Issues: Senior Centers


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

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

Senator Flanagan Celebrates Local Senior Artists

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined the residents and staff of the Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Smithtown to celebrate the artistic works of residents Patricia Dorsett, 63, and Cecilia Polanski, 90.  The two were selected to join just 11 other artists from around New York State whose artwork is featured in the 2011 “Art from the Heart” calendar which is produced by the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA), the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSCAL) and the Foundation for Quality Care, Inc.

February 16, 2011

MetroCard Van in Middle Village

Senator Addabbo will have the MetroCard Van at St. Margaret's on

Wednesday, March 30th from 1 PM to 3 PM

St. Margaret's is located at 66-16 80th Street, Middle Village

March 30, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MetroCard Van in Howard Beach

Senator Addabbo will have the MetroCard Van at the Howard Beach senior center on

Wednesday, March 30th from 10 AM to noon

Howard Beach senior center is located 156-45 84th Street, Howard Beach  

March 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

IDC Members to Chair Legislative Committees

The Independent Democratic Conference today accepted recommendations from the Senate Majority that, in keeping with recent bi-partisan tradition, would allow them to chair legislative committees.


January 26, 2011

Department of Finance at the Peter Cardella Senior Center

The Department of Finance will be at the Peter Cardella Senior Center meeting one on one with seniors to see if they qualify for tax breaks. Depending on your Adjusted Gross Income you may be able to reduce your tax bill by up to 50%. This is a FREE event.

March 1, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Jamaica Service Program For Older Adults Rally

Senate President Malcolm A. Smith joined senior citizens from the Jamaica Service Program For Older Adults (JSPOA) to urge the NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene not to eliminate funding to  seniors who are mentally and physically ill.

December 21, 2010

Town of Greece Seniors Christmas Party

On Wednesday, December 15th, the Town of Greece held its annual Seniors Christmas Party at the Town Community and Senior Center. Senator Robach spoke with residents prior to lunch. Also, Santa Claus was the special guest at the luncheon, which featured a sing-a-long. Pictured with Senator Robach and Santa Claus is Town of Greece Supervisor John Auberger. For more information on events in the Town of Greece, visit 

December 15, 2010



WHEN:                       Wednesday,  December 29, 2010                    

WHERE/TIME:         Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street  (10 AM– 12 Noon)

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood (1- 3 PM)                      

December 8, 2010

Senator Robach Presents NYS Resolution to Wanda Kudaj

Last Wednesday, December 1st, Senator Robach presented a New York State resolution to Wanda Kudaj, Nurse Manager at Jewish Home of Rochester. Every year, the New York Association of Home & Services for the Aging (NYAHSA) awards professionals who have been nominated by their peers, supervisors, and management personnel. Picture with... Wanda is Dan Heim, NYAHSA acting director (left) and Dan Katz, president and CEO of Jewish Senior Life (right).

December 7, 2010

Fall 2010 Albany Update

Dear Friend,

In the last year, there has been a number of important developments in transportation, education, land use and housing in the 26th District that I want to make sure you are aware of. Additionally, in this newsletter, I have included some information about upcoming community events I am hosting, as well as opportunities for you and your family to get involved. I hope you find this information helpful.

Fall 2010 Neighborhood Update - Fall.pdf

November 30, 2010

November 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

As expected, this was a difficult election season. But thanks to the support of so many of you, I was reelected with 70 percent of the vote. First, thank you and know that even if you chose not to vote for me, I will do my very best to serve every constituent of the 26th Senatorial District for the next two years.

Nov 2010 CB- PRINT.doc

November 30, 2010

Senator Liz Krueger Hosts First Part of Senior Roundtable Series for Caregivers

Last week, Senator Liz Krueger hosted the first portion of a five-part discussion for caregivers and the older people in their lives. During this first session, “Planning Ahead,” presenters addressed community services and how to determine if a Senior needs home care assistance. The session included a keynote address by Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging and Caroline Rosenthal Gelman, Associate Professor at Hunter College School of Social Work.

The second session, to be held on Thursday, December 16th, will address “Aging in Place: Is it Right for Everyone?”

November 22, 2010
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