Senator is walking with Sunrise

September 13, 2018

Originally published in Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily on September 13, 2018.

tate Sen. Roxanne Persaud (D-Canarsie) welcomed the seniors to the Resource Fair held at Sunrise Adult Health Center.

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud, (D–Canarsie) was a ray of sunshine for the seniors at Sunrise Adult Health Care Center on Sept. 6. The caring senator and staff at Sunrise co-hosted a senior resource event where residents had an opportunity to get valuable information about assistance and benefits available to them.

Representatives from agencies at the fair included AARP, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Department of Health–Early Intervention, Kingsborough Community College, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, NYC Department of Finance, East New York Farms, NYS Department of Public Service, ConEdison, NYC Fire Department, NYC Department of Environment Protection, HealthFirst, United Healthcare, Office of Health Services–Division of Prevention and Primary Care Insurance and SNAP.

“Many of our seniors live on a fixed income and they also lack information about and access to resources that can assist them to live comfortably and independently. They may have difficulty navigating the complicated phone systems and online resources. At the Senior Resource Day, the seniors have a unique opportunity to meet directly with representatives and get the necessary support,” state Sen. Persaud said.

Along with information and giveaways, the seniors were treated to cold fruit and Italian ices and snow cones, courtesy of Millennium Development Corp.

Not to be left out, seniors exercised their dancing muscles, or were treated to manicures and massages in the green space.

Thanks to the officers in the Community Department of the 69th and 63rd Precincts, the seniors were safe and sound.

Sen. Persaud’s District Office [1222 E. 96th St. in Canarsie, (718) 649–7653].