Contact: Sandy Galef
Assemblywoman Galef to Host 2013 Senior Forum
Experts will Focus on the STAR Program, Unclaimed Funds, Federal Health Care, and More
(July 2, 2013) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has announced that her 2013 Senior Forum will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 9 am- 12 noon at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor. Galef’s Senior Forum is sponsored by Hudson Valley Hospital Center who will provide breakfast for those who attend. This year’s forum will spotlight a variety of issues that affect the residents of the 95th Assembly District including changes made to the Basic STAR program, unclaimed funds, and federal health care.
The first speaker, John Wolham, from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, will inform attendees of the changes that will affect the Basic STAR program and property tax exemptions. Yolanda Robinson, a representative from the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, will talk about the millions of dollars in unclaimed funds available in Galef’s district and how the assemblywoman’s constituents can find out if they are entitled to them. Chris Widelo, of AARP New York, will discuss how the new federal health care law affects seniors. William Fallon, of AAA New York, will share safe driving tips. Brandy Jones, a registered nurse, will speak about Alzheimer’s disease. Jesse Beller, a constituent from Croton-on-Hudson, will provide musical entertainment.
“I am looking forward to my annual Senior Forum and learning from these insightful speakers, as well as hearing my friend Jesse Beller play the piano. These are topics that affect all seniors in my district. It will be a very informative morning and I encourage all those interested in these important topics to attend,” said Galef.
In addition, many local senior groups co-sponsor the Senior Forum. The co-sponsors are: Buchanan Senior Citizens, Cortlandt Seniors, Crompond Seniors, Croton Senior Citizens, Nor-Cort Seniors, Ossining Golden Age Club, Ossining Senior Center, Ossining Senior Citizens, Peekskill Senior Citizens’ Club, Philipstown Seniors, Putnam County Office for the Aging, Verplanck Seniors, and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services.