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Rent Deal has Some Pluses for Tenants: AARP

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Association Says Deal Should Have Gone Further, Ensuring Sufficient Affordable Housing in NYC Remains Critical Priority Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP in New York State, on agreement to extend and strengthen current rent laws: “The agreement by state leaders to extend and strengthen New York’s rent laws includes improved protections for tenants. “But it doesn’t go nearly as far as AARP had hoped, and the need to ensure sufficient affordable housing in New York City – particularly …

AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel to be Honored for Promoting Safety in Healthcare

Posted on 06/15/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

NYers for Patient & Family Empowerment Cites Advocacy for Family Caregivers NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel will be honored tonight by a patients’ rights group for her successful advocacy on behalf of family caregivers. New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment noted Finkel “is spearheading an important effort to improve hospital engagement of family caregivers in the discharge planning process, for a better transition from hospital to home.” Finkel and her team at AARP …

AARP: NY’s Utility Consumers Would Get Watchdog Under Assembly-Passed Bill

Posted on 06/10/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Measure Would Establish Independent Consumer Advocate Office Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on today’s State Assembly passage of A.180: “New York utility consumers pay among the highest electric bills in the nation, and AARP applauds Speaker Heastie, Assemblyman Dinowitz and the Assembly for passing legislation to give their overburdened constituents an independent and meaningful voice when utilities try to raise residential rates. “Assemblyman Dinowitz’s legislation to create an independent utility consumer advocate office …

AARP to Schumer, Gillibrand: Rein in Wall Street, Protect Working Americans’ Retirement

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

AARP Delivers Over 5,000 Petitions to Senators Urging Their Help to “Close the Loophole” That Lets Some Financial Advisors Put Their Own Interests First NEW YORK, NY – AARP this week delivered over 5,000 petitions to U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urging New York’s representatives to reject any congressional interference in a move to protect the retirement security of millions of hard working Americans who have been losing an estimated $17 billion a year to unscrupulous investment advisors. …

Rent Stabilization Supported by 76% of NYC Gen X, Baby Boomers: AARP Survey

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Survey Unveils overwhelming Backing for Political Leaders to Preserve Affordable Housing Stock NEW YORK, N.Y. – More than three quarters of New York City’s Generation X and Baby Boomer voters think city and state elected officials should support rent stabilization, according to a new survey commissioned by AARP, which today announced four principles essential to support and preserve the city’s affordable housing stock – especially for older New Yorkers. The survey of city voters between the ages of 35 and …

AARP: Millions of NY Family Caregivers in Line for Help as Lawmakers Pass CARE Act

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Bill to Ensure Instruction in Care Headed to Governor for Approval ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State lawmakers lent a critical helping hand today to millions of family caregivers and those for whom they care by giving final legislative passage to the CARE Act, top priority legislation for AARP that will help New Yorkers age safely at home. The bill, which ensures hospital patients’ designated family caregivers are offered instruction in providing needed care at home, won Assembly approval 119-0, …