News and Announcements

Reminder! GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, JUNE 8, 2017

  • Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: the office of Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan

    Reminder!

    Next GPNYC Steering Committee…

Reminder! GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, JUNE 8, 2017

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Friday, May 19th, 2017 @ 3:27pm

Reminder!

Next GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, JUNE 8, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the office of Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan. For full details, kindly RSVP:


Tel: (917) 535 0457; email:
jkupferman@aol.com

Tomorrow: NY Assembly votes on the New York Health Act

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, May 15th, 2017 @ 5:29pm

The NY Assembly will be voting on their half of the New York Health Act tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, May 16th). We can get one giant step closer to winning health care for all NY!

You need to do this today:

Visit Pass NY Health (our new website!) and put your info into the form. Your phone number will be called and you will be automatically connected with the office of your state assembly member. We'll even give you a short script on what to say, Simple!"

Gray Panthers reacts to House Vote on Health Care

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Friday, May 5th, 2017 @ 9:41am

The US House of Representative just passed its bill to undo the Affordable Care Act, by a vote of 217-213.

If you don't want to see this bill become law, and you're registered to vote in, have ever lived in, or have family or friends who live in any congressional district in the country that's represented by a Republican, please get on the phone, or urge the people you know to get on the phone, and call those Republicans as soon as possible to let them know that you see what the Republican Party just did.  You will play a part in punishing them for it.  Though the Senate vote is the next hurdle, the most important thing to do now is ensure that there's immediate, nationwide blowback against House Republicans for putting this to a vote and for passing it. See here for more information about why that immediate, nationwide blowback is critical: https://twitter.com/benwikler/status/859838674258755584.

Thanks so much to everyone who takes a minute to make a call, either directly to a Republican representative or to friends and family whom you can inspire to act.

Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: CHANGE OF LOCATION: 77 Seventh Avenue, at West 14th Street, Apt #14A, Manhattan

    The next Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee…

Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee Meeting Announcement

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 9:59am

The next Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017

6:30 - 8:00 PM

CHANGE OF LOCATION:

77 Seventh Avenue, at West 14th Street

Apt #14A

Manhattan

Please join us! For full details, kindly RSVP:

Tel: (917) 535 0457; email: jkupferman@aol.com

Gray Panthers is proud to participate in this year's Earth Day activities.

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 10:27am

It is the responsibility of every generation to stand up and be counted on this life issue.  We need volunteers to help spread the word!  Please RSVP to jkupferman@aol.com for more details where and when to meet.

Car Free Earth Day Postcard FL

Join the Gray Panthers at the Trump Tax Day Protest in New York

  • Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 12:15pm - 5pm
    Location: We will be meeting just east of the Macy's entrance on 34th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)

    Event notice!

Event notice!

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, April 13th, 2017 @ 10:33am

Event notice!

The Gray Panthers will be at the Trump Tax Day Protest in New York this upcoming Saturday! Please join the Gray Panthers as we demand the release of the President Trump's tax returns.

We will be meeting just east of the Macy's entrance on 34th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) at 12:15pm. We will leave for the protests at 12:45. 

Click here to RSVP for the event on Facebook and find more information, and click here to find out more information about the Tax March itself. If you have any questions, please e-mail  jkupferman@aol.com.

Come learn about the current state of our health systems -- for yourself, for those you care about.

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, April 3rd, 2017 @ 5:49pm

YANA Health Forum 

Age-Friendly Health Systems:

How Do We Get There?


Thursday, May 4 at 5PM

The Icahn School of Medicine 

Enter at Mt. Sinai Guggenheim Pavilion 

(1468 Madison Ave)


We will examine this important question for hospital administrators and clinicians, given the rapidly aging population that will be placing ever-increasing demands on our health system. Their state of readiness has major implications for society as we ourselves age, or find that our family members are increasingly in need of assistance.


Our Expert Presenters are:

  • Dr. Terry Fulmer (President of the John A. Hartford Foundation), has agreed to share her thinking on this subject.  
  • Dr. Rosanne Leipzig (Geriatric expert, Mount Sinai School of Medicine) will follow with her observations of the challenges faced by health systems and physicians who want to adapt their programs, as well as the rewards.  
  • Joanna Leefer (Expert Eldercare Advisor and Author) completes the panel, sharing her experience with the challenges facing families seeking caregiving solutions for aging loved ones.


YANA member Dr. Norma Padron, a guest lecturer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai will open her Thursday evening "Public Health: Politics and Policy" class to consider this important health policy question.


Norma is also the Associate Director at the Main Line Health Center for Population Health Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, and Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health, both in Philadelphia. 


The Health Forum will take place at Mt Sinai's Annenberg Room 13-01. Enter through the Guggenheim Pavilion at 1468 Madison Ave. (north of 99th St.) or 1190 Fifth Avenue (south of 101st St.).


The doors open at 5pm for networking and the Program program will begin promptly at 5:30pm.  


This Health Forum is open to the general public through the generous support of YANA volunteers.  


We hope you will able to attend.

Peg Graham

Chair YANA Health Forum

The Gray Panthers Steering Committee meeting

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Friday, March 31st, 2017 @ 1:30pm

Reminder!

The next Gray Panthers 
Steering Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM. at the office of Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan.  

Please join us! For full details, kindly RSVP:

Tel: (917) 535 0457; email: jkupferman@aol.com

GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: at the office of Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan.

    Reminder!

URGENT! MAKE THE PHONE CALLS TODAY!

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 @ 11:07am

URGENT! MAKE THE PHONE CALLS TODAY!


NY Republican Congressmembers are the swing vote on the health care bill. You can make a difference in their position. Now is the time to contact (800-998-0180) Republican Congressmembers before Thursday's vote.


1. The current bill is a large step backward in ensuring access to health care services. We have particular concerns for the older purchaser, whose insurance costs will skyrocket, and will likely become uninsured and ultimately enroll in Medicare at 65 less healthy and more costly to care for.


2. We are concerned about the proposed structural changes to Medicaid that will result in less federal support for NY's Medicaid eligibles, many of whom are seniors, and the impact on our local hospitals, nursing homes and home care providers.


4. We are concerned that the new amendment to relieve counties in NYS of their capped share of Medicaid costs will only make the situation worse, blowing a hole in the state budget and leaving taxpayers to foot the bill so that we will not see any benefit from Medicaid relief on the property tax payer.


5. Urge that the process slow down to give more constituents a chance to understand the local impact and to give Congress the time to truly create a solution that improves access, lowers costs, enhances quality and does not negatively impact the Medicare Trust Fund solvency.


Urgent - Need for Calls on Wednesday, March 22nd  

The House of Representatives is planning to vote on their new version of Trump/RyanCare on Thursday, March 23rd.  In addition to all of the other bad things that have recently been added to the bill, the Upstate NY Republicans have made a deal with the President to require that counties in New York State (not New York City) no longer be required to pay the portion of their Medicaid share - about 25%.  This is a disaster waiting to happen.  There are two New York Times articles linked below:  one explains the "New York change" and the other explains the seven revisions currently being made to the bill.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/us/politics/house-health-care-new-york-republicans.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

The 7 Big Revisions Republicans Made to Their Health Care Bill, and Why They Made Them  provision that would shift Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state was added to the health care bill, a move sought by upstate Republicans.  https://nyti.ms/2mLCkPq

Rep. Dan Donovan

718-630-5277

718-351-1062

Rep. Peter King

516-541-4225

202-225-7896

Rep. Claudia Tenney

202-225-3665

Rep. John Katko

315-253-4068

315-423-5657

Rep. John Faso

607-746-9537

518-610-8133

845-514-2322

Rep. Elise Stefanik

202-225-4611

Rep. Lee Zeldin

631-209-4235

631-289-1097

Correction: Gray Panthers next meeting will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 2:27pm

Correction: Gray Panthers meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017

In one place on the previous email the starting time was listed as 6 AM for the March 16th meeting. That time should read 6PM.

Reminder: Gray Panthers next meeting will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 1:30pm

Gray Panthers meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6am - 8pm

Location: Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan

YOU will make a difference.  Our next meeting is on March 16, 2017, 6 PM, at the office of Transportation Alternatives, 111 John Street, Suite 206, New York, NY 10038.  Would you like to come?  Looking forward to seeing you then.

We are calling upon a cadre of committed volunteers to:

  • Strategize with local and national groups
  • Inform and Mobilize the public
  • Preserve Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid
  • Educate younger people that we fight for them as well as for older persons

GrayPanthersNYC.org   917 535 0457 

“Activism and Advocacy Against Ageism”  The Gray Panthers envision a world where the old and the young have much to contribute to make our society more just and humane, and in which each reinforces the other in goals, strategy, and action.


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E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, March 9th, 2017 @ 11:39am

At the international level, Gray Panthers, which has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, participates in deliberations at the United Nations on a host of global issues, such as implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, rights of older persons, implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, status of women, human rights, social development, statistics, demographic issues, health, disabilities, disaster reduction, urbanization, migration, humanitarian crises, etc.  

Gray Panthers is one of the co-founders of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA), which brings together global and national networks of organizations concerned with issues of ageing, representing 800 million older persons in all regions around the world. The SGA works to ensure the inclusion of ageing issues and participation of older persons in implementation of the 2030 Agenda.  Gray Panthers plays a key role in the preparation of SGA reports and statements on ageing issues that are submitted to the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations each year.  Gray Panthers represents the SGA in Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD), which is a platform that aims to make sure that civil society plays its rightful role at the centre of delivering a just and sustainable world to care for people and planet.

Gray Panthers, as a member of the NGO Committee on Ageing and the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People, also partners with other non-governmental organizations in advocating for a legally-binding international instrument to protect the rights of older persons.  

Gray Panthers’ representatives to the United Nations are:

  • Jack Kupferman, President of Gray Panthers
  • Sylvia Beales Gelber
  • Brendan Birth
  • Joan Davis
  • Norma Simon
  • Frances Zainoeddin

Useful links:  

www.un.org/development/desa/ageing

www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org

www.ngocoa-ny.org

www.rightsofolderpeople.org

www.action4sd.org

Gray Panthers next meeting will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 @ 12:12pm

Gray Panthers meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6am - 8pm

Location: Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan

YOU will make a difference.  Our next meeting is on March 16, 2017, 6 PM, at the office of Transportation Alternatives, 111 John Street, Suite 206, New York, NY 10038.  Would you like to come?  Looking forward to seeing you then.

We are calling upon a cadre of committed volunteers to:

  • Strategize with local and national groups
  • Inform and Mobilize the public
  • Preserve Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid
  • Educate younger people that we fight for them as well as for older persons

GrayPanthersNYC.org   917 535 0457 

“Activism and Advocacy Against Ageism”  The Gray Panthers envision a world where the old and the young have much to contribute to make our society more just and humane, and in which each reinforces the other in goals, strategy, and action.


Gray Panthers meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan

    YOU will make a…

Steering Committee Mtg

  • Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan

    Steering Committee Meeting

Welcome to Gray Panthers!

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Friday, February 24th, 2017 @ 10:51am

Welcome to Gray Panthers!  Whether you are new to the organization or if you are long-time members and followers, our new welcome packet provides historical background, exciting recent triumphs, and many ways you can help Gray Panthers take on looming critical issues.

"There’s a lot of work to be done, and there is a place for you at Gray Panthers.  Take a look and start working with us today!


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