Fighting Hunger in New York One Person at a Time

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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 …

See Mama, I Want to See & More this Spring!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Local Resources You might be surprised by what AARP has coming up this Spring! AARP members can see four exclusive Vy Higginsen productions at the dates below for a discount price of $24 (tickets are originally $35)! All shows will be performed at the Dempsey Theater, located at 127 W.127th St. (between Lenox and 7th Aves.), New York, NY. Please call the Box Office at 212-280-1045 to purchase your tickets.   MAMA, I WANT TO SING: THE NEXT GENERATION Mama, I Want to Sing is …

AARP Report: Feelings of Winter Isolation Putting Millions of NYers at Risk for Online Fraud

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Local Resources Contact: David Irwin  dirwin@aarp.org New Yorkers at Higher Risk Based on How They Feel Coupled With Key Behavior Traits, New AARP Report Finds NEW YORK, New York – Cabin fever from the winter cold setting in? Scam artists are banking on it – a new AARP report finds that the more isolated you feel, the more susceptible you are to online fraud.  The first-of-its-kind AARP study takes an in-depth look at what feelings and behaviors millions of New Yorkers are …

Taking Care of Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources   By Donna Liquori About 7,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists for in-home services that help caregivers keep loved ones at home longer and out of high-cost institutional care. A coalition of advocacy groups, including AARP New York, is urging the state to spend more to clear those lists. AARP is recommending that New York appropriate an additional $26 million to the state Office for the Aging, said Bill Ferris, AARP New York legislative director. The 11 percent increase …

Winter Slips & Falls Soaring: AARP Offers Tips to Help NYers Stay on Feet & Out of ER

Posted on 02/12/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Local Resources Contacts: David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org; Erik Kriss (518) 447-6723 ekriss@aarp.org  Assoc. Says Older Adults at Higher Risk of Injury Due to Slips on Ice, Cardiac Arrest from Shoveling – Issues Tips to Avoid Both  NEW YORK, New York — As yet another storm heads towards New York, slips and falls resulting from the constant barrage of wintry weather are soaring.  Some reports have the total pegged as high as a 300 percent increase over prior years in New York. With New Yorkers …