Issues: Aging

SENATE PASSES LANDMARK CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL

Legislation Safeguards Seniors Entering into Life Settlement Insurance Arrangements

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced passage of legislation, S.3655A (Breslin), to protect individuals who, for various reasons, choose to sell their life insurance policies.

November 17, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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Keeping yourself safe - A guide for Seniors


Dear Friend,

In our ever-changing society, it is more important than ever to be aware of personal safety issues and make necessary adjustments to protect yourself. This brochure was created to serve as a guide to Seniors, with helpful tips and suggestions on how you can create a safer environment for yourself.

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Keeping yourself safe, A guide for seniors

October 29, 2009
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October 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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November 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Free Flu-shot Event!

On October 22, Senator Serrano took part in a free flu-shot event at Julia de Burgos- Taller Boriqua in East Harlem. 150 shots were administered by New York Presbyterian to seniors from the Community.

“It is a pleasure to see local seniors getting the opportunity to receive seasonal influenza vaccines free of cost, and in their own neighborhood,” said Serrano. “Thanks to the hard work of the nurses and New York-Presbyterian staff, there will be 150 less cases of flu in East Harlem this season.”

October 22, 2009
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ELDERS AGING IN PLACE: WHO’S PAYING THE BILLS?

Please join leading policy makers, practitioners, advocates, andresearchers for a symposium on the benefits, opportunities,and challenges in daily money management for frail adults.ELDERS AGING IN PLACE:WHO’S PAYING THE BILLS? The Value of Daily Money Management and a Blueprint for PolicyNOVEMBER 13, 20098:30AM - 12:15PMHunter College School of Social Work Harold Lewis Auditorium129 East 79th Street, New York City(Continental Breakfast will be served)REGISTER ONLINE AThttp://eldersaginginplace.eventbrite.comwww.brookdale.orgor call (212) 481-3780Co-Sponsors:  Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity of Hunter College/CUNYAARPAltman Foundation Isaac H. Tuttle Fund

November 13, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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October 29, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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October 22, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Governor Paterson’s Proposal to Cut Meals for Seniors

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz  (D-Bronx) is incensed by Governor Paterson’s outline of proposed State Budget cuts that will sever 20% of the Meals on Wheels Program.  Despite the thousands of seniors who remain on the Meals on Wheels waiting list, the Governor has recommended that even less seniors receive the one meal a day. 

October 16, 2009
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Recording of Senator Squadron's October 14th community convention follow-up call

On October 14th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention held in March. The discussion focused on Public Housing, Rent Regulations, Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights, Public Assistance and Social Services, Disability Access, Senior Citizens’ Concerns and Health and Health Care.

The call was the fourth and final call in a series of community convention update calls, all of which were open to the public.

October 15, 2009
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Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine Hosts 2009 Oswego County Senior Health and Information Fair

Photo: Sen. Aubertine talks with Muriel Allerton and her husband at the Oswego County Senior Health and Information Fair.

Event draws several hundred from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 10

October 10, 2009
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October 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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9/25/2009: Elder Law Day "Know Your Rights"

Kew Gardens Community Center
80-02 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 202
Kew Gardens, New York 11415
Panelists:
Office of the New York State Attorney General,

October 8, 2009
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GUILTY VERDICT IN THE TRIAL OF SENIOR CITIZEN MUGGER

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the former Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging and sponsor of New York’s “Granny’s Law”,  has issued the following statement in response to the State Supreme Court decision finding Jack Rhodes guilty of robbery, burglary and assault of three senior citizens in 2007:     “Justice has been served in the name of New York’s senior citizens.

October 7, 2009
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Senator Oppenheimer is Living Proof that Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and marks this occasion by urging all women to schedule their annual mammogram.

Medical professionals recommend that women receive a clinical breast exam beginning at age 20 and thereafter a minimum of once every three years until the age of 40. Women over 40 should undergo clinical breast exams every year.

October 1, 2009
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