Teach so They Can Care

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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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 …

AARP Report: New York on Track for Billion-Dollar Baby Boomer Flight Problem

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Home & Family Contacts: David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org; Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org AARP, City & State Join with Comptroller DiNapoli, State & National Leaders to Look at 50+ Economy & Impact – Problems & Solutions to Boomer Flight Albany, New York – Baby Boomers in New York State’s workforce are set to deliver a whopping $179 billion a year to the state’s economy in their retirement – if they stick around, that is. A new AARP report out today says that 60% of working Boomers …

Broadway Week is back! Starts August 13th.

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Home & Family Starting Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10:30 am, through Monday, August 18, 2014, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members five days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (September 1-14, 2014) from 4-5 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-Midtown to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about what we are doing in your community. Tickets …

Net Neutrality vs. Internet Fast Lanes in NY – AARP Lays out What’s at Stake for State’s Adults

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Home & Family For Immediate Release Monday, July 28, 2014 Contact: Chaunda Ball, 917-859-0029, cball@aarp.org David Irwin, 212-407-3718, dirwin@aarp.org Net Neutrality vs. Internet Fast Lanes in NY – AARP Lays out What’s at Stake for State’s Adults AARP Warns Fast Lanes Leave Older New Yorkers at Disadvantage; Urges FCC to Keep Internet Fair & Equal New York, NY — “Internet fast lanes” for a fee could leave older New Yorkers in the dust online, warns AARP, as the Federal Communications Commission begins analyzing …