AARP Wants You to Have Fun & Save Money on Long Island

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work AARP is working really hard to bring you some of the best entertainment and help you save money while doing it. Join other local AARP members, volunteers and staff for entertainment and fun on Long Island this summer at a variety of local offerings and member engagement events. Here is a glimpse of the events and offers available: New York JETS – up to 32% off and a unique on field experience! (Use code GREEN14) New York Yankees – up to 50 …

Program Helps Answer: ‘What’s Next?’

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Ann Levin Last summer, before he was ready to retire, William Hamer was laid off from his full-time job as director of senior services at a nonprofit community development corporation in Harlem. A longtime advocate for older people, Hamer, 67, decided to increase his volunteer work while he looked for a new job. In April he was among about a dozen volunteers trained by AARP New York to present a program called Life Reimagined to business and community groups …

Fed-up Rochesterians Urge Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong Support by 50+

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org ; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Stressed by High Utility Bills Press for Utility Consumer Advocate ROCHESTER, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Rochester-area residents boarded a bus for Albany today to urge their Republican State senators and the State Senate’s GOP Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members are calling on Senators Joseph Robach, Michael Nozzolio, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patrick Gallivan and George Maziarz – who chairs the Senate …

Fed-up CNYers Call for Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong 50+ Support

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Urge DeFrancisco’s Support; to Head to Albany Tomorrow SYRACUSE, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Central New Yorkers today called on State Sen. John DeFrancisco and the State Senate’s Republican Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members gathered across from the downtown Syracuse State Office Building, urging Senator DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) and GOP Senate Leadership to pass a bill before the 2014 state legislative …

AARP Survey: 79% of NYS’s 50+ Voters Want Utility Watchdog; Groups Press Senate

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org 70% Don’t Think Elected Officials Doing Enough About Utility Bill Increases; 72% Say Consumers’ Interests Not Represented in Rate Cases ALBANY, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, New Yorkers are fed up with paying the highest average residential electric rates in the continental U.S. and are telling their state senators to take action before the end of the 2014 state legislative session this month. A new statewide AARP …

Learn How You Can Save for a Lifetime

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work For many older Americans, outliving their savings is a frightening prospect. Three-quarters of those ages 50-64 have less than $30,000 in retirement accounts, according to a recent survey. More than 70 million workers do not have an employer-sponsored retirement plan, and many boomers are wondering how to save for their children’s college education—while also saving for their own retirement. To help families meet such challenges, AARP is inviting Long Islanders to a free event, “Saving for a Lifetime,” on Saturday, …