JOE ROBACH UPDATES SENIOR HOUSING GUIDE

With the ever growing need for quality senior housing in the Town of Greece and the Rochester community, Joe Robach has recently updated a Town of Greece Housing guide for senior citizens. Joe Robach has issued a senior housing guide for the last several years due to the high demand for senior housing. According to the US Census, the Town of Greece has a very large aging population. With such a large population, Joe Robach knows the importance of giving senior citizens the most up to date information about housing options.

Within Joe Robach’s senior housing guide, there is information on a large spectrum of senior housing issues. The housing guide provide the names, locations, monthly rental rate and contact information for each of the available senior housing facilities located in the Town of Greece. The brochure also provides a list of subsidized rentals available to the public as well as properties that can be purchased (town homes, condos, and garden homes).

Joe Robach’s housing guide also provides the facts on security deposits and information about leases. This is great information for seniors to be well versed on. A security deposit is a sum of money paid to a landlord to insure against potential damages. A lease is a legal contract which in this case has to do with a residency agreement. These issues are two large components of senior living that often can lead to problems and confusion for seniors.

In addition, Joe Robach’s housing guide provides very important numbers for seniors. Senior citizens can find contact information for the Office of the Aging; The Do Not Call Registry; Alzheimer’s Association; EPIC; Lifespan; Social Security; Eldersource; HEAP; as well as many more.

If you would like a copy of Joe Robach’s senior housing guide, you can get one from Joe Robach’s office or online.

SENATOR JOE ROBACH AND NYS SENATE RESTORES SENIOR FUNDING FOR EPIC IN 2012-2013 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Recently, fighting for seniors, Senator Joe Robach, along with Senate Republican leadership, proposed the restoration of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program (EPIC) funding in the 2012-2013 Senate budget resolution.  As many know, EPIC is one of the most beneficial programs for our senior population.  It offers financial assistance for prescription drug coverage.  Since nearly everyone over the age of 75 needs some type of prescription drug and or/are on a fixed income– this program is certainly critical and vital to most families.

Prescription drug costs, like all areas of health care, are soaring and EPIC has become essential for seniors looking to live a good quality life.  The New York State Senate proposal would restore the funding that had been cut in the current year’s (FY 2011-2012) budget.  Senator Joe Robach, always a strong advocate of senior citizens issues, has strongly believed throughout his tenure that it is necessary to provide this program to our senior population.  Senator Joe Robach knows that the Legislature should do all that it can to reallocate the funding for this essential program for seniors.   His long term objective has been to protect the quality of life for seniors and what better way than to restore and protect the EPIC program.  Senator Joe Robach’s proposal would give 45,000 New Yorkers co-payment assistance through the EPIC program.

Now EPIC participants are paying about 25% of their prescription drug costs without any copayment assistance from the EPIC program. This is a significantly different from 2010, when participants were paying roughly twenty dollars to have their prescriptions filled.  Joe Robach knows this and is protecting our senior citizens by proposing the EPIC restoration.  Joe Robach will continue to do what is right and protect our senior citizens.  The Rochester senior citizens community needs to stand beside Joe Robach and help to restore the EPIC program.