Issues: Aging

SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN AND NYC AGING COMMISSIONER BARRIOS-PAOLI ANNOUNCE HOMECREST COMMUNITY SERVICES SELECTED AS NEW NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR CENTER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today was joined at a press conference by New York City Department for the Aging Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, and officials of Homecrest Community Services, to announce their selection to operate a new neighborhood senior center located at 7907 New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn.

The senior center is expected to provide 23,750 congregate meals and comprehensive multi-social senior services including health and wellness care and activities, citizenship assistance, and case management. The center will also provide recreational activities and programs for the program participants.

July 23, 2012
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Brooklyn Community Foundation Announces $2.3 Million in Grants

The Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its competitive grantmaking for 2012, totaling $2,299,600 for 138 highly effective community-based programs and services.

July 9, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE NEW CRIME OF EXPLOITING THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

Measure Helps Deter Stealing From Senior Citizens or People With Physical or Mental Disabilities

June 18, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Create New Crime of Exploiting the Elderly and Vulnerable Adults

The New York State Senate today responded to the need for increased protection against financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults by passing legislation to make such actions a crime. The legislation (S6712), sponsored by Senator Patrick M.

June 18, 2012
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Nyack Hospital, Senator Carlucci to Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Rockland

NYACK HOSPITAL TO HOST FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS FOR UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED WOMEN IN ROCKLAND COUNTY

NYACK, NY (June 8, 2012) -  On June 8th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nyack Hospital will host FREE Breast Cancer Screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in Rockland County.  The screenings include routine Mammography and Clinical Breast Exams.  This cancer screening event is grant funded by the Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley Region in partnership with Nyack Hospital, and, in part, with a grant from Capital One.  Refreshments will be provided by New York State Senator David Carlucci. 

June 6, 2012
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ADDABBO SUPPORTS ANTI-IDENTITY THEFT LEGISLATION

Queens, NY, June 4, 2012 --  In order to help crack down on the crime of identity theft, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) recently voted to pass legislation (S.1411) that would make it a felony to steal a debit card or credit card account number – regardless of whether the actual card is stolen as well. 

 

June 5, 2012
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Senator Valesky Introduces Legislation to Bring Local Food to Senior Facilities

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, recently introduced legislation to establish a farm-to-senior program to facilitate and promote the purchase of New York farm products by senior centers and other institutions for the aging, such as Social Adult Day Programs, County Area Agencies for the Aging and Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities.

May 30, 2012
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SENATOR ADDABBO & VISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK DRAW 125 SENIORS TO “PREVENTING FALLS” WORKSHOP IN HOWARD BEACH

Queens, NY, May 22, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. teamed up with Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) experts this morning and held “Preventing Falls Among Seniors – Tips & Techniques for Keeping Elder New Yorkers Strong on Their Feet,” a free, 60-minute VNSNY Community health turnkey presentation. Lunch, gift bags and transportation for many of the 125 members who attended from several Queens senior centers were provided by VNSNY.

May 23, 2012
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JOB MASHARIKI Named to the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

Job Mashariki, former President/CEO and Founder of Black Veterans for Social Justice was named today to the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. State Senator Velmanette Montgomery nominated Mr. Mashariki for this special designation. He served his country honorably as a Specialist Four in the United States Army.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION AND HEALTH FAIR

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Aging, today is announcing his 10th Annual series of senior fairs to be held throughout his district, to offer local seniors an opportunity to learn of the services available to them to assist with their property taxes, prescription drug coverage, personal safety, access to City and State services, and their health.

The senior fairs will feature information and assistance offered by City agencies including the Departments for the Aging, Environmental Protection, Finance, Transportation, Sanitation, the Human Resources Administration, New York and Company, the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department, and the Parks Department.

May 18, 2012
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MAYVILLE’S NORMA CUMMINGS NAMED 2012 ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’ BY SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG

ALBANY – In times of emergency, you want someone like Norma Cummingson your side. Whether it’s her family, friends or a stranger in need, shecommits her time to helping others with kindness and compassion.     In honor of her years of dedication, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I –Olean) named Mrs. Cummings as the 2012 Woman of Distinction for the 57thNew York Senate District.     “I was very surprised when I learned I had been named this year’sWoman of Distinction. I do what I do to help – and I do the best I can fora lot of people. When I stop and look at 25 years in the fire service, theyears at the Office of Emergency Medical Services for Chautauqua County,

May 18, 2012
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NYSDOT Releases Competitive Solicitation for up to $11.5 Million Under the Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Program

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has released a competitive solicitation for project applications for up to $11.5 million under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2012.  The Section 5310 Program (49 U.S.C. 5310) provides federal funding assistance to meet the specialized transportation needs of elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities.

May 16, 2012
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Senator Valesky, IDC Release Report to Expand ‘Doctors Across New York’ program

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference, flanked by hospital executives from around New York State, released a comprehensive report today calling on the Department of Health to implement immediate reforms to the Doctors Across New York program New York currently uses to lure new doctors to underserved areas, particularly in Upstate and rural New York.

May 15, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, May 14, 2012 Room 309 LOB

May 14, 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
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SENATE PASSES BILL SPONSORED BY SENATOR GOLDEN TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS WHO MAKE CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATE OLDER RELATIVES OR DISABLED PEOPLE

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.638), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), which allows local governments to authorize property tax exemptions for people who make improvements or changes to their homes to accommodate senior relatives or disabled people. The legislation means that homeowners are able to add on to their homes for this purpose without having to pay higher taxes resulting from increased property assessments.

May 7, 2012
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4TH NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TAKING PLACE SATURDAY

8 Locations in Central and Northern New York Accepting Unused, Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs

April 27, 2012
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4/23/12 - Senator Saland welcomes over 200 seniors to his Senior Seminar at the FDR Library and Home in Hyde Park.

4/23/12 - Senator Saland welcomes over 200 seniors to his Senior Seminar at the FDR Library and Home in Hyde Park.

April 24, 2012
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4/24/12 - Senator Saland welcomes the attendees at this morning's Senior Seminar at Columbia-Greene Community College.

4/24/12 - Senator Saland welcomes the attendees at this morning's Senior Seminar at Columbia-Greene Community College.

April 24, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Room 309 LOB

May 30, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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