AARP Lauds State for Plan to Educate Older NYers on Financial Exploitation

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org  Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: “The cost of financial exploitation to older Americans is growing fast – 12 percent from 2008 to 2011 – and that’s from reported fraud alone. With so much abuse going unreported, and as Baby Boomers age and people live longer, this problem will explode if left unaddressed. One of the best ways to combat exploitation is by giving people knowledge, so AARP is pleased that …

Wrapping Up! AARP NY’s 2014 Legislative Session

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP AARP New York members, activists, and volunteers joined together this year to make significant progress and win important victories on critical issues for older New Yorkers, including homeowners, consumers, family caregivers, and grandparents and other relatives raising children. Grassroots efforts and advocacy by AARP New York members, activists, and volunteers helped extend legal protections for homeowners facing foreclosure and moved us closer to providing utility consumers the independent voice they need to fight unfair rate hikes. Our team effort helped …

Rep. Slaughter Moves to Ensure Women’s Health Weighted in Clinical Testing of Rx

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org AARPNY Commends Congresswoman for Co-Sponsoring Bill to Increase Testing of Drugs’ Impacts on Women ROCHESTER, New York – When it comes to clinical trials for new drugs, all things are not created equal – and Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport (NY-25) wants to change that. As drugs can have different effects on women and men, today, AARP New York praised the Congresswoman for taking a stand for equality in medical research by becoming one of …

AARP Wants You to Have Fun & Save Money on Long Island

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP AARP is working really hard to bring you some of the best entertainment and help you save money while doing it. Join other local AARP members, volunteers and staff for entertainment and fun on Long Island this summer at a variety of local offerings and member engagement events. Here is a glimpse of the events and offers available: New York JETS – up to 32% off and a unique on field experience! (Use code GREEN14) New York Yankees – up to 50 …

AARP Praises Reps. Gibson, Higgins for Backing Medicare Home Health Care Bill

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org   Hudson Valley, Western New York Congressmen Co-Sponsor Bill Allowing More Health Care Professionals to Order Home Health Services NEW YORK, New York – AARP is applauding Reps. Chris Gibson of the Hudson Valley and Brian Higgins of Western New York for signing onto a bi-partisan bill that would allow additional health care professionals to order cost-saving home health services for Medicare participants. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 2504) authorizes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives and physician …

Fed-up Rochesterians Urge Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong Support by 50+

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org ; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Stressed by High Utility Bills Press for Utility Consumer Advocate ROCHESTER, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Rochester-area residents boarded a bus for Albany today to urge their Republican State senators and the State Senate’s GOP Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members are calling on Senators Joseph Robach, Michael Nozzolio, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patrick Gallivan and George Maziarz – who chairs the Senate …