Long Islanders, Join Us & Save on Concert Tickets at NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Long Islanders, Join Us & Save on Concert Tickets at NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | New York AARP members save 50% on tickets to select shows at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Purchase tickets at the box office, online, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000; use code CONCERTS.  April 24 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons May 2 - Creedence Clearwater Revisited May 3 - ABBA The Concert (Tribute) May 7 – Moody Blues May 16 - Golden Boys starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydel   *This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will …

Save 33% on Financial Education Classes at SUNY Adirondack. Starts April 23

Save 33% on Financial Education Classes at SUNY Adirondack. Starts April 23

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | New York Join AARP and SUNY Adirondack’s Continuing Education Program for a three-week, three-session class,  Planning for a Comfortable Financial Future: The Complete Financial Management Workshop, starts April 23, 2014. The class is regularly priced at $75 per couple, but it is available now for $50 (a savings of 33%) for AARP members and their friends. Look for the AARP table to meet AARP volunteers before the class to find out what AARP is doing in your community. Dates of Classes: April …

Fighting Hunger in New York One Person at a Time

Fighting Hunger in New York One Person at a Time

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | New York It is a Monday afternoon, and my telephone rings.  It is a woman, Mary, who wants to know more about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  She takes care of her sister, Rose, who has dementia and is having trouble making ends meet.  She has heard about AARP’s SNAP application service and wants to know if she is eligible. I ask her a couple of short questions, and am able to tell her that based on the information she has given …

AARP Details the Good, the Bad & the Ugly in 2014-15 NYS Budget

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | New York | Press Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Makes Meds Affordable for More Seniors and Protects Patients from Surprise Med Bills, But Falls Short for Caregivers, Utility Consumers  Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: “The New York State budget delivers some good news for older New Yorkers’ kitchen table economies, but falls woefully short in some crucial areas. “Under the budget, more seniors will have access to affordable prescription drugs and protection from surprise and …

Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur?

Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur?

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

Money & Work | New York Long Island residents 50 and older who have been itching to become entrepreneurs can gain real-world information to help launch their new businesses at a free special workshop cohosted by AARP New York and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Entrepreneur Symposium on Long Island—April 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library—is part of Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, a nationwide initiative jointly created by SBA and AARP. The two organizations have committed to train, counsel …

Task Force Developing Strategies to Fight Hunger

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | New York As part of an antihunger task force appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), AARP will advocate on behalf of older New Yorkers at risk of hunger. The task force brings together state officials, farmers and advocates—including Beth Finkel, AARP state director. The task force will develop strategies to increase participation in food assistance programs, to improve access to locally produced farm products, and to encourage the government, business and nonprofit sectors to collaborate.  About 13 percent of New York households …