Issues: Senior Centers

July 16, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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July 17, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Senate Passes Griffo Bill To Help Utica-Watertown Region

ALBANY – The New York State Senate passed a bill (S.3468) Monday that would provide an additional $573,794 in funds to the Utica/Watertown region for job training in the health care industry.

June 17, 2014
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June 17, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Westside YMCA Unveils Living Well Center

The YMCA of Greater Rochester, MVP Healthcare and LifeSpan of Rochester have teamed up to unveil the MVP Healthcare Living Well Center at the Westside YMCA in Gates. This is the second YMCA community center for seniors in the Rochester area. 

May 16, 2014
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Klein Announces $100,000 for Emerald Isle ‘Meals on Wheels’ Program

WOODLAWN, NY – Standing in front of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center located in the Woodlawn area of the Bronx, Senator Klein announced $100,000 in funding for Emerald Isle Immigration Center’s ‘Meals on Wheels’ program. This program, established in 2011 with the help of another grant secured by Senator Klein, has become a service on which many local seniors in the Woodlawn depend.

May 2, 2014
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Senator Sanders and the Queens Public Library Provide Rochdale Village’s Seniors a Key to Maintaining an Active Lifestyle

Contact: Dara Bragg | dbragg@nysenate.gov | (718) 523-3069

(Rochdale) – To ensure his community’s seniors are no less actively engaged than today’s generation in the use of digital media, New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) arranged for representatives of the Queens Public Library to join him and the staff of the Rochdale Village Senior Center in helping its seniors sign-up for library cards.

Having access to their local library branch will allow them to experience the arts through traditional media forms, like books and video, but using the latest technological devices of our era, such as eReaders and Tablets.

April 24, 2014
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April 2014 Newsletter – Health Care Proxy & Living Will Information

Please click the file below to view the Health Care Proxy & Living Will Information Newsletter.

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Health Care Proxy & Living Will Information

April 23, 2014
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Senator Valesky, IDC Release Senior Affordability Report

(Albany, NY – March 2014) State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, along with his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference, released a report in support of the conference’s proposals making New York State more affordable for senior citizens. Each of these proposals were addressed in the Senate one-house budget resolution.

April 17, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA SAVES ADDITIONAL SENIOR CENTER FROM CLOSURE

Avella secured an additional $100,000 in funding as part of the State Executive Budget

April 16, 2014
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Senator Gallivan's Family Health & Safety Fair

Free health screenings & safety information from the following:

April 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR SENIORS INCLUDED IN NEW STATE SPENDING PLAN

Budget Raises Income Eligibility for EPIC program for the First Time Since 2001

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the new State Budget includes increased support for seniors struggling to afford life-saving prescription medications.

Included in the new spending plan is an expansion of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program—commonly known as EPIC—which helps seniors supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs. Approximately $4.1 million in increased funding will be used to help expand the program by 10 percent—providing coverage to an additional 25,000 elderly individuals across the state.

April 3, 2014
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SENATOR VALESKY, IDC RELEASE SENIOR AFFORDABILITY REPORT

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), Chair of the Senate Aging Committee,  along with his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference, released a report in support of the conference’s proposals making New York State more affordable for senior citizens. Each of these proposals were addressed in the Senate one-house budget resolution.

March 19, 2014
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Staying Fit at Beatrice Place

I had a great time today participating in Zumba Gold at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities Beatrice Place. It was nice seeing so many seniors staying active and getting fit, while enjoying each others company. Many thanks to welcoming staff at  Beatrice Place for inviting me to participate, and to my colleagues from the Greece Town Board, Andy Conlon and Mike Barry, for joining me in the fun!

February 7, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Lee Zeldin, Chair 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Room 801 LOB

January 22, 1:00 PM - 1:04 PM
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SENIORS: TAKE THE CHILL OUT OF WINTER

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

December 16, 2013
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Kathleen Hamed Honored for Work at Olean Senior Center

For Release: Immediate, October 31, 2013

Presented with New York State Senate Proclamation for Her Service

OLEAN - In recognition of her years of devoted service to local seniors, Director of the Olean Senior Center Kathleen Hamed was presented with a proclamation from State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

At the Olean Senior Center’s Harvest Luncheon on Tuesday afternoon, friends, coworkers, and members of the community gathered to thank Kathy for her commitment to helping seniors. Ms. Hamed’s work at the Senior Center has done more than just allow seniors to benefit from the extensive and valuable services offered, but has also helped foster a personalized approach that helps seniors receive the care and relationships they need.

October 31, 2013
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November 25, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Seniors Gather at Kallet Civic Center in Oneida for Senior Information Fair

By Nick Will, Oneida Dispatch

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 21, 2013
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