Issues: Aging

CARE Act Passes Senate

ALBANY, 04/21/15 – The New York State Senate today passed the “Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act” to educate and support the individuals who provide vital healthcare to loved ones.

The legislation (S.676), co-sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) would update New York’s Public Health Law and require hospitals to provide, at a patient’s request, discharge instructions and post-release care plans to a designated caregiver.

April 21, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Help Family Caregivers

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting.

April 21, 2015
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SERINO SUPPORTS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

SERINO SUPPORTS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Co-Sponsors Bill to Provide Better Care to Patients at Home

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, announced today that the Senate has passed the CARE Act—a bill she co-sponsors that will drastically improve quality of care at home for New York patients and seniors.

“As the Chair of the Aging Committee I am incredibly proud to have co-sponsored a bill that I  know will go a long way in helping our seniors cut medical costs, maintain their independence and improve the quality of care they receive at home,” said Senator Serino.

April 21, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Community Wellness Day

Senator Skelos is pleased to invite you to a Wellness Day being sponsored by his office featuring a Free General Health Screening by South Nassau Communities Hospital.  

May 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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State Funding Will Help Keep Kirkside Open

ROXBURY, 04/13/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2015-2016 state budget includes, at his insistence, $150,000 to assist Kirkside A Retirement Home of Distinction in Roxbury. 

“Kirkside Retirement Home plays a vital role in the lives of area senior citizens and is a cherished part of the Roxbury community,” said Senator Seward.  “Ensuring Kirkside is able to continue operating and offering services contributes greatly to the health and well being of the residents and markedly enhances the local quality of life.”

April 13, 2015
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April 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Sen. Ortt Urges State to Reconsider Plan to Phase Out Sheltered Workshops

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and in support of the disability community and sheltered workshops in his district, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities to protect the workshops from closure. This is the full text of the letter Ortt sent last week to the Governor’s office and Kerry A. Delaney, acting commissioner of the OPWDD in Albany.

April 8, 2015
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Alzheimer's Association Receives Unprecedented State Grant

The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter received a state grant of an unprecedented amount - $50 million over the next two years. The organization's executive director Leilani Pelletier (right) wanted to formally thank Senator Ortt at a press conference Friday.   

April 3, 2015
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Collins Center Family Health & Safety Fair

Free Admission

Blood Donations

Free Services

Free Screenings

April 18, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

Senator Serino’s Statement on the New State Budget 2015-16

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced today that the new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for residents of the 41st Senate District. The new budget’s emphasis on cutting spending and creating real, tangible jobs will provide a much needed boost to local economies and countless new opportunities for residents.

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM- LONG BEACH, NY

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Long Beach Public Library, located at 111 West Park Avenue in Long Beach.

April 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SERINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR WINS FOR NEW YORK SENIORS

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2015

Contact: Kara Cumoletti

cumolett@nysenate.gov

518-455-2945

 

SERINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR WINS FOR NEW YORK SENIORS

Statement on the Passage of the Health Budget

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), Chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, announced today that new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for New York Seniors.

March 30, 2015
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Senator Serino's Week in Review

Senator Sue Serino provides a regular update to residents of the 41st District.  This week’s review features an important announcement regarding workforce development, a spotlight on raising awareness for senior hunger and touches on education initiatives. 

March 26, 2015
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Jamaica Seniors Head to the Cinema to Celebrate Black History Month

‘Selma’ Screening Honors Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

On February 24th, 2015, Jamaica seniors were treated to a special screening of the Oscar nominated film “Selma” as part of the community’s celebration of Black History Month. The event, organized by State Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis), offered one hundred complimentary tickets to local senior citizens. Tickets were provided by Agewell New York, a community health care provider. The event was co-sponsored by Council Members I. Daneek Miller (D-Jamaica) and Ruben Wills (D-Ozone Park) and held at Jamaica Multiplex Cinema at 159-02 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Comrie, Community Board 12 and Christ Church International Ministries Host Care Expo for Jamaica

Community Health Fair What the Doctor Ordered 

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: words to live by for those hundreds that flocked to Community Board 12’s first annual Health Fair yesterday, February 19th, 2015, in Jamaica, Queens. The inaugural health fair, offering screenings, services and advice from local health providers, was held at Christ Church International Ministries, and sponsored by Queens Community Board 12, State Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis), Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Members I. Daneek Miller (D-Jamaica), Ruben Wills (D-Ozone Park) and Rory I. Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Pathmark Supermarket.

March 20, 2015
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Greenburgh

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

May 6, 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - White Plains

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

May 4, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - New Rochelle

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

May 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Yonkers

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

April 23, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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