March 06, 2023:
The 2023 NYSARA biennial election convention, postponed from 2022 because of COVID, will be held on May 18, 2023 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at NYSUT headquarters at 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY. There will be many orders of business in...Read more >
February 14, 2023:
We asked you last week to take part in a survey on services for Seniors in New York. Thus far 870 people have taken part in the survey. For those of you that have NOT taken the survey we ask that you log on to and take the survey.
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January 20, 2022:
Franklin County Director of Public Health Katie Strack was special guest of NYSARA for a virtual Town Hall Meeting focused on Winter Wellness for Seniors on Wed. Jan. 12.
Not surprisingly, questions about the Coronavirus surge and the challe...Read more >
June 14, 2021:
In a year where COVID 19 was a major thrust of both the budget and the legislative session after budget considerations were addressed, the NYS legislature actively made strides on Senior issues and one issue that has been a NYSARA prior...Read more >
December 03, 2020:
On Friday November 13 NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann had a second conversation with Eldera, an organization that promotes the use of the expertise of seniors for benefit to young people. Barry met via zoom with two of the...Read more >
July 27, 2020: 100 Years On: Celebrating and Championing Our Civil Rights and Social Programs
Many of our key rights laws and social programs were enacted in July and August:
July 1 – Public Health Services Act (1940)
July 2 – Civil Right...Read more >
March 17, 2020:
New York's Public Health Emergency around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation suggests seniors especially follow the recommendations guard against infection outlined below.
On Sunday the CDC made a reccomendation that there sho...Read more >
July 02, 2019:
NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann testified before the NYS Public Service Commission on behalf of Wireless service carriers and the Lifeline program in New York State. Lifeline is a federal program created in 1985 to help low-income consumers...Read more >
April 09, 2019: On March 26th NYSARA President Barry A. Kaufmann sent a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate Minority leader (D/NYS), asking him to nominate Eric Kingson to the vacant Social Security Public Trustee position. Traditionally, the Senate Leade...Read more >
March 06, 2019: NYSARA President Barry A. Kaufmann and Executive Director Steve Madarasz will be making appointments to visit all the freshman members of the NYS congressional delegation in March April and May. During those meetings NYSARA leadership will educat...Read more >