Addabbo and LiveOn NY partner for Senior Benefits Seminar in Woodhaven

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

April 11, 2023

New York State Senator is bringing LiveOn NY to the CCNS Woodhaven-Richmond Hill OAC this month to help seniors get the information they need in order to apply for vital benefits that can save them real money.

On Friday, April 21, representatives from LiveOn NY will be a the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Older Adult Center, located at 89-02 91st Street in Woodhaven, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to explain to the center’s members, as well as members of the public 60 years of age or older, the types of benefits seniors are eligible for and how they would be able to apply for them.

During the event LiveOn NY will provide information about their organization and what they do, and engage with the audience by discussing the unfortunate stigma and misconceptions around receiving benefits, review all of the benefit programs that are relevant to older adults — which includes discussing what these benefits address, their eligibility criteria and the application process — and will even assist anyone who is interested in applying for any of the benefits they speak about. There will also be a presentation covering both the city and state budgets.

“Many seniors are living on a fixed income, and as the price of basic necessities is on the rise it is vital that they are able to continue to provide for themselves,” Addabbo said. “Organizations like LiveOn NY are instrumental in informing seniors of the benefits they are eligible for and how those benefits can better their lives by helping them save money so they don’t need to pick between buying food or life-saving medication. Thank you to LiveOn NY for their continued partnership, and the CCNS Woodhaven-Richmond Hill OAC for opening their doors for this great event. I hope we are able to help some seniors get the benefits they are entitled to.”

Some of the benefits LiveOn NY can help constituents register for include SNAP, SCRIE, HEAP, the Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, and property tax exemptions. While LiveOn NY cannot assist participants in registering for these benefit programs during this meeting, seniors are encouraged to contact LiveOn NY after the webinar to talk about their specific situations and to find out if they qualify and how to apply.

If you're interested in scheduling a presentation for your clients or want to discuss further opportunities, please contact Kim Lerner, Director of LiveOn NY's Benefits Outreach Program at or (212) 398-6565, ext. 228.