Brindisi hosts rural mental health summit

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brings together farmers, mental health care advocates and stakeholders

Congressman Anthony Brindisi hosted a rural mental health summit today in Oriskany. Brindisi joined farmers, mental health advocates, and community members for a discussion on how to increase access to mental health care in rural areas.

From 1999 to 2016, suicide rates grew […]

Madison County OFA/RSVP attend senior information fair

Ready to provide information to those attending the Oct. 25 senior information fair at Canastota High School are, pictured from left, Patricia Middleton, New York Connects information and assistance specialist; and Julie Harney, OFA executive director. The fair was sponsored by Sen. Rachel May. For more information on services and programs offered by the […]

TONIGHT: Relay for Life to Kick Off 2020 event Nov. 7, 2019

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, presented by Upstate Cancer Center, invites the community to help kickoff its 17th season at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the Oneida Legion, 398 N. Main St., Oneida.

We’re launching this year’s Relay season with Team Trivia at the Oneida Legion, […]

TODAY: Brindisi to host rural mental health summit 3 p.m. Nov. 6

Rep. Anthony Brindisi Congressman to bring together mental health officials, farmers, stakeholder organizations to discuss access to mental health care in rural areas

Following the introduction of his Seeding Rural Resilience Act, Congressman Anthony Brindisi is hosting a rural mental health summit Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at 3 p.m., to determine the best ways to […]

New event helps save lives from stroke

AHA/ASA announce first-ever CycleNation Utica

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019; registration 3:30 p.m., ride 5 to 7 p.m.

Closing ceremony and celebration 7 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Thrive Athletic Center, Seneca Tnpk., New Hartford

WHY: This party-on-a-bike helps raise awareness and funds in the fight against stroke. Stroke is the number-one disabler and number-two […]

Celebrate World Stroke Day by learning how to prevent stroke

Healthy habits can lower your risk

World Stroke Day is Oct. 29, 2019, and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, wants everyone in the Mohawk Valley to recognize the signs of stroke and to take steps to avoid one of the most […]

Route 20 Series Road Challenge announces results of 22nd annual Eaton 5K Run/Walk

Organizers for the 22nd annual Eaton 5K Run/Walk Oct. 19, 2019, announced the following results from the Oct. 19, 2019 event. Following is the list of runners followed by their division and time:

Kyle Brier, M40, 22:04Paul Cianfrocca, M55, 22:15Bill Kosina, M59, 22:53Elizabeth Fish, F31, 23:54Mike Neidhart, M53, 24:48Chris LeFever, M45, 25:07Mike Green, M66, […]

News from the office of Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Victims of workplace harassment and discrimination deserve justice

For far too long, New Yorkers who experienced discrimination and sexual harassment at work had little or no recourse. Many simply never reported the harassment for fear of being labeled a “problem” or fear of retaliation by the perpetrator or their employer. This […]

ICYMI: ARISE recruits volunteers for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

ARISE Child & Family Services is looking for compassionate and dedicated volunteers to become Long Term Care Ombudsmen and advocate for those who need help the most.

Ombudsmen are certified volunteers who visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities to help advocate for residents. They can provide guidance and information during difficult times.

Volunteers […]

Stirpe: Let’s work together to fight the opioid crisis

Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Substance abuse is a prevalent and persistent issue that devastates far too many families and poses a significant risk to public health and safety. In 2017, 19.7 million Americans battled a substance use disorder.[1] As a community, it’s our duty to look out for one another and that includes helping our friends […]

Brindisi introduces legislation to lower medical costs, increase access to low-cost drugs

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi: This will eliminate out-of-pocket drug costs for millions of seniors

Congressman Anthony Brindisi continued his efforts to reduce drug costs by joining Reps. Scott Peters (CA-52) and Pete King (NY-02) to introduce the bipartisan Acting to Cancel Copays and Ensure Substantial Savings for Biosimilars Act.

The legislation, supported by Democrats […]

Office for the Aging Medicare update

Join us for a talk about Medicare benefits from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Madison County Office for the Aging, 138 Dominic Bruno Blvd., Canastota Business Park.

Gene Dumlao, outreach counselor from New York Statewide Senior Action Council, a grassroots senior advocacy organization founded in 1972, will be guest speaker.