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Advocacy for Paid Family & Medical Leave
November 18, 2015

NY StateWide Senior Action Council supports efforts at the state and federal level to provide paid family and medical leave. Executive Director Maria Alvarez was interviewed for an article that appears in today’s Albany Times Union, noting that the Act will ensure that the family unit and the community in general is more stable.  Read […]

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Federal Budget Reconciliation addresses some Medicare and Social Security concerns

Congress Takes Action to Avert Crisis In recent years, Congress has not taken much positive action. A welcome change in Congressional deadlock occurred with a budget agreement that: – holds off a threatened government shutdown over the debt ceiling, – addresses the expected Medicare Part D premium hike for new enrollees, those with higher incomes […]

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NEW! NYS Assembly holds hearings on proposed Office of Community Living
October 16, 2015

Hearings are scheduled in NYC on October 20 and in Albany on October 27.  The Committee on Aging seeks testimony from the communities impacted to better understand the level of public engagement thus far, the public’s understanding of SOFA’s Office of Community Living study, and the process being utilized to complete such study. If you […]

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