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

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Caregiver Coaches Help Family Caregivers on Long Island

Posted on 02/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

Caring for a family member is one of the most difficult things we can do in our lives.  It can be an emotional roller coaster and navigating the maze of health care and available resources can be overwhelming. To help Long Islanders during this critical time, AARP is offering a free telephone support program that can help busy and stressed caregivers.  Called the Caregiving Coaching program, the goal of the program is to help prevent caregivers from operating in crisis …

North Country Woman Named Top AARP New York Volunteer of 2015

Posted on 10/20/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

Robin McNamara, of Madrid, NY received AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. McNamara, who volunteers for New Beginnings Food Outreach and Clothing, Inc., has been selected by AARP New York, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2015 New York AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP selected McNamara for her extraordinary service to the community through her work at New Beginnings, a non-profit which provides families and …

AARP and Google Offer Top 5 Tips to Prevent Cybercrime

Posted on 07/10/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 10, 2015 Contact: Chaunda Ball, 917-859-0029, cball@aarp.org; AARP and Google Offer Top 5 Tips to Prevent Cybercrime AARP and Google Team Up to Help New Yorkers Age 50+ Stay Safe Online NEW YORK, NY – AARP and Google want New Yorkers age 50+ to be smart online to keep identity thieves out of their wallets and to protect their personal information.  Today, at an event co-hosted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network and Google at Google’s …

AARP NAMES UPPER WEST SIDE 2ND MOST LIVABLE NEIGHBORHOOD IN NATION FOR 50+

Posted on 04/20/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

New York City, and the Upper West Side in particular, are being recognized today by AARP as among the most livable places in the country to live for people 50-plus.  The Upper West Side was named the second “Most Livable Neighborhood,” in the nation while New York City as a whole was named among the top five “Most Livable Cities” among large cities. The rankings are featured in the May issue of AARP Bulletin and are based on the new …

Join Us: AARP Members Save on Motown The Musical and Meet the Cast

Posted on 12/17/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

Join AARP at Motown The Musical!  AARP members will receive a 35% discount on regularly priced tickets for the performance on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 7:30 PM.  As a special AARP member bonus, you will have the chance to meet the cast after the performance as well! Use the code VOICE to buy tickets now online, call 1-877-250-2929, or buy in person at: Lunt Fontanne Theatre Box Office 250 West 46th Street between B’way & 8th Ave. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is …

Join AARP NY and Radio 103.9 for Faith & Finance

Posted on 11/21/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

AARP and Radio 103.9 are teaming up for financial education workshops to help New Yorkers improve their financial health.  Join us to hear a panel of experts discuss the importance of financial planning, how to plan for future and your family’s future through estate planning, and what you need to do to buy a home and manage your mortgage as you retire. “Providing New Yorkers with the tools to plan for the financial future is a top priority for AARP …

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/cball/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP New York |

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 …