Keep the Heat On

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Home & Family This year the state Public Service Commission announced it will review low-income assistance programs with an eye toward reducing the incidence of utility shut-offs due to unpaid bills. The commission said it has long recognized—as stated in the New York State Constitution—that the “aid, care and support of the needy are public concerns.” AARP welcomed the move but is asking the commission “to cast a wider net to help middle-income residents as well,” said Bill Ferris, AARP associate state director …

Groups Urge NY Senate to Support Patient Care Proposal

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Allow More New Yorkers to Age at Home, Support Family Caregivers; Could Save Costs ALBANY, NEW YORK – Advocates for seniors, people with disabilities and health care professionals today called on the New York State Senate to support improved patient care and help for family caregivers by supporting a plan by Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow home health aides to perform more health care tasks with additional training. The proposal, part of the 2015-16 executive budget, …

April is Financial Literacy Month for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Community | Events | Money & Work Money SMART Financial Literacy Series for the Encore Entrepreneur April 1, 2015 from 12 PM to 1 PM Banking Services for Small Business Understanding what banking services are available for a small business is important for every business owner. Understanding how to save yourself money, manage your cash and position yourself to borrow money are critically important. This webinar will give business owners some food for thought on what types of banking products and services they should be using. Register here …

AARP Tek On Long Island

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Events | Technology AARP TEK Continues to Increase Digital Literacy in 2015 And Adds New “Beyond the Basics” Class to its Free, Tech Workshops on Long Island AARP will continue to offer its free AARP TEK Workshops in 2015 to help close the technology gap among people 50-plus. These workshops will be hosted in several cities across the nation, including Long Island and at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event in Miami on May 14–16. The workshops will include the familiar “Intro to Smartphones/Tablets,” and “Staying Connected with …

Mohawk Valley Electric Costs 21% Above US Avg; AARP Urges Griffo for Consumer Watchdog

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Uncategorized Constituents Deliver Hundreds of Postcards to State Senate Energy Chair Urging Independent Consumer Advocate UTICA, New York – Mohawk Valley residential customers of National Grid pay 21 percent more than the average American for electricity – and they can expect to cover the utility company’s costs to lobby for another rate hike in the next few years. AARP says consumers should have their own voice to fight for fair rates, and today association members delivered hundreds of constituents’ postcards to …

Million-Dollar Bill for Hudson Valley Residents to Foot Central Hudson’s Rate Hike Push

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press Consumers to Cough Up $1.074 M for Utility’s Rate Case Expenses – But Lack Their Own Seat at the Table NEW YORK, New York – The Hudson Valley’s residential utility ratepayers – who already pay 52 percent more than the average American for electricity – are footing Central Hudson’s $1.074 million bill to try to push their rates even higher. Central Hudson is hitting up Hudson Valley ratepayers for its costs to lobby the Public Service Commission (PSC) for a …