Social Security Reduces Poverty Among Residents Age 65+

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

Money & Work Social Security keeps nearly a third of New Mexico residents age 65 and older out of poverty, according to a recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. About one in 10 lives in poverty even with Social Security income. Nearly 132,000 New Mexicans 65-plus rely on Social Security for at least 50 percent of their family income, and more than 71,000 depend on Social Security for at least 90 percent of family income. “Social Security helps communities too, because …

AARP Foundation Tax Aide To Provide Free Assistance Beginning in Feb. 2014

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45thyear, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.   “Tax Aide provides a valuable service to people who might have trouble filing a basic return …

Age Discrimination Witnessed in New York City Workplaces

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

Money & Work In an AARP survey of New York City voters age 50-plus, nearly half (48 percent) said they had experienced or witnessed age discrimination in the workplace or when seeking a job. These respondents said they either personally experienced discrimination or knew someone who—because of age—was not hired, was passed over for a raise or promotion, was laid off or forced out of a job, was encouraged or forced to retire before being ready or was the brunt of disparaging remarks. …

Learn More About the AARP Information Center at Special Open House

Posted on 07/26/2013 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Money & Work Many people don’t realize that AARP has a local presence here in New Mexico through the State Office in Santa Fe and the AARP Information Center in Albuquerque. Learn more about what the Information Center has to offer during an open house, Tuesday, July 30th,  1930 Juan Tabo NE Suite J, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. “The Information Center is another way we can put valuable resources in the hands of our members and the public in general,” said Bert Benedick, the …

SBA, SCORE and AARP Team Up to Train 50 Plus Business Entrepreneurs

Posted on 04/9/2013 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Money & Work AARP New Mexico is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE Albuquerque. The SBA and SCORE will host an “encore entrepreneur” event in Albuquerque, April 17th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the SBA office, 500 Gold Ave. SW, Suite 11301. Participants must register at http://albuquerque.score.org/localworkshops or by calling 505-248-8232.  The event will feature representatives from the Albuquerque SCORE and AARP chapters as well as SBA personnel to explain to potential business owners the counseling …

Volunteers Sought to Help Individuals Manage Monthly Bills

Posted on 04/9/2013 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Money & Work Did you know that there are low-income older adults and people with disabilities right in your own community who need your help to remain independent? If you could volunteer a few hours of your time each month, you could enable them to remain independent and in their own homes. For over 30 years, AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, has worked with local agencies to provide AARP Foundation’s Money Management Program in communities nationwide. This essential service uses trained volunteers to …