michael Gianaris East Terrace" at the George Douris Tower in Astoria.

On April 20, a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of state Senator Michael Gianaris was held at the George T. Douris Tower, a new affordable housing facility for low-income seniors located at 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria. The Tower’s terrace was named the “Honorable Michael Gianaris East Terrace” as a tribute to his work and support for additional affordable housing for senior members of the Astoria community, such as the housing provided by the Douris Tower project.

April 27, 2011
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Senator Martins Addresses Residents of The Amsterdam at Harborside

On Friday, April 22, Senator Jack M. Martins visited the senior living community, The Amsterdam at Harborside in Port Washington. The Amsterdam at Harborside is dedicated to providing comfort and happiness to its residents.

Senator Martins was welcomed by Executive Director Margaret Minchini. He then had an opportunity to speak with the residents and then answered numerous questions about state government.

April 25, 2011
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Senator Gianaris attends ribbon-cutting ceremony of the "Honorable Michael Gianaris East Terrace."

Senator Gianaris spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the "Honorable Michael Gianaris East Terrace" at the George Douris Tower. The terrace was named after him for his continued hard work for our seniors.

April 21, 2011
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Senator Gianaris to Participate in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at George T. Douris Tower

Senator Gianaris will participate in and give remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the “Senator Michael Gianaris East Terrace” at the George T. Douris Tower in Astoria, Queens. The ceremony will honor the Senator’s work for more affordable housing for senior members of the community and his assistance in facilitating state funding for the Douris Tower project.

April 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Gianaris tells seniors that Title XX funding has been restored.

This restored funding included in the 2011-2012 state budget will allow senior centers to remain open. Senator Gianaris travelled to local senior centers to deliver the good news.

April 12, 2011
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Sen. Squadron delivers the news

Downtown Express

By Aline Reynolds

Volume 20, Number 47 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | April 6 - April 12, 2011

Downtown senior centers have reason to celebrate, thanks to the restoration of $25.2 million in Title XX funds included in the recently passed state budget.

State Senator Daniel Squadron appeared at the BRC Senior Center in Chinatown on Thursday, March 31 to deliver the good news.

“State funding has been saved for the months and years to come,” Squadron announced joyously to a host of seniors gathered in the center’s cafeteria.

At the same time, the Senator stressed, the victory hasn’t yet been fully achieved. It’s up to the city’s Department for the Aging to decide which senior centers will remain open.

April 11, 2011
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Legislative Report with Senator Martin Malave Dilan

April 6, 2011- Senator Dilan discusses 2011 - 2012 Budget, Education, and Transportation

April 7, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Helps Keep Senior Centers Open

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris was proud to announce the restoration of state funds to keep senior centers open. The restoration of these funds allows for senior centers originally slated to close to remain open.

Senator Gianaris said, “Our seniors are important members of the community and have worked hard throughout their lives to ensure a pleasant and comfortable lifestyle later in life. They deserve to spend their days respectfully and in a place that they can enjoy.”

April 4, 2011
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At Staten Island Senior Center, State Pols Tip Caps Over Restoration of $22.5M in Funding

By Deborah E. Young

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island’s Albany delegation swept into the Todt Hill Friendship Club today, and in front of a boisterous crowd of more than 200 seniors, touted their success in restoring $22.5 million for senior centers in the first on-time state budget passed in five years.

But the two state senators and four assembly members cautioned there are no guarantees the city will keep their beloved center intact, saying they will now lean on the city to honor the facilities they called key to seniors’ quality of life.

April 4, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON RESTORATION OF TITLE XX FUNDING TO KEEP NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CENTERS OPEN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today held a press conference with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) to announce the State Legislature’s approval of the 2011-2012 State Budget, which contained full restoration of Title XX Funding, in the amount of $22.5 million, so to keep open senior centers in New York.

 

April 4, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON RESTORATION OF TITLE XX FUNDING TO KEEP NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CENTERS OPEN

For Immediate ReleaseFriday, April 1, 2011Contact: John Quaglione(718) 238-6044

April 1, 2011
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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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