Governor, Lawmakers Failed to Address NY’s Retirement Savings Crisis in 2017

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State leaders neglected the retirement saving needs of over 3.5 million working New Yorkers and failed to provide adequate supports for the unpaid family caregivers who help New Yorkers age in their own homes during the just-concluded 2017 New York State legislative session. Over half of all private sector employees in New York lack access to a way to save at work, including 67% of Hispanics. Workers are 15 times likelier to save if they can do so on the …

Go Groovin in the Park with AARP on June 25

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“Step in the name of love!” Step in the name of A-A-R-P!” AARP is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s of ‘Groovin in the Park,’ a reggae and rhythm & blues concert being held at Roy Wilkins Park, 177-01 Baisley Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday, June 25. Stop by the AARP table , meet , mingle and “come wine up your waist” with AARP staff, volunteers and other AARP members at this concert that will feature musical …

AARP to New Utility-Regulating Board Chair: Put Consumers’ Interests First

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AARP New York Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy David McNally issued the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s expected designation of John Rhodes as the new chairman of the utility-regulating State Public Service Commission (PSC) and the filling of vacancies to the five-member commission. The State Senate last night confirmed Mr. Rhodes, Jim Alesi and Philip Wilcox as new PSC commissioners and re-confirmed Diane Burman for an additional term: “AARP looks forward to working with new …

Long Islanders Host Food Drive for Local Veterans

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Earlier this month, 13 AARP members and volunteers helped collect more than 1,000 pounds in food donations for Nassau County veterans service agency VetMart. Volunteers stood outside the entrance to the Carl Place Stop&Shop and encouraged patrons to pick up a few extra items for the food drive while they did their usual shopping. The outpouring of generosity and compassion from the community was incredible – Donations came in by the bagful! Some shoppers handed over more in donations than …

Come Celebrate Pride with AARP

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AARP is PRIDE. That is why we will be marching in this year’s New York City Pride March in Governor Cuomo’s contingent. The March will take place this year on Sunday June 25th.  If you are interested in marching with us, register here. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence, and …

Take the AARP Community Challenge

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AARP New York is doing their part to help communities across the state make positive improvements in their neighborhoods. The group kicked off its Community Challenge Grant Program, which awards funding to groups and governments across New York State working to implement tangible community improvement projects. The program, which falls under AARP’s Livable Communities initiative, is open to 501(C) 3 and 510(C) 4 non-profits and government entities. Project submissions can range from simple improvements that cost in the hundreds, to …

As Temps Soar, AARP Offers Tips to Beat the Heat

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With temperatures already into the 80s by mid-morning, we know we’re in for another hot one. Heat at this level is more than sweaty clothes and sticky streets, though – it can be hazardous to your health. More Americans die each year from heat waves than from tornadoes, earthquakes and thunderstorms combined. Older adults are especially vulnerable to health complications from heat because their bodies have a tougher time adjusting to changes in temperature. But heat doesn’t have to be …

From Age-ing to Sage-ing® Workshop

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In five Wednesday afternoon sessions, learn powerful tools for gathering and giving expression to the wisdom of your own ripening life and find inspiration through the gift of mortality. Based on the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and other spiritual wisdom leaders. All who seek to find meaning in the aging process are welcome. Audrey Seidman completed the ALEPH Sage-ing® Mentorship Program, serves as a spiritual director, and volunteers as a chaplain at Albany Medical Center WHEN: Wednesdays: May 3, …

New Discount With The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County

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AARP Long Island is so proud to partner with The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County, which presents the best in live theatrical entertainment both at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport Village as well as the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Main Street in Patchogue Village.  This will be their 68th season of live, professional theatre at The Gateway. We are thrilled to offer you special discounts to all of their subscription shows on select performances and …

AARP Oyster Bay Team Volunteers: Food Drive To Help End Hunger on the Island

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The AARP Oyster Bay volunteer team held a food drive earlier this year to benefit St. Kilian Parish Social Ministry.  The St. Kilian food pantry provides food and basic needs to hundreds of people each month.   We thank the pantry for allowing us to stock the pantry on a Saturday when they are usually closed.  This enabled us to collect the donations on a busier shopping day and for more hours.  “Wow, wow, wow!” said Nina Petersen, St. Kilian Outreach …