Steve Englebright:

Making a difference for seniors

Working hard for seniors, bringing home results. This year, Steve Englebright sponsored several measures designed to maintain seniors’ health and welfare, as well as their quality of life, by establishing:

check mark a Senior Vision Services Program to offer comprehensive services to seniors who suffer from visual impairments (Ch. 573 of 2007).
check mark a Fall and Injury Prevention Program to reduce falls (A.5740), the leading cause of injury-related deaths among seniors.
check mark protections against financial exploitation through the development of educational programs (A.6519-A) to help seniors better recognize and respond to instances of financial abuse.
check mark an initiative to identify early stages of Alzheimer’s disease during admittance or discharge from the hospital (Ch. 290 of 2007).
photo Middle Class STAR - property tax relief for seniors. To help reduce the tax burden on seniors, Steve Englebright fought for a state budget that includes the new Middle Class STAR program.

dot Qualified seniors will automatically receive rebate checks in addition to the Enhanced STAR exemption they already receive.
dot All other homeowners who qualify for Basic STAR must submit a rebate application by December 31, 2007.
dot For more information, call 1-877-6-STAR-NY or Assemblyman Englebright’s office at 751-3094.

Important Phone Numbers
Health Services 853-3000

Office for the Aging 853-8200

Adult Protective Services 854-3195 or 854-3196 or 854-3197

Veterans Service Agency 853-VETS

Handicapped Hotline 853-8333 (VOICE)
or 853-5658 (TTY)

Suffolk County Transit
Reduced Rate IDs for Seniors

Attorney General Consumer Helpline 1-800-771-7755

Consumer Protection Board 1-800-697-1220

NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities 1-800-522-4369

EPIC Information 1-800-332-3742

Senior Citizen Hotline 1-800-342-9871

Medicaid Complaints 1-800-541-2831

Medicare Information Service 1-800-633-4227

Assemblyman Englebright
Assemblyman Steven Englebright
149 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733
(631) 751-3094