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Secure Your Financial Future Now

Posted on 11/20/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

On Friday, November 6, 2015 and Saturday November 14, 2015, AARP New Jersey held “Financial Freedom” workshops for New Jerseyans looking to increase their savings and plan for retirement. At both events, AARP New Jersey welcomed Certified Financial Planner Pablo Bianchi, who spoke about how attendees can improve their quality of life by investing in their financial futures now. There are several things you can do right now to plan for retirement: Consult a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Budget, budget, …

‘The Theory of Everything’ captivated moviegoers at the Newark Museum

Posted on 11/18/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

In conjunction with November’s National Family Caregivers Month, AARP New Jersey hosted its first Movies for Grownups screening on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the historic and beautiful Newark Museum. Attendees viewed The Theory of Everything, a tale of hardship, love, and adversity in life. AARP members and volunteers enjoyed free refreshments and the full theater erupted with clapping upon the film’s conclusion. Prior to the screening, Newark Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins made opening remarks and Christine Newman, ASD of …

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard Satyavan

Posted on 11/4/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

An active volunteer at the AARP New Jersey State Office for the past five years, Richard Satyavan’s background is in Information Technology. “After my retirement from IT work in 2009, I decided to begin volunteering through AARP to help seniors using my IT skills and expertise,” said Richard. “My mission now is to be a life coach for seniors who need help concerning their health, finances, and quality of life.” Richard truly exemplifies what an AARP volunteer should encompass, the …

Financial Advisors Make Money off of Your Poor Investments: Close the Loophole

Posted on 10/16/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

As difficult as it is in NJ to save for your retirement; the least you deserve is a financial advisor who not only works hard to protect and grow your assets but also puts your interest ahead of theirs. Unfortunately, legal loopholes allow some financial advisers to further their own financial interest instead. They are legally allowed to recommend investments with higher fees, riskier features, and lower returns to make more for them at your expense. Research shows bad advice …

Protect Yourself – Are You Immunized Against Disease?

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Last year in the United States, over 50,000 adults died from diseases that might have been prevented through simple vaccinations. While immunization has had a dramatic effect in decreasing childhood disease, adults remain seriously under immunized. Each year, 99% of all vaccine-preventable deaths occur in adults with over 200,000 hospitalizations for serious complications. Deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases in adults outnumber those from breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, and motor-vehicle accidents. These are BIG numbers! Older people are especially vulnerable to diseases such …

ACA Medicare

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Do you have health insurance? More New Jerseyans than ever before do. Over a two year period since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened the federal insurance marketplace and expanded Medicaid, the uninsured population has decreased by nearly half across the state. Despite this progress, there are still too many without coverage, and if you are one of them, the time to act is approaching. The Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment Period is from November 1 through January 31, 2016. …