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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 …

Rep. Slaughter Moves to Ensure Women’s Health Weighted in Clinical Testing of Rx

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org AARPNY Commends Congresswoman for Co-Sponsoring Bill to Increase Testing of Drugs’ Impacts on Women ROCHESTER, New York – When it comes to clinical trials for new drugs, all things are not created equal – and Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport (NY-25) wants to change that. As drugs can have different effects on women and men, today, AARP New York praised the Congresswoman for taking a stand for equality in medical research by becoming one of …

AARP Praises Reps. Gibson, Higgins for Backing Medicare Home Health Care Bill

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org   Hudson Valley, Western New York Congressmen Co-Sponsor Bill Allowing More Health Care Professionals to Order Home Health Services NEW YORK, New York – AARP is applauding Reps. Chris Gibson of the Hudson Valley and Brian Higgins of Western New York for signing onto a bi-partisan bill that would allow additional health care professionals to order cost-saving home health services for Medicare participants. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 2504) authorizes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives and physician …

Fed-up Rochesterians Urge Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong Support by 50+

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org ; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Stressed by High Utility Bills Press for Utility Consumer Advocate ROCHESTER, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Rochester-area residents boarded a bus for Albany today to urge their Republican State senators and the State Senate’s GOP Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members are calling on Senators Joseph Robach, Michael Nozzolio, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patrick Gallivan and George Maziarz – who chairs the Senate …

Fed-up CNYers Call for Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong 50+ Support

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Urge DeFrancisco’s Support; to Head to Albany Tomorrow SYRACUSE, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Central New Yorkers today called on State Sen. John DeFrancisco and the State Senate’s Republican Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members gathered across from the downtown Syracuse State Office Building, urging Senator DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) and GOP Senate Leadership to pass a bill before the 2014 state legislative …