Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Monday, February 8th, 2010
SENATOR OPPENHEIMER CO-HOSTS WESTCHESTER TOWN HALL FORUM ON LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) co-hosted with Assemblyman George Latimer a Westchester town hall forum addressing state funding for long-term health care services. The forum, which was organized by the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC), was held on January 15, 2010 at the United Hebrew Geriatric Center in New Rochelle.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Thursday, March 11th, 2010
In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Friday, June 25th, 2010
Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval
The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support. Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.
On October 13, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored a free caregiver seminar in the Atrium of White Plains High School. The event featured experts from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) who offered tips and techniques for taking care of loved ones and preventing caregiver burnout.
White Plains School Superintendent Christopher Clouet welcomed the audience and introduced the Senator, saying “Senator Oppenheimer has the vision to bring community members together to discuss and strategize on the delicate issues facing caregivers. The school district is delighted to host this important event.”
Legislation will eliminate financial burden on potential donors
Each year, more than 10,000 people require bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening diseases such as lymphomas, leukemias, anemias, immune deficiency disorders, multiple myeloma and tumors. Approximately 70% of them cannot find a suitable match within their own families and must look elsewhere. To encourage new bone marrow donors, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Rye) have introduced legislation (S.4350/A.6459) that would require health insurers to cover the cost of testing potential donors.