Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan today called on the Governor and State Legislature to make the property tax cap permanent next session, a move that would send a strong signal that New York is firmly on the side of hardworking taxpayers and is committed to creating new jobs so middle-class families can have a future here.

What’s unfolding in Puerto Rico is worst case scenario by any definition. The storm has passed, but the island remains without power, and to even assess or communicate the extent of the damage has proven a challenge. Early estimates say power won’t be restored for as many as four to six months. For Puertorriqueños here and home on the island, we are literary in the dark. Some have yet to hear from loved ones.

What we know is that there are nearly three and half million Americans on the island; and they need help.

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held his 13th annual Senior Fair on September 19, 2017, in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds. More than 120 vendors participated in the event, and nearly 1,000 seniors attended.  The event was free to the public. 

Senior Health Expo

My Annual Senior Health Expo takes place on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the St. Paul’s Field House (295 Stewart Avenue, Garden City), from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

This annual event features FREE flu vaccinations and pneumonia shots.  Also featured are cardiovascular screening, NUMC Mammography van, memory screening, postural and spinal screening, blood pressure and body mass index testing, video otoscopy, balance screening, fall prevention, oral dental screening and cholesterol & diabetes screening, and Metrocard processing.

Senior Scam Prevention Forum

Please join me for a special forum designed to help seniors learn how to protect their identity, presented by the New York Department of State Division of Consumer Protection.  Unfortunately, seniors are often the targets of scam operators, and they need to be on guard for scams, and to be aware of ways to keep them from being victims of unscrupulous marketers and solicitors.

The Forum takes place on Thursday, September 28th, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, at the Franklin Square Library (19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square).

Shed The Meds Program

Please join myself, Assemblyman Ra and the Carey Dad's Club this Saturday, September 23rd from 1:30 to 3:30 pm for a "Shed the Meds" event. Residents can come and safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The event takes place at Sanitary District #6, located at 80 Cherry Valley Avenue, in West Hempstead. The event is also being held in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department.

Operation Safe Child ID

This FREE, wallet sized ID card includes your child's name, photo, biographical information, and fingerprints.

You may elect to have your child's data linked to the AMBER Alert System.

When a child is reported missing, time can be the greatest adversary.  Possessing up-to-date photos and important information about one's child are important proactive measures a parent can take to assist law enforcement should a child disappear.

Stop by for your child's FREE ID.  NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

Operation Safe Child ID

This FREE, wallet sized ID card includes your child's name, photo, biographical information, and fingerprints.

You may elect to have your child's data linked to the AMBER Alert System.

When a child is reported missing, time can be the greatest adversary.  Possessing up-to-date photos and important information about one's child are important proactive measures a parent can take to assist law enforcement should a child disappear.

Stop by for your child's FREE ID.  NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

Operation Safe Child ID

This FREE, wallet sized ID card includes your child's name, photo, biographical information, and fingerprints.

You may elect to have your child's data linked to the AMBER Alert System.

When a child is reported missing, time can be the greatest adversary.  Possessing up-to-date photos and important information about one's child are important proactive measures a parent can take to assist law enforcement should a child disappear.

Stop by for your child's FREE ID.  NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

Please note, the photo is a small sampling of the calendar. The entire calendar is attached in a PDF file and can be downloaded.

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