On April 10th I will be co-hosting the annual Community Wellness Day with The Family Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Upper Level of the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. This health fair is designed to put people of all ages in touch with some 60 Capital Region area health and community service providers for important information on a wide variety of health issues such as heart and dental diseases, as well as blood pressure checks and body mass index testing. There will also be children's crafts and activities.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a bill (S.476) that would protect the taxpayers of New York State by requiring state and county correctional facility inmates to make copayments for health care visits.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) suggests to parents that an eye exam is a good thing to put on the back-to-school supply list.
"This is the time of year when parents start purchasing back-to-school supplies. Why not add an eye exam to the list so your child is fully prepared for school and will be able to see classroom boards and focus better on learning," Senator Farley said.
Senator Farley reported that August has been designated since 1995 as the month to focus on children's eye health and safety. This national observance educates parents and educators about the critical link between vision and learning.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) recently met with representatives of New York Providers Alliance (NYPA) at his Ballston Spa District Office to discuss issues facing upstate New York nursing homes. Pictured, left to right, are Michael McPartlon, CEO and President of Kingsway Community; Senator Farley; and Keith Chambery, Executive Director of NYPA.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from March of Dimes on January 22nd at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Honoring January as Birth Defects Prevention Month, the staff and volunteers discussed with Senator Farley the March of Dime’s mission to reduce birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality. Pictured, left to right, are Senator Farley, Caitlin Conner, Amy Hines Kramer, Samantha Coratti, and Dave Smingler.
The fifth Joint Legislative Hearing, in a series of 13 hearings, will be held today, Monday, February 3rd.
During the Health-Medicaid hearing, which is part of the legislative process to review the 2014-2015 Executive Budget, health agency officials and representatives of health advocacy organizations will have an opportunity to address the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees.
These joint legislative hearings will continue through Tuesday, February 11th, and are available for live viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites, but will be preempted when the houses are in session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, live televised coverage of the hearings will resume.
For more than a decade, millions of women have united to raise their voices about heart disease as part of the Go Red For Women movement. These efforts have helped saved lives and improve the health of thousands of women across the country.
While we've made remarkable progress, heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women — killing more women than all forms of cancer combined.
National Wear Red Day — the first Friday each February — is a special day to bring attention to this silent killer of women.
On behalf of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Campaign, please join me in celebrating National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 to help fight women’s No. 1 killer — heart disease.
As people wish each other a Happy Valentine’s Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) notes that it is also a good time to focus on your heart’s health. February is designated as American Heart Month.
“February is the month for Valentines and paper hearts, which is a good reminder to focus on the health of your real heart,” Senator Farley said, “Cardiovascular disease is something that everyone needs to be concerned about. Cardiovascular disease includes high blood pressure, coronary heart disease; congestive heart failure and stroke.”
Joe Gambino, CEO of Schenectady’s Hometown Health Centers, and Susan Stuhr of Hometown Health met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) on March 4th in Albany as part of Community Health Care Association Lobby Day. They discussed health issues and concerns to the needy population they serve.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently enjoyed a bicycling tour with his family and would like to take this opportunity to remind constituents of the importance of bike safety.
"I've seen many people enjoying the local trails such as Fulton County's FJ&G Bike-Hike Trail, Schenectady County's Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail and the Town of Ballston's Veterans' Memorial Bike Path," Senator Farley said. "Whether you want to explore trails in one of our region's parks or ride in your own neighborhood, safety is something to always consider."
It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.
In June, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to strengthen New York’s laws and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. However, action is still needed by the State Assembly on this bill.