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— “Isn’t Social Security the money taken out of my paycheck and put into savings for me? It doesn’t affect me as much as it would affect someone retiring, right? My grandfather used to collect it.  I’m not saving my money for when I retire… the government will give me the money I’ve been paying them anyway.” If you would have asked me six to seven weeks ago what I knew about Social Security, that would have been my answer. I …

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— Social Security Turns 81 Today; If It’s Not Updated, New Yorkers Could Face Tough Choices on What to do Without NEW YORK, N.Y. — New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 10.4 million workers across New York who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in these cuts is not imminent, in June, …

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— During NYC Broadway Week, September 5 -18, 2016, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport. Meet with AARP NY staff, volunteers, and other members, daily from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. Presale offer available for AARP members, guests and those age 50+: 2-for-1 tickets August 15-17, 2016. Mark Your Calendars: AARP members, guests and those age 50+ can buy two tickets for the price of one for …

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— Statement on Senator Schumer’s Support of the Credit for Caring Act by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP New York: “AARP New York thanks Senator Charles Schumer for cosponsoring the Credit for Caring Act of 2016 and commends him on his commitment to today’s 40 million family caregivers. “If passed, the Credit for Caring Act (S.2759) would provide a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 for eligible family caregivers who provide financial assistance to their loved ones, while working. …

AAIFF

— AARP members & their guests will receive a 25% discount on tickets for select programs at the Asian American International Film Festival – July 19 – 30, 2016 – (excluding Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night). Go to their website and enter the promo code RPaaiff16 after you’ve added your desired ticket(s). AAIFF is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans.  This year, AAIFF will run from July 19 through …

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— Consumer Groups Praise Regulators for Moratorium on Energy Service Company Sales to Vulnerable Customers ALBANY, New York – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel and Public Utility Law Project of New York (PULP) Executive Director Richard Berkley issued the following joint statement on the New York State Public Service Commission’s (PSC) order phasing in a moratorium on sales by energy service companies (ESCOs) to low- and fixed-income consumers in New York state over 60 days: “State regulators have taken …

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— Cruise around NYC this summer with AARP and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and discover what AARP is doing for you while sightseeing on the Hudson. Look for AARP staff and volunteers at one of the select cruise dates below and find out what we are doing in New York City. AARP members and their guests will receive a 50% discount on tickets using discount code SAVE50 to select cruises this summer**: NEW! Hello Brooklyn Cruise – 2:30pm, 2 Hours Fuhgeddabout finding …

Leona Shuler, center, enjoys helping people find their ‘what’s next’ through Life Reimagined. Photo by Gina LeVay

— By Andrea Atkins  Leona Shuler’s parents used to say, “You can’t just come into this world and take, take, take. You’ve got to give back.” That’s why Shuler, 67, a Manhattanite who retired in 1998 from a career as an office manager, keeps on giving with AARP. Her two main activities are helping people find their “what’s next” as lead volunteer coordinator in New York for Life Reimagined and helping people—most of whom are over 50—prepare and file their income …

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— Enjoy Discounted Brooklyn Cyclones Tickets Look for AARP staff and volunteers at one of the select games and find out what we are doing in New York City. AARP members and their guests will receive a 20% discount on the following games this summer: 7/15 vs. Lowell Spinners @ 7pm 7/21 vs. Aberdeen Lion Birds @7pm 7/26 vs. Staten Island Yankees @ 4pm 8/1 vs. Aberdeen Lion Birds @ 6pm 8/9 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters @ 4pm 9/4 vs Staten Island …

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— ALBANY, New York – Following the state Legislature’s passage of a bill negotiated with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to create a new class of advanced home health aides who would be allowed to perform previously prohibited health tasks, AARP New York State Director Beth Finkelissued the following statement:  “New York’s family caregivers will get a huge helping hand with this expansion of tasks that properly trained, certified and supervised advanced home health aides will be allowed to perform. “Family caregivers often have to leave work at lunch or …