Caregivers Often Unprepared When Family Members Leave Hospital; Senate Moves to Help

Posted on 02/3/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Health Committee Sends CARE Act to Full Senate for Consideration; Bill Ensures Caregivers Offered Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks ALBANY, New York – Family caregivers are too often left unprepared to provide proper care before taking their loved ones home from the hospital. Today, the State Senate advanced legislation to ensure that caregivers are offered instruction in any post-discharge tasks their older parents, spouses or other loved ones will need at home, fostering better …

Consumer Groups Praise PSC Affordability Effort As “Major, Unprecedented Step”

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Joint Statement by AARP, NYPIRG, Consumers Union, Public Utility Law Project: ALBANY, New York – “By opening a proceeding to review and standardize energy affordability programs, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is taking a major and unprecedented step that could help millions of utility consumers across New York State. “New Yorkers pay among the highest average residential electric rates in the continental United States. Consumers’ struggles are evident; every day, New York utility …

AARP Legislative Goals: Retirement Security, Caregiving, Consumer Protection

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org  Voting Group that Decided Many Races Focuses on Helping Millions of Workers Save for Retirement, Preparing Caregivers, Fighting Unfair Utility Hikes ALBANY, New York – The voting group responsible for electing New York’s lawmakers – the 50+ – has a few key issues on their mind as the 2015 legislative session starts today. AARP New York will focus on retirement security, caregiving, and utility consumer protection. New York’s 50+ voters voted at nearly …

Work & Save Plan Would Help Build Nesteggs

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy In a state where more than 3.6 million private-sector workers lack access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, AARP is asking lawmakers to ensure that employees have an option. Under the Work and Save proposal, workers could voluntarily contribute to an individual retirement account (IRA) through automatic payroll deductions, similar to the state’s 529 college savings program. Workers would select the type of investments and contribution level, and the account would follow them from job to job. The individual accounts would …

One-on-One Support for Caregivers

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources Being a caregiver is one of the most loving gifts a person can give. It can also be a difficult and stressful job. According to a recent AARP survey, nearly 600,000 Long Islanders—more than half of the 1.1 million 50-and-over population—are providing or have provided unpaid care to an adult relative or friend in the last five years. Over half of those with caregiving experience say it places a substantial strain on their work and family life, the survey found. …

Broadway Week is Back! Starts Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Home & Family Starting Tuesday, January 6, 2014 at 10:30 am through Friday, January 9, 2015, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members three days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (January 20 – February 5, 2015) from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about …