Turning up the Heat to Afford Utilities: LIers Press Skelos, Senate to Protect Consumers

Turning up the Heat to Afford Utilities: LIers Press Skelos, Senate to Protect Consumers

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Volunteering Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org As Potential Hike to Already Sky-High Rates Looms, Long Island AARP Members Push for Independent Utility Rate Watchdog ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – With the possibility that Long Island’s power provider will seek a rate increase next year, members of New York’s most powerful voting demographic pressed State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and his colleagues today to back an independent watchdog to protect ratepayers from unwarranted increases in 2016 and beyond. AARP members from …

5 steps to Creating Your Life Reimagined Attitude

5 steps to Creating Your Life Reimagined Attitude

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Volunteering Guest Blogger: Sharon Lewis, AARP, Executive Council Member The subject of Life Reimagined, What’s Next? and What am I Going to do When I Grow Up continues to experience increased levels of attention across the nation. Ironically, it is a conundrum for boomers and millennial alike as we try to find satisfaction in our work and in our work: life balance! TV anchors Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw spoke at 92nd Street Y in New York City recently. The discussion focused …

Want to Change Your Life? Volunteer.

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Volunteering By Lester Strong, Vice President and Chief Executive of AARP Experience Corps It’s December. That part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a close nearly everyone takes time to “reimagine” their …

Fighting Older Adult Hunger: One Americorp VISTA's Journey

Fighting Older Adult Hunger: One Americorp VISTA’s Journey

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | AARP New York | Comments

Volunteering “Did you tell him my news?” I asked referring to my offer and acceptance to work as an AmeriCorps VISTA with AARP Foundation in New York City addressing older adult hunger and food insecurity.  “Yes,” my dad responded, “Sam protested that you were a country girl and farmer at heart and didn’t belong in a big city.” Sam’s comment made me chuckle, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much I needed to be here …

Become an AARP Volunteer!

Become an AARP Volunteer!

Posted on 08/27/2013 by | AARP New York | Comments

Volunteering We know a way that you can have some great fun, help your community, and learn how to prepare tax returns all at the same time! AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And we want you to join us. We started in 1968 with just four volunteers at one site preparing 100 tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide now involves more than 35,000 volunteers and serves 2.6 million taxpayers annually at nearly 6,000 sites …

Reflections on a NYC Mayoral Forum

Reflections on a NYC Mayoral Forum

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | AARP New York | Comments

Volunteering Guest Blog Post by Sharon Lewis, AARP New York, Executive Council Member. Follow her on Twitter: @sharonlewisnyc AARP NYC launched a new Go Local campaign on August 6 which included an NYC mayoral town hall targeting the city’s 50-plus voter community. The room was abuzz with 1,000 attendees, over 50 media outlets and 10 of the 11 NYC mayoral candidates. What a happening for AARPNY! These events often take on a life of their own and when one mayoral candidate …