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

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

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 …

Become AARP New York’s Next State President

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

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 …

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

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

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 …