Relates to senior centers and requires the state office for the aging to include in its report an assessment of the condition of the senior center network throughout the state and the effect on quality of life for older adults who attend a senior center compared with those that do not.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6733 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 28, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to the senior center assess- ment required of the state office for the aging THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 2 of section 213 of the elder law are amended and a new paragraph (d) is added to read as follows: (b) Assess the effectiveness of the community services for aging program pursuant to section two hundred fourteen of this title in coor- dinating and improving the local delivery of services to the elderly;
[and](c) Include recommendation for expanding or replicating service programs that have been determined effective in helping needy elderly remain in the community and to avoid institutional care [.]; AND (D) ASSESS THE CONDITION OF THE SENIOR CENTER NETWORK ACROSS THE STATE AND INCLUDE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON WAYS TO SUPPORT AND STRENGTHEN THAT NETWORK. S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 213 of the elder law is amended by adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows: (K) A REPORT ON THE EFFECT ON QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OLDER ADULTS WHO ATTEND A SENIOR CENTER IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY AS COMPARED TO THOSE WHO DO NOT ATTEND A SENIOR CENTER, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DISTANCE OLDER ADULTS MUST TRAVEL TO REACH A CENTER. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10451-01-1