SENIORS

New York State’s senior citizens have made significant contributions to our society, and we have an obligation to help them maintain their health, safety, dignity and quality of life. Brad has pushed for increasing income eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Senior Citizen Homeowners' Exemption (SCHE) programs, and has introduced legislation to make it easier to prosecute those who defraud or seek to defraud seniors.

SUPPORTS expand New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program, which provides low-income seniors with financial assistance to help with the costs of medications.

SUPPORTS the creation and promotion of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) and Neighborhood NORCs, in which significant numbers of seniors who have chosen to grow older in their age-integrated communities are provided supportive services that allow them to age in peace.

OPPOSES any cuts to the State’s Title XX funding allocation for New York City’s senior centers and senior services