Issues: Senior Centers

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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Gianaris Stands Up For Senior Centers In Queens

Statement From Senator Michael Gianaris Regarding The Proposal To Close Over 100 Senior Centers In New York City

For so many seniors these centers serve as a crucial lifeline to the outside world. While we are forced to cut costs during this difficult economic time, we must make the hard decisions in a way that minimizes the impact on the most vulnerable New Yorkers. 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.

March 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS START PETITION DRIVE TO SAVE LOCAL SENIOR CENTERS FACING CLOSURE

Brooklyn - Senator Marty Golden (R,C-I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C Brooklyn, Staten Island) today have launched a petition drive in an effort to save senior centers slated to close following Governor Cuomo’s budget announcement. The Governor’s reductions in Title XX , estimated at $25 million, would impede funding that traditionally supports senior centers.

 

Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Aging Committee stated, “We all know how important a neighborhood senior center is to the health, well-being and livelihood of a senior citizen here in New York. That is why I join with my colleague, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, in today starting a petition drive against these proposed state cuts that would cause senior centers to close.”

March 4, 2011
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Senator Serrano Fights to Keep Senior Centers Open

Senator José M. Serrano joined Senator Ruben Diaz, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and their colleagues in government on the steps of Bronx Borough Hall today to address the devastating budget proposal that would close 105 senior centers in New York City - 7 of which are located in the 28th Senate District.

In the current state budget proposal, there are significant cuts that would negatively impact funding for senior centers throughout New York City. In the areas represented by Senator Serrano – East Harlem, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island and the South Bronx – senior citizens are already experiencing economic hardships and the closure of needed senior centers will only add to that burden.

March 4, 2011
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