Saturday, December 20, 2014
 
 
Council Members to State: If You Won't Do It, We Will (Gotham Gazette) - Friday, September 05, 2014
The New York City Council held the first hearing on Intro 358, a bill that would regulate the centers by appointing an ombudsman to refer complaints to the State Department of Health and allow inspections to ensure state laws are being followed. Read more
Allegany OFA Senior Picnic Tops 800 (Wellsville Daily Reporter) - Sunday, August 03, 2014
The Allegany Office for Aging's Senior Picnic welcomed the largest number of guests this year with more than 800 people on hand, a great way to educate older adults on the agency's programs and services. The Schenectady County Dept. of Senior & LTC Services first annual picnic was also popular and attracted an unexpected number of seniors. Read more
Albany County Aging Targets Areas with Little Access to Services (The Altamont Enterprise) - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
With fewer and fewer dollars available to human resource agencies like the Albany County Department for Aging, the county is choosing to spend in those areas that don't really have access to alternatives. Read more
Not Enough Choice in Senior Housing (The Daily News) - Monday, July 21, 2014
Editorial urges Genesee County legislators to do everything they can to encourage development of housing for senior citizens of all income levels. Read more
NY Connects in the News in Columbia County ( The Daily Mail) - Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Whether you are paying for services yourself, through insurance or are eligible for a government program, NY Connects will help you navigate your long-term care choices. Read more
City, County and State Cooperate to Reunite Programs (Olean Times Herald) - Sunday, June 01, 2014
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging's Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program is returning to the Olean Senior Center in the John Ash Community Building. Read more
It's That Time of Year Again -- Picnic and Fun Fest (News Channel 34) - Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Rita Fluharty, Coordinator of Health and Wellness at the Broome County Office for Aging, shares the reason the picnic attracts hundreds of Broome County seniors. Read more
Cayuga County Honors its Senior Volunteers (Auburn Citizen) - Wednesday, May 28, 2014
To illustrate the full impact of their generosity, the director of the county's Office for the Aging shared a few a statistics Tuesday afternoon to show the more than 100 people seated inside the Emerson Park Pavilion just how much seniors contribute to the community. Read More. 
City Seniors Locking Rents at the Current Level (The New York Times) - Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The state is contributing $1.2 million over the next two years to expand a program that allows renters 62 and older to lock in their rent at the current level but they have to do more to reach eligible seniors. Read More.  
Seniors Join the Push for an Easy Way to Prove Identity (New York Daily News) - Monday, April 21, 2014
What do seniors need in order to access health care services, pick up grandchildren at school, open a bank account, secure a lease, get a library card and benefit from other city services? Click here to find out.

 
Aging: It's Not a Disease; It's a Process (Daily Freeman) - Friday, April 18, 2014
Oftentimes there is just one thing that keeps elderly folks from being able to stay in their own home. Read more
Sharing the Lessons of Another County (The Buffalo News) - Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Erie County low-income senior housing manager supported efforts to stop providing seniors with transportation to casinos with good reason. What was it? Read more
A Crisis in Seniors Services (Staten Island Advance Editorial) - Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Staten Island is undergoing an "age tsunami." The challenge of case-management for older residents here mirrors the situation citywide and statewide. Read more.  
Staten Island Seniors in State Program Waiting for In-home... (Staten Island Advance Editorial) - Monday, March 24, 2014
Staten Island's exploding senior population has meant that hundreds of seniors in a state program are on months-long waiting lists for in-home visits from caseworkers. And advocates are concerned that the problem could grow worse with the number of seniors here expected to continue climbing. Read more
Year of the Senior - Friday, March 07, 2014
It's the Year of the Senior in Putnam County where one in every four residents is aged 60 years and older. Click here to read the proclamation. 
Office for Aging Services at the Mall (Dunkirk Observer) - Monday, January 27, 2014
Open since December, Heritage Living at the mall is serving the community by providing an easy-access location for area seniors and their families to get answers to questions about a senior's evolving needs. Read more
Google Donates Tablets to Seniors Impacted by Storm (Press Release) - Monday, January 27, 2014
Approximately 17,000 Google Nexus 7 tablets were donated by Google to assist New Yorkers impacted by Super Storm Sandy and 700 of them went to senior centers located throughout Sandy-affected areas of Suffolk County. Read more.  
Pre-K Plan Puts Cuomo at Odds With de Blasio on Funding (The New York Times) - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled a budget plan containing a glittering prize for Mayor Bill de Blasio: money for the prekindergarten classes that he had made a centerpiece of his insurgent bid for mayor. Read more.  
Cuomo Unveils New York Budget Proposal, Announces State-Funded Universal Pre-K Plan (CBSNewYork/AP) - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a budget proposal that he hopes will provide tax relief to both New York’s residents and businesses. Read more.  
Cuomo’s budget raises school aid 3.8 percent, imposes property tax restraints (The Buffalo News) - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday proposed a 2014 state budget that boosts state aid to public schools by 3.8 percent, imposes new property tax hike restrictions on localities, cuts some individual and business taxes while raising some fees and commits the final $680 million of the billion dollar economic development program he unveiled two years ago for the Buffalo area. Read more.  
Cuomo wants spending growth below 2% (Times Union) - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in April holds the growth in state spending below the 2 percent that's stood as his benchmark for past budgets — reflecting both continued austerity efforts and the governor's desire to find the nearly $500 million required to fund tax relief. Read more.  
Cattaraugus County Warns Against Elder Scam (Springville Journal) - Friday, January 10, 2014
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging recently logged a number of tips from older adults who had reported receiving calls regarding medical alert devices. Read more
Joe Welch Revels in Being County's 'Handyman' (The Daily News) - 8/10/2013 - Friday, September 06, 2013
Joe Welch, 55, has played the title role for 10 years in the Handyman Program offered through the Genesee County Office for the Aging. Read more
Retaining Seniors and Revitalizing the Region (Genesee Transportation Council) - Thursday, February 07, 2013
The mass retirement of baby boomers now underway promises to be one of the most
influential demographic trends in our nation’s history. At the Genesee Transportation
Council (GTC), our research convinces us of the power of seniors to help revitalize our economy. We believe that successfully retaining seniors will give our region a competitive advantage over regions that don’t. Read more.  
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