Paid Sick Leave in NJ

Paid Sick Leave in NJ

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

Local Resources © 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

Local Resources   © 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

Local Resources   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, …

It’s Tax Season and AARP Foundation has a FREE Tax-Aide Program that may help you!

It’s Tax Season and AARP Foundation has a FREE Tax-Aide Program that may help you!

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

Local Resources ©AARPAARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program, was founded in 1968 by four AARP volunteers. Today, more than 35,000 volunteers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia serve at 6,100+ Tax-Aide sites from February 1 to April 15. Since its inception, this program has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes …

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

Local Resources ©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.   …

LIHEAP Open Enrollment

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Local Resources LIHEAP Open Enrollment starts this month. This program, which is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, helps you pay for heating costs and may cover certain medically-necessary cooling expenses. Even if your heat is included in your rent, you may qualify, if you meet the eligibility criteria. You may submit an application for LIHEAP from November 1st, through April 30th. For more information, please call 1-800-510-3102 or click here