AARP Wraps Up First Local Candidate Forum in New York City

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Events | Local Resources | Voters We were thrilled to host our first candidate forum of 2015 in Queens, marking AARP’s first-ever dive into issues advocacy on the local level in New York City. More than 200 New Yorkers engaged in the event and had many questions for the candidates. AARP is a non-partisan organization. We don’t endorse candidates. But we certainly take stances on issues that are important to New Yorkers age 50 and older. We have 750,000 members in New York City, and our …

Enjoy Discounts on Brooklyn Cyclones Tickets

Posted on 08/30/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events Enjoy a late summer day and connect with family, friends, fellow AARP members and fans at select Brooklyn Cyclones games in September. Discover all the Real Possibilities you can explore with AARP in New York City before the games at the AARP table on the promenade. AARP members and their guests can cheer on the Cyclones at MCU Park, 1905 Surf Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, 11224 during the following three games*: Saturday, September 5 at 6 p.m. Sunday, September 6 …

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. 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 p.m. at the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport to learn …

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 …