Issues: Aging

August 12, 2009
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Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

A 2008-2009 Studio Project by Hunter College, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study was a studio project conducted for 2008-2009 at the request of New York State Senator Jose Serrano’s office.

The report is available for download from the AccessRI page at  http://accessri.blogspot.com/.

If you have comments about the report or any aspects of the studio project, please feel free to write to:

July 28, 2009
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Letter to Congressman Henry Waxman re Section 1233 of HR 3200

Dear Congressman Waxman:As Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, I am deeply concerned that a provision that targets senior citizens in Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 may preempt New York State rules and practices.  This proposed federal health care legislation’s impact upon the elderly citizens of New York State needs to be sensitive to what may be considered a “state’s rights” issue, which may be best dealt with at the state level, and not imposed by Washington.

July 27, 2009
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Elder Law Day

Panelist:Office of the New York State Attorney GeneralCommunity Enrichment & EducationNYS Consumer Protection BoardN Y S E R D A (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Light Refreshments will be served

For additional information, please contact Lois Menyweather or Dushan Cvetkovich at (718) 523-3069

District Office:161-10 Jamaica AvenueSuite 504Jamaica, New York 11432

September 25, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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7th Annual Seniors Appreciation Week "Oldies But Goodies" and Luncheon

For additional information, please contact Lois Menyweather or Gwendolyn Vaughn at (718) 523-3069 

September 14, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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7th Annual "Senior Appreciation Week"

Senator Huntley honors Senior Appreciation Week

September 15, 10:00 AM - September 19, 6:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN: SENIOR CITIZEN RENT INCREASE EXEMPTION PROGRAM (SCRIE) INCOME ELIGIBILITY INCREASED TO $29,000

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is informing those 62 years and older that the new income eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program is $29,000.           Senator Golden stated, “We have made available the opportunity so that more seniors of the City of New York can reap the benefits of the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program.

July 10, 2009
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Serrano Sponsors Roosevelt Island Health Workshop for Seniors

Senator Serrano sponsored a Health Workshop for Seniors as part of his monthly Roosevelt Island Constituent hours. The Senator has consistently fought to protect public health – on issues related to air quality, food access and environmental justice –throughout the 28th District. 

July 7, 2009
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August 13, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Greene County Seniors Dish Up Some Winning Recipes

The Daily Mail

By Chris Redwing

CATSKILL — A lively and welcoming crowd, combined with a wide assortment of homemade dishes ranging from hearty pot roast to no-bake oatmeal cookies resulted in the rousing success of the first Senior Citizen Cookoff in roughly 30 years.

June 22, 2009
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Health Workshop for Seniors

Click below for printable flyer.

July 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senate Aging Committee Moves Snap Bill Forward To Finance Committee

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz is pleased that Senate Bill S3340A   (Diaz, et.al.) was voted out of the Aging Committee during this morning’s meeting and has been reported to the Finance Committee with the hope of   being voted on by the Senate this session.   The goal of this legislation is to eliminate waiting lists for home delivered meals and to reduce the financial burden on local counties, many of   whom subsidize this state program with local taxpayer dollars.  

June 1, 2009
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10th Anniversary Celebration at the Chili Senior Center

Senator Alesi with Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Chili Town Supervisor David Dunning

May 29, 2009
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The Pfizer "MAINTAIN" Program

Click Here to View Pfizer Helpful Answers Website Link

How can this Program help?The Pfizer MAINTAIN Program (Medicines Assistance for Those who Are In Need) provides free Pfizer medicines to qualified patients, delivered right to their home. This newly created program can help eligible patients who have recently become unemployed and are currently uninsured continue receiving their Pfizer medicines.

File: 
Pfizer_MAINTAIN_Program_Application.pdf

File: 
Maintain_Fact_Sheet.pdf

May 29, 2009
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Sen. Foley Joins Local Seniors to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Avery Village Senior Center

For more information, please contact us at sd3info@gmail.com or by phone at 631-360-3365 (3356).

May 16, 2009
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Committee On Aging May 14, 2009 - Public Hearing

Committee On Aging May 14, 2009 - Public Hearing

May 14, 2009
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Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing Live Video Feed

Click Here to view Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing on Thursday, May 14, at 250 Broadway, NYC, 19th Floor at 1:00 p.m.

May 13, 2009
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