Issues: Aging

MetroCard Bus at Howard Beach Senior Center & Glendale Stop & Shop

ADDABBO BRINGS  METROCARD BUS  BACK TO HOWARD BEACH & GLENDALE    

Senator Is a Member, NYS Senate’s Committee on the Aging 

June 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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LaValle Bill Capping Seniors' School Taxes Passes Senate

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said his bill capping school taxes for eligible senior citizens older than 70 years of age has passed the New York State Senate and will now go to the Assembly.

This bill amends the real property tax law by establishing a fixed real property school tax rate for persons 70 years of age or over who meet the requirements for the enhanced STAR exemption. Under the bill, residential real property owned and occupied by individuals who are 70 years of age or over; or by husband and wife, one of whom is seventy years of age or over and meets each of the requirements for the enhanced STAR exemption, will be eligible for a fixed real property school tax rate.

June 20, 2011
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SENATE PASSES GOLD ALERT

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C Syracuse) announced that the New York State Senate today passed his “Gold Alert” bill (S3293B) to assist in locating vulnerable missing adults.

June 20, 2011
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SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE OF "GOLD ALERT"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate gave final passage on June 16th of legislation that expands an existing alert system to help locate missing vulnerable adults. The "Gold Alert" bill (S.3293B) creates a system to help authorities get proper notifications, coordinate resources, and investigate incidents where individuals, such as those with illnesses or disabilities, go missing.

June 17, 2011
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Senate Gives Final Passage of "Gold Alert"

The New York State Senate today gave final passage of legislation that expands an existing alert system to help locate missing vulnerable adults. The “Gold Alert” bill (S.3293B), sponsored by Senator John A/ DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), creates a system to help authorities get proper notifications, coordinate resources, and investigate incidents where individuals, such as those with illnesses or disabilities, go missing.

June 16, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR VALESKY TO ASSIST IN LOCATING MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS

 ALBANY, N.Y.— Legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will create a clearinghouse for information and alert system to find missing and vulnerable adults passed the State Senate today. “This is a significant piece of legislation, because it has the potential to save lives,” Senator Valesky, who serves as Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, said. “The faster families and law enforcement can act in disseminating information about missing vulnerable adults, the faster resources can be dispatched and loved ones can be located.”  The legislation (S.3293b) would build upon the previously established statewide Amber Alert system used by law enforcement to alert the public to missing children.

June 16, 2011
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Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Senator Ball Urges NY Lawmakers to Follow Florida’s Lead

Albany, N.Y. — (06/11/11) — Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is urging fellow legislators to do the right thing and demand drug testing for welfare recipients in New York. Senator Ball has long advocated for a law that would ensure that hard-working taxpayers are not subsidizing drug addictions.

June 15, 2011
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ADDABBO: LET’S MINIMIZE ELDER ABUSE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Bill Passes Senate; Mandates Domestic Violence Prevention Programs in Senior Centers 

 

June 7, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 6/1/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses the results of his most recent teletown hall,  the "Gold Alert" Bill to locate missing vulnerable older adults,  the Upstate & Community General Merger, Destiny,  & 2011 Women of Distinction honoree Indi Shelby.

June 2, 2011
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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 19, 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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