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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Money & Work | New York | Press | Volunteering 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

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Money & Work | New York | Press 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 …

Become AARP New York’s Next State President

Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | New York | Volunteering AARP New York is accepting applications for State President, AARP’s top volunteer position in New York. We are searching for a visionary leader to help shape our education, outreach, and advocacy efforts throughout New York State. Are you or someone you know a passionate, strategic thinker and leader with the ability to motivate and inspire others? If so, now is the time to apply, or recommend that talented person, by emailing us today at cdeska@aarp.org. Be a Leader: • Represent …

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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | New York | Press 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 …

Support Family Caregivers

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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New York AARP New York is asking lawmakers to support family caregivers who play a critical role when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Introduced in May, the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act would allow every patient to identify a caregiver and would require hospital staff to show caregivers how to perform medical or nursing tasks needed at home, such as managing medications or dressing wounds. Hospitals also would be required to notify caregivers of discharge plans. “Ensuring …

Learn How You Can Save for a Lifetime

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

Money & Work | New York 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, …