Issues: Health Care

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Ken LaValle is

October 18, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS’ CHILDREN’S HEALTH BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

(Albany, NY) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District - D/WF) announced that the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act (S4057B) has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. This legislation, introduced by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will assist the approximately 220,000 children in New York State who are currently uninsured, but are eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plus.  Since the majority of children who are not participating in Child Health Plus are attending school and qualify for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program, this law coordinates the sharing of information to better serve our State's children.  

October 17, 2010
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Teaching Community About Alzheimer’s

Queens Courier

by Pete Davis

October 1, 2010

In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, State Senator José Peralta and Alzheimer’s Association’s NYC Chapter sponsored a forum in Jackson Heights to educate residents about the disease.

More than 50 people attended the forum, which was held in English and Spanish, to discuss the disease, symptoms and treatments.

October 14, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Hosts Caregiver Support Seminar at White Plains High School

On October 13, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored a free caregiver seminar in the Atrium of White Plains High School. The event featured experts from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) who offered tips and techniques for taking care of loved ones and preventing caregiver burnout.

White Plains School Superintendent Christopher Clouet welcomed the audience and introduced the Senator, saying “Senator Oppenheimer has the vision to bring community members together to discuss and strategize on the delicate issues facing caregivers. The school district is delighted to host this important event.”

October 14, 2010
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CHILDREN’S HEALTH BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

(Albany, NY) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District - D/WF) announced that the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act (S4057B) has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. This legislation, introduced by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will assist the approximately 220,000 children in New York State who are currently uninsured, but are eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. Since the majority of children who are not participating in Child Health Plus are attending school and qualify for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program, this law coordinates the sharing of information to better serve our State's children.

October 13, 2010
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Hope Lodge Hospitality House Opening

On Wednesday, October 6th, Senator Robach made remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the American Cancer Society B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House. Located at 1120 Goodman Street South, on the campus of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Hope Lodge Hospitality House offers lodging for cancer, trauma, and organ transplant patients and their families. For more information on the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org.

October 7, 2010
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November 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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ADDABBO’S FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IN FOREST HILLS DRAWS 22 WOMEN FOR CANCER SCREENINGS

Local Women Are Reminded:  October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Queens, NY, September 29, 2010 – On Monday, September 27, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Mobile Mammography Van at Community Board 6, 73-05 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills. Twenty-two women signed up for no-cost mammogram screenings for cancer. This was the sixth free mammography event the Senator coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

September 30, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO'S FREE HEALTH FAIR IN OZONE PARK DRAWS 80 AREA RESIDENTS

Queens, NY, September 28, 2010 – On Sunday, September 26, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Health Fair at the Nativity B.V.M. Church basement, 101-41 91st Street, Ozone Park. A vast array of free services were provided by 21 vendors, ensuring that individuals have the tools they need to lead healthy and active lives, and included:  Queens Hospital Center, Pearle Vision, EPIC, Jamaica Hospital, AIDS Center of Queens County, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Food Bank of NY, Ozone Park Kiwanis, Cross Bay Chemist, and Dr. Musnik, chiropractor. Eighty residents from the surrounding area attended the event.  New York Life Insurance made ID cards for children and Pearle Vision provided each participant with a free coupon for a comprehensive eye exam.

September 28, 2010
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Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State To Present Padavan With Legislator of the Year Award for 2010

The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State have announced that they are presenting New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) with their prestigious Legislator of the Year Award for 2010 in late October.  The Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State was founded in 1946 and serves as a multi-service organization to assist and provide vital services to the families of children with cerebral palsy.    The award recognizes Padavan’s significant contributions through the legislative process that have resulted in increased independence, productivity or integration for people with cerebral palsy and other significant disabilities, or is a benefit to their families.

September 28, 2010
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Aubertine: Grant Brings New Medical Equipment to SUNY Canton

Senator secures $15k for nursing program, helping prepare tomorrow’s healthcare workers

CANTON (September 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine visited Wicks Hall on the SUNY Canton campus today to announce a $15,000 legislative grant to help the college update its nursing facilities and equipment.

September 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SPONSORS FREE FLU CLINIC AT ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he is sponsoring a FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, starting at 12 Noon.  There are 400 immunizations that will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.

September 24, 2010
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Press Conference: Hospital Closure Planning Act Legislation

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2010Contacts: Antonio Rodriguez (Huntley)| (518) 455-3531Jane Carey (Lancman) | (718) 820-0241

*Media Advisory*

Queens Elected Officials To Urge Governor Paterson To Sign Into Law Renegotiated “Hospital Closure Planning Act”

Present version updated to address Governor’s concerns after veto last year

September 24, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Aubertine Secures $100k for Samaritan Keep Home

 

Senator announces funding Tuesday, meets with seniors, staff at skilled nursing facility

WATERTOWN (September 21, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine visited the Samaritan Keep Home today to meet with seniors and announce a $100,000 legislative grant to help the nursing home facility with the digitization of its patient’s medical records.

September 21, 2010
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Healthcare Update Newsletter: Effects of Healthcare Reform Legislation

I know how confusing healthcare insurance issues can be, and in times like these, with new Federal legislation, these issues can get even more complicated. My office has received a great many calls from constituents seeking assistance in navigating issues of access to healthcare and in dealing with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. As New York State moves toward implementing Federal healthcare reform, there are many new questions about what changes to expect. This newsletter is an effort to address some of these questions.

Please see attached newsletter.

File: 
Healthcare Mailer 9.2010.pdf

September 21, 2010
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September 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

Already post-Labor Day–wow!

In reviewing what summer 2010 will be remembered for, I am struck by the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf, the hottest summer on record in New York City and a disturbing upsurge in Islamophobia throughout the US, including right here in New York City.

Early September this year brings the Jewish New Year (L’SHANA TOVA 5771 to those of you who are celebrating) and so too the end of Ramadan for the Muslim community, which is celebrated with a big feast, that happens to fall on September 11th this year. Jewish and Muslim holidays move dates every year due to solar changes.

File: 
Sept 2010 CB- PRINT.pdf

September 21, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Secures $200,000 for North Country Children’s Clinic

 

 

Funding protects Clinic’s vital programming to maintain services to uninsured, underinsured

WATERTOWN (August 17, 2010)—The North Country Children’s Clinic and State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today announced that the clinic has received a $200,000 legislative grant secured by the Senator to help the clinic cover the cost of medical and dental care for uninsured and underinsured children.

 

September 17, 2010
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Padavan To Sponsor Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo October 3rd In Bayside

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be hosting his annual Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo for families and seniors throughout Northeast Queens on Sunday October 3, 2010. The expo will take from 12 pm to 3 pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church located at 34-45 202nd Street in Bayside.

September 13, 2010
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Senator Foley, Suffolk County Legislators Propose PBC for Foley Skilled Nursing Facility

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and members of the Suffolk County Legislature announced today their proposal for the creation of a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) for the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility. This proposal would protect the public mission of the facility by avoiding its sale to a private entity, while relieving the county of the responsibility for operating the facility.

September 3, 2010
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