Valentine’s Day Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | New Jersey Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the pressure is on to impress your significant other. Are you ready? For those who have left their gifts for the last minute or want to add a little something special, have no fear! We have some cute last-minute gift ideas you can make with love by hand with readily available materials.   52 Things I love About You   © Visual Heart Display your love on a deck of cards. This …

Resource Cheat Sheet

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | New Jersey © iStockPhoto\donskarpo Many times, resources are more readily available than you think. You just have to know where to look. Below are some key resources that AARP has been working to provide for you. Driver Safety What is it? – A defensive driving course focusing on the rules of the road, driving situation techniques, and how to handle aggressive drivers. Those who enroll may be eligible for a discount of 5% on car insurance. Who can use it? – Everybody! …

How NJSHARES is working to ease utility assistance woes in New Jersey

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | New Jersey   ©iStockPhoto\piranka Whether you are a PSE&G, JCP&L, or Atlantic City Electric customer, rest assured in knowing that AARP has worked, or in some cases, is still working, to ensure that utility customers across the state don’t pay a dime more than necessary when it comes to their utility bills. However, despite our efforts, we know that utility bills are still high in this state, and that the winter cold, which we are still in the midst of, can make …

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Tax Returns, and Free Income Tax Preparation to Help You Through It

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources | Money & Work | New Jersey   ©iStockPhoto\dina2001 by Gary Blauth AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to prepare your IRS and NJ tax returns. We have 1,000 volunteers at 150 NJ locations who are ready to assist you. We prepared about 38,000 tax returns last year. You can find a convenient location by going to the AARP website www.aarp.org/taxaide and clicking on “AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator”, or by calling 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669). This year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects some tax returns. If …

Fight to Keep Phone Landlines Available

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New Jersey In New Jersey, where Verizon has not rebuilt some of the telephone lines destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, AARP is fighting to keep landlines available. “Phone companies are nudging customers toward wireless service, but for some people, a landline is a lifeline,” said Dave Mollen, AARP state president. Copper-wire connections are needed to monitor most medical equipment and home security systems, and wireless technology is less reliable during emergencies. About 94 percent of registered New Jersey voters age 50-plus …

Three years is LONG ENOUGH, BPU! It’s time for JCP&L to STOP OVERCHARGING its customers!

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy | New Jersey TRENTON – It’s been three years since the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel first asked the Board of Public Utilities to open a rate case to investigate the earnings of Jersey Central Power & Light. Now, three years later, the BPU has not yet acted on this case, and every day JCP&L customers continue to be hurt. This morning at the State House, thousands of AARP members and JCP&L customers said enough is enough in the form of over …