Maggie Kuhn Award presented to Gray Panthers NYC
Left to right Joan Davis (Gray Panthers NYC), Betty C. Jones, Jack Kupferman (Gray Panthers NYC), Cynthia O’Neal and Cynthia Burke (Friends In Deed)
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Press Conference
The state Department of Health (DOH) needs to fix problems and delays with how it is assessing fines to nursing homes after violations are found, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. While DOH is frequently inspecting nursing homes and acting quickly on serious complaints, auditors found that some facilities had repeated violations that escalated into more serious problems with limited consequences.
This audit is part of a series examining issues impacting New York’s senior citizens. In December, DiNapoli released an audit that called for more oversight of providers of adult day care services.
February 15, 2016 COMMUNITY BOARD 7 MEETING
At the Community Board 7 Meeting:
"Testifying for assurance of pedestrian safety for seniors on the Upper West Side, Gray Panthers NYC (represented by Jack Kupferman, above) made a short, powerful intervention in support of the now-adopted plan for thoroughfare redesign of Amsterdam Avenue. Just recently, a resident of the UWS, aged 79, became another traffic related fatality along Amsterdam Avenue. Boosted by the thoughtful advocacy of Transportation Alternatives, hundreds of UWS residents came to express their support for the project. Gray Panthers is proud to be among them. Our concern is confronting ageism on the streetscapes and ensuring pedestrian safety for all, but particularly for seniors and those with mobility impairments.”
(Photos Konstantin Sergeyev)
February 15, 2016 ADVOCATING FOR LONG-TERM PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Gray Panthers advocates for improvements and innovation in transportation safety, convenience, and affordability for older pedestrians as well as those using subways, trains, buses, and car services. It is especially critical in Queens where options are more limited and subway elevators are scarce.
Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee takes a break at the February 2016 meeting.