Issues: Aging

Supporting Hospice in Orleans County

Hospice of Orleans recently had the opportunity to personally thank Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley for their support of Hospice through a legislative member grant of $2,500. The grant has been given through the NYS Department of Health and will be used towards funding the Bereavement program.

September 14, 2010

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will unveil a Computer Lab for Morrison/Lafayette Senior Center and A Sound System for Erma Cava Senior Center


September 9, 2010

For immediate  Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will unveil a Computer Lab  for Morrison/Lafayette Senior Center and A Sound System for Erma Cava Senior Center

Bronx, NY- As the Chair of the Aging Committee, Senator Rubén Díaz takes pride in helping meet the needs of the Senior Centers in his District as well as throughout the state.  On Friday, September 10, 2010  two senior centers in the Bronx will be receiving much needed equipment.

September 9, 2010

Senator Foley, Suffolk County Legislators Propose PBC for Foley Skilled Nursing Facility

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and members of the Suffolk County Legislature announced today their proposal for the creation of a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) for the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility. This proposal would protect the public mission of the facility by avoiding its sale to a private entity, while relieving the county of the responsibility for operating the facility.

September 3, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease, Hospice Care and Palliative Care Forum

In honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, please join Senator Jose Peralta and the Alzheimer's Association for a forum on prevention and caring for affected loved ones.



September 21, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seniors say "Thanks"

Senator Rev. Ruben Díaz and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo celebrate with members of the Soundview Senior Center

September 1, 2010
September 13, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 30, 2010

Senator Díaz Announces that Governor Paterson Signs Legislation to Provide Financial Relief to Retirement Communities

August 20, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces that Governor Paterson Signs Legislation

August 20, 2010

Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

Action taken by the United States Senate today is welcome news for New York and other states struggling to overcome historic budget deficits. I urge the House of Representatives to act as quickly as possible and applaud Speaker Pelosi for indicating the House will return from recess to take a vote on this critical funding. Those who supported SA 4575 on FMAP and education funding for state governments understand what the consequences of inaction would mean to our state’s health care services, education programs, and organizations that provide for the needy throughout New York. The Senate’s legislation will also secure jobs for hundreds of thousands of firefighters, police officers, and teachers, keeping our communities safe and economy growing. 

August 5, 2010

Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson RE: FMAP Funding

Today’s action by the US Senate on SA 4575 on FMAP, Education, and SNAP funding for state governments is a welcome sign Washington understands the fiscal pressures New York and other states are struggling to overcome.

August 4, 2010

Senator Farley Attends Fulton County OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) chatted with Mary Niles of Fulton County at the July 29th Office for the Aging 23rd annual senior picnic.

July 29, 2010

Senator Farley Spends Afternoon With Fulton County Seniors

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) spent the early afternoon in Gloversville at the 23rd Annual Senior Picnic hosted by the Fulton County Office for the Aging.

Over 500 people attended the July 29th event.

"Fulton County seniors are wonderful and the OFA staff did an excellent job," Senator Farley said about the day.

July 29, 2010

Press Conference Today To Raise Public Awareness & Offer A Reward For The Capture Of The Individual Who Raped A 79 Year-Old Woman

Date:        Thursday July 22, 2010 at 12 noonLocation: 1400 Benson Street, The Bronx, New York 10462                 (Near Westchester Square)Contact:   Franck LaBoy Cellular 718-213-1959

New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. will join State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., Chair of the State Senate's Committee on Aging at a press conference to be held in front of 1400 Benson Street in The Bronx, on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 12 noon.

July 22, 2010

NYS Senator Eric Adams Visits Project He Supported to Transform the St. Louis Senior Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams will join not-for-profit organization Publicolor to visit the bright and vivid transformation of the St. Louis Senior Center in his District #20 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

 Senator Adams states: “I am partnering with Publicolor, a not-for-profit whose mission during the past 15 years has been to reduce the school drop-out rate by involving at-risk students in their own education. Publicolor employs an innovative creative arts program in an endeavor to empower students to reach their full potential. Publicolor begins by teaching students to transform their own public schools and nearby community facilities by painting these structures with vibrant colors.

July 20, 2010

Senator Rubén Díaz Warns Seniors About Medicare Rebate Scam


Senator Rubén Díaz Warns Seniors About Medicare Rebate Scam

Bronx, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairperson of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging today urged senior citizens to be aware about a potential Medicare Part D Rebate scam.

“I want to urge seniors throughout New York State to never, under any circumstances provide personal information - Social Security number, checking account number, or Medicaid number - to anyone over the phone,” stated Senator Díaz.

July 9, 2010

Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

Protects our children’s education.
Provides much-needed property tax relief.
Makes the smart spending cuts to give New Yorkers a government they can afford.
Maintains the state’s investment in the Tuition Assistance Program which helps tens of thousands of students succeed in college annually.
Ensures support for unemployed New Yorkers who are seeking work as a result of the national economic downturn.
Delivers the services and programs most important to the health and well being of our seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities.


June 28, 2010
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