Rent Deal has Some Pluses for Tenants: AARP

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Livable Communities | Press Association Says Deal Should Have Gone Further, Ensuring Sufficient Affordable Housing in NYC Remains Critical Priority Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP in New York State, on agreement to extend and strengthen current rent laws: “The agreement by state leaders to extend and strengthen New York’s rent laws includes improved protections for tenants. “But it doesn’t go nearly as far as AARP had hoped, and the need to ensure sufficient affordable housing in New York City – particularly …

Gen-Xodus from NYC Looms: AARP Survey

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press Stressed Out by Unaffordability and Lack of Savings, Two Thirds of City Voters 35-50 Looking to Flee in Retirement Two thirds of New York City’s Gen-Xers are considering fleeing the Big Apple in retirement as they struggle with affordability and savings, according to a new survey of city voters commissioned by AARP. The survey found a looming “Gen-Xodus,” with 66 percent of Gen-X voters saying they’re at least somewhat likely to move out of New York in retirement along with …

AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel to be Honored for Promoting Safety in Healthcare

Posted on 06/15/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Press NYers for Patient & Family Empowerment Cites Advocacy for Family Caregivers NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel will be honored tonight by a patients’ rights group for her successful advocacy on behalf of family caregivers. New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment noted Finkel “is spearheading an important effort to improve hospital engagement of family caregivers in the discharge planning process, for a better transition from hospital to home.” Finkel and her team at AARP …

AARP Nights with the Syracuse Chiefs

Posted on 06/11/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Events Get to know us at two upcoming Syracuse Chiefs games this summer. Stop by the AARP table each night and learn more about what we are doing in your community. Discounted tickets are available to AARP members & their guests as follows: 100 Level seating at $8 when you purchase tickets, using code “ChiefsSpecial1“ 200 Level seating at $6 when you purchase tickets, using code “ChiefsSpecial2“ General Admission seating at $3 when you purchase tickets, using code “ChiefsSpecial3“ Thursday, July …

AARP: NY’s Utility Consumers Would Get Watchdog Under Assembly-Passed Bill

Posted on 06/10/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Press Measure Would Establish Independent Consumer Advocate Office Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on today’s State Assembly passage of A.180: “New York utility consumers pay among the highest electric bills in the nation, and AARP applauds Speaker Heastie, Assemblyman Dinowitz and the Assembly for passing legislation to give their overburdened constituents an independent and meaningful voice when utilities try to raise residential rates. “Assemblyman Dinowitz’s legislation to create an independent utility consumer advocate office …

AARP to Schumer, Gillibrand: Rein in Wall Street, Protect Working Americans’ Retirement

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Money & Work | Press AARP Delivers Over 5,000 Petitions to Senators Urging Their Help to “Close the Loophole” That Lets Some Financial Advisors Put Their Own Interests First NEW YORK, NY – AARP this week delivered over 5,000 petitions to U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urging New York’s representatives to reject any congressional interference in a move to protect the retirement security of millions of hard working Americans who have been losing an estimated $17 billion a year to unscrupulous investment advisors. …