Teach so They Can Care

Posted on 11/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New York AARP New York is pressing for legislation that could reduce hospital readmissions by showing family caregivers how to administer follow-up care.  The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would require hospital staff to ask each patient to designate a caregiver, notify the caregiver if the patient is discharged or moved to another facility, and teach the caregiver how to do procedures the patient will need at home, such as dressing wounds or managing medications.  To help with advocacy, AARP New …

AARP Recognizes Silent Army of New Yorkers, Launches “I Heart Caregivers”

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New York | Press Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH NEW YORK, N.Y. –November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 4.1 million in New York State, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In New York State alone, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $32 billion annually. Mary D’Ercole Pritchard of …

You Can Help Needy Families This Thanksgiving

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New York For a quarter of a million Long Islanders who struggle to put food on the table, Thanksgiving can be a difficult time of year. To help these families celebrate the holiday, AARP Long Island is partnering with Long Island Cares Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank to carry out the annual WALK Radio Thanks for Giving Food Drive Nov. 10 through Nov. 20. The drive begins with AARP volunteers collecting food donations at various King Kullen supermarkets throughout Long Island. As …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

New York Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

Adultos mayores enfrentan asuntos importantes

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | New York Por Donna Liquori Las elecciones del próximo mes podrían afectar leyes estatales y federales clave de interés para los residentes mayores de Nueva York, como la prestación de cuidados, la seguridad económica y el costo de los servicios públicos. En la carrera por la gobernación, Rob Astorino (R), el ejecutivo del condado de Westchester, enfrenta al actual gobernador Andrew Cuomo (D). Se someterán a voto la totalidad de los 213 escaños de la legislatura estatal y 27 escaños en la …

Pivotal Issues Face Older Voters

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | New York By Donna Liquori Next month’s election could affect key state and federal legislation of interest to older New York residents, including caregiving, financial security and utility costs. In the race for governor, Rob Astorino (R), the Westchester County executive, is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo (D). All of the 213 state legislative seats and 27 U.S. House seats are on the ballot. “Legislators’ hearing becomes much more acute during political season, so all New Yorkers need to get engaged regardless of …