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Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale Named AARP Ambassador

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

“Catch Me if You Can” Author Joins with AARP Fraud Watch Network to Raise Awareness of Cybercrime WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP New York today announced that Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most …

AARP: Help Low-Income Utility Customers, But Not on Backs of Other Struggling NYers

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

PSC Should Make Big Users Pay Fair Share ALBANY, New York – Middle class New Yorkers on moderate or fixed incomes shouldn’t have to pay as much as the state’s biggest commercial and industrial energy users to finance assistance for low-income utility customers, AARP argues in comments to state utility regulators. AARP supports the aim of a state Public Service Commission (PSC) proposal to provide additional assistance to low-income New Yorkers struggling to afford some of the highest utility costs …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 80th Birthday at FDR House in Manhattan

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Flash Mob Cuts “Social Security Card” Cake, Parties With Balloons, Birthday Cards Outside President’s Former Home NEW YORK, New York – Marking the 80th anniversary of Social Security, a flash mob of about 70 AARP volunteers and New York leaders of the association celebrated the earned benefits program today outside Roosevelt House on East 65th Street in Manhattan with a cake in Social Security card motif, red, white and blue balloons, and birthday cards. A second, similar celebration followed in …

Social Security Turns 80, Loved by Americans of All Ages – But 38% of NY’s Gen Xers Expect No Benefits in Retirement

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Program Remains Key to Retirement, Living Independently, Important for Future Generations, According to National AARP Survey Washington, DC – AARP released results of a survey this week as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security. But in New York 38% of Generation X voters statewide and a third in New York City don’t expect any benefits from the program in retirement, …

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 …