Get Great Deals At Get NJ

Jersey City History
Your Ancestors' Story
Asbury Park
Bruce Springsteen's Jersey Shore Rock Haven!
Main Menu | NJ Bicycle Routes | Great Jersey City Stories | New Jersey History | Hudson County Politics | Hudson County Facts | New Jersey Mafia | Hal Turner, FBI Informant | Email this Page
Removing Viruses and Spyware | Reinstalling Windows XP | Reset Windows XP or Vista Passwords | Windows Blue Screen of Death | Computer Noise | Don't Trust External Hard Drives! | Jersey City Computer Repair
Advertise Online SEO - Search Engine Optimization - Search Engine Marketing - SEM Domains For Sale George Washington Bridge Bike Path and Pedestrian Walkway Corona Extra Beer Subliminal Advertising Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Pet Care The Tunnel Bar La Cosa Nostra Jersey City Free Books

Cunningham Hosts 1st Senior Summit

Follow Ups | Post A Followup
Jersey City General Information

Jersey City Guide

Posted by GET NJ on January 12, 2004 at 08:59:31:

Cunningham Hosts 1st Senior Summit
“Our Mission: Address Their Concerns Now”

JERSEY CITY—Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham hosted 220 of Jersey City and Bayonne’s senior residents today during the first Seniors’ Issues Conference at St. Peter’s College, where daylong fact gathering discussions revealed what seniors consider their top concerns for a better quality of life.

The Pavonia Room was packed for the five-hour conference where seniors participated in an open forum to address a number of issues they felt affected their dailies lives. Experts from municipal government and from statewide senior organizations also participate in the fact-finding forum.

“The seniors were the workhorses today,” Cunningham said. “They came to the conference and hashed out and prioritized the things they believe need to be addressed. They’ve spoken, now, I have my marching orders.”

Cunningham, who guaranteed the crowd that he will strenuously push his “senior agenda” in Trenton after taking office next week as State senator of the 31st District, called for the conference two months ago to better define his senior initiative for the entire district. For Jersey City Cunningham instituted an office of Senior Affairs, which is managed by Larry Eccleston, the moderator of the forum.

In the past few weeks the Senior Affairs Office has polled seniors throughout the district to determine what topics they view as a priority for Cunningham and their elected officials to focus upon.

“This was an extraordinary event,” said Marilyn Askin, president of the New Jersey AARP. “The seniors were very issue oriented and issue conscious. The seniors are most concerned about their health care and it’s great that there is a mayor in Jersey City who is committed to getting the word out to people.”

The participants in the conference rated the PAAD (prescription drugs) as the number one issue of concern. Other issues brought to the forefront were the future of Medicare, senior transportation to medical facilities, property taxes and fraud crimes against seniors.

“I think the conference went very well and there was a lot of good information given out,” said Kathleen Lyons, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. “My main concern is the property taxes. It sounds like the people in power are willing to work on these issues.”

Newly elected assemblymen Anthony Chiappone and Louis Manzo also addressed the audience of participants, pledging to keep senior concerns on the forefront of their respective legislative agendas.///

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup

Name    : 
E-Mail  : 
Subject : 
Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:

Hoboken Guide

Jersey City and Hoboken Real Estate
Waterfront Apartments and Condominiums

Featured Link
Featured Listing Advertising Program
Business name, Web Site Link and a brief description or motto – runs for one month in the Page (or Pages) of your choice.

Sales Associates Wanted!
GET NJ seeks sales associates to market ads on a commission basis. For more information, e-mail your resume and contact information to – Be sure to mention the area of New Jersey and/or the market segment that you plan to serve.

GRAVE ROBBER Jersey City Computer Repair
297 Griffith Street, Jersey City, NJ - 201-798-2292 - In the Heights just off of Kennedy Blvd. - Very close to Journal Square and Union City, just five minutes away from Hoboken, Downtown Jersey City, Newport, the Waterfront, Secaucus, North Bergen and Weehawken - Tech support for The Jersey City Mayor's Office during the administration of Bret Schundler - PC repair - Tivos, too!, upgrade, hardware install, software install, data recovery, spyware removal, virus removal, replace hard drive, replace motherboard, copy files from notebooks, backup information from dead laptops

Wanted! Used Computers!
Used computers bought and sold. Located in Jersey City, NJ - convenient to the Hoboken 2nd Street Light Rail stations and the Journal Square PATH subway station. E-mail with an itemized list (description) of what you have for sale and the price. Pickup in the New York City Metro area -- minimum 10 units. Secure, guaranteed data removal is available.

For All Sorts of Unique New York City Information, Visit GET NY!

Hudson County Facts  by Anthony Olszewski - Hudson County History
Print Edition Now on Sale at Amazon

Read Online at
Google Book Search

Advertise and Boost Your Site's
Search Engine Ranking

The New Jersey Mafia

New Jersey Frequently Asked Questions

Follow Ups | Post A Followup
Jersey City General Information

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and The Central Railroad Terminal
Visit Liberty State Park!

Stealth Jet at the World Trade Center During OpSail 2000
For All Sorts of Unique New York City Information, Visit GET NY!

Questions? Need more information about this Web Site? Contact us at:
297 Griffith St.
Jersey City, NJ 07307