Livable Communities Plan Advances To 16 Counties/Municipalities in New York

The grassroots livable communities movement continues to grow in New York State with 16 counties and municipalities adopting the World Health Organization (WHO) Age Friendly communities agenda including Albany County.    AARP sponsored a  two-day statewide livability conference in mid-April at Albany’s brand new Capital Center that brought together aging leaders with leaders in design…

State Legislature Returns after Budget Sets Process to Adjust Federal Cuts

The State Legislature returns today from a two week break to begin its final two months of the session.  The final budget came together after ongoing difficult negotiations that included another temporary extension of the “millionaires tax” which made balancing the budget much easier.  Initially the Legislature approved a stopgap budget until late May but both…

Assembly and Senate Restore, Increase Funds for Seniors in Budget Resolutions

The Senate and the Assembly passed their budget resolutions last week to reflect their program priorities.  Both budgets included the restoration of cuts in senior services that were in the Governor’s budget.  Conference committees are meeting this week in various issue areas and will be given a targeted amount of money that can be added…