AARP Recognizes Silent Army of New Yorkers, Launches “I Heart Caregivers”

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Press Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH NEW YORK, N.Y. –November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 4.1 million in New York State, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In New York State alone, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $32 billion annually. Mary D’Ercole Pritchard of …

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

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

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 …

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

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

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

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

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 …

Broadway Week is back! Starts August 13th.

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

Press 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 …