Issues: Aging

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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Senator Kennedy to Host ‘Senior Symposium’

Invites senior citizens from the 58th Senatorial District to join him at outreach event on September 28. BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, will host a Senior Symposium Wednesday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lucarelli’s Banquet Center in Lackawanna. The event aims to connect Western New York Seniors to services available to them and to help answer any questions that they may have.

September 23, 2011
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SHORE HILL HOUSING WAITING LIST OPENED, LOTTERY FOR 300 PEOPLE

Senator Golden is pleased to announce that Shore Hill Housing Apartments are opening up their Studio waiting list to 300 new people. There will be a lottery for the spaces. In order to qualify applicants must be 62 years of age or older and have a maximum income of $34,740. Maximum occupancy for the apartment is one person. The maximum rent will be $909.

 

Interested persons need to send in a stamped, self address envelope no smaller than 9x4” to obtain an application. It needs to be namiled to Shore Hill Housing Associates, LP at 9000 Shore Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Attn: Management Office/Application. Applications must be received by regular mail by October 27, 2011 at 11am.

 

September 16, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE'S JEFFERSON COUNTY SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO 2011

Special thanks to the Jefferson County Office for the Aging, Froggy 97, and the over 1500 seniors who turned out and made my first Senior health and wellness Expo such a success.

September 15, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES OSWEGO SENIOR HEALTH EXPO

** UPDATED LIST OF EXHIBITORS AND SERVICES BELOW **

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced she will be hosting a Senior Health and Wellness Expo in Fulton, at the War Memorial, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

The event is free, and will feature over 50 exhibitors on health and wellness, health catre, senior nutrition and fitness, and other services.

There will also be free flu shot, health screenings and refreshments.

Over 1500 seniors attended a similiar event in September in Watertown. That was a new record for attendance at such an event.

You can view a video report on that event here.

September 15, 2011
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