Issues: Aging

SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM- LONG BEACH, NY

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Long Beach Public Library, located at 111 West Park Avenue in Long Beach.

April 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SERINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR WINS FOR NEW YORK SENIORS

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2015

Contact: Kara Cumoletti

cumolett@nysenate.gov

518-455-2945

 

SERINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR WINS FOR NEW YORK SENIORS

Statement on the Passage of the Health Budget

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), Chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, announced today that new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for New York Seniors.

March 30, 2015
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Senator Serino's Week in Review

Senator Sue Serino provides a regular update to residents of the 41st District.  This week’s review features an important announcement regarding workforce development, a spotlight on raising awareness for senior hunger and touches on education initiatives. 

March 26, 2015
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Jamaica Seniors Head to the Cinema to Celebrate Black History Month

‘Selma’ Screening Honors Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

On February 24th, 2015, Jamaica seniors were treated to a special screening of the Oscar nominated film “Selma” as part of the community’s celebration of Black History Month. The event, organized by State Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis), offered one hundred complimentary tickets to local senior citizens. Tickets were provided by Agewell New York, a community health care provider. The event was co-sponsored by Council Members I. Daneek Miller (D-Jamaica) and Ruben Wills (D-Ozone Park) and held at Jamaica Multiplex Cinema at 159-02 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Comrie, Community Board 12 and Christ Church International Ministries Host Care Expo for Jamaica

Community Health Fair What the Doctor Ordered 

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: words to live by for those hundreds that flocked to Community Board 12’s first annual Health Fair yesterday, February 19th, 2015, in Jamaica, Queens. The inaugural health fair, offering screenings, services and advice from local health providers, was held at Christ Church International Ministries, and sponsored by Queens Community Board 12, State Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis), Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Members I. Daneek Miller (D-Jamaica), Ruben Wills (D-Ozone Park) and Rory I. Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Pathmark Supermarket.

March 20, 2015
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Greenburgh

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

May 6, 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - White Plains

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

May 4, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - New Rochelle

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

May 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Yonkers

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

April 23, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Tarrytown

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork.

The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

April 6, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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Senate Republican Budget Plan Creates Property Tax Rebate & Eliminates GEA

The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment.  It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.

March 16, 2015
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SENATOR SUE SERINO FIGHTS FOR A ‘BRIGHTER FUTURE’

SENATOR SUE SERINO FIGHTS FOR A ‘BRIGHTER FUTURE’

Statement on the NYS Senate’s Budget Proposal

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) joined the NYS Senate Republican Majority today to advance its “Brighter Future” budget plan that will create a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extend historic opportunities to students at all levels, make significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs, and provide invaluable resources to improve quality of life for our seniors.

March 12, 2015
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Senator Serino Speaks on Aging

Senator Sue Serino, Chair of the Senate's Committee on Aging, provides a brief update on the work being done in the State Senate on behalf of New York's Seniors. 

March 12, 2015
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Senate’s Budget Plan Builds a Brighter Future for New York State

I’m pleased to report that the State Senate is moving the State Budget process forward with a soundly balanced, fiscally responsible plan that will cut taxes, control spending, and build a brighter future for the State of New York.

Our Senate one-house budget resolution calls for significant property tax relief to help hardworking New Yorkers, regionally balanced funding to help create good jobs, and important infrastructure investments to help rebuild the State’s economy.  Furthermore, it invests in the future of our students by increasing education aid and completely eliminating the GEA.  

Specifically, the Senate budget resolution:

March 11, 2015
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SERINO TO CREATE COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

SERINO TO CREATE COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced that her bill to create a program database for individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease passed through Committee earlier this morning.

Serino, the newly appointed chair of the Senate Committee on Aging noted the bill’s significance saying, “As the Aging Chair, my goal is to empower New York Seniors and increasing access to critical information is one of the real ways we can do that.”

March 3, 2015
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Safeguard finances of the elderly

By Bobbie Sackman and Ann Marie Cook, Commentary

Published 5:38 pm, Monday, February 16, 2015

More than 260,000 older New Yorkers suffer from elder abuse every year. The most common form — financial abuse and exploitation — is growing at an alarming rate.

Not only does this heartless crime leave its victims in economic ruin and devastate families, but according to a preliminary finding of a pending report by the Office of Family and Children Services, its conservative impact on the state is $1.7 billion a year in costs for Adult Protective Services, police departments, courts, state Office for the Aging, and necessary new services like SNAP, Medicaid and Crime Victims Assistance.

March 2, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator Susan Serino, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 813 LOB

March 3, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Senator Skelos' Free Senior ID Program

Please join Senator Skelos at his FREE Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

March 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Valesky plan sets aside $10m for supportive housing Upstate in IDC “Invest NY” agenda

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference have unveiled a comprehensive policy agenda that would include $10 million allocated specifically to Upstate New York for supportive housing development.

Supportive housing models include inclusive design for those who may have physical impairments and often offer a variety of services including activities, transportation, an on-site service coordinator, amenities, meals, and support for residents’ health-related services.

February 19, 2015
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