According to U.S. Census Data, there are more than 45,000 seniors residing within Rockland County alone. This amounts to nearly 15% of the county's total residential population.
Today Senator David Carlucci teamed up with Rockland Community College to host their third annual Senior Fair at the College. The Senior Fair was a unique opportunity for senior citizens to learn about new opportunities related to healthcare services, recreational and educational programming, non-profit assistance, financial services, and more.
This event allowed seniors to continue aging-in-place while taking advantage of the community-based services that make independent living possible
With support from Senator David Carlucci, the Mental Health Association of Rockland is offering a free three-hour suicide prevention “safeTALK” class to the general community on Wednesday, September 10 from 9am to noon, with registration starting at 8:30.
SafeTALK is a model of teaching adults how to recognize warning signs of suicidal thinking and to engage in meaningful conversation with someone who may be at risk with the ultimate goal of connecting that person to more expert help.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced that his bill (S3553), was signed this week by the Governor (Chapter 289). The new law will simplify the process of obtaining an absentee ballot. It will now be easier for registered voters, who cannot be present at their polling place on Election Day, to vote. The legislation is designed to accommodate commuters, who would likely spend most of the day away from their county of residence, and people who are primary care providers or have a physical disability.
Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator David Carlucciand Assembly Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Assembly Member Aileen GuntherPublic Hearing: Olmstead Implementation and the future of supports and services forIndividuals with Developmental Disabilities in New York StatePlace: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M.Contact: Katie L. Birchenough (518) 455-4371Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
NEW CITY, NY – Standing beside Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, Police Chief Sullivan of the Clarkstown Police Department, VCS INC. and the Center for Safety and Change, Senator David Carlucci(D-Rockland/Westchester) expressed the urgent need to have legislation signed into law that will ensure people who have had their image broadcasted without their consent will have a course of action under the law.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) passed legislation this year in the State Senate that provides expiration dates on sunscreen sold within New York State. The bill is meant to ensure New Yorkers are not using old, outdated sunscreen that has lost its ability to fight the sun’s UV rays.
According to the American Cancer Society, sunscreen is one of the single most effective methods to prevent forms of skin cancer, as over 800,000 new skin cancer cases of highly curable cancers are diagnosed per year. With the first day of summer behind us, these labels are especially important to inform consumers that sunscreen loses its effectiveness after a certain point.
OSSINING- Senator David Carlucci (D-Westchester/Rockland) along with Ossining Town Supervisor Sue Donnelly, announced a new project intended to conserve water while saving the Town a significant cost for the John V. Chervokas Spray Park at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park in Ossining. Currently, water drained from the spray park is sent into the Hudson River. Failing to recycle this water is a missed opportunity to save most of the nearly $25,000 in annual water bills from this park alone.
Under current law the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles may restore driving privileges after five years, no matter how many DUIs (Driving Under the Influence) a driver receives.
Senator Carlucci joined Rockland Sheriff Lou Falco to support a piece of legislation that will close this dangerous loophole.
Senator Carlucci said, "This sends the wrong message to persistent offenders and to the public at large. We need to make sure that people who are repeat offenders, who have reckless disregard for the safety of pedestrians and other drivers by continuing to drive under the influence after their second DUI conviction, are taken off the roads permanently."
Senator David Carlucci and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef were joined by advocates for people with disabilities to urge Governor Cuomo to sign their legislation (A.8193/S.6846) which willmodernize the Universal Symbol of Access to be implemented throughout New York State.
The New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases today released a report and legislation that provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for a state action plan to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment for harmful tick-borne illnesses.
ALBANY- The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) continues to effectively fight fraud while improving integrity in our system while saving taxpayer dollars. In an effort to improve communication between the OMIG and other local agencies involved in the Medicaid fraud fight, Senator Carlucci worked to pass legislation that allows the OMIG the ability to share information to any prosecutor who has jurisdiction, including local District Attorneys.
The OMIG is currently only required to refer cases to the Deputy Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud. This keeps local District Attorneys out of the process and prevents them from prosecuting Medicaid fraud cases in their jurisdictions.
ALBANY- The protection of people with special needs from abuse, neglect and mistreatment, is a top priority in New York State.
Legislation that passed the Senate and the Assembly ensures the New York Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs has the tools its needs to carry out its mission to further enhance protections for our most vulnerable population while helping investigators be more effective.
Earlier this week the Senate passed a bi-partisan, comprehensive package of legislation to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic that is sweeping through our neighborhoods. As the sponsor of two of these pieces of legislation that targets treatment and prevention, it gives me great hope to hear my colleagues in the Senate, who spoke in support of these two pieces of legislation, talk about heroin abuse and addiction as a disease that needs to be treated as such.
As Vice Chair of the Senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) authored the successful passage of two pieces of legislation that focus on prevention and treatment options for those who have fallen prey to the recent heroin epidemic.
At hearings across the State friends and family members of victims shared similar experiences of loved ones being denied outpatient treatment for their addiction.
ALBANY - Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator David Carlucci held a press conference in Albany to promote legislation that would modernize the Universal Symbol of Access to be implemented throughout New York State. This important legislation calls for the elimination of the word 'handicapped', and changes the icon symbol to represent a person seated in a wheelchair while appearing to be in motion.