Issues: Aging

BONACIC ATTENDS GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING AT NEW ASSISTED LIVING CENTER IN THE TOWN OF WALLKILL

(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic joined local elected officials, business leaders, health professionals and community members and delivered remarks at the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Braemar at Wallkill, an assisted living residence with 200 units in the Town of Wallkill. The facility offers on and off-site programming, multiple dining areas and several recreational lounges for its residents. They also offer a full complement of health-care services including a unit dedicated to serving dementia  and Alzheimer's residents.

June 4, 2015
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Senate Passes Measure Providing Greater Property Tax Relief for Seniors

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1074), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would increase the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for seniors for the first time since 1994. This measure would allow more senior citizens to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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OSWEGO COUNTY’S JOANNE GARDNER HONORED BY SENATOR RITCHIE AT STATE CAPITOL

As part of New York State Senior Citizens’ Day, State Senator Patty Ritchie recently recognized Oswego County resident Joanne Gardner for her contributions to her community.

May 22, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 20, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 20, 2015
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Photo of the Week - Happy 100th Birthday, Harold Tate

State Senator James Sanders (D-Rochdale) paid tribute to Jamaica resident Harold Tate, who turned 100 years old on May 16, by presenting him with a certificate of recognition in celebration of his 100 years of life and contributions to the community.

May 19, 2015
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Senator Felder Calls Upon NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to Repair City's Streets

In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Felder demanded that the City  move swiftly to repair its streets to ensure the safety of New Yorkers. To date, more than 300,000 potholes have been reported to the Department of Transportation.

“The safety of our citizens is at stake,” Senator Felder stressed. “We are headed into the summer when more people will be out for their daily run, bike ride, or family outing. The City must hire outside contractors to get the work done immediately. Mayor de Blasio specifically allocated money for pothole repairs in his budget. It is time to actually use that money for its intended purpose.”

May 18, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator Susan Serino, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Room 813 LOB

May 19, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Seward Honors Top Senior Citizens

ALBANY, 05/11/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) recently congratulated New York State’s top senior citizens as part of the New York State Office for the Aging 2015 Senior Citizens Day Celebration in Albany.

“Our senior citizens are vital community members who offer a great perspective on so many topics,” said Senator Seward.   “The extremely active seniors honored today fulfill significant roles – serving on local municipal boards, teaching our young people about community engagement, and contributing positively to our future.”  

May 11, 2015
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May 5, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

During this week's edition of "Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young," she discussed the impact the 2015-16 State Budget will have on seniors in our community. The budget includes funding for many key programs seniors rely upon every day. These include:

- $27.8 million for Community Services for the Elderly Program;

- $26.6 million for Alzheimer’s programs;

-$945,000 for Lifespan for Elderly Abuse, Education and Outreach;

- $172,000 for the New York Foundation for Seniors Home Sharing and Respite; and

- $63,000 for the Senior Action Council Hotline.

 

May 8, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Announces Caregiver Act Passes Senate

LaValle-sponsored bill is AARP’s top legislative priority for 2015

May 7, 2015
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SENATOR SUE SERINO HONORS LOCAL SENIORS

 

SENATOR SUE SERINO HONORS LOCAL SENIORS 

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R—Hyde Park) passed a resolution in the Senate on Tuesday marking May 5, 2015  Senior Citizens’ Day in New York and recognized two local seniors for their invaluable contributions to our communities at a celebration in Albany.

“Our seniors have spent their lives building and shaping the state we know and love today and we are grateful for their commitment and dedication,” said Senator Serino in commenting on the resolution’s passage.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Honoring Seymour Scharf at NYSOFA Senior Citizen Day

(Albany - May 5th) Every May, as part of National Older Americans Month, the New York State Office of the Aging celebrates older New Yorkers at a Senior Citizens' Day event in Albany. Senator Stewart-Cousins caught up with 95 year old Seymour Scharf of Hartsdale -- a constituent and an active volunteer, fundraiser and supporter of programs in Greenburgh -- who is being honored along with others from all over the state at this special event.

May 5, 2015
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AARP thanks Murphy for supporting "CARE Act"

ALBANY, NY - The State Senate unanimously passed legislation known as the CARE Act this week, legislation its proponents say supports family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. The American Association of Retired People, or AARP, says critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality with the support of Senator Terrence P. Murphy.

April 30, 2015
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Serino Supports Family Caregivers

“Information is power, and this bill gives caregivers the tools they need to help individuals heal right the first time,” continued Serino.  “Passing the Care Act will cut costs by helping avoid expensive returns to the hospital, empower caregivers to get their loved ones back on their feet, and help our seniors maintain their independence.”

April 23, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging  Senator Susan Serino, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 813 LOB

Director of the State Office for the Aging Corinda Crossdale will be attending

April 28, 10:00 AM - 10:19 AM
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AARP Thanks Senator Valesky for Voting to Pass CARE Act; Assembly Likely to Take Up

ALBANY, New York – Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality this week when the State Senate – with the support of Senator David Valesky - unanimously (59-0) passed the CARE Act, legislation to support family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home.

The Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable Act ensures hospital patients can designate a family caregiver and requires hospitals to offer that caregiver instruction and demonstrations of medical tasks they are being expected to provide for their loved ones at home, such as administering multiple medications, dressing wounds, and operating medical equipment.

April 23, 2015
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Legislation Passed To Help Keep Older Adults, Others With Long Term Care Needs In Their Homes

The CARE Act ensures caregivers are involved in and educated about their loved one’s medical needs

 

ALBANY – With more and more Americans requiring long term care each year, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) and her Senate colleagues this week moved to ensure family caregivers receive consultation in the treatment of a loved one, as well as training to assist with post-release care tasks.

 

The CARE Act is an important step toward improving the quality of care for patients when they are released from the hospital, and will help cut down on the estimated $17 billion in Medicare funds spent each year nationally on hospital readmissions.

 

April 22, 2015
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