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Caregivers Often Unprepared When Family Members Leave Hospital; Senate Moves to Help

Posted on 02/3/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Health Committee Sends CARE Act to Full Senate for Consideration; Bill Ensures Caregivers Offered Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks ALBANY, New York – Family caregivers are too often left unprepared to provide proper care before taking their loved ones home from the hospital. Today, the State Senate advanced legislation to ensure that caregivers are offered instruction in any post-discharge tasks their older parents, spouses or other loved ones will need at home, fostering better …

AARP Legislative Goals: Retirement Security, Caregiving, Consumer Protection

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org  Voting Group that Decided Many Races Focuses on Helping Millions of Workers Save for Retirement, Preparing Caregivers, Fighting Unfair Utility Hikes ALBANY, New York – The voting group responsible for electing New York’s lawmakers – the 50+ – has a few key issues on their mind as the 2015 legislative session starts today. AARP New York will focus on retirement security, caregiving, and utility consumer protection. New York’s 50+ voters voted at nearly …

AARP Recognizes Silent Army of New Yorkers, Launches “I Heart Caregivers”

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH NEW YORK, N.Y. –November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 4.1 million in New York State, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In New York State alone, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $32 billion annually. Mary D’Ercole Pritchard of …

AARP Report: New York on Track for Billion-Dollar Baby Boomer Flight Problem

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org; Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org AARP, City & State Join with Comptroller DiNapoli, State & National Leaders to Look at 50+ Economy & Impact – Problems & Solutions to Boomer Flight Albany, New York – Baby Boomers in New York State’s workforce are set to deliver a whopping $179 billion a year to the state’s economy in their retirement – if they stick around, that is. A new AARP report out today says that 60% of working Boomers …

AARP Lauds State for Plan to Educate Older NYers on Financial Exploitation

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org  Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: “The cost of financial exploitation to older Americans is growing fast – 12 percent from 2008 to 2011 – and that’s from reported fraud alone. With so much abuse going unreported, and as Baby Boomers age and people live longer, this problem will explode if left unaddressed. One of the best ways to combat exploitation is by giving people knowledge, so AARP is pleased that …

AARP: Schumer Bill Puts Brakes on Social Security Office Closures

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org  David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org Assoc. commends Senator for seeking public input prior to any closure, live chat function on ssa.gov, reduced fees for low-income beneficiaries NEW YORK, New York – AARP New York today praised U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for introducing legislation that would stop the closure of local Social Security offices without public input and preserve other critical customer protections for Social Security beneficiaries. With tomorrow marking the 79th anniversary of Social Security, the association representing the …