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Volunteer Spotlight: Jacqueline Robinson

Posted on 12/7/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

One of AARP New Jersey’s newest volunteers, Jacqueline Robinson worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for the majority of her career. When she was downsized after working at her last company for 27 years, Jackie decided to step out on a limb – she opted to take the retirement package offered to her and start JRR Consulting, Inc., and the division “Retire and Reinvent” ( Because Jackie is passionate about helping people become the person they were meant to be, she became …

AARP Member Anthony Cifelli Celebrates as His Mother Reaches Age 100

Posted on 12/4/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Long standing AARP member and Princeton native Anthony Cifelli recalls what it was like when his mother, Angeline Cifelli, would put up young women who were visiting Princeton University for football weekends before the school was coeducational. “I remember, because we’d get kicked out of our bedrooms,” Anthony recalled. Matriarch of the family, Mrs. Cifelli celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month with five generations of relatives. Born Angeline Pinelli on November 16, 1915, Mrs. Cifelli has lived in Princeton …

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 …