Pivotal Issues Face Older Voters

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | New York By Donna Liquori Next month’s election could affect key state and federal legislation of interest to older New York residents, including caregiving, financial security and utility costs. In the race for governor, Rob Astorino (R), the Westchester County executive, is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo (D). All of the 213 state legislative seats and 27 U.S. House seats are on the ballot. “Legislators’ hearing becomes much more acute during political season, so all New Yorkers need to get engaged regardless of …

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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | New York | Press 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 …

Get Discounts to the Syracuse International Film Festival

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Events | New York Join us at the Syracuse International Film Festival  - October 5-12, 2014. AARP Members can receive the following discount rates for the festival, just show your AARP card and a photo ID at the Box Office. $65 – Full Festival Pass ($100 value) Good for all Festival events Oct 5-12 $30 – Weekend Special Pass. Good for all Festival events Oct 10-12 $10 – Single event (at the door) For additional information regarding shows and times visit their website.  

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

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

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

Wrapping Up! AARP NY’s 2014 Legislative Session

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

About AARP | New York | Press AARP New York members, activists, and volunteers joined together this year to make significant progress and win important victories on critical issues for older New Yorkers, including homeowners, consumers, family caregivers, and grandparents and other relatives raising children. Grassroots efforts and advocacy by AARP New York members, activists, and volunteers helped extend legal protections for homeowners facing foreclosure and moved us closer to providing utility consumers the independent voice they need to fight unfair rate hikes. Our team effort helped …

AARP: Schumer Bill Puts Brakes on Social Security Office Closures

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

Advocacy | Money & Work | New York | Press 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 …