On Friday, March 18, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams was joined by a host of other elected officials at a press conference to denounce cuts in Title XX funding to senior centers. Title XX funds make up 25% of all funding for NYC senior centers; the diversion of this vital financial support will result in the closure of 105 New York City senior centers. 8,000 – 10,000 senior citizens will lose their center and the many benefits (such as meals, transportation, and social services) that these centers provide.
Posted by Eric Adams on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Senator Adams joined the St. Louis Senior Center (230 Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights) for their 1st Annual Multicultural Celebration. The senior citizens celebrated the diverse cultures represented within the center, with each country making a presentation and providing tasty samples of their country's cuisine for everyone to enjoy.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, October 31st, 2011
Well Care, in partnership with Senator Eric Adams, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Senator John Sampson, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilmember Letitia James, hosted a comedy and entertainment showcase for over 500 seniors at the Brooklyn Museum on Friday, October 28. Senior citizens from various senior centers in Brooklyn enjoyed an afternoon of laughter and fellowship.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, November 21st, 2011
Realizing the importance of giving and appreciation, Senator Eric Adams distributed turkeys to churches and senior centers in the 20th Senate District for the Thanksgiving holiday. Local senior centers and places of worship identified those persons in need, and assisted in helping those families enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday despite the challenging economic times.
Posted by Eric Adams on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Senator Adams attended the Marcus Garvey Residential Rehab Pavilion Appreciation Breakfast, where he greeted the seniors and the administration of the nursing home, and gave special happy birthday wishes to two seniors who celebrated the milestone of being over 100 years old.
SENATE PASSES ADAMS BILL TO PREVENT FINANCIAL CRIMES AGAINST BROOKLYN’S SENIORS
Bill would provide elderly with fraud safety net, create alert system to ID and prosecute schemes against seniors
(Brooklyn, NY – June 13, 2013) – The New York State Senate passed Senator Eric Adams’s bill (S. 5707) to prevent financial crimes against seniors Wednesday night, bringing Brooklyn one step closer to greatly improved fraud protections for its older population.
The bill would provide elderly consumers with a safety net when they are victimized, create an alert system so that evidence of fraud can be reported directly to law enforcement, and engage banks to identify and prevent financial schemes.