Issues: Aging

Statement from Senator Valesky Regarding Syracuse Common Council Passage of Land Bank Legislation

I applaud the Common Council for moving legislation forward to create a city/county land bank. As the author of the state law, I am extremely encouraged that Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse will have the opportunity to be one of the first land banks in the state. Vacant and abandoned housing has been a problem in our communities for too long, and the application of this new strategy is a promising solution.

 

March 12, 2012
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Senator Liz Krueger’s Senior Roundtable: Part V

Join us for Part V of our Five-Part Series for Boomers and Seniors, "Who Will Care for Me? Redefining Aging and How We Care for our Elders." Presenters will include: Alice Fisher, Community Outreach Director for the Office of State Senator Liz Krueger; and Frederic Riccardi, Director of Programs and Outreach for the Medicare Rights Center. A light breakfast will be served.

RSVP is required -- for further information or to RSVP, email Dore Mann, doremann@gmail.com or call (212) 490-9535.

March 22, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO JOIN CARMEL SENIORS FOR LUNCH AND CONVERSATION

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Thursday, March 8th at 12:00 p.m.***

March 6, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Room 309 LOB

February 29, 11:30 AM - 11:32 AM
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April 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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May 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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VETERANS: SENATOR RITCHIE WANTS YOU!

Seeks Nominees for Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting nominations from veterans’ posts, family members and community leaders across Northern and Central New York for her inductee in the State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2012
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SENATOR BALL VISITS LEWISBORO SENIORS

South Salem, N.Y. – (2/8/2012) – On Wednesday, February 8th, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) paid a visit to the Lewisboro Senior Adult Group at the South Salem firehouse for some coffee, cake, and to talk about some of the issues the senior community in the area is coping with. 

February 11, 2012
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SEN. RITCHIE VISITS OSWEGO, JEFFERSON NURSING HOMES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Flowers and Cards for Homebound Seniors

State Senator Patty Ritchie visited several nursing homes and urged people to visit their loved ones at area nursing homes during Valentine's Week.

February 11, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Announces NYSABPRL's 41st Annual Legislative Conference Workshop & Event Schedule

The 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators will convene on Friday, February 17th and conclude on Sunday, February 19th, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is “Open Doors to Employment, Opens Doors to Empowerment."

The Conference schedule of educational workshops and weekend-long events is included here in a pdf format that can be downloaded.  More information on the Legislative Conference may be obtained by visiting www.nysabprl.org.

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February 9, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, February 13, 2012 Room 410 LOB

February 13, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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SENATOR BALL ASKS YORKTOWN HEIGHTS SENIORS TO COME OUT FOR SOME LUNCH AND A LITTLE Q&A TIME

 

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (1/30/12) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined seniors at the Yorktown Nutrition Center For Senior Citizens on Thursday to take questions and feedback on senior issues within the Yorktown community.

February 2, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE REMINDS SENIORS TO APPLY FOR “ENHANCED” STAR

“Doubles Your Tax Savings” But Applications are Due March 1

February 1, 2012
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SENATOR BALL ASKS MOUNT KISCO SENIORS TO SERVE UP SOME QUESTIONS AT LUNCHEON

Senator Ball and Team to Host Senior Luncheon at Fox Senior Center in Mount Kisco

January 30, 2012
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SENATOR BALL AND COUNCILWOMAN MCDONOUGH JOIN SENIORS FOR LUNCH

 

Mahopac, N.Y. – (1/26/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Carmel Councilwoman Suzi McDonough joined Mahopac and Carmel Seniors for lunch at the William Koehler Memorial Senior Center in Mahopac.

January 27, 2012
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SENATOR BALL WELCOMES PUTNAM COUNTY’S FIRST ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAM

Patterson, N.Y. – (1/15/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C –Patterson) joined The Plaza at Clover Lake to announce Putnam county’s first assisted living program. This much needed facility will provide seniors who cannot live at home, but do not need the more intensive care of a nursing home, a full-service assisted living residence.

January 23, 2012
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Senator Valesky Named Member of Senate Select Committee on Libraries

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was named to a newly-created bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Libraries.

“Libraries are an integral resource in our communities, providing access to books, technology and education to people of all ages,” Senator Valesky said. “I am pleased to serve on this committee, to focus on the specific needs of libraries in Central New York and across the state.”

January 19, 2012
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Governor Cuomo's 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a New New York. As a result of the tough decisions and bipartisan cooperation of the past year, the State is able to close the current deficit without broad cuts, new taxes, fees or gimmicks. In addition, the Governor’s Executive Budget proposes major reforms to reduce the cost of government for taxpayers, implements accountability in our schools to put students first, and puts the State in a position to leverage billions of dollars in private sector investment to grow the economy and create jobs.

January 17, 2012
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