Resource Cheat Sheet

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

Local Resources © 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. AARP Smart Driver 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? – …

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

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

Local Resources   ©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

Local Resources   ©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 …

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.

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

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, …