State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) provided over 100 senior citizens with the opportunity to sign-up for a rent freeze program called the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), while they were offered a variety of health services today at the Northeast Bronx Senior Center.
Attendees met with SCRIE benefit specialists to see if they were eligible for a rent freeze. Senator Klein has secured $150,000 in funding for LiveOn NY in an effort to guide senior citizens through the application process and receive assistance in filling out cumbersome paperwork.
Senior citizens also received blood pressure screenings, elder abuse screenings, and nutritional counseling. Senator Klein secured $200,000 in funding for the Hebrew Home to purchase mobile health vans in order to bring vital senior health services directly to the elderly population who need it most. The mobile vans will continue to travel throughout the district.
“I am proud to have secured state funding to ensure that our senior population has access to these valuable services. The traveling vans, operated by the Hebrew Home, will offer a variety of medical screenings and also disseminate important health-related information. It is also imperative that senior citizens are aware of the SCRIE program and have the opportunity to fully utilize it. My funds will provide seniors with one-on-one assistance from LiveOn NY SCRIE benefit specialists. As seniors enter their golden years, they must live comfortably and independently in their own homes. I encourage our senior citizens to take advantage of these free services,” said Senator Klein.
Residents of the 34th Senate District also can come to Senator Klein’s office to visit with a LiveOn NY benefits specialist to determine their eligibility anytime on ; or from
Above - State Senator Jeff Klein chats with seniors asking them for any comments they may have.
Below - Senator Klein has his own blood pressure checked, which was excellent.
Seniors are glad to sit with Senator Klein while one has her blood pressure checked.
LiveOn NY SCRIE specialists will also travel throughout the district and offer services to senior citizens at the below locations:
- - Bronx House, 990 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, NY 10461 at
- - Mechler Hall Senior Center at Holy Family Church, 2158 Watson Ave, Bronx, NY 10472 at
For more information and future dates, please contact Senator Klein’s office at (718) 822-2049.