Issues: Aging

Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Prevent Elder Abuse

The State Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) aimed at preventing elder abuse through domestic violence.

May 25, 2011
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5/20/2011: Pre-Memorial Remembrance Luncheon

PRE-MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE LUNCHEON

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May 20, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, May 23, 2011 Room 309 LOB

May 23, 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
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Senator Martins Votes to Create New Panel to Support Aging Veterans

The New York State Senate approved legislation to help older veterans by creating an advisory committee that specifically assists state officials in addressing important veterans issues. New York has the second highest veteran population in the United States and bill S.3337, supported by Senator Jack M. Martins, focuses on improving the care and state support available to aging veterans by creating a panel of gerontology and veterans’ issue experts.

“Our veterans have done so much to ensure our freedom. We need to make certain they receive the best care and support programs. I was proud to have supported this legislation,” said Senator Martins. “It’s an opportunity to show our veterans we will never forget the sacrifices they made for us.”

May 16, 2011
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Senate Acts to Create New Panel to Support Aging Veterans

The New York State Senate today approved legislation to help older veterans by creating an advisory committee that specifically assists state officials in addressing important veterans issues. New York has the second highest veteran population in the United States and bill S.3337, sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), focuses on improving the care and state support available to aging veterans by creating a panel of gerontology and veterans’ issue experts. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and for the freedoms which we all enjoy,” Senator Ranzenhofer said.  “They have earned only the best care and support programs and establishing a Veterans Advisory Committee will ensure that continues.”

May 16, 2011
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KLEIN FIGHTS TO PUT AN END TO UNNECESSARY LATE FEES FOR BRONX SENIOR

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced this week that he fought to help remove unnecessary Medicare Part D prescription plan late fees for Country Club resident Carmela Del Secolo.

May 6, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO GIVE TAX CREDIT TO FAMILIES WHO HOUSE SENIORS OR THE DISABLED

Sen. Golden’s sponsored bill would grant tax exemption on property assessments

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week led New York State Senate passage of S. 638, which he sponsored, that amends the current property tax law to exempt homeowners, who make renovations on their homes to accommodate seniors or the disabled, from an increased assessed value.

May 5, 2011
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Senator Golden's 9th Annual Senior Fair in Marine Park

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

 

Additionally, the EPIC Program, the Metro Card Mobile Sales unit and senior service agencies will be attending. Free blood pressure screenings will also be available and lunch will be served.

May 13, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SENIOR FAIRS

 

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing his upcoming 9th Annual series of three senior fairs to be held throughout his district, to offer local seniors an opportunity to learn of the services available to assist them with their property taxes, their prescription drug coverage, their personal safety, and their health.

 

The three senior fairs are scheduled as follows:

 

Friday, May 6, 2011, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s School Auditorium at 9511-4th Avenue (corner of 97th Street)

 

Friday, May 13, 2011, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Columba Auditorium located at 2245 Kimball Street

 

Friday, May 20, 2011, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 27, 2011
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Senator Gianaris attends ribbon-cutting ceremony of the "Honorable Michael Gianaris East Terrace."

Senator Gianaris spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the "Honorable Michael Gianaris East Terrace" at the George Douris Tower. The terrace was named after him for his continued hard work for our seniors.

April 21, 2011
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KLEIN FIGHTS TO GET REFUND FOR PELHAM PARKWAY RESIDENT

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced this week that he helped Pelham Parkway resident Anna Scully get a refund check for over $400 from United Healthcare for an advanced premium payment she made before she was accepted into the EPIC Fee program.

April 15, 2011
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AARP Chapter 4598 Celebrates 20 Years

This past Saturday, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, the annual luncheon for AARP Chapter 4598. Senator Robach also presented the organization with a proclamation to celebrate their 20 years of service to our community.

April 12, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 11, 2011 Room 309 LOB

April 11, 11:30 AM - 11:32 AM
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Legislative Report with Senator Martin Malave Dilan

April 6, 2011- Senator Dilan discusses 2011 - 2012 Budget, Education, and Transportation

April 7, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Helps Keep Senior Centers Open

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris was proud to announce the restoration of state funds to keep senior centers open. The restoration of these funds allows for senior centers originally slated to close to remain open.

Senator Gianaris said, “Our seniors are important members of the community and have worked hard throughout their lives to ensure a pleasant and comfortable lifestyle later in life. They deserve to spend their days respectfully and in a place that they can enjoy.”

April 4, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON RESTORATION OF TITLE XX FUNDING TO KEEP NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CENTERS OPEN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today held a press conference with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) to announce the State Legislature’s approval of the 2011-2012 State Budget, which contained full restoration of Title XX Funding, in the amount of $22.5 million, so to keep open senior centers in New York.

 

April 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator David J. Valesky, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 4, 2011 Room 309 LOB

April 4, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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