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, …

AARP: NYS Assembly Gives Voice to Utility Consumers; Where’s Senate?

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | New York | Press Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Association Calls on Senate Majority Coalition Leader Skelos & His Conference to Back Independent Utility Consumer Advocate Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on today’s State Assembly passage of A.6239B: “Speaker Silver, Assemblyman Dinowitz and the Assembly took a giant step for New Yorkers today by passing legislation to create an independent utility consumer advocate office with the power to go to court over unfair rate increases. “New …

Southern Tier Caregiver Crisis Could Become Disaster as Population Ages; AARP Offers Solutions

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New York | Press Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org     Association Proposes More Cost-Saving, In-home Services for Elderly, Med Task Demos for Caregivers Before Hospital Discharges BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – New York State is already at the bottom of the barrel in providing needed supports for 4.1 million family caregivers, who provide care valued at $32 billion annually to their parents, spouses and other loved ones. Today, AARP warned a looming demographic shift leaving fewer people able to provide that care could spell …