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

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

Money & Work 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 …

AARP Lauds State for Plan to Educate Older NYers on Financial Exploitation

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org  Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: “The cost of financial exploitation to older Americans is growing fast – 12 percent from 2008 to 2011 – and that’s from reported fraud alone. With so much abuse going unreported, and as Baby Boomers age and people live longer, this problem will explode if left unaddressed. One of the best ways to combat exploitation is by giving people knowledge, so AARP is pleased that …

AARP: Schumer Bill Puts Brakes on Social Security Office Closures

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contacts: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org  David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org Assoc. commends Senator for seeking public input prior to any closure, live chat function on ssa.gov, reduced fees for low-income beneficiaries NEW YORK, New York – AARP New York today praised U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for introducing legislation that would stop the closure of local Social Security offices without public input and preserve other critical customer protections for Social Security beneficiaries. With tomorrow marking the 79th anniversary of Social Security, the association representing the …

Broadway Week is back! Starts August 13th.

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

Money & Work 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 …

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 …