Join a Town Hall with HHS Regional Director Dara Kass, MD

 See locations (below):
  • 6/20, 1:00 PM: Ulster County Office for the Aging, 1003 Development Court, Kingston, NY
  • 9/11, 4:00 PM: StateWide 2023 Convention, Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs
  • 9/27, 9:30 AM: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

Register for any of these upcoming Town Halls; VIEW FLYER

Also, if you missed the May 23rd Webinar with Dr. Kass, you can watch the recording – click on the red button (below).

Watch the latest 7 On Your Side Segments with Reporter Nina Pineda and Executive Director Maria Alvarez

  • 5/12/23: 7 On Your Side: Tips to avoid scams amid end of COVID emergency.  Click HERE to view the video.
  • 5/11/23: COVID-19 emergency ending: 7 On Your Side explains what it means for you.  Click HERE to view the video.


Patient Advocates Program - April Teach in

TOPIC: National Emerging Drug Threats in the United States

This session will examine the extent of these public health problems and how data is being used to address them including:

  • What are the emerging drug threats in the United States in 2023?
  • How big a problem is Fentanyl and to what extent is it combined with other drugs?
  • How do the threats from drugs like opioids and Fentanyl show up in overdose deaths and in drug seizures by law enforcement?
  • What impact did COVID-19 have on law enforcement seizures and on overdose deaths?

Patient Advocate Program Teach ins - Recordings

MARCH 2023 – Personal Medical Debt in New York State and
How to Prevent Aggressive Debt Collection Practices

FEBRUARY 2023 – Autopsies and the Role of the Coroner

JANUARY 2023 – Unwinding After the Public Health Emergency Ends – Transitions to Coverage and Assistance Under Medicare, Medicaid & the Medicare Savings Program


Budget Briefings Part 1 and 2

If you missed our Budget Briefing Webinars with Deputy Director Gail Myers, you can view the recordings and the presentations right here:

  • Budget Briefing 1: Aging Services funded by NYS Office for the Aging
  • Budget Briefing 2: Agencies other than the NYS Office for Aging programs 

Take Action: Call your legislators to support StateWide’s Patient Rights Helpline



  • Accessing Services and Benefits
  • Patients Rights
  • Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse

StateWide is committed to providing education about the important issues affecting seniors today.  If you or your organization would like to request a presenter from StateWide, call 800-333-4374 or click on the button below to fill out a speaker request form.

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