Issues: Aging

May 5, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

During this week's edition of "Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young," she discussed the impact the 2015-16 State Budget will have on seniors in our community. The budget includes funding for many key programs seniors rely upon every day. These include:

- $27.8 million for Community Services for the Elderly Program;

- $26.6 million for Alzheimer’s programs;

-$945,000 for Lifespan for Elderly Abuse, Education and Outreach;

- $172,000 for the New York Foundation for Seniors Home Sharing and Respite; and

- $63,000 for the Senior Action Council Hotline.

 

May 8, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Announces Caregiver Act Passes Senate

LaValle-sponsored bill is AARP’s top legislative priority for 2015

May 7, 2015
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SENATOR SUE SERINO HONORS LOCAL SENIORS

 

SENATOR SUE SERINO HONORS LOCAL SENIORS 

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R—Hyde Park) passed a resolution in the Senate on Tuesday marking May 5, 2015  Senior Citizens’ Day in New York and recognized two local seniors for their invaluable contributions to our communities at a celebration in Albany.

“Our seniors have spent their lives building and shaping the state we know and love today and we are grateful for their commitment and dedication,” said Senator Serino in commenting on the resolution’s passage.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Honoring Seymour Scharf at NYSOFA Senior Citizen Day

(Albany - May 5th) Every May, as part of National Older Americans Month, the New York State Office of the Aging celebrates older New Yorkers at a Senior Citizens' Day event in Albany. Senator Stewart-Cousins caught up with 95 year old Seymour Scharf of Hartsdale -- a constituent and an active volunteer, fundraiser and supporter of programs in Greenburgh -- who is being honored along with others from all over the state at this special event.

May 5, 2015
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AARP thanks Murphy for supporting "CARE Act"

ALBANY, NY - The State Senate unanimously passed legislation known as the CARE Act this week, legislation its proponents say supports family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. The American Association of Retired People, or AARP, says critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality with the support of Senator Terrence P. Murphy.

April 30, 2015
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Serino Supports Family Caregivers

“Information is power, and this bill gives caregivers the tools they need to help individuals heal right the first time,” continued Serino.  “Passing the Care Act will cut costs by helping avoid expensive returns to the hospital, empower caregivers to get their loved ones back on their feet, and help our seniors maintain their independence.”

April 23, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging  Senator Susan Serino, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 813 LOB

Director of the State Office for the Aging Corinda Crossdale will be attending

April 28, 10:00 AM - 10:19 AM
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AARP Thanks Senator Valesky for Voting to Pass CARE Act; Assembly Likely to Take Up

ALBANY, New York – Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality this week when the State Senate – with the support of Senator David Valesky - unanimously (59-0) passed the CARE Act, legislation to support family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home.

The Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable Act ensures hospital patients can designate a family caregiver and requires hospitals to offer that caregiver instruction and demonstrations of medical tasks they are being expected to provide for their loved ones at home, such as administering multiple medications, dressing wounds, and operating medical equipment.

April 23, 2015
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Legislation Passed To Help Keep Older Adults, Others With Long Term Care Needs In Their Homes

The CARE Act ensures caregivers are involved in and educated about their loved one’s medical needs

 

ALBANY – With more and more Americans requiring long term care each year, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) and her Senate colleagues this week moved to ensure family caregivers receive consultation in the treatment of a loved one, as well as training to assist with post-release care tasks.

 

The CARE Act is an important step toward improving the quality of care for patients when they are released from the hospital, and will help cut down on the estimated $17 billion in Medicare funds spent each year nationally on hospital readmissions.

 

April 22, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP FAMILY CAREGIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

April 22, 2015
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CARE Act Passes Senate

ALBANY, 04/21/15 – The New York State Senate today passed the “Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act” to educate and support the individuals who provide vital healthcare to loved ones.

The legislation (S.676), co-sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) would update New York’s Public Health Law and require hospitals to provide, at a patient’s request, discharge instructions and post-release care plans to a designated caregiver.

April 21, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Help Family Caregivers

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting.

April 21, 2015
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SERINO SUPPORTS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

SERINO SUPPORTS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Co-Sponsors Bill to Provide Better Care to Patients at Home

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, announced today that the Senate has passed the CARE Act—a bill she co-sponsors that will drastically improve quality of care at home for New York patients and seniors.

“As the Chair of the Aging Committee I am incredibly proud to have co-sponsored a bill that I  know will go a long way in helping our seniors cut medical costs, maintain their independence and improve the quality of care they receive at home,” said Senator Serino.

April 21, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Community Wellness Day

Senator Skelos is pleased to invite you to a Wellness Day being sponsored by his office featuring a Free General Health Screening by South Nassau Communities Hospital.  

May 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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State Funding Will Help Keep Kirkside Open

ROXBURY, 04/13/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2015-2016 state budget includes, at his insistence, $150,000 to assist Kirkside A Retirement Home of Distinction in Roxbury. 

“Kirkside Retirement Home plays a vital role in the lives of area senior citizens and is a cherished part of the Roxbury community,” said Senator Seward.  “Ensuring Kirkside is able to continue operating and offering services contributes greatly to the health and well being of the residents and markedly enhances the local quality of life.”

April 13, 2015
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April 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Sen. Ortt Urges State to Reconsider Plan to Phase Out Sheltered Workshops

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and in support of the disability community and sheltered workshops in his district, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities to protect the workshops from closure. This is the full text of the letter Ortt sent last week to the Governor’s office and Kerry A. Delaney, acting commissioner of the OPWDD in Albany.

April 8, 2015
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Alzheimer's Association Receives Unprecedented State Grant

The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter received a state grant of an unprecedented amount - $50 million over the next two years. The organization's executive director Leilani Pelletier (right) wanted to formally thank Senator Ortt at a press conference Friday.   

April 3, 2015
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Collins Center Family Health & Safety Fair

Free Admission

Blood Donations

Free Services

Free Screenings

April 18, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

Senator Serino’s Statement on the New State Budget 2015-16

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced today that the new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for residents of the 41st Senate District. The new budget’s emphasis on cutting spending and creating real, tangible jobs will provide a much needed boost to local economies and countless new opportunities for residents.

March 31, 2015
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