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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 …

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Women More Stressed, Less Prepared for Financially Secure Retirement than Men; AARP Urges “Secure Choice” State-Facilitated Savings Plan ALBANY, New York – Over half of New York’s Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers feel unprepared for retirement – but it’s even worse for women. AARP’s analysis of a survey of 800 registered voters ages 35-69 statewide and 800 in New York City shows women, by about 10 percentage points more than men, feel they’re not saving enough, not planning enough for retirement, …

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on Assembly passage of A.180: “New Yorkers regularly pay among the highest residential electric bills in the nation. Yet we remain the largest of just 10 states without an independent utility consumer advocate to push back when utility companies spend over $10 million a year in ratepayers’ own money to push for rate increases. “A 2015 AARP survey found over half of New York’s Generation …

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AARP Long Island is proud to partner with The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County, which presents the best in live theatrical entertainment both at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport Village as well as the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Main Street in Patchogue Village.  This will be their 67th season of live, professional theatre at The Gateway. We are thrilled to offer you special discounts to all of their subscription shows on select performances and we …

Kitty Ruderman, 69, picks up the mail from the lobby of her building in the Forest Hills neighborhood. Ruderman is actively working with AARP NY to support an citywide affordable housing initiative, especially for seniors on a fixed income like herself. Photo by Bryan Derballa

By Ann Levin When Kitty Ruderman was homebound last year, recovering from surgery, she phoned in her grocery orders to a supermarket across the street. Not only did the store deliver, but the manager offered to pick up anything else she needed in the neighborhood. Ruderman, who turns 70 in June, loves where she lives in the Forest Hills section of Queens—it’s friendly, familiar, a block from the subway and close to all the shops and services she needs. But …

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AARP Long Island is thrilled to partner again with the Long Island Ducks, for another great baseball season!  This will be their 17th baseball season providing affordable family fun to all of Long Island. Please come out and join us. SPECIAL TICKET PRICING FOR AARP MEMBERS AARP members and their guests will receive, exclusive $9 weekend ticket pricing, to the following baseball games: April 30th May 1st June 4th and 5th July 2nd and 3rd August 13th and 14th September …

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New Yorkers Shred Personal Documents at 16 Events Across State, 90+ Across U.S. to Provide Secure Document Destruction; AARP Offers Tips New Yorkers are taking a swipe against crime this week, helping protect themselves from potential identity thieves by shredding sensitive personal documents in locations around the state as part of  “Shred Fest 2016,” a series of free events sponsored by AARP and New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s Office. Attorney General Schneiderman and AARP New York State …

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Clinton, Trump Lead in NY – But Many in Largest Voting Bloc Undecided Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate who has not laid out a plan to make Social Security financially sound for future generations – and 88% of New York’s undecided Republican voters 50 and older think he should, according to a poll of the state’s largest voting bloc commissioned by AARP. The survey of 399 Republican and 401 Democratic voters age 50 and above, conducted by Precision …

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Combating fraud is a priority for AARP New York, which represents approximately 2.7 million members age 50-plus throughout New York State. In a 2014 report, AARP found that 43% of 50+ voters in New York State or someone they know, have encountered a fraud or scam in the past 5 years and 56% are extremely to very worried about becoming a victim of identity theft, which was tops among all types of fraud. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and …

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Just after the tax filing deadline and in time for spring cleaning, a shredding truck is coming to a city near you. AARP New York, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the AARP Fraud Watch Network and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) are hosting a statewide Shredfest, April 24-May 1. The events will be in New York City, Long Island, the Capital Region, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Elmira, Glens Falls, Binghamton, Nyack and Poughkeepsie. Participants can bring up to three bags of paper …