Monthly Archives: December 2013

25th Annual Conference on Aging & Vendor Expo – Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

25th Annual Conference on Aging & Vendor Expo


The Future of Aging:

One Size Does Not Fit All


Thursday, January 23, 2014


CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, NYC


Keynote Presentation
Amy J. Berman, BS, RN
Senior Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Registration is now open for

CSCS’ 25th Annual Conference!

Click here to view the Conference Brochure

(Stay Tuned…Updates Coming Soon)

Click here to Register Online

Click here to Pay by Credit Card


For further information, please contact Deena Sandos at

212-398-6565 x:235


To become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, please contact Lori Antonacci at  212-398-6565 x:238

SNAP Enrollment Event – December 12th

Dear Friend,
My name is Michelle Michel, Communications Associate for Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez.
I would like to share information with you for the SNAP Enrollment event that AARP is hosting on December 12th at the Leonard Covello Senior Center. We want to make the community aware and have as many residents there as possible so I ask you to kindly share this information with your networks.
You can find logistics copied/attached to this email.  Should you have any questions, feel free to call the numbers below or reach out to Yvette Martniez at ymartinez (at) aarp (dot) org.
Thank you in advance for your help and Happy Holidays!

Are you or someone you know having trouble making ends meet? In these difficult economic times, we know that every little bit counts. We also know that many older adults and their families live on a fixed income, and may not be able to afford all the nutritious food they need to for good health.

SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the new name for the Food Stamp Program.  Just like Social Security, SNAP is a federal program that provides a monthly benefit that can help with your grocery costs while freeing up precious income for other household needs. You receive your benefits on a plastic card, which works much like a debit card and allows you to buy groceries at participating stores, farmers’ markets and other locations.

SNAP is available to help everyone who qualifies, so you will not be taking benefits away from anyone else. You may be eligible even if you own your home, a car, have money in the bank or live with others. Households with a senior get an average of $170 per month in SNAP benefits.

If you or a loved one is having trouble making ends meet, join us to receive a free prescreening for SNAP from AARP Foundation, Council of Senior Centers and Services, and the NY Department for the Aging, and learn about other food assistance options in your neighborhood.

AARP members and non-members are welcome.

Please call 1-877-926-8300 to sign up for a reservation.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10-2 pm

Leonard Covello Senior Center

312 East 109th Street, New York, NY 10029

Subway: 6 train to 110 Street


To make the most of your time, bring with you documents that verify the following: 1). Identity for all members of your household. Your “household” includes anyone you purchase food and prepare meals with. Proof of identity can be a driver’s license, ID card, passport, etc. 2). Your address, 3.) Any income (pay stub, tax return, Social Security award letter), 4.)Rent/mortgage payments and utilities, 5.) Any unreimbursed medical expenses; Child or adult dependent care costs

Please RSVP for a time slot by calling 1-877-926-8300.   For more information about food assistance in your area or SNAP application assistance, please call the Council of Senior Centers’ SNAP Outreach office at (347) 815-5930.

Christine Deska             Karol Markosky                                                 Kim Hernandez

AARP                           Council of Senior Centers and Services                 NYC Department for the Aging