Issues: Families

Health Care Proxy & Living Will Information

Living Wills and the appointment of a person who can function as your health care proxy are important decisions we all should make related to how we wish to be treated as our life ends. These decisions are not just considerations for the frail and elderly, but choices to be made when we are alert and willing to evaluate our views on end- of- life care. Discussions with close family and friends is a good way to have opinions known, but will have greater relevance if they are also supported by a living will and a health care proxy.

Health Care Proxy[1].pdf

December 3, 2010

Senator Oppenheimer Asks New Yorkers to Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

Celebrate the Holidays by Helping Others Stay Warm this Winter

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is urging families to open their hearts, closets, and attics to find donations that can help keep the homeless and needy warm and sheltered this winter.

December 2, 2010

Senator Robach's "From One Closet to Another" Coats for Kids Clothes Drive


Happy Holidays! I am proud to announce my “From One Closet to Another” Coats for Kids Drive this holiday season. From now until December 17th, I will be collecting gently worn winter articles and will be donating them to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet, who is in “great need” for winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and boots – all sizes in both boys and girls.


This is a great time to clean out your closet and provide gently worn articles to the less fortunate. If you have items you would like to donate, you can drop off clothing at either of the following locations:


Office of Senator Joseph E. Robach

2300 West Ridge Road

Rochester, NY 14626

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 1, 2010

Fall 2010 Albany Update

Dear Friend,

In the last year, there has been a number of important developments in transportation, education, land use and housing in the 26th District that I want to make sure you are aware of. Additionally, in this newsletter, I have included some information about upcoming community events I am hosting, as well as opportunities for you and your family to get involved. I hope you find this information helpful.

Fall 2010 Neighborhood Update - Fall.pdf

November 30, 2010

On Staten Island, 500 Care Packages Prepared For Soldiers and 900 Turkeys Given Away

Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 7:16 AM

Maura Yates

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Islanders participated in a variety of events yesterday to celebrate the season of giving, and share with those who are facing hard times this Thanksgiving.

Sen. Diane Savino joined with the Staten Island chapter of the New York Urban League, along with Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union, Local 338, and other organizations to distribute bags filled with 14-pound turkeys and all the fixings to more than 200 needy families.

November 24, 2010

State Sen. Diane Savino Teams With Union to Donate Thanksgiving Turkeys

Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 6:52 AM     Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 9:37 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Just in time for the holiday.

November 17, 2010

Open Door Mission Prepares for Holiday Season

This month, the Open Door Mission will mark a 58-year tradition of serving hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to Rochester's most vulnerable citizens. As a prelude to the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration, the Mission recognized National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, which commences on November 14th. Senator Robach visited the Mission on Friday, November 5th, to help launch the Open Door Mission's holiday campaign.

November 5, 2010

Cultivating Community-Based Financial Literacy at Baisley Park Houses

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | | (518) 455-3531


Cultivating Community-Based Financial Literacy at Baisley Park Houses

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today that she is holding a residents meeting to introduce Financial Independence Today (FIT).

November 5, 2010

Town of Greece Family Halloween Party

On Friday night, October 29th, the Town of Greece held a family Halloween party at the town's Community and Senior Center. Families were treated to music and food. Senator Roabch and Town of Greece Councilman Kirk Morris served as judges for the costume contest, which awarded prizes for the most original costume and most scariest costume. Earlier in the day, the Town of Greece held a Seniors Halloween Party.

October 29, 2010

Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the NYC Wedding March 2010

Watch Senator Savino speak on the issue of gay marriage on September 26 at the 7th NYC Wedding March.


October 22, 2010


  State Senator Addabbo Identifies Queens Recipients and Provides Volunteer Support;October Is Hunger Awareness Month  

October 22, 2010

Americans Fedding Americans sponsored by Senator Addabbo.

On Tuesday, October 19th NYS Senator Addabbo sponsored an event for people who are struggling due to the difficult economic times. Along with Feed the Children and Avon 1200 local residents were provided with one box of food, one box daily essentials and a box of Avon products. Over 40 volunteers and Mr. Met  help distribute the items.

October 20, 2010
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