Pushing for Better Sick Leave Policies

Pushing for Better Sick Leave Policies

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Jersey City and Newark are the first two cities in the state to pass laws requiring businesses with 10 or more employees to let workers earn up to five paid sick days a year to care for themselves or ailing family members. AARP New Jersey, which pushed for the municipal ordinances, hopes to take the policy statewide. “Sick leave is critical not only for working parents with young children, but for workers caring for grandchildren or aging parents,” said Marilyn …

Paid Sick Leave in NJ

Paid Sick Leave in NJ

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Health & Wellbeing © iStockPhoto\shironosovPaid sick time for private-sector employees in the two largest cities in New Jersey will soon be a reality. Indeed, new ordinances in Jersey City and Newark will assure these workers of having paid sick time at their disposal if they or a loved one in their care should fall ill. Under these new city ordinances, full time private-sector employees would be entitled to mandated paid sick time after having worked for a specified time period. The number of …

AARP and the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday, May 10th.

AARP and the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday, May 10th.

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   © NALC More than 9 million Americans 50 and older struggle with hunger every day.  But now, you can do something to help less fortunate Garden State residents.  AARP and the National Association of Letter Carriers is holding it’s 22nd annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 10th.  Please donate non-perishable items from your cabinet, or extra groceries and put them out by your mailbox on Friday night May 9th, or early Saturday morning, May 10th.  Your post office letter …

Caregiving

Caregiving

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   Caregiving is a tough job. In fact, for many caregivers it’s a tough “second” job, as over 70% of New Jersey caregivers are also working. As a result, caregivers often face a long list of challenges that make their day-to-day job that much harder. These challenges range from having to be extremely creative when managing time in order to meet a number of competing demands, to juggling finances in order meet the financial commitment that comes along with caregiving, …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Health & Wellbeing ©iStockPhoto\pagadesign   TOP 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31     Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline.   …

Consumer Advocates Say Landline Service Is a 'Lifeline'

Consumer Advocates Say Landline Service Is a ‘Lifeline’

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Superstorm Sandy had a devastating impact on the Garden State, and now some residents are facing another possible blow. Verizon Communications has decided not to rebuild the copper wire network in storm-stricken communities, instead replacing it with Voice Link—a service that connects home handsets to a wireless network. Voice Link does not support broadband Internet access or medical alert systems, and during disasters, 911 calls may be blocked by network congestion. AARP New Jersey has asked the state Board of …