Consumer Groups Praise PSC Affordability Effort As “Major, Unprecedented Step”

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Home & Family Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Joint Statement by AARP, NYPIRG, Consumers Union, Public Utility Law Project: ALBANY, New York – “By opening a proceeding to review and standardize energy affordability programs, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is taking a major and unprecedented step that could help millions of utility consumers across New York State. “New Yorkers pay among the highest average residential electric rates in the continental United States. Consumers’ struggles are evident; every day, New York utility …

AARP Legislative Goals: Retirement Security, Caregiving, Consumer Protection

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Home & Family Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org  Voting Group that Decided Many Races Focuses on Helping Millions of Workers Save for Retirement, Preparing Caregivers, Fighting Unfair Utility Hikes ALBANY, New York – The voting group responsible for electing New York’s lawmakers – the 50+ – has a few key issues on their mind as the 2015 legislative session starts today. AARP New York will focus on retirement security, caregiving, and utility consumer protection. New York’s 50+ voters voted at nearly …

One-on-One Support for Caregivers

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Being a caregiver is one of the most loving gifts a person can give. It can also be a difficult and stressful job. According to a recent AARP survey, nearly 600,000 Long Islanders—more than half of the 1.1 million 50-and-over population—are providing or have provided unpaid care to an adult relative or friend in the last five years. Over half of those with caregiving experience say it places a substantial strain on their work and family life, the survey found. …

Broadway Week is Back! Starts Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Home & Family Starting Tuesday, January 6, 2014 at 10:30 am through Friday, January 9, 2015, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members three days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (January 20 – February 5, 2015) from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about …

‘Cooking Matters’ and a Show Discount

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Experts agree that maintaining a healthy diet is critical to people’s overall health, especially as they age. And where does this healthy-eating habit start? At the store—where pivotal choices are made about which foods to buy. So to help low- and moderate-income seniors and their families sustain a healthier diet, AARP Foundation has created “Cooking Matters at the Store,” a program currently being hosted at select Long Island grocery stores through Dec. 31. At each store, AARP volunteers conduct tours …

Legislative Goal: More Help for Caregivers

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Ann Levin Two years ago, Dorothy Pro­caccini’s father picked up a bacterial infection while hospitalized in Rochester. Krzysztof Kotkowicz, 82, was discharged with orders to finish a course of antibiotics and schedule follow-up visits with a home health care agency. Over the next year, he was back in the hospital five or six times with a recurrence of the infection, C. difficile, known as C. diff, whose symptoms include nausea, fever and diarrhea. When his problems began, Kotkowicz, who …