Issues: Senior Centers

IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Lanza, Cusick: Staten Island is 'close' to a Verrazano-Narrows Bridge discount deal

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The legislative session ended in Albany over the weekend without a deal for a toll break on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

But Staten Island negotiators haven't given up hope -- yet.

June 25, 2013
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Press Release---Senator Adams, Aging Advocates Rally in Support of Fraud Protections for Seniors

SENATOR ADAMS, AGING ADVOCATES RALLY IN SUPPORT OF FRAUD PROTECTIONS FOR SENIORS                                                                                       

Albany considering measures this week by Adams, Assemblymember Millman to provide elderly with fraud safety net, create alert system to ID and stop schemes against seniors

June 17, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein Joins City Island’s Pilot Cove Manor Residents to Commemorate Arrival of New Senior Van

CITY ISLAND, NY – This afternoon, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Pilot Cove Manor Residents and community leaders to commemorate the arrival of a new senior van for Pilot Cove Manor nursing facility, home to over 100 seniors.

Senator Klein said, “I am proud that working with the NYS Department of Transportation and Ms. Gallagher, we were able to replace Pilot Cove Manor’s previous van – a van that had been in use for over twenty years. This senior van provides a critical service to the seniors here at Pilot Cove and I am pleased that I was able to make sure that City Island’s seniors are transported safely and soundly.”

June 1, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill To Get Locally-Grown Produce To Senior Citizens

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S2149) that would create a farm-to-senior program to promote the purchase of New York State farm products by senior centers and other institutions for the aging.The program would replicate a similar effort, the farm-to-school program, which was established in 2002 to enable schools to purchase locally-grown farm produce for school children.  The bill would give that same access to seniors.

May 7, 2013
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Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Bring Local Food to Senior Facilities

ALBANY, NY – The New York State Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), that will help bring local farm products to senior centers and other institutions for the aging.

May 7, 2013
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Senator Klein Presents Orchids from the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show to Riverdale Senior Center

BRONX, NY - Senator Klein chose the Riverdale Senior Center to be the recipient of orchids from the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. Every year, the Botanical Garden reserves 20 orchids for one non-profit in Senator Klein’s district. Pictured above, Senator Klein (C-L) and Julia Schwartz-Leeper (C-R), Executive Director of the Riverdale Senior Center stand with two members of the Senior Center.

April 26, 2013
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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RITCHIE MAKES EARLY VALENTINE’S DAY VISIT TO SAMARITAN KEEP HOME

State Senator Patty Ritchie made an early Valentine’s Day visit to Samaritan Keep Home’s Adult Day Care in Watertown on Wednesday. 

February 13, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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ADDABBO BRINGS “EPIC CHANGES IN JANUARY 2013,” LECTURE TO OZONE PARK SENIORS ON FEBRUARY 7

Queens, NY, January 22, 2013NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a “Changes to EPIC”  lecture at 1 PM on February 7 at Nativity B.V.M./St.

January 22, 2013
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NYS Senator Kathleen Marchione & NYS Assemblyman Jim Tedisco call for "Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law"

For Immediate Release:   January 4, 2013

Contact: Adam D. Kramer, 518-441-5183 (Tedisco), adamdouglaskramer@gmail.com

January 14, 2013
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EPIC lecture

A rep from NYS EPIC program will be at the Nativity/St Stans Seniors meeting

on Thursday, February 7th at 1 PM to explain the changes to EPIC in 2013.

The location is in the Nativity BVM basement

101-41 91st Street, Ozone Park

February 7, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Talking to some of the seniors at HANAC's annual holiday luncheon.

Senator Gianaris, attended the HANAC's annual holiday luncheon, showing the importance of stopping by every year and seeing them having a good time and enjoying holidays.

December 20, 2012
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Senator Espaillat, Council Member Rodriguez, & La Marina Restaurant to Host Thanksgiving Luncheon for 300 Northern Manhattan Seniors

 

November 19, 2012 (New York, NY) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will join La Marina Restaurant at a special Thanksgiving luncheon for about 300 Northern Manhattan senior citizens.

November 20, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Town of Greece Senior Thanksgiving Party

Earlier today I had the privilege to visit with some of Greece's senior population at the annual Thanksgiving party, which was held at the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center. As always, the lunch was a hit, complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Musical entertainment was provided following the lunch.

November 15, 2012
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Visiting Senior Citizens in New Rochelle

Senator Stewart-Cousins visited some of her new constituents at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center in New Rochelle.

November 8, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Krueger's Roundtable Series for Boomers and Seniors Begins Nov. 15

Please join Senator Krueger at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House for the first of a five-part breakfast discussion series on the challenges of longevity.

November 15, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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RITCHIE MAKES HALLOWEEN VISIT TO BISHOP’S COMMONS RESIDENTS

State Senator Patty Ritchie made a visit on Halloween to the residents at Bishop’s Commons in Oswego. 

November 1, 2012
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Greece Seniors Halloween Party

On Friday, I had the opportunity to visit with seniors at the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center during their annual Halloween Party!

October 31, 2012
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NEARLY 300 SENIORS ATTEND RITCHIE SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

Special Guest Aging Committee Chair Senator David Valesky on Hand for EPIC Q&A Forum

Nearly 300 Central New York seniors packed Fulton’s War Memorial on Thursday, taking part in State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which was co-hosted by Assemblyman Will Barclay. 

Special guest Senator David Valesky, Chair of the Senate’s Aging Committee, was on hand at the event for a Q&A session on EPIC, the newly restored program which helps low-income seniors—including more than 10,000 in Senator Ritchie’s district—with the cost of their prescription drugs. 

October 11, 2012
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