Pugna por un escaño en el Senado

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | New Jersey Por Christina Hernandez Sherwood El 4 de noviembre, el electorado de Nueva Jersey decidirá la disputa por un escaño en el Senado de EE.UU. entre el actual senador demócrata Cory Booker y su contrincante republicano, Jeff Bell. Los candidatos tienen posturas diferentes sobre asuntos de importancia para los votantes mayores, como el futuro del Seguro Social y de Medicare. Booker, de 45 años, se impuso en una elección especial realizada en octubre del 2013 para completar el mandato del difunto …

Senate Candidates Disagree on Health Care

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | New Jersey By Christina Hernandez Sherwood New Jersey voters face a choice on Nov. 4 in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Cory Booker, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Jeff Bell. The candidates have differing views on issues important to older voters, such as the future of Social Security and Medicare. Booker, 45, won an October 2013 special election to complete the term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D). Before becoming senator, he had been Newark’s mayor since 2006. Bell, 70, …

Fighting for Affordable Utility Rates

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | New Jersey On the heels of power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Public Service Electric & Gas proposed a 10-year, $3.9 billion rate increase to cover the largest utility capital investment project in New Jersey history. AARP and other consumer advocates intervened, arguing the plan was too vague, too expensive and would not benefit most customers. After a year of such efforts, the state Board of Public Utilities approved a $1 billion program that protects consumers against unreasonable rates and …

Broadway Week is back! Starts August 13th.

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Events | New Jersey Starting Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10:30 am, through Monday, August 18, 2014, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members five days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (September 1-14, 2014) from 4-5 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-Midtown to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about what we are doing in your community. Tickets …

Caring for Caregivers in Perth Amboy…next up, North Bergen!

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

New Jersey On Saturday July 19th, over 100 caregivers and those that care for THEM wore stickers in either English or Spanish (or both!) proudly claiming “I LOVE CAREGIVERS!” These attendees gathered at the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to attend the first event of AARP New Jersey’s Caring for Caregivers series. The purpose of these events is to empower caregivers through a network of organizations and by sharing their stories with other caregivers facing similar challenges. The guests …

Plenty of Roles for AARP Volunteers

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

New Jersey | Volunteering     By Christina Hernandez Sherwood When Lilyan Cralle signed up to be a volunteer for AARP New Jersey, she landed a coveted spot on the state’s advocacy council because of her background as an activist for women’s rights. Cralle, a retired actuarial analyst from Willingboro, said issues affecting older people are just as meaningful to her. “It’s important our society values senior citizens,” she said. Cralle, 74, who still promotes the Equal Rights Amendment and lectures on the life …