Queens, NY, June 11, 2010 – On Friday morning, June 11, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., was joined by 35 Wakefield Senior Center members, NYS Assembly Member Michele Titus, Locust Grove Civic Association President Donna Gilmartin and Community Board 10 Chair Betty Braton, at a South Ozone Park community rally to protest threatened senior center closings during a tough economic climate and proposed state and city budget cuts. The protest took place in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Boulevard, South Ozone Park.
Queens, NY, June 23, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will bring his once-a-month series of free eye exams by Pearle Vision's Ozone Park staff to the Maspeth Self-Help Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, 718-429-3636, on Friday, June 25, from 10 AM – 11 AM.
Senator Addabbo: Home Heating Assistance Is Available; Applications Arrive in Both My District Offices the First Week of November.
Queens, NY, October 28, 2010 -- Help is on the way for New York’s most vulnerable residents who are having trouble paying their heating bills this season. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LI- HEAP), according to NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who serves on the Sen ate’s Committee on the Aging.
Queens, NY, December 28, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate’s Committee on the Aging, warns seniors in his district that while it’s the season for giving, they should be wary of scam artists pretending to represent various police charities asking them for donations. The Senator received reports that such phone scams have been made to older members of his district during December.
The Department of Finance will be at the Peter Cardella Senior Center meeting one on one with seniors to see if they qualify for tax breaks. Depending on your Adjusted Gross Income you may be able to reduce your tax bill by up to 50%. This is a FREE event.
OUR GROWING SENIOR POPULATION HAS ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT THESE DAYS AND I BELIEVE IT WAS WRONG FOR THE MAYOR TO RELEASE THE LIST OF POSSIBLE SENIOR CENTER CLOSURES AND USE OUR SENIORS AS TOOLS OF THE BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE STATE.