Senior Issues

Dental Health Access >

StateWide saw a need for dental hygiene supplies in the community and took action! By the end of 2023, they have given away 15,000 oral hygiene supply kits in a single year and grateful for the donations from the New York State Dental Foundation, the JM Murray Center, the Henry Schein Foundation, and Colgate-Palmolive.

Medical Debt >

StateWide is working to educate the public about your rights when facing hospital out of pocket costs that are unaffordable.  Find out more about its impact, what you can do, and how federal rules have changed to protect customers.

New York Health Act (Single Payer) >

StateWide supports the right of New Yorkers to have a universal, single payer health system, eliminating premiums and co-payments for access to quality health care services. For more information, see links in this section.

New York State Home Care Crisis Coalition >

Learn more about how to raise awareness about the inadequate home care services in New York State and seek solutions to provide accessible, affordable, and available home health care for people who need it in NYS.

 Elder Economic Security Index >

The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index), measures how much income is needed for an older adult to adequately meet his or her basic needs – without public or private assistance – based on an elder’s housing and health statuses

NYS Elder Economic Sufficiency Tables

To learn more about the economic sufficiency of older adults in NYS, StateWide compared NYS Elder Economic Security Index with the number of older New Yorkers by County who receive social assistance and other key economic factors using Census data from the American Community Survey, Census Bureau, 2019.

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