AARP New Jersey Upcoming Calendar of Events

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Community | Events There are so many things happen with AARP right in New Jersey. See below and get involved! Aug 17th, 2015: Life Reimagined Checkup Location: West Caldwell Public Library 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm Description: Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go. But it’s never too late to make a change—and we can guide you. Now is the time for you to dust off a few dreams. At a …

Request your Care Act Wallet Card Today

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized   We LOVE Caregivers! Do you have your CARE Act card yet? Send your mailing address to us at aarpnj@aarp.org with the subject line “CARE ACT CARD REQUEST” and we will drop yours in the mail TODAY! The CARE Act means a whole new set of rights are due to you as family caregiver for a loved one in the hospital. This wallet card will help make sure you know what those rights are. REQUEST YOUR CARD TODAY!  

AARP Supports a Secure Choice for New Jersey

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ The future for too many New Jersey workers is in danger.  Just look at these statistics: 5% of   New Jersey’s private sector workers have no retirement savings plan at work. The average working family has $3,000 in retirement savings. 40% of households headed by a 45 to 54 year old have no savings at all. Social Security pays New Jersey residents around $1,377 a month – hardly enough to live on. Workers are 15 times more likely to save …

A Golden Anniversary for America’s Health

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Community   It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all seniors were uninsured, living in fear that the high cost of health care could propel not only them, but their families, into poverty.  Few of us remember that not that long ago, far too many disabled people, families with children, pregnant women and low-income working Americans were unable to afford the medical care they needed to stay healthy and productive. 50 years ago, on July 30, 1965, the …

Find Your “What’s Next?” With Life Reimagined

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing Do you ever stop and think about how your life experiences compare to those of the generations before you?  How was reality different for people living in the 1900’s when the life expectancy in the United States was 47 years? How did that shape peoples priorities and perceptions on aging? Today we have added more than three decades to that average. Quite simply, we are living longer, healthier and more active lives than ever before which means that millions of …

Women have a particularly hard time saving for retirement- Secure Choice can help

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy The following was written by one our volunteers.   Women retire with two-thirds the savings of men, because they are more likely to work in part-time jobs that do not qualify them for a retirement plan. As a working mother, I’m torn between being sad or mad that we are financially marginalized for the same reasons that the society expects us to fulfill the role of caregiving for our younger ones and elderly loved ones, along with managing other household chores. …