Our 2021 Virtual Convention ends with renewed efforts to improve the lives of NYS seniors. We have big plans ahead for 2022 and our 50th Anniversary. Stay tuned!
- A recording of our 2021 Virtual Convention and Speaker Presentations will be available online via our website by the end of the month.
- If you would like to review our Convention Schedule and Speaker Bios, click on the red button below.
JOINT PUBLIC HEARING - Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions
On July 27, StateWide Executive Director Maria Alvarez presented at the NYS joint New York State Senate public hearing on nursing home, assisted living and home care workforce challenges & solutions, and identified how these issues are affecting elders and caregivers today and the impact this will have for the future – along with possible solutions.
View the testimony recording. Executive Director Maria Alvarez begins her testimony at 3:42
COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATES
All New Yorkers age 12+ are eligible to schedule and receive the vaccine.
- NYC residents, click HERE or call 877-829-4692 to request an in-home appointment. Outside of NYC: click HERE for more information.
Vaccine Fraud Hotline. 833-VAX-SCAM or 833-829-7226.
Sign up HERE for vaccine and COVID-19 Updates (ny.gov)
On March 23, NYS Attorney General James updated us on the initiatives that impact New York’s elders & their families such as:
Prescription Drug Pricing, Cyber Security, Opioid Crisis, Environmental Issues, Charitable Giving Tips for Consumers, Immigrant Rights and Workforce Rights.
On February 8, Assembly Member Ron Kim, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging addressed questions posed by our members & friends relating to topics concerning New York’s seniors and their families.
Thank you to all who joined us on October 13th-15th for our 2020 Annual Convention, held virtually!
In case you missed our convention or want to rewatch certain panels, all session recordings and speaker presentations are available online through this webpage. Just click on the day you are interested in viewing:
The schedule and speaker bios are also available by clicking on the Convention Information button (below).
NY StateWide Senior Action Council is pleased to announce a Discussion with NYS Senate Aging Committee Chair Rachel May on the devastating toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on nursing home residents. Our discussion was live streamed on Facebook on June 1st. You can watch the recording on our Facebook page by clicking on the button below. For more information and additional resources for the roundtable discussion, click HERE
María Alvarez spoke with correspondent Melissa Bromley about how COVID is magnifying already existing issues in how nursing homes are run.
Listen to the interview podcast by clicking the button below.
Conversation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
On May 13, Senator Gillibrand addressed questions posed by our members relating to topics concerning New York’s seniors and their families.
You can listen to the Conversation with Senator Gillibrand (recording) here.