5 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Paid Family Leave

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-19T14:13:34+00:00">September 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-09T16:14:07+00:00">October 9, 2017</time> by AARP New York

En Espanol. AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. And beginning in January, we will reach that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation takes effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s upcoming Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family …

Nominate an Extraordinary Volunteer for AARP’s Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-25T12:57:58+00:00">May 25, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-25T13:00:39+00:00">May 25, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP New York’s most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one individual or couple from New York is selected each year. The winning nominee will receive a $5,000 check to donate to the non-profit organization of their …

NYC Has a Vision for Friendlier Streets

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-01-25T17:19:55+00:00">January 25, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Mayor de Blasio has proposed making an already age-friendly New York City even friendlier by increasing funding for the Vision Zero initiative as part of his preliminary city budget. This is great news. Our roadways and alternative transportation options must keep pace with the rapid aging of our city and nation. Improving the safety of our pedestrians is key to this goal. Vision Zero aims to reduce traffic fatalities across the city, and last year was the safest on record …

AARP, PULP: Governor Cuomo and NYS Public Service Commission stand with NYS Utility Consumers who have Overpaid by $816+ Million Over 30 Months to ESCOs

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-12-02T17:17:47+00:00">December 2, 2016</time> by AARP New York

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York utility consumers have a nearly billion-dollar ESCO problem. New Yorkers who signed up with an energy service company (ESCO) paid nearly $820 million more for their power than if they had stayed with their local utility company during the 30-month period ending June 30, 2016, according to the state’s official utility regulating body. Today the NYS Public Service Commission stated that after considerable experience with energy service to mass market customers by ESCOs, it has …

AARP Delivers 1,000 Petitions to Reed, Plumb to ‘Take A Stand,’ Work to Update Social Security

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-10-26T13:12:16+00:00">October 26, 2016</time> by AARP New York

Social Security Faces 25% Benefits Cut by 2034 Without Action CORNING, N.Y. – AARP today delivered nearly 1,000 petitions to 23rd Congressional District candidates John Plumb and Tom Reed urging them to commit to working with the new Congress and new presidential administration to update Social Security for the 21st Century if elected.      AARP Associate State Director for the Southern Tier Randy Hoak presented the petitions – signed by residents across the 23rd District – to Mr. Plumb at 11:30 …