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Below are press releases on important initiatives, awards and announcements of the Department of Senior Programs and Services.

07/17/16   Westchester’s “Telehealth” Program for Seniors Wins National Award
Astorino announces that the TIPS program gains accolades, hits major milestone
03/23/16  

Astorino and YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester Announce Launch of Fall Prevention Initiative on April 7
Program provides tips and training to seniors on how to improve balance and prevent falls

01/16/15   

Astorino Announces Annual Legislative Speak-Out for Seniors on Jan. 23
Westchester’s elected officials to engage senior community on federal, state and local agenda

12/01/14  

Astorino Congratulates New Chairperson of Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services
Partnership members support initiatives for older adults in Westchester

11/25/14  

Astorino Announces Older Driver Safety Week Programs Dec. 1 - 5
Participants to learn ways to drive as safely as possible for as long as possible

11/18/14  

Astorino Announces Westchester Senior Hall of Fame Induction on Dec. 5
Total of 47 seniors from 26 municipalities to be honored

10/23/14  

Astorino Announces Caregiver Conference Nov. 6 in Dobbs Ferry
Conference to include free consultations with attorneys and geriatric social workers

10/21/14  

Astorino Announces Senior Law Day Set for Oct. 29
Seniors and families can get free advice from legal, financial and geriatric care experts

09/24/14  

Astorino Encourages Enrollment in Project Lifesaver
Enrollment sessions scheduled in New Rochelle for seniors, program also available for autistic children

09/18/14  

Astorino Announces Winners of Golden Harvest Awards
Honorees to be recognized at breakfast ceremony Oct. 2 in Tarrytown

09/03/14  

Astorino Announces Two Special Events for Seniors this Month
The Celebrate Aging Village Fair is Sept. 16; the Inter-Gen Festival is Sept. 20

09/02/14  

Westchester Residential Opportunities to Receive Housing Award
Stanley Schear Leadership honor to be presented Sept. 16

08/27/14  

Public Hearing for County Seniors Department Set for Sept. 19

08/25/14  

Astorino Announces Four Workshops on "Medicare Basics" Set for This Fall
Early registration is advised as sessions fill up quickly

08/12/14  

Astorino Seeks Nominations for 32nd Annual Senior Hall Of Fame

(Spanish press release)

08/11/14  

Astorino Announces "Healthy Living" Conference for Spanish-speaking Seniors
Free event will focus on mental well-being and health issues related to kidney function
(Spanish press release)

07/31/14  

Farmers Market Checkbooks Now Available to Eligible Seniors
Funds are to be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables

07/01/14  

Spanish-Speaking Volunteers Sought for Senior Health Care Program
Initiative helps older adults learn to manage their chronic disease conditions

06/11/14  

Astorino Announces National Debut Of County’s New “Telehealth” Program And Rare New York Appearance Of Speaker Ken Dychtwald At “Successful Aging” Conference June 26-27 In Tarrytown, N.Y.
Event will focus on the “longevity revolution” and show how new technologies are benefiting seniors The Business Council of Westchester, Westchester County Association CEOs co-chair conference

06/03/14  

Vendors Invited to Take Part in "Successful Aging" Conference
Marketing opportunity to reach decision makers, industry leaders, seniors, caregivers and more

05/28/14  

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to be Marked in Westchester
Program on June 13 to include documentary and discussion

05/25/14  

Nominations Sought for Stanley Schear Housing Award
Award honors those who help others through affordable housing and housing services

05/22/14  

Westchester County Issues Requests for Proposals to Benefit Seniors
Projects to provide information on Medicare and connect caregivers to useful resources and training

05/20/14  

Astorino Announces National Senior Health and Fitness Day Events
Make a Move Toward Better Health

05/08/14  

Astorino Launches Landmark Telehealth Initiative for Seniors
TIPS aims to improve health and well-being, and reduce healthcare spending
Hands-on approach features intergenerational connection and volunteer support

04/24/14  

Caregiver Coach Training Program to Start May 1
Coaches offer one-on-one support and help to people caring for loved ones

04/24/14  

46th Annual Salute to Seniors Comes to County Center May 8
Event offers live entertainment, a business expo and a health fair for older adults

04/02/14  

Astorino Honors Commissioner Mae Carpenter at Women's Hall of Fame
Carpenter receives prestigious award from Women’s Research and Education Fund

03/24/14  

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Conference Set for April 3-4
Sessions to take place in West Harrison and White Plains

03/17/14  

Commissioner Mae Carpenter to Receive Women's Hall of Fame Award
Presentation to be made at March 28 scholarship luncheon in Tarrytown

03/14/14  

County Programs Recognize National Nutrition Month®
This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”

02/11/14  

Program That Offers Rides to Seniors Receives Grant to Expand
‘Ride Connect’ can now offer service in more Westchester communities

01/21/14  

Sign-ups for Business Expo Booths at Salute to Seniors Now Being Accepted
Half-, single- and double-size booths available; separate rates for businesses, nonprofits

01/15/14  

“Living Well” Program Helps Seniors Manage Chronic Health Issues
Information sessions in late January detail how program can help improve quality of life