As the legislative session drew to a close, many bills introduced by Assemblywoman Joan Millman were passed. Among those approved on the Assembly floor, A.4091 would create a mentor-protégé program to aid women and minority owned businesses, A.7364-A would amend the 200 foot rule for establishments serving liquor in New York City, and A.7545-B would require seasonally appropriate shelter for dogs.
"I am pleased with the success of many of my bills in the Assembly," said Millman. "From fostering women and minority businesses to extending health care coverage for those who suffer from rare diseases, I advanced a variety of substantive legislation this session. Regardless of the situation in the State Senate, I will continue to work to better the quality of life in the 52nd Assembly District and in New York State."
Assemblywoman Joan Millman teamed up with the New York University College of Dentistry to provide free dental exams for students at P.S. 32 in Brooklyn. The NYU Smiling Faces Going Places mobile dental van, outfitted with dental chairs, was parked nearby to serve classrooms of children throughout the day. After an exam by a dentist, children from P.S. 32 received an oral hygiene kit containing toothbrushes, toothpaste and results of the exam to share with their parents.
"Establishing good dental habits now will help ensure these children have healthy teeth as teens and adults," said Millman. "I would like to thank Connie Turner at the NYU College of Dentistry and the staff at P.S. 32 for making this day possible. I look forward to bringing the dental van to more schools in the future. This is third time my office has coordinated the dental van, and each time, we serve more children."
Friday, June 26, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman sponsored her annual Senior Fair at St. Francis College attended by over 200 senior citizens. The free event was a one-stop opportunity to meet with representatives from over 40 non-profit organizations and federal, state and local government agencies that serve senior citizens. Hosted by St. Francis College, the senior fair featured a variety of activities, including a Tai Chi class, hearing and blood pressure tests, legal advice from experts, calisthenics exercises with the Dodge YMCA and a service provided by the New York State Comptroller's Office to check for unclaimed funds.
"I thank St. Francis College and all our local volunteers for helping to make this event a success," said Millman. "Knowledgeable representatives were able to answer questions and provide information about the variety of services available specifically for seniors. Year after year, I sponsor this event because I know how valuable it is to senior citizens and those who care for them."
Titled "Time Travel," the book reflects on interviews the children conducted with senior citizens at the Eileen Dugan Senior Center.
"Thanks to the creative vision of the Windows Brooklyn organizers, businesses in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill benefited from increased foot traffic and interest in their store windows and artists benefited from the added exposure," said Millman.