Issues: Aging

STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN URGING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO MAINTAIN TITLE XX FUNDING IN NEXT YEAR’S STATE BUDGET

New York – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Chairman of the State Senate Aging Committee, issued this statement through a representative, at a press conference today hosted by the Council of Senior Centers and Services calling on Governor Cuomo to preserve Title XX Funding in next year’s State budget so to keep more than 100 senior centers open in New York City:

“Senator Golden joins you in sending a message to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to not propose cuts to Title XX funding in next year’s New York State budget. Our message today is that these budget reductions unfairly target New York's senior population and New Yorkers will not accept this.

December 1, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco and the Alzheimer's Association Celebrate Activation of New York's Missing Vulnerable Adult Program

Senator John A. DeFrancisco, along with members of the Alzheimer's Association, held a press conference on November 30, 2011, to announce the activation of the Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert System, which operates similarly to the state's "Amber Alert" system for missing and exploited children.  Now, when an adult with a cognitive impairment goes missing, the Department of Criminal Justice Services can issue an alert to local law enforcement agencies and media outlets to help locate the missing person.  Senator DeFrancisco sponsored the legislation.

December 1, 2011
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Giving Thanks

The Queens Gazette wrote about the 22nd GHOA's Thanksgiving Meal giveaway which was held at the organization’s headquarters, 23-49 31st St. this year. Senator Gianaris, along with other elected officials, volunteered to distribute meals to the elderly, the poor, the homeless and the lonesome in our community.

While millions of Americans spent their Thanksgiving holiday in the warm surroundings of home with family and friends, an equal number, including many throughout the city, experienced just the opposite.

December 1, 2011
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ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S

A longtime supporter of the Alzheimer's Association, I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dutchess County. The walk, emceed by my good friend Bob Miller of WBPM-FM in Kingston, raised a record amount of charitable funds which will help to provide much needed care and support to people affected by the disease as well as fund critically needed research.

November 29, 2011
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Senator Grisanti visits local home care patient during National Home Care Awareness Month

State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) visited the home of Buffalo resident and home care recipient Randall Clay, to see, first-hand, the value of home and community-based care for residents of the 60th

November 23, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Statewide Alert System for Missing Vulnerable Adults

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of a statewide alert system that will help find vulnerable adults who become lost. The "Missing Adult Alerts" system, similar to the nationwide Amber Alert program, will assist local law enforcement officials in notifying communities when a cognitively impaired New Yorker goes missing.

"The Missing Adults Alert system will help law enforcement find elderly and impaired New Yorkers who become lost and get them home safely," Governor Cuomo said. "This system has saved lives regarding missing children, and now it will provide the same assistance when it comes to finding vulnerable adults."

October 28, 2011
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SENIORS KICK IT UP AT SEN. RITCHIE'S HEALTH EXPOS

Nearly 2,000 seniors turned out for my health and wellness expos in Fulton and Watertown.

Attendees were treated to a wealth of information about staying fit and healthy, and a great time.

I can't wait 'til next year!

October 27, 2011
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As Winter Moves in, Senator Espaillat Reminds Residents of Heating Assistance for Low Income Families

Espaillat's office to help contistuents with applications and follow up 

As temperatures drop, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) is reminding residents about the availability of heating assistance for low income families. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps millions of low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for energy, in paying their energy bill.

October 26, 2011
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St. Louis Senior Center's 1st Annual Multicultural Celebration

Senator Adams joined the St. Louis Senior Center (230 Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights) for their 1st Annual Multicultural Celebration.  The senior citizens celebrated the diverse cultures represented within the center, with each country making a presentation and providing tasty samples of their country's cuisine for everyone to enjoy. 

 

October 19, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA'S ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION DAY

Senator Andrew Lanza invites senior citizens to join him at CYO Mt. Loretto on Staten Island this Friday at his annual Senior Information Day.

October 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION DAY FRIDAY, OCT 14

Senator Andrew Lanza invites senior citizens to join him at CYO Mt. Loretto on Staten Island this Friday at his annual Senior Information Day. The fair is a one-stop opportunity for senior citizens to receive a variety of informational materials and demonstrations from government agencies, health care organizations, and other important groups. Health screenings, flu shots and mammography screenings will be available, as well as free refreshments and giveaways (appointment necessary for mammography screenings 800-564-6868).

 

October 13, 2011
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CAPACITY CROWD FOR SENATOR RITCHIE’S HEALTH EXPO FILLS WAR MEMORIAL

Seniors Flock To Fulton To Learn About Services In Oswego County

Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Expo at the Fulton War Memorial Wednesday drew a capacity crowd.

The event offered seniors and their families free flu shots, cancer screening and an introduction to a variety of services, including health care, senior nutrition, fitness, even square dancing.

Over 50 exhibitors attended the one-stop event to learn about programs available to help them stay healthy,

October 12, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends the Senior Living Fair in Liverpool

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the Senior Living Fair at Liverpool Community Church on Friday October 7th, 2011.  He is pictured with Arlene Bolton from the AARP.

October 11, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order to Improve Access to State Services for Non-English Speakers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring state agencies that provide direct public services to offer free interpretation and translation services to members of the public for vital forms and instructions.

Based on census data, the services will be offered in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, and French Créole.

Approximately two and a half million New Yorkers do not speak English as their primary language and have limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English. This presents potential barriers when trying to access important government benefits or services.

October 7, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE'S SENIOR HEALTH, WELLNESS EXPO OCT. 12


Free Flu Shots, Cancer Screening At Fulton War Memorial

October 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO HIS ANNUAL GOLDEN GATHERING

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to attend his annual Golden Gathering on Thursday, October 27th. The Golden Gathering will take place from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

“The Golden Gathering provides a host of programs, services, and information all under one roof. I invite everyone to come to the Freeport Recreation Center on October 27th and take advantage of these services,” said Senator Fuschillo.

The 2011 Golden Gathering will have over 100 exhibitors on hand to answer questions about a variety of issues, such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance.

September 29, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Has His Cholesterol Checked at His 2011 Senior Fair

"It really didn't hurt!" Senator John A. DeFrancisco jokes with seniors, as he gets his cholesterol checked at his 2011 Senior Fair. The free event drew hundreds of senior citizens to the NYS Fairgrounds on September 28th.  More than 70 exhibitors provided attendees with information on healthcare, housing, transportation, etc. There were also free health screenings for interested senior citizens.

Also at the 2011 Senior Fair, Senator DeFrancisco helped announce details about the program, Embracing Age.  Franciscan Companies have launched this new program, as a way to provide membership concierge service for the growing senior citizen population.

September 29, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Hosts ‘Senior Symposium’, Unveils Legislative Plan to Protect Western New York Seniors

About 500 Senior Citizens join Senator Kennedy to gain access to various services, agencies.

September 28, 2011
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