Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer invites you to the Sixth Annual Boardwalk
Bash – a health and information fair for seniors, families and friends, brought to you
in cooperation with Staten Island Hospital and other community, city and state
agencies. There will be giveaways, arts and crafts, food and entertainment.
Friday, May 29
(Rain Date: Friday, June 5)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(near the Turtle Fountain)
Jefferson Avenue and
Father Capodanno Boulevard
Preserving Enhanced STAR
Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer fought to ensure that $3.5 billion for the School Tax Relief
(STAR) program was included in the enacted budget. To find out if you are eligible for
Enhanced STAR, visit www.nyc.gov/STAR or call 311 to request an application by mail.
TTY users should call 212-504-4115.
The average Enhanced STAR savings for eligible seniors in New York City will be $337.
Protecting EPIC “wrap-around” coverage for seniors
Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer fought for a state budget that preserves critical
aspects of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program, helping to
keep prescription medications affordable for thousands of New York seniors.
The enacted budget preserves more than $50 million in “wrap-around” coverage, which
pays for EPIC enrollees’ prescription drugs when the drugs aren’t covered by a Medicare
Part D plan.
Are you eligible for EPIC?
If you are a New York State resident age 65 or older with an income of $35,000 or less
per year if single or $50,000 per year or less if married, you are eligible.
For more information, call the EPIC hotline at 1-800-332-3742.