Issues: Aging

Visiting Senior Citizens in New Rochelle

Senator Stewart-Cousins visited some of her new constituents at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center in New Rochelle.

November 8, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Krueger's Roundtable Series for Boomers and Seniors Begins Nov. 15

Please join Senator Krueger at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House for the first of a five-part breakfast discussion series on the challenges of longevity.

November 15, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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New Yorkers Can Now Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy can now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

November 5, 2012
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RITCHIE MAKES HALLOWEEN VISIT TO BISHOP’S COMMONS RESIDENTS

State Senator Patty Ritchie made a visit on Halloween to the residents at Bishop’s Commons in Oswego. 

November 1, 2012
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EPIC: Helping New York State Seniors Stay Healthy

Seniors with questions about EPIC—the newly restored program which helps low-income seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs—could get them answered at Senator Ritchie's Senior Health and Wellness Fair, held recently in Oswego County.

October 22, 2012
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STANDING UP FOR OUR SENIORS

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

From sitting down with seniors for coffee at Meadowview Apartments in Central Square, to talking with veterans at an annual ham dinner in Dexter, I’ve been spending a lot of time listening to the concerns of the older residents living in our region.

One of the biggest opportunities for chatting up seniors was at my Senior Health and Wellness Fairs, held recently in Central and Northern New York.  The events, which attracted more than 2,000 seniors, were held in Jefferson, Oswego and for the very first time ever, in St. Lawrence County.

October 22, 2012
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NEARLY 300 SENIORS ATTEND RITCHIE SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

Special Guest Aging Committee Chair Senator David Valesky on Hand for EPIC Q&A Forum

Nearly 300 Central New York seniors packed Fulton’s War Memorial on Thursday, taking part in State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which was co-hosted by Assemblyman Will Barclay. 

Special guest Senator David Valesky, Chair of the Senate’s Aging Committee, was on hand at the event for a Q&A session on EPIC, the newly restored program which helps low-income seniors—including more than 10,000 in Senator Ritchie’s district—with the cost of their prescription drugs. 

October 11, 2012
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR THURSDAY

Q&A on EPIC Program Hosted by Sen. David Valesky, Free Lunch,

Entertainment by “Anybody’s Guess”

Seniors with questions about the state’s EPIC prescription drug program can get them answered at Senator Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair, being held on Thursday October 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fulton’s War Memorial, located at 609 West Broadway. 

Special guest Senator David Valesky, Chair of the Senate’s Aging Committee, will co-host a Q&A forum on EPIC, the newly restored program which helps low-income seniors—including more than 10,000 in Senator Ritchie’s district—with the cost of their prescription drugs. 

October 10, 2012
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SENIOR CITIZENS IN BROOKLYN SET TO TAKE THE STAGE FOR 6TH ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) recently announced that eleven finalists have been selected to compete in Brooklyn’s 6th Annual Senior Idol to be held this Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “We are just days away from what is now a very popular Brooklyn tradition, Senior Idol. This year, we again have another list of performers who have great talent and will be sure to entertain the crowd. If you are looking for a night of laughter, tears, and true fun right in our neighborhood, don’t miss the show.”

 

The finalists, who auditioned for the show in September, and the songs they will sing, are as follows:

 

October 9, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS ‘SENIOR VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR’

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently honored two St. Lawrence County senior citizens for their years of service to their community.

Keith Robinson and Ann Marie Girard were honored at Senator Ritchie’s first-ever Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which was recently held in Ogdensburg.

October 5, 2012
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RITCHIE TO HOST SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR OCTOBER 11TH

Special Guest on Hand to Answer Questions About EPIC Program

State Senator Patty Ritchie will host a Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday October 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fulton’s War Memorial, located at 609 West Broadway. 

At the event, seniors will have the opportunity to receive tips and tools for living a healthy lifestyle from 60 exhibitors.  A free lunch will also be served. 

October 4, 2012
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SENIORS ATTEND RITCHIE SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

First Annual Event Held in St. Lawrence County

Seniors were able to get health and wellness tips Wednesday at Senator Ritchie’s first-ever St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

The event, which was held at Odd Fellows Hall in Ogdensburg, featured more than 60 organizations.

October 3, 2012
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BROOKLYN’S 6th ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Senator Golden, “…a night of laughter, of tears and true fun in our neighborhood…”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that eleven finalists have been selected to compete in Brooklyn’s 6th Annual Senior Idol to be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “We are less than two weeks away from what is now a very popular Brooklyn tradition, Senior Idol. This year, we again have another list of performers who have great talent and will be sure to entertain the crowd. If you are looking for a night of laughter, tears, and true fun right in our neighborhood, don’t miss the show.”

 

October 2, 2012
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1,000 Seniors Attend Ritchie Health Fair

1,000 seniors turned out for the 2d Annual Senator Ritchie Senior Health and Wellness Fair, held at the Watertown Fairgounds Arena. The event featured free information, health checks and giveaways--all aimed at heping seniotrs stay healthy and active.

Two more Senior fairs are planned for Oct. 3 in Ogdensburg, and Oct. 11 in Fulton.

For more information, click here.

 

September 17, 2012
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NANCY KALL HAILED AS 'VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR'

SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS ‘SENIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR’

Watertown’s Nancy Kall recently received State Senator Patty Ritchie’s ‘Senior Volunteer of the Year Award,’ at the Senator’s Jefferson County Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

September 15, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH THE VISITING NURSE SERVICE TO OFFER FREE FLU SHOTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots by appointment only for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at three events during the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on:

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. St. Simon and Jude located at 294 Avenue T

September 12, 2012
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