Silver on the Restoration of Senior Center Funding
State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on the restoration of funds to New York City’s senior centers:
I am proud to have fully restored state funding for New York City’s senior centers. In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever that we take care of our older residents by maintaining the crucial services these centers provide, including hot nutritious meals, and health and wellness programs. Senior centers are a lifeline for tens of thousands of New York City residents, many of whom are living in poverty. Thanks to our commitment to keeping Title XX funding in the budget, seniors in New York City will be able to access the critical resources they have come to rely upon.