Governor Hochul’s State of the State Message

On January 5, Governor Hochul presented the State of the State Message, and for the first time in recent memory, there was a specific section dedicated to issues of importance to older residents. The State of the State is available for your review in an online book,...

Join StateWide’s 50th Anniversary Legislative Action Team

BE PART OF AN ADVOCAY GROUP THAT WILL EXPAND STATEWIDE’S MISSION AND WORK.  DELVE DEEPER INTO SKILLS SUCH AS: Organizing in Your Community Techniques for Effective Local Advocacy Re-seeding our Grassroots Efforts for the Future NEXT MEETING FEB 20, 3 PM  All meetings...

Announcing our NEW Virtual Resident Family Action Council

Our first council meeting took place on Tuesday, August 10, 2021: View a RECORDING of the meeting* View the Powerpoint Presentation on NURSING HOME VISITATION* *This information indicates that outdoor visitation at a nursing home is always allowed.  To clarify:...

The Future of Healthcare – View Meeting Recording

Discussion About the NY Health Act, Public Option and Other Proposed Federal Health Policies MEETING RECORDING HERE PANEL OF SPEAKERS: • María Alvarez, Executive Director, NY StateWide Senior Action Council • Anna Kelles, Ph.D, Assembly Member, District 125 • Sean...

The FEDERAL COVID RELIEF BILL (The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021)

Funding for the state to balance its budget, and adds funds for office for aging programs. Total new national funding is $1.4billion for Older Americans Act programs, including nutrition services, home- and community-based services, vaccination outreach, social...