Issues: Senior Centers

Here it is: Our annual ‘free flu shot’ story!

By Gersh Kuntzman

It’s time to get your flu shot — after all, state Sen. Daniel Squadron has gotten his.

The Brooklyn Heights Democrat will co-sponsor another round of gratis vaccinations next Monday, Nov. 18, at Long Islannd College Hospital.

Yes, needles are involved, but Squadron says the moment of pain is worth it.

“I promise it doesn’t hurt at all,” the freshman fibbed. “Everyone should get a flu shot, especially senior citizens and people with pre-existing health concerns.”

Ever the influenza enforcer, Squadron recently headed to the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in Carroll Gardens to oversee an earlier round of injections, smiling as Carol Rembert screamed as she got jabbed by Nurse Judy Farrell.

November 8, 2010
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Town of Greece Seniors Halloween Party

On Friday, October 29th, the Town of Greece held its annual Seniors Halloween Party at the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center. Senator Robach made remarks the event, and also helped serve lunch. Friday night, the Town of Greece will host a Family Halloween Party, also at the Center, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

October 29, 2010
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November 4, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Department of Finance at Ridgewood Older Adult Center

Senator Addabbo has invited the Department of Finance to individually speak with seniors at the Ridgewood Older Adults Center to see if they're eligible for a reduction of their property tax bill. If they meet the criteria they could save up to 50%. The event will be held from 11AM to 1PM.

October 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Department of Finance at the Middle Village Senior Center

Senator Addabbo has invited the Department of Finance to meet individually with the seniors to see if they are eligible for property tax cuts. If they meet certain criteria the seniors can save up to 50% off their property taxes. So please join us on Friday, October 22nd from 11AM to 1PM to see if you qualify.

October 28, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Department of Finance at Ozone Park Senior Center

Senator Addabbo has invited the Department of Finance to meet individually with the seniors to see if they are eligible for property tax cuts. If they meet certain criteria the seniors can save up to 50% off their property taxes. So please join us on Friday, October 22nd from 11AM to 1PM to see if you qualify.

October 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Don’t wait — vaccinate!

Senator Squadron and Visiting Nurse Services of New York co-sponsored free flu shots at several senior centers across the city. Nurses provided over 200 flu shots at each location.  Here, Senator Squadron dropped by the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in Carroll Gardens, where Judy Farrell from Visiting Nurse Service of New York injected Carol Rembert of Williamsburg.

Click here to see this feature on the Villager...

October 14, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Hosts Caregiver Support Seminar at White Plains High School

On October 13, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored a free caregiver seminar in the Atrium of White Plains High School. The event featured experts from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) who offered tips and techniques for taking care of loved ones and preventing caregiver burnout.

White Plains School Superintendent Christopher Clouet welcomed the audience and introduced the Senator, saying “Senator Oppenheimer has the vision to bring community members together to discuss and strategize on the delicate issues facing caregivers. The school district is delighted to host this important event.”

October 14, 2010
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October 14, 2010
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Greece Senior's Harvest Dance

On Thursday, September 23rd, the Town of Greece celebrated the first day of fall with a Senior's Harvest. Senator Robach visited with guests as they danced to a variety of music at the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center. For more information on Town of Greece events, click here to vist the town's website.

September 23, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO BRINGS METROCARD VAN TO HOWARD BEACH & WOODHAVEN

Member, NYS Senate’s Transportation Committee

WHEN: Wednesday,  September 29                    

WHERE/TIME:

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

NE Corner Forest Parkway & Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven (1 - 3 PM)                      

September 21, 2010
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Aubertine Hosts 2010 Senior Health and Information Fair

Event featuring products and services for seniors draws 1,000-plus to Watertown Fairgrounds

WATERTOWN (September 15, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine was joined by more than 1,000 seniors today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds municipal arena where vendors from throughout Jefferson County displayed services and products available to seniors.

September 15, 2010
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September 13, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Robach Visits with 'Elvis'

Senator Robach and Town of Greece Supervisor John Auberger pictured with 'Elvis' during the Town of Greece Seniors Elvis Dance on Thursday, August 19th.

August 23, 2010
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Rockn Randy at Glendale AARP

Come see Rockn Randy perform his one man show at Glendale AARP monthly meeting.

October 1, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Seniors at the Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Senior Center.

Senator DeFrancisco visits with local senior citizens during their lunch at the Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Senior Center.

August 18, 2010
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Senators Sampson and Díaz Announce Historic Funding

For Immediate Release

August 11, 2010

Senators Sampson and Díaz Announce Historic Funding For Senior Center Infrastructure Repair

Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson (19th SD) and Senator Rubén Díaz (32nd SD), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, today announced that twenty-five (25) Senior Centers throughout New York State would receive $545,000 in funding for capital improvements. 

August 11, 2010
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KLEIN CLEANS UP NEIGHBORHOOD FOR FORT SCHUYLER SENIOR CENTER

Residents of the Fort Schuyler Houses senior center no longer have to deal with an eyesore, thanks to State Senator Jeff Klein.

 

During a visit to the center on Monday, July 12th, Klein heard repeatedly from residents that an abandoned lot across from the center was being used as an illegal dumping zone. Garbage had been piling up continually and large objects like furniture were also being left at the site during the past several months.

 

Immediately following the visit, Klein’s office reached out to the NYC Department of Transportation to see whether they could clean up the site. Within days of Klein's visit to the center, the Transportation Department had fully cleared the site of all trash and debris, to the delight of Fort Schuyler residents.

July 22, 2010
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