AARP Offers Tips and Advice on How Older Adults Can Stay Safe and “Beat the Heat”

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Livable Communities | Local Resources | Press Today, AARP is releasing key tips and advice to help residents stay safe and cool. Staying cool during a blistering summer can mean the difference between life and death, as more Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined. Older adults stand a greater risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion because their bodies do not easily adjust to changes in temperature, making it critically important for people to check on older family, friends, or neighbors, especially …

AARP in New York Urges Leaders to “Close the Loophole”

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Volunteering We have a road show going on around New York aimed at protecting our retirement savings. Across the country, AARP members are urging our leaders to “close the loophole” in federal law that allows unscrupulous financial advisers to put their own interests first and line their pockets by taking advantage of hard-working Americans. Here in New York, our members and volunteers have delivered bags and boxes with nearly 9,000 petitions – so far – to the New York City, Long …

Hometown Heroes: Riverhead Volunteer Team

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Volunteering The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines community as “a unified body of individuals” or “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common”. But for Jo Packard, Co-Coordinator of the Riverhead AARP Volunteers, and her team, community means so much more than that. “It’s all the people we’re helping and the feeling of unity that comes from people helping one another,” Jo says. “Our community is our neighbors and people don’t have to live next …

You’re Invited to a Good Old-Fashioned Fish Fry in Sag Harbor – August 1st

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Uncategorized Take the bait! Get some fish and enjoy a summer day with your family, friends, and fellow AARP members at  the 30th Annual Fish Fry. Discounted tickets are available for AARP members and their guests.  Attendees  can also get a free walking tour of  the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor. Bring a friend and learn more about what we are doing in your community. Saturday, August 1, 2015 4:00 – 7:00 pm (Rain or Shine) Eastville Heritage House …

AARP and Google Offer Top 5 Tips to Prevent Cybercrime

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Uncategorized FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 10, 2015 Contact: Chaunda Ball, 917-859-0029, cball@aarp.org; AARP and Google Offer Top 5 Tips to Prevent Cybercrime AARP and Google Team Up to Help New Yorkers Age 50+ Stay Safe Online NEW YORK, NY – AARP and Google want New Yorkers age 50+ to be smart online to keep identity thieves out of their wallets and to protect their personal information.  Today, at an event co-hosted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network and Google at Google’s …

AARP Blog: GenXodus from NYC Looms

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Press Gen X turned 50 this year. This is a watershed moment for our state, our nation – and for us at AARP – including this Baby Boomer. As the leading advocacy organization for 50 + Americans, we believe that 50 is young, but not too young to start planning seriously for retirement. Here at AARP New York we see helping Gen Xers begin preparing for the second half of their adult lives as an important new mission for the organization. …