Joe Robach continues to inform seniors about all the events that are occurring within our state. On May 8th, 2012, The New York State Office for the Aging joined Joe Robach and the rest of the New York State Senate welcomed roughly 100 seniors and their families to the state Capitol in honor of Older Americans Month (May). The director of the New York State Office for the Aging presented a proclamation on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo to attending seniors to commemorate Older Americans Month.
The director also presented individual awards to many of the seniors in attendance. The awards were given out for their efforts to make communities across New York State better places to live and also better places for people to age in place. Senator Joe Robach knows how important it is for our senior population to remain in their homes as people age. It is a know fact that if people can age in their home, they consistently live longer, more enjoyable lives. With so many different types of technology available to people these days, it is important that we do all we can to ensure everything that can be done, is being done to help senior citizens remain in their homes for as long as possible. In addition, it has also been proven that if we are able to have seniors remain in their homes, it will reduce health care costs, and also will reduce the overall costs to taxpayers in New York State.
The Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Award was presented to a woman from Dutchess County. Her contributions to her community and her extensive resume of volunteerism made her a great candidate for this award.
Senator Joe Robach will continue to stand up for the rights and benefits of seniors in our community. He understands that while much has already been accomplished, there is still much to do to help our senior population.