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 MCU Park 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, …

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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 …

Is this your retirement savings plan-

— It’s crunch time for a pivotal decision in Albany that could make a real difference for New Yorkers’ futures – and pocketbooks. With just days remaining in the 2016 state legislative session, passing “Secure Choice” would open an effective path for millions of working New Yorkers to save money for retirement – or for whatever endeavor they may choose later in life. New Yorkers whose employers no longer offer them a pension or 401(k) would be able to start putting …

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— Did you know June is AARP MoneySmarts Month? As part of the month celebration AARP will host a series of informational financial workshop that will help you build your financial strength. Some of the topics covered will be Savings, Investing, Entrepreneurship, Estate Planning, Insurance, Retirement Security, Social Security and more. Click to register to attend one of our FREE events below. Light refreshments will be served at each event. Bring a friend! Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – AARP MoneySmarts Workshop …

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— Groups Unite To Urge Legislators to Expand Home Health Care Duties and Improve Patient Care Advocates for seniors, people with disabilities and health care professionals today called on the state to improve patient care and provide critical support for family caregivers by allowing home health aides to perform more health care tasks with additional training. The proposal has been recommended by the Governor’s Medicaid Redesign Team. The groups say ensuring flexibility for health care providers and increasing the availability of …

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— AARP is presenting workshops statewide to give New Yorkers the information and tools they need to secure a comfortable retirement. The workshops cover topics such as entrepreneurship, saving and financial planning. “In these days of economic uncertainty, we could all use a little help sharpening our financial skills,” said Reggie Nance, AARP associate state director for multicultural outreach. Thirty percent of Gen Xers and 38 percent of boomers lack any kind of retirement savings plan, whether work-sponsored or personal. To …

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— AARP is presenting workshops statewide to give New Yorkers the information and tools they need to secure a comfortable retirement. The workshops cover topics such as entrepreneurship, saving and financial planning. “In these days of economic uncertainty, we could all use a little help sharpening our financial skills,” said Reggie Nance, AARP associate state director for multicultural outreach. Thirty percent of Gen Xers and 38 percent of boomers lack any kind of retirement savings plan, whether work-sponsored or personal. To …

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— Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2016 AARP New York Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s …

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— AARP, Public Utility Law Project Praises Governor, Public Service Commission AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel and Public Utility Law Project of New York Executive Director Richard Berkley issued the following joint statement today in response to the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of a statewide low-income utility rate order: “The state has taken an historic step toward making energy affordable for 1.65 million low- and fixed-income utility consumers across New York today, and up to 2.3 …