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Chaunda Ball

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Chaunda Ball is Associate State Director for Communications at AARP New York.

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Net Neutrality vs. Internet Fast Lanes in NY – AARP Lays out What’s at Stake for State’s Adults

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

For Immediate Release Monday, July 28, 2014 Contact: Chaunda Ball, 917-859-0029, cball@aarp.org David Irwin, 212-407-3718, dirwin@aarp.org Net Neutrality vs. Internet Fast Lanes in NY – AARP Lays out What’s at Stake for State’s Adults AARP Warns Fast Lanes Leave Older New Yorkers at Disadvantage; Urges FCC to Keep Internet Fair & Equal New York, NY — “Internet fast lanes” for a fee could leave older New Yorkers in the dust online, warns AARP, as the Federal Communications Commission begins analyzing …

Saving for a Lifetime: AARP Long Island Financial Security Workshops Coming This Fall

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Saving for a Lifetime: AARP Long Island Financial Security Workshops Coming This Fall For many older Americans, outliving their savings is a frightening prospect. Three-quarters of those ages 50-64 have less than $30,000 in retirement accounts, according to a recent survey. More than 70 million workers do not have an employer-sponsored retirement plan, and many boomers are wondering how to save for their children’s college education—while also saving for their own retirement. To help families meet such challenges, AARP is …

Fighting Hunger in New York One Person at a Time

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

It is a Monday afternoon, and my telephone rings.  It is a woman, Mary, who wants to know more about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  She takes care of her sister, Rose, who has dementia and is having trouble making ends meet.  She has heard about AARP’s SNAP application service and wants to know if she is eligible. I ask her a couple of short questions, and am able to tell her that based on the information she has given …

NYS Assembly on the Mark with Utility Watchdog in Budget Proposal

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

For Immediate Release Wednesday, March 12,  2014  Contact:  David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Chaunda Ball, cball@aarp.org                         AARP: NYS Assembly on the Mark with Utility Watchdog in Budget Proposal  Association Praises Assembly Proposal for Independent Utility Consumer Advocate, Warns Lack of Action to Help Family Caregivers Could Lead to Disaster Statement by AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel  “AARP thanks Assembly Speaker Silver and Assemblyman Jeff  Dinowitz for taking a major step …

Home for the Holidays in New York? It’s Prime Time for Checking on Older Relatives

Posted on 11/27/2013 by | AARP New York | Comments

For Immediate Release Wednesday, November 27, 2012 Contacts: David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org Chaunda Ball (212) 407-3732 cball@aarp.org   Home for the Holidays in New York? It’s Prime Time for Checking on Older Relatives AARP New York Releases List of Quick Tips & Questions to Simplify Observing How Older Relatives are Doing   NEW YORK, New York — The turkey is defrosting and family is starting to gather at the house for Thanksgiving. For many families across New York, this is the …

AARP Releases New Policy Recommendations to Help the up to 73% Eligible Older Adults in Warren, Washington, & Saratoga Counties Who are Not Receiving Food Assistance

Posted on 11/8/2013 by | AARP New York | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2013  Contact: Chaunda Ball, (212) 407-3732, cball@aarp.org AARP Releases New Policy Recommendations to Help the up to 73% Eligible Older Adults in Warren, Washington, & Saratoga Counties Who are Not Receiving Food Assistance Between 62 and 73% of Potentially Eligible Adults 60+ in Those Counties Not Receiving SNAP Benefit; Seniors Face Multiple Barriers to Accessing Help Glens Falls, NY – AARP New York joined with a group of anti-hunger advocates, including the Regional Food Bank …