Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
Albany Office: Room 510 Capitol, Albany, NY 12248, (518) 455-5426
District Office: 341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, (718) 246-4889
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November 2006 Community Report

Assemblywoman Millman's 2006 Senior Fair a Huge Success
Over 150 Seniors Received Free Information and Services

On Friday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman hosted her 2006 Senior Fair at Public School 58 in Carroll Gardens. The event brought together over one hundred and fifty seniors from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope.

"Each year, I am pleased to provide more and more senior citizens with access to much-needed services," said Assemblywoman Millman. "My Senior Fair is a one-stop shopping trip for local seniors to receive information, access medical, financial and legal services as well as socialize with other seniors."

One of the highlight from this year's fair was the New York State Comptroller's Office of Unclaimed Funds. Many seniors discovered unclaimed accounts thanks to the Comptroller's Office. Other crowd favorites were the Fire Safety Education Unit, who gave out over one hundred free smoke detectors, and Long Island College Hospital and New York City College of Technology, who both provided free medical screenings to the attendees. Refreshments provided by Frank's Place on Smith Street were also made available to all guests.

"I don't think anyone who attended my Senior Fair this year left without learning something about the services that are available to them. I want to thank all the organizations and city and state agencies that participated in my 2006 Senior Fair and for providing my constituents with information on such a wide array of services," said Assemblywoman Millman.

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman Works with Downtonwn Business Council to Clean Up Smith Street
Doe Fund Clean-Up Service Will be Extended to Carroll St. Subway Entrance at 2nd Place

Assemblywoman Millman presents certificates to local seniors at the Eileen Dugan Senior Center. The Carroll Gardens senior center honored members who are 90 years old or older at their 32nd Anniversary celebration.
Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman is proud to announce that the Doe Fund Inc. will now clean the Carroll Street subway entrance on the corner of Smith Street and 2nd Place. The plaza in front of the subway stop had become a haven for litter.

After learning about the problem at the last Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association general meeting, Assemblywoman Millman immediately contacted the Downtown Brooklyn Council and urged them to extend the effective Doe Fund program further south on Smith Street. The Doe Fund Inc. is a non-profit organization that seeks to end the cycle of homelessness though paid work programs.

"I want to thank the Downtown Brooklyn Council for listening to the community and quickly solving this problem," said Assemblywoman Joan Millman. "The Doe Fund has made a tremendous difference in the cleanliness of Smith Street and I think their efforts will go a long way in maintaining the Carroll Street subway stop entrance. We have to stay on top of these issues in order to maintain Smith Street's reputation as one of the top destinations in Brooklyn," Millman added.

Assemblywoman Millman Presents Certificates to
2006 Summer Reading Challenge Participants
Dozens of Children Participated from Across the District

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman visited P.S. 29 and 58 in October (and will go to P.S. 261 in November) to present New York State certificates to the children from those schools who completed her Summer Reading Challenge.

Assemblywoman Millman's ninth annual Summer Reading Challenge was a success yet again, with dozens of children participating throughout the District. The Challenge was designed to help parents encourage their children to read on a regular basis during the summer break. To complete Millman's Summer Reading Challenge, youngsters must check off on the provided calendar that they have read (or a parent has read to them) for at least 15 minutes on 40 days during the months of July and August. Also included with the calendar is a suggested reading list, organized by reading level and genre. Upon completing the Challenge, participants send or bring the calendar to Assemblywoman Millman's office at 341 Smith Street.

"It is great to see so many children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge," said Assemblywoman Millman, a former public school librarian. "There should be an award for the parents, too, for helping their kids make reading a habit." All participants are awarded a certificate by Assemblywoman Millman, as well as a New York State bookmark, to celebrate their completion of the 2006 Summer Reading Challenge.

Assemblywoman Millman Provides Free Flu Shots to 150 Local Residents

As part of an ongoing effort to bring services to the District, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman in partnership with Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill administered 150 free flu shots this past week. Adults of all ages from across the 52nd Assembly District lined up at Assemblywoman Millman's office to receive the vaccine on Thursday, October 12, and Friday October 13, 2006. This is the third year in a row Millman has provided free flu shots and she plans on continuing the service pending availability at the start of the next flu season.

"Access to flu shots is an important public health initiative, especially for seniors and those with compromised immune systems" stated Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman. "I want to thank Long Island College Hospital for their support in providing important health services to my constituents."

Right: Assemblywoman Millman with a recipient of the flu shot in her District Office with Long Island College Hospital staff.

Left: Assemblywoman Millman at the Carroll Park Halloween Parade with two youngsters in costume.

Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889