• January 28th, 10AM – Highlighting funding through the NYS Office for Aging in the Governor’s Proposed Budget.  VIEW RECORDING AND PRESENTATION
  • February 11, 10AM – Highlighting issues in the remainder of the Governor’s Proposed budget that impact older residents, including Medicaid.  REGISTER


  • February 2, 9:30 AM: NYS Legislature Fiscal Hearing on the Governor’s Proposed Budget on Human Services (includes NYSOFA among other agencies)
    Watch live or on tape
  • February 8, 9:30 AM: NYS Legislature Fiscal Hearing on the Governor’s Proposed Budget on Health
    Watch live or on tape

Listening Session on Aging and Healthcare Services



Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS), within the Office of Program Operations and Local Engagement (OPOLE)

Rhonda Schwartz, Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

2021 Convention Recordings and Speaker Presentations Now Available

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!

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


All New Yorkers age 12+ are eligible to schedule and receive the vaccine.

In-home COVID-19 vaccination are available for all New Yorkers, and may allow for your choice of vaccine.
  • NYC residents, click HERE or call 877-829-4692 to request an in-home appointment. Outside of NYC: click HERE for more information.

FAQs about the Excelsior Pass – a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.

Key things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines – flyer

What Fully Vaccinated People Need to Know- flyer

Vaccine Fraud Hotline.  833-VAX-SCAM or 833-829-7226.

Sign up HERE for vaccine and COVID-19 Updates (ny.gov)


Watch our Special Teach in with NYS Attorney General Letitia James

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.

Conversation with Assembly Member Ron Kim

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.  

StateWide's Virtual 2020 Convention

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).

Discussion with Senator Rachel May

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

Interview with Maria Alvarez, Executive Director of Statewide

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.

Updates on Senator Gillibrand’s S.3606: Health Force and Resilience Force Act of 2020

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