Daniel L. Squadron's posts related to Senior Centers

Don’t wait — vaccinate!

Senator Squadron and Visiting Nurse Services of New York co-sponsored free flu shots at several senior centers across the city. Nurses provided over 200 flu shots at each location.  Here, Senator Squadron dropped by the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in Carroll Gardens, where Judy Farrell from Visiting Nurse Service of New York injected Carol Rembert of Williamsburg.

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Here it is: Our annual ‘free flu shot’ story!

By Gersh Kuntzman

It’s time to get your flu shot — after all, state Sen. Daniel Squadron has gotten his.

The Brooklyn Heights Democrat will co-sponsor another round of gratis vaccinations next Monday, Nov. 18, at Long Islannd College Hospital.

Yes, needles are involved, but Squadron says the moment of pain is worth it.

“I promise it doesn’t hurt at all,” the freshman fibbed. “Everyone should get a flu shot, especially senior citizens and people with pre-existing health concerns.”

Ever the influenza enforcer, Squadron recently headed to the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in Carroll Gardens to oversee an earlier round of injections, smiling as Carol Rembert screamed as she got jabbed by Nurse Judy Farrell.


Sen. Squadron delivers the news

Downtown Express

By Aline Reynolds

Volume 20, Number 47 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | April 6 - April 12, 2011

Downtown senior centers have reason to celebrate, thanks to the restoration of $25.2 million in Title XX funds included in the recently passed state budget.

State Senator Daniel Squadron appeared at the BRC Senior Center in Chinatown on Thursday, March 31 to deliver the good news.

“State funding has been saved for the months and years to come,” Squadron announced joyously to a host of seniors gathered in the center’s cafeteria.

At the same time, the Senator stressed, the victory hasn’t yet been fully achieved. It’s up to the city’s Department for the Aging to decide which senior centers will remain open.


Seniors thank Squadron and Chin

Downtown Express

Volume 20, Number 51 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 4 - 11, 2011

Caring Community I.P.N. honored NY State Sen. Daniel Squadron and NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin on Fri. April 29. They joined with seniors at a breakfast and were thanked for fighting to restore vital money in the state budget that will maintain services at the senior center.

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Even in Minority, Squadron Pushes Forward Priorities as Social Services Ranker

ALBANY – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member and former chair of the Senate Social Services Committee, heralded the $2.5 million allocated for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in the state budget, as well as significant investments in other critical social services programs.