July 23, 2017
NYSARA Conference on Current Senior Issues – updated 8/21/2017
When: September 7, 2017 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: NYSUT Headquarters at 800 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY 12110
Cost: Pre Registration $10 which includes lunch and a door prize at the conclusion of the conference. Onsite Registration (if there is availability) is $20. Since NYSARA must give a lunch guarantee we cannot guarantee availability of lunch if pre registration is not completed by August 31st.
Program: NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Gary Brown (NYS Attorney General’s Office Coordinator of NYS Elder Abuse division) on Elder abuse and other senior issues , Issues on the National Scene – Eva Dominguez, Legislative Director Alliance for Retired Americans and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D/AD #100) –
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will join us. He has managed one of the most successful pension plans in the country and has set standards for integrity and service that have rarely been seen. Assemblywoman Gunther has served her district since 2003. She is a registered nurse and because of that is a powerful advocate for health issues. She serves on the health committee and chairs the mental health committee of the NYS Assembly. The health committee has passed the Safe patient staffing bill and the New York Health (single payer) bill in the Assembly. Assemblywoman Gunther will talk about what is in each of these bills, both of which are on NYSARA’s legislative agenda, and what we can do in the next legislative session to finally have these bills become law.
Presentation on the vote to hold a constitutional convention in NYS and the potentially dangerous impact on senior’s across New York.
A discussion of NYSARA Action Items on State and Federal Issues