Events in March–May 2020
- NYC Chapter Meeting: March 9, 2020
NYC Chapter Meeting: March 9, 2020
NYC Chapter Meeting Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
Time: 1:30pm– 3:30 pm
Place: 1199 Retirees Division Office 330 West 42nd Street 9th Floor New York, NY 10036
Presentation: Update: MTA Subways Lawsuit: How To Get Involved
Presenter:Emily Seelenfreund, Esq. Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates
o Lani Sanjek, Member, Public Policy Committee
o Lowell Green, President, NYC Chapter
Health Care Corner
o Leslie Sierra, SMP Outreach Counselor
NY StateWide Senior Action Council
For more information:
Tel.: (646) 918-6101
Next Meeting: March 9, 2020
NOTE: If NYC School are closed on the days of the meeting due to snow or other emergency situations, please assume that our meeting is cancelled. Safety First!
- Census 2020 Discuss & Dine
Census 2020 Discuss & DineCohoes Senior Center10 Cayuga PlazaCohoes, NY
Please join us for an informative program followed by an optional dinner.
This program is cosponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging from Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga.
For more information see the event flyer
- Patients Rights Work Group March 19, 2020
Patients Rights Work Group March 19, 2020
The New York StateWide Senior Action Council invites you to participate in a phone conference meeting for our Patients Rights work group on March 19 from 10-11 am.
This is a follow up to the December 10 Telephone Teach In we held on patients rights. We appreciated the great participation from local chapters on that call.
HERE IS THE INFORMATION TO DIAL IN:
Call in number: 605-562-0400
Access code: 4715203#
Other numbers you can use to dial in if the line is busy: 425-436-6260 or
We would like each Chapter to have at least one representative participate in the call. If you cannot participate please try to ask another member to represent your chapter if possible.
The agenda and links to materials are provided below..
1. Patient Information Form--A tool to to help physicians assure access and communication when a patient is referred to a hospital.
2. Model sympathy card--For practices can use to communicate with families of deceased patients.
3. Proposals to improve patients rights policies..
4. Possible Actions for local Chapters to Improve Local Hospital Care:- Patient information forms and sympathy cards
- Hospital caregiver access assessments
- Resources on StateWide's website
Update on statewide and national campaigns that StateWide can partner with to improve patient safety:
-"Better Together Campaign" of the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care which offers a self assessment tool to help hospitals improve Change their policies to create a patient- and family-centered culture where families are recognized as essential to patients' health and well-being, and where they are respected as allies for quality and safety.
https://www.ipfcc.org/bestpractices/Better-Together-Self-Assessment.pdf -”Take Charge Campaign” National Initiative www.takecharge.care that will kick off in March and run through September to educate patients and caregivers to improve patient safety and empower patients. Here is a link to a short video about the campaign.
-Age Friendly Health Systems is a National and State Initiative started by the Hartford Foundation to improve care for the elderly using the 4Ms approach.
- Community Voices for Health System Accountability (CVHSA) An alliance of NY consumer advocacy organizations working to raise the voices of communities impacted by major changes such as mergers, down sizing, and closings of hospital systems.
- Tool kit
- Regional forums to discuss problems related to patient rights
- Telephone Teach in - Code Blue Report: NY Hospitals Poor Performance by the New York Public Interest Research Group
Telephone Teach in - Code Blue Report: NY Hospitals Poor Performance by the New York Public Interest Research Group
- March 24, Code Blue Report: NY Hospitals Poor Performance by the New York Public Interest Research Grp.
- Virtual Townhall Webinar, Tuesday March 31st, 4 PM
Virtual Townhall Webinar, Tuesday March 31st, 4 PM
Meals on Wheels America and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) are teaming up to host a second virtual townhall webinar on Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. EDT to provide timely updates on the senior nutrition network’s COVID-19 response. Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), and Martha Roherty, Executive Director of ADvancing States will share insights on how their respective organizations are responding. Perhaps more than any other time in our history, it’s crucial that we operate as one, unified Aging Network. Spots will be limited so we encourage you to register now. A recording will be shared following the webinar for those who are unable to attend. You will be asked to share your questions upon registering
To register for free: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1283443836247610123
- Dealing with a Serious Illness - What You Need to Know
Dealing with a Serious Illness - What You Need to Know
The League of Women Voters of Schenectady will present a panel discussion of information you would wish to have, should you or a loved one face a serious illness.
When: April 6 at 6-7:30pm
Where: McChesney Room of the Karen B. Johnson Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady
Speakers: Dr George Giokas, Palliative Care Partners; Gwen Bondi, President and CEO of Advance Care Planning Consulting Services; Cathryn Bern-Smith, Manager of Schenectady County Senior and Long Term Care Services; Del B. Salmon, Attorney
The panel discussion will cover:
- How to speak with your doctor to best understand treatment options and prognosis
- How to communicate what is important to you, how to make sure your wishes are understood and followed by medical caregivers and family
- Differences between traditional illness care, Palliative, and Hospice Care
- Resources available in the community, what gaps exist, what insurance typically covers
- Legal steps you can take when healthy, to assure that your wishes are known and how to name a designated person can act for you, if you are not able.
Join us for this important discussion.
- Final Budget Negotitions Impact on Programs that Support Older Residents
Final Budget Negotitions Impact on Programs that Support Older Residents
Time: 10:00 AM
Call in numbers: 712-832-8330 –or-
425-436-6260; Access code 4715203#
- Telephone Teach in
Telephone Teach in
Date: April 21, Empowering New York Consumers in an Era of Hospital Consolidation. Community Catalyst
Time: 10:00 AM
Call in number: 1-605-562-0400; Access code: 4715203#
Other numbers you can use to call in: 425-436-6260; 712-832-8330
- How we can ensure sufficient long term care services for when we may need it in our home
How we can ensure sufficient long term care services for when we may need it in our homeBethlehem Library451 Delaware Ave.Delmar, NY 12054
StateWide Albany County Chapter is hosting a showing of the film “CARE" together
with a panel presentation and discussion on the crisis in long-term care and what
needs to be done. Panelists include:
• Deborah Riitano, Commissioner of the Albany County Department for Aging;
• Bryan O'Malley, Executive Director, The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance
Association of New York State;
• Kelly McMullen, Member NY StateWide Senior Action Council's Public Policy
Committee and the Caring Majority Steering Committee.
The film runs one half hour. This event is cosponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors
and the Caring Majority. Call 518-689-1084 with questions.
For more information, See the Flyer.