Issues: Aging

Senate Passes S. 5707-Adams Bill to Prevent Financial Crimes Against Seniors

SENATE PASSES ADAMS BILL TO PREVENT FINANCIAL CRIMES AGAINST BROOKLYN’S SENIORS

Bill would provide elderly with fraud safety net, create alert system to ID and prosecute schemes against seniors

(Brooklyn, NY – June 13, 2013) – The New York State Senate passed Senator Eric Adams’s bill (S. 5707) to prevent financial crimes against seniors Wednesday night, bringing Brooklyn one step closer to greatly improved fraud protections for its older population.

The bill would provide elderly consumers with a safety net when they are victimized, create an alert system so that evidence of fraud can be reported directly to law enforcement, and engage banks to identify and prevent financial schemes.

June 13, 2013
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Senate Approves Senator Kennedy’s Bill to Crackdown on Financial Exploitation of Seniors

Legislation would expand the crime of larceny to more harshly prosecute people who commit financial abuse of seniors or individuals with disabilities.

Kennedy believes bill would help ensure stiffer penalties in cases like that of Kenneth Hetizenrater, who exploited the trust of a 90-year-old man to steal $550,000 from him.  

June 11, 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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More Relatives Raising Children Could See Help in Creating Stable Homes

Aunts, Uncles, Adult Siblings and Great-Grandparents Could Seek Guardianship or Custody of Children Whose Own Parents Are Unable to Raise Them

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – Tens of thousands of children in New York being raised by aunts, uncles and adult siblings when their own parents have stepped out of the picture could get a better footing in life under a bill working its way through the New York State Legislature.

 

The “Relative Caregiver Bill” (S2094A/A7189A), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Queens), would give these relatives the same rights as grandparents when raising children whose own parents are unable to do so.

 

May 30, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator Eric Adams, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Room 816 LOB

June 4, 10:00 AM - 10:11 AM
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Greenburgh Resident John Stroud Turns 100!

Leader Stewart-Cousins wished Greenburgh resident John Stroud a Happy 100th Birthday in Elmsford, NY on May 26th.

May 26, 2013
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Senator José M. Serrano Participates in Rent Control Forum to Discuss His Push to Promote Tenant-Friendly Legislation in Albany

(Upper West Side, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano participated in a rent control forum, sponsored by Tenants & Neighbors, to address the growing concern by community residents regarding rent-controlled apartments and the availability of affordable housing for seniors citizens within New York City. As part of the forum, Senator Serrano discussed the importance of promoting and pushing tenant-friendly legislation in Albany.

May 23, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Celebrates New York’s Elders

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2013          

May 22, 2013
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Dominick DeGorge of Dobbs Ferry Turns 99!

Leader Stewart-Cousins sings "Happy Birthday" to Dominick DeGorge on his 99th Birthday at the Dobbs Ferry Annual Senior Citizen Week.

May 20, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Office of the Aging Honorees

Senator Bonacic discusses district Office of the Aging Honorees- Monday, May 13, 2013.

May 17, 2013
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Senator Kennedy Urges Postal Service’s WNY District to Re-Launch Carrier Alert to Protect Local Seniors

Carrier Alert provides a daily check-in and notification system to protect the health and well-being of local seniors and people with disabilities.

 Kennedy calls Carrier Alert a low-cost option to ensure WNY seniors are kept safe. 

Kennedy: Letter carriers visit every home and business in our nation six days a week, and there have been countless instances of letter carriers saving lives and serving as neighborhood guardians on their routes.

May 17, 2013
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Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator Eric Adams, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Room 816 LOB

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275 Refer to Finance

Larkin

An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to allowing a property to be eligible for an enhanced STAR exemption if at least one owner is at least 65 years old

May 21, 10:02 AM - 10:07 AM
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SENATOR KEVIN PARKER HONORS MS. HAZEL COLLMAN-FOSTER ON

SENATOR KEVIN PARKER HONORS MS. HAZEL COLLMAN-FOSTER ON

NEW YORK STATE’S ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY

May 14, 2013
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Senior Citizens of the Year

Albany-Senator Mike Nozzolio recently recognized Dorothy DeMay as Wayne County Senior Citizen of the Year and Angela Jones as Seneca County Senior Citizen of the Year. Senator Nozzolio joined local seniors at the State Capital to celebrate New York Senior Citizens Day.  Dorothy and Angela were recognized with other honorees from across New York State for their outstanding contributions to our community through their volunteer work.

May 13, 2013
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Sen. Malcolm Smith Honors Senior of the Year - Ms. Gladys Joyner

(Albany, NY, May 7) - The State Senate joined Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) in passing a resolution honoring Ms. Gladys Joyner upon her selection as the New York State Office for the Aging's Queens County 2013 Senior of the Year.

"Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the community and their contributions, both past and future, are invaluable," Smith said. "I am proud to honor Ms. Gladys Joyner in recognition of her outstanding, and much appreciated, volunteer work."  

 

May 10, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Marion Dumond

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Marion Dumond of Ellenville.  Ms. Dumond was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  Born and raised in Sullivan County, Ms. Dumond has lived in Ellenvile for the past 48 years.  She is a career librarian who has devoted her time to serving as Chair of the Ellenville Library Museum Advisory Board, where she was intrumental in opening the current modern library facility, art gallery, and local art museum.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Glenice Foglia

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Glenice Foglia of Middletown.  Ms. Foglia was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  Working as a secretary in the Nursing Department at Orange County Community College for 27 years, Ms. Foglia volunteers with the Jewish Family Services's Visitor Program, and is a very active member of the Middletown Lion's Club. 

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Mabel Adams

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Mabel Adams of Delhi.  Ms. Adams was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  A resident of Delhi for almost 50 years, Ms. Adams volunteers for medical transportation services through the Office of the Aging, is a member of the Delaware County Senior Council, a member of the Delhi Senior Social Club, and is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Delhi, among other community involvement.

May 8, 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) sponsored by Senator David Valesky (D-Oneida), that would create a farm-to-senior program to promote the purchase of New York State farm products by senior center

May 7, 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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