Issues: Aging

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 14, 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 7, 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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Senator Golden with attendees at his annual Senior Picnic

Anny Thompsen
Bergit Bjelland
Kaye Ferentinos
Doris Christensen-Gordon
Doris Stern
Ellie Jensen
Laila Gabrielsen
Molla Stokkeland
Joan Rushing

September 25, 2009
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Special Time For Senior Citizens

New York recently celebrated the state’s first ever Assisted Living Week.  I was fortunate to mark this special occasion by meeting with residents and caregivers at several adult care/assisted living facilities within the 51st district.  These unique facilities are filled with wonderful individuals extremely deserving of this distinctive honor.

September 24, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Convene First State Senate Aging Advisory Council

For Immediate Release  New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will convene the first New York State Senate Aging Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Council of Senior Centers and Services located at 49 West 45 Street in New York City. 

September 23, 2009
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SENATOR SALAND AND THE GREATER SOUTHERN DUTCHESS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCE THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL GOLDEN GATHERING AT ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

            Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie), along with the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce will hold the 18th Annual Golden Gathering on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at Arlington High School on Rt. 55 in Lagrangeville. The event will be held between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

September 23, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Convene First State Senate Aging Advisory Council

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will convene the first New York State Senate Aging Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 10:00AM  – 2:00PM at the Council of Senior Centers and Services located at 49 West 45 Street in New York City.  

September 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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September 22, 2009
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Ranzenhofer Holds First Aging Advisory Committee Meeting

Clarence, NY – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer hosted his first Aging Advisory Committee Meeting last Wednesday at the Clarence Senior Center.  The Committee, comprising of members from various sectors of the aging and elderly care industries in Erie and Genesee County, will meet two to three times per year to discuss State issues important to preserving the financial and economic stability of the aging population. 

September 20, 2009
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