Resolution J5571-2013

Commemorating the 34th Anniversary of Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. to be celebrated on June 27, 2014

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  • Jun 3, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 3, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 29, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the 34th Anniversary of Services
Now for Adult Persons, Inc. to be celebrated on June 27, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  commend  those
illustrious  organizations  within the State of New York whose focus and
intent have made a substantial impact on the quality of  life  in  their
communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the  34th Anniversary of Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.  to
be celebrated on Friday, June 27, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.'s mission is to  provide
direct services to enhance the quality of life for older adults, provide
coordination  of  care  plans  and  advocacy  on  behalf of clients, and
provide linkages to community resources  to  assist  them  in  remaining
independent community residents; and
  WHEREAS,  Services  Now for Adult Persons, Inc. has accepted the chal-
lenge of being dedicated to the needs of older adults, providing  direct
services to enhance their quality of life; and
  WHEREAS,  This worthy organization was established in 1980 through the
Senior  Service  Coordinating  Committee's  identification  of  gaps  in
services for older adults in Community Boards 11 and 13; and
  WHEREAS,  In  January  of  2012,  Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.
became an Innovative Senior Center,  adding  exciting  new  educational,
health,  and  wellness  programs;  today,  classes have been expanded to
evenings and Saturday mornings; and
  WHEREAS, These senior centers are available to persons  60  years  and
older  with  transportation  available to community resources, including
the senior center, doctor appointments, and shopping; the senior centers
are also handicap accessible, and hot and alternative lunches are served
on a daily basis; and
  WHEREAS, Services Now  for  Adult  Persons,  Inc.  numerous  homebound
programs  and  services  include:  case  management,  transportation  to
medical services, senior centers, and shopping facilities,  home  deliv-
ered  meals, obtaining benefits and entitlements, information and refer-
ral, advocacy, and volunteer services; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. runs a very
successful Caregiver Program to assist caregivers in the task of  caring
for elderly loved ones; its services include counseling, support groups,
educational  seminars,  information  assistance,  referrals, and respite
services; and
  WHEREAS, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. works closely  with  all
the  not-for-profits in the aging network and with all service providers
in its community; these relationships  have  proven  to  he  helpful  in
understanding  and  negotiating  the  social  service  system  for their
clients; and
  WHEREAS, Today, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. remains the  most
comprehensive  service  provider for the aged located in eastern Queens,
New York; and
  WHEREAS, The success of Services Now for Adult  Persons,  Inc.  is  in
direct  correlation  to the efforts of its volunteers, whose involvement
is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive  commitment,  an
unbridled  enthusiasm,  and  an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the association and the population it serves;
and

  WHEREAS, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.  reveals  itself  as  an
organization  which  continuously  strives  to  preserve and enhance the
unique qualities of its community; and
  WHEREAS, Individuals and organizations devoted to improving the quali-
ty of life for others, enabling them to build lives of dignity and self-
worth  are  deserving of the highest praise and recognition; now, there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate the 34th Anniversary of Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.
to be celebrated June 27, 2014; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.

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