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Assemblywoman Galef Announces Date For Senior Forum

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has announced that the 2014 Senior Forum will be held on Thursday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event will be at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor, and will provide breakfast and a morning of informative discussion for all attendees.

The breakfast, sponsored by Hudson Valley Hospital Center, will begin at 9 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event is free.

The forum will focus on technology and how its use can provide enjoyment as well as information that might not be readily available otherwise.

The morning’s first speaker will be Sandra Giorno-Tocco, a New York State assistant attorney general, who will share precautions attendees should take to protect their private information on the internet.

In addition, Chris Widelo, associate state director of AARP New York, will discuss ways technology can improve the well-being of seniors. He will also share an update on health care changes.  Carol Donick, director of the Kent Public Library and president of the Putnam County Libraries Association; Laura Wolven, director of the Field Library in Peekskill, and Risa Getman, assistant director and adult programmer of the Hendrick Hudson Free Library in Montrose will all be available to share information about the courses offered in their libraries as well as other libraries.

Suzanne Mateo, a nurse at Hudson Valley Hospital, will share how new technology has played an important role in improving medicine and patient care. Yolanda Robinson, Westchester County Regional Director of the office of the New York State Comptroller, will also be present to see if attendees have any money waiting for them in New York State’s Unclaimed Funds Account.

“I am looking forward to a thoughtful conversation with the speakers and forum guests on the benefits and concerns of using today’s technology,” said Galef.

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