Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale Named AARP Ambassador

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Fraud | Press | Uncategorized “Catch Me if You Can” Author Joins with AARP Fraud Watch Network to Raise Awareness of Cybercrime WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP New York today announced that Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most …

AARP: Help Low-Income Utility Customers, But Not on Backs of Other Struggling NYers

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Money & Work | Press PSC Should Make Big Users Pay Fair Share ALBANY, New York – Middle class New Yorkers on moderate or fixed incomes shouldn’t have to pay as much as the state’s biggest commercial and industrial energy users to finance assistance for low-income utility customers, AARP argues in comments to state utility regulators. AARP supports the aim of a state Public Service Commission (PSC) proposal to provide additional assistance to low-income New Yorkers struggling to afford some of the highest utility costs …

Enjoy 2-for-1 Tickets to Off-Broadway Week, September 21–October 4, 2015

Posted on 08/21/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Get to know AARP and other members during Off-Broadway Week. AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Off-Broadway tickets during a pre-sale from September 1 through September 7, 2015. The pre-sale will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1. This offer is available to AARP members, guests and those age 50+, 7 days before tickets go on sale to the general public. During Off-Broadway Week, September 21–October 4, 2015, meet with AARP NY staff, volunteers, and other members, daily from 3–4 …

BLOG: See You On the Steps of City Hall – AARP Launches NYC-Based Lobbying Effort

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Local Resources Having grown up in New York City, I have experienced the rapidly changing dynamics of our great city for more than half a century. As I look to age into my next 50 years in NYC, I realize that none of these changing dynamics have been as fundamental as the generational shifts. So as a charter member of the Baby Boomers and a lifelong New Yorker I understand why Generation X and Boomers have “High Anxiety” about how they can …

Blog: Celebrating Social Security’s 80th Birthday at FDR House in Manhattan

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work | Press Today marks a significant milestone in what Americans agree is one of the most important – if not the most important – government program – Social Security turns 80! And I can’t help but think about the significance of the number 80 as I reflect on a recent national survey that AARP conducted that found 80 percent of Americans plan to rely on Social Security. But many are anxious about the future of this earned benefit program. Here in New …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 80th Birthday at FDR House in Manhattan

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Press Flash Mob Cuts “Social Security Card” Cake, Parties With Balloons, Birthday Cards Outside President’s Former Home NEW YORK, New York – Marking the 80th anniversary of Social Security, a flash mob of about 70 AARP volunteers and New York leaders of the association celebrated the earned benefits program today outside Roosevelt House on East 65th Street in Manhattan with a cake in Social Security card motif, red, white and blue balloons, and birthday cards. A second, similar celebration followed in …