Senator Carlucci Holds Rally for Senior Affordability Agenda

epic_seniors Senator David Carlucci together with The Senior Advisory Council gathered Tuesday afternoon to push forward Senior Affordability in Rockland County. This event comes on the heals of the passage of bills addressing issues faced by Seniors brought by a group of New York State Senators. Among the proposals are a $40 million grant for senior housing for the State and separate funds allotted for modifications within the home. Carlucci emphasized support for New York to join the 40 other States across the nation to establish a Utility Consumer Advocate as part of the Public Service commission in which the Senior Utility Circuit Breaker could work to combat rates which are among the highest in the nation. Seniors raised concerns that the overhead for utility fees is more costly than the service itself. According to U.S. Census data, up to 15% of the county’s residents are seniors. Next month will mark the 3rd year of the Senior Advisory Council’s establishment which has covered issues including healthcare services and pharmaceutical coverage.

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