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Addabbo partners with organization to host senior benefits seminar in Woodhaven

Apr. 12, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed

Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is bringing LiveOnNY to the CCNS Woodhaven-Richmond Hill OAC  on Friday, April 21, to help seniors get the information they need in order to apply for vital benefits that can save them money.  

Representatives from LiveOnNY will be at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Older Adult Center, located at 89-02 91st St. in Woodhaven, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to explain to the center’s members, as well as members of the public 60 years of age or older, the types of benefits seniors are eligible for and how they would be able to apply for them. 

During the event LiveOnNY will provide information about their organization and what they do, and engage with the audience by discussing the unfortunate stigma and misconceptions around receiving benefits, review all of the benefit programs that are relevant to older adults — which includes discussing what these benefits address, their eligibility criteria and the application process — and will even assist anyone who is interested in applying for any of the benefits they speak about. 

There will also be a presentation covering both the city and state budgets. 

“Many seniors are living on a fixed income, and as the price of basic necessities is on the rise it is vital that they are able to continue to provide for themselves,” Addabbo said. “Organizations like LiveOnNY are instrumental in informing seniors of the benefits they are eligible for and how those benefits can better their lives by helping them save money so they don’t need to pick between buying food or life-saving medication.” 

Some of the benefits LiveOnNY can help constituents register for include SNAP, SCRIE, HEAP, the Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, and property tax exemptions. While LiveOnNY cannot assist participants in registering for these benefit programs during this meeting, seniors are encouraged to contact LiveOnNY after the webinar to talk about their specific situations and to find out if they qualify and how to apply. 

If you’re interested in scheduling a presentation for your clients or want to discuss further opportunities, contact Kim Lerner, Director of LiveOnNY’s Benefits Outreach Program at [email protected] or (212) 398-6565, ext. 228. 


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