Michael Cunningham, OSR Director, Attends Advocacy Day in Albany

OSR Director, Michael Cunningham, was in Albany on February 6th for the Statewide Legislative Conference and Advocacy Day.  This is a yearly event that has all of the members of the Area Association on Aging meeting in Albany to share their State budget positions with Legislators and to discuss community based services for older New Yorkers.  Director Cunningham met individually with Senator Sue Serino, Senator Terrence Murphy, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne to discuss the needs of Putnam County’s seniors as well as the programs and services offered to our senior population.   While meeting with Assemblyman Byrne, Director Cunningham was invited to join him on the Assembly Chamber Floor.  Here is a quote from  Assemblyman Kevin Byrne that was posted on his Facebook page:

“Yesterday, I was honored to meet with senior advocates from county agencies, Aging-NY and LiveOn NY in our Albany office. We had a very informative discussion covering various concerns in the Governor’s executive budget proposal. Afterwards, I escorted Michael Cunningham, our newest director of the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources, down to the Assembly Chamber Floor and formally introduced him to Albany. Thank you for all you and your colleagues do to ensure our seniors have access to the services they deserve.”