Issues: Health

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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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON GOVERNOR PATERSON TO SIGN AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM BILL

Above is a letter Senator Fuschillo sent to Governor David Paterson urging him to sign autism insurance reform legislation which is currently before him for consideration. The legislation (S7000B), which Senator Fuschillo sponsored, would ensure that individuals with autism have access to important treatment and care.

October 12, 2010
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Public Hearing: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Impact of member item reduction on small and mid-size not-for-profit community based organizations

This is a The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Member Item Reduction Impact on Small and Mid-size Not-for-profit Community-based Organizations Event. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

New York State Senate Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative CaucusChair: Senator Ruth Hassell-ThompsonPublic Hearing: Impact of member item reduction on small and mid-size not-for-profit community based organizationsPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Jamar S. Hooks (518) 455-5347Media Contact: Lisa King (518) 455-2401ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Public Policy Agenda Report

This is a The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Public Policy Agenda Report. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

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Public Policy Agenda Report

October 8, 2010
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The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus 2010 Calendar

This is a The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus 2010 Calendar. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

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October 8, 2010
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The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus 2009-10 Budget Equity XIX Report

This is a The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus 2009-10 Budget Equity XIX Report. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

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2009-10 Budget Equity XIX Report

October 8, 2010
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The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

This is a The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. This tribute is to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Isabel Allende, Oscar De La Hoya and Cesar Chavez. Thank you for paving the way. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

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Tribute and Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.pdf

October 8, 2010
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New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Celebrating Black History 365 Days a Year

This is The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Celebrating Black History 365 Days a Year. This tribute is to Shirley Chisholm, Percy Sutton and Rosa Parks. Thank you for paving the way. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

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October 8, 2010
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November 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ATTENDS AUTISM WALK AT JONES BEACH

Urges Walkers to Call on Governor Paterson to Sign Autism Insurance Reform Legislation

October 4, 2010
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to remind women to get mammograms.  It is also a perfect time to highlight a valuable resource available in New York – the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 39,840 women are expected to die from the disease in 2010 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

October 1, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SPONSORS FREE FLU CLINIC AT ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle received his flu shot at the FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC he sponsored at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on September 29, 2010.  Senator LaValle noted that 400 free immunizations were administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.

 

September 30, 2010
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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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Time for your annual flu shot

Senator George Maziarz got his annual influenza vaccine today from Rachel at Summit Park Pharmacy in Wheatfield.  Summit Park Pharmacy provides flu vaccinations on Wednesdays in October. 

September 29, 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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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Applauds Newtown Creek’s Designation as a Superfund Site

The near 150-year toxic scourge that has claimed Newtown Creek—the bordering waterway between Brooklyn and Queens—ends with today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that designates the canal as a Superfund site.The new designation follows the outcome of a series of EPA tests and samples taken over a three-month period in 2009. That report confirmed the presence of  toxic chemicals, heavy metals and petroleum products in more than 1 million cubic yards of sediment.

September 28, 2010
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9/24/2010: Press Conference on Hospital Closure Planning Act

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2010Contacts: Antonio Rodriguez (Huntley) | (518) 455-3531Jane Carey (Lancman) | (718) 820-0241

"Hospital Closure Planning Act" Sent to Governor's Desk for Signature

Bill Requires State To Address Impact Of Hospital Closings On Communities

Elected officials from across the City today urged Governor Paterson to sign the "Hospital Closure Planning Act" (A.10748A/S.7483A). The charge was led at a press conference this afternoon with the bill's sponsors, Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica).

September 24, 2010
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