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

Money & Work 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

Money & Work 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 …

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

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

Money & Work 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 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 …

AARP: Lack of Voice for Utility Consumers in NYS Budget Alarming

AARP: Lack of Voice for Utility Consumers in NYS Budget Alarming

Posted on 03/29/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org    New Budget Rejects Utility Watchdog for Consumers; Most Other States Offer Consumers an Advocate to Fight for Reasonable Rates Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State:  “AARP is disappointed and extremely concerned for our 2.6 million members and all New Yorkers that the new state budget does too little to combat soaring utility rates. “New Yorkers pay among the highest residential electric rates in the nation and bills …

NYS Leaving Utility Consumers Out in Cold While Other States Save Millions With Advocate

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work   Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org  NYers’ Rates 68% Above National Average; AARP Says NY Needs Independent Utility Rate Watchdog to Protect Consumers ALBANY, N.Y. – New York residents pay 68 percent more for electricity than the average American, according to new data, and the state is one of just a handful without an independent consumer advocate looking out for residential ratepayers. Not coincidentally, New York residents pay far more on average for their electricity than residents of …