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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE NEW CRIME OF EXPLOITING THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently responded to the need for increased protection against financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults by passing legislation to make such actions a crime. The legislation (S6712) gives district attorneys and police the tools they need to prosecute instances of financial exploitation of vulnerable elderly or people with physical or mental disabilities.

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO FACILITATE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate recently gave final passage to a bill that would help make it easier and less expensive for legal guardians caring for the elderly or other relatives living out-of-state to carry out their responsibilities.

The measure (S2534) assists New Yorkers caring for adults in other states, as well as out-of-state individuals caring for elderly New Yorkers when they seek approval to fulfill health care, financial, and other legal responsibilities across state lines. It would create a registration form that would be used uniformly by participating states and replace a costly legal process that often required guardians to hire lawyers.

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Senator Farley Greets Senior Citizens Recognition Day Honoree

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting honoree Linda Walsh from his district at the 2013 Senior Citizens Recognition Day on May 7th at the Capitol. The event is hosted by the State Office for the Aging and recognizes older volunteers for their service to fellow New Yorkers. Senator Farley also had the pleasure of recognizing the recipients in the Senate Chamber during Session.

Senator Farley Salutes Older Volunteers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting several honorees from his district at the 2013 Senior Citizens Recognition Day on May 7th at the Capitol. The event is hosted by the State Office for the Aging and recognizes older volunteers for their service to fellow New Yorkers. Senator Farley also had the pleasure of recognizing the recipients in the Senate Chamber during Session.

Senator Farley Greets Long Lake Volunteer

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting James McIntyre of Long Lake, an honoree from his district at the 2013 Senior Citizens Recognition Day on May 7th at the Capitol. The event is hosted by the State Office for the Aging and recognizes older volunteers for their service to fellow New Yorkers. Senator Farley also had the pleasure of recognizing the recipient in the Senate Chamber during Session. Mr. McIntyre severed his country with honor in the Army and is an active member and former Commander of the Long Lake American Legion. He contributes his time to Warren-Hamilton Counties Community Action, Hamilton County Council of Senior Citizens, and the Office for the Aging Advisory Council.

Senator Farley Salutes Mary Rebecca Harris As an Outstanding Citizen

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Mary Rebecca Ferris of Remsen. She was an honoree at the New York State Office for the Aging Senior Citizens’ Day that was held May 6th in Albany. At the day, the State Office for Aging, along with county offices for the aging, honored older citizens from around the State, with a focus on those who have lent their expertise to their communities through volunteerism.

Senator Farley presented a Senate Citation for Ms. Harris for her volunteer work with Hospice Palliative Care as well as her dedication to the Boards of Foothills Rural Community Ministry and Food Pantry, Herkimer BOCES and Unity Hall Foundation.

 

Senator Farley Salutes Lou Grasso As an Outstanding Citizen

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Lou Grasso of Schenectady. He was an honoree at the New York State Office for the Aging Senior Citizens’ Day that was held May 6th in Albany. At the day, the State Office for Aging, along with county offices for the aging, honored older citizens from around the State, with a focus on those who have lent their expertise to their communities through volunteerism.

SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO FIGHT THE FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a package of eight bills to prevent criminals from using financial schemes to prey upon senior citizens. The measures were recommended in a report released by the Senate Majority Coalition in May that examined this growing issue that affects thousands of senior New Yorkers each year.

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