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What's New!

Antiques Roadshow to Air in January
Last August, CSA Retiree Chapter members volunteered to help during the filming of PBS' Antiques Roadshow.  

WNET has just told us that the episodes from New York’s event will be the season premiere of Antiques Roadshow’s 19th season and will air in three parts on THIRTEEN:

· Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8 pm – New York, Hour 1
· Monday, January 12, 2015 at 8 pm – New York, Hour 2
· Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8 pm – New York, Hour 3

WNET once again thanked our volunteers for their support.

General Membership Meeting on Dec. 6 at CSA Educational Leadership Conference

The Retiree Chapter will hold its general membership meeting in conjunction with CSA's Educational Leadership Conference on Dec. 6 at the NY Hilton Midtown. The Retiree Chapter will honor Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, the chair of the Assembly Education Committee and a longtime supporter of the city's schools and labor.

Later in the day, at the CSA Conference luncheon, CSA President Ernest Logan will present Bill PInkett with the Peter S. O'Brien Award for his service to the union. The award is named for a former President of CSA who work tirelessly on behalf of his colleagues.

The Retiree Chapter membership meeting will begin after breakfast, which will give you plenty of time for chatting with your colleagues. The registration link for retirees will be posted soon. (You may also register for the CSA luncheon on that form.) 

NY1 anchor Cheryl Wills will keynote CSA's conference. She is the author of "Die Free: A Heroic Family History," an account of her ancestor, Sandy Wills, who served in the Civil War as a member of the United States Colored Troops, and her father, Clarence Wills, who was the first black firefighter at Engine 1/Ladder 24 - the oldest engine company in Manhattan. Ms. Wills will relate her foray into historical research for her book as it relates to today's curriculum challenges.

Click HERE to download a registration form.

2015 Retiree Chapter Workshops on Medicare and Services for the Elderly
Looking ahead to spring: Felice Hannah, the former Outreach Coordinator for the Retiree Chapter and an expert on Medicare and related benefits, will present three workshops next spring (and one next fall).

March 10: Representatives from a variety of government offices and CSA will make presentations. These offices include Medicare, Social Security, the city Office of Labor Relations Health Benefits Unit, the CSA Retiree Welfare Fund and the Veteran's Administration.

April 14: Representatives from the NYC Department for the Aging and Access-A-Ride will discuss resources and benefits available for seniors as well as applying for transportation services.

May 19: Retiree Chapter member Michael Fisher will review the Explanation of Benefits and the Medicare Summary Notices as well as teach you how to avoid being a victim of Medicare fraud. Ms. Hannah will also discuss Medicare Part A/B and Part D.  She will also explain health coverage provided through Medicare.

Sept. 16: We'll have an attorney specializing in estate planning and elder law talk about protecting your assets and related areas. Ms. Hannah will also teach participants how to get their papers in order.

To register and/or for more information, call the Retiree Chapter at (212) 823-2020 or email Alana Segura at

CSA Honors CSA Members Who Are Veterans

CSA held a reception last spring to honor its members who served in the military. Congressman Charlie Rangel, a Korean War hero,was the keynote speaker. The CSA News ran a series highlighting its veterans who have served in military conflicts. Pictures of the event are posted at HERE. A video of the event is posted HERE.

At Home But Never Alone! 

CSA has teamed up with My Alarm Medical Alert System to bring you a special price for a home monitoring system that provides peace-of-mind for older people living alone as well as their relatives.The system provides those who live alone an easy way to contact someone if help is required, 24 hours a day. When you order, ask for Susie Goodman. Call (800) 619-9114.

As always, we’ll keep you posted
through our email updates. If you are not receiving them, please send an email to Alana Segura at You can also reach her at (212) 823-2020, x 2075.

Of course, if you have any questions, please email Retiree Chapter Director Mark Brodsky at or call him at (201) 341-8811.

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