Seniors

Three things you can do now to help New York’s aging immigrant population

Three things you can do now to help New York’s aging immigrant population

April 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

 Poverty, alienation, and vulnerability are some of the challenges facing New York’s aging immigrant population.  For every challenge immigrant seniors face, there is a clear and worrying consequences.  For example, the table below shows the main challenges senior immigrants in NY face along with the quality of life issues thatRead More

New York Seniors can receive extra money to spend at local Farmers’ Markets

New York Seniors can receive extra money to spend at local Farmers’ Markets

August 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

Are you 60 or older? Are you low income? Governor Cuomo has launched a new initiative to help you get fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets in your area.  As part of this initiative, low income Seniors can receive booklets with five $4.00 checks which can be usedRead More

Act Now! Last chance to prevent SCRIE revocation: Help elders in NYC keep this benefit

Act Now! Last chance to prevent SCRIE revocation: Help elders in NYC keep this benefit

May 17, 2013 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

Lea en español Ask any New Yorkers how much they’re paying in rent and odds are you’ll the response will be a resounded – too much! For our seniors living on social security and pensions, a rental increase is even more burdensome. SCRIE is a public program that helps 47,000Read More

Medicare Fall Annual Enrollment Period: Beginning 10/15/12 until 12/7/12

October 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

Attention Medicare recipients, the annual open enrollment period to change your Medicare health or prescription drug coverage is starting October 15, 2012 and lasting until December 7, 2012. During the annual enrollment period you can: Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan Switch or drop a Medicare AdvantageRead More

How to survive this heat wave if you have a medical condition

June 21, 2012 at 11:28 am 0 comments

It’s hot out. While being slow-roasted isn’t healthy for anyone, this heat wave could be downright dangerous for people with certain medical conditions. If you’re one of them there are several things you can do.  For one, try contacting the New York State Home Energy Assistance Program, HEAP for assistanceRead More

Attention NY Seniors! You Now Have a New Resource to Prevent Consumer Fraud: New Senior Consumer Information Hotline

February 17, 2012 at 12:42 am 0 comments

New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales has launched a new Senior Consumer Information Hotline to provide seniors with timely consumer information.  The Hotline was born out of a partnership with AARP, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, New YorkRead More

Better protection for residents of adult homes in New York State

November 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm 0 comments

A recent Court of Appeals (the highest court of the New York State Court System) decision found that people who live in adult homes and assisted living facilities have the right to meet with their lawyer(s). The trade association of adult home operators tried to prevent lawyers from visiting residentsRead More

Are you a non-profit serving seniors or low-income people? If so, you may qualify for free computer equipment

September 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

Earlier this year, Governor Cuomo signed a law that allow local governments to dispose of surplus computers, computer software and computer equipment through donation to not-for-profit institutions for use by senior citizens or low-income individuals upon demonstrating proof of need by such organization.  Previously, municipalities were restricted to donating computersRead More

Are you wondering why you have received a $250 rebate check from Medicare?

July 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm 0 comments

The new health care reform law passed earlier this year requires that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) send a $250 one-time-only rebate check to people with Medicare who have entered the coverage gap (doughnut hole) in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit this year. The firstRead More

Avoiding Medicare fraud

Avoiding Medicare fraud

July 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm 0 comments

Seniors are often vulnerable to different kinds of consumer frauds. A common and less-known type of fraud affecting seniors is Medicare fraud. The national non for profit advocacy group Medicare Watch provides the following tips to ensure you or a loved one can be protected against fraudulent Medicare practices: BeRead More