Long Island AARP Members Head to Albany to Fight for Island’s 580K Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Press Push CARE Act to Ensure Caregivers Offered Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks ALBANY, N.Y. – More than 30 AARP members Long Island went to the State Capitol today to display a show of force for New York’s family caregivers, helping push for the CARE Act, legislation sponsored by Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon of Nassau County to support family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. The members boarded a bus for Albany at stops in Farmville …

AARP Day at Citifield on June 13

Posted on 05/4/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Events Get to know us at our AARP Day at Citifield at Mets Plaza before the NY Mets vs. Atlanta Braves game on Saturday, June 13. Learn more about what we are doing in your community and enjoy some family fun including music, games, and giveaways. Saturday, June 13, 2015 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mets Plaza at Citifield 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue New York, NY 11368 As a special bonus, AARP members can purchase discounted tickets to this and six other Mets games: Mets vs. Braves on …

Revamped Course Leads to Safer Driving

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Donna Liquori Driving has changed for Janet Burns in many ways since she first got her license about 60 years ago. “There were no traffic lights on 9W when we came here,” said the 83-year-old resident of Glenmont, just outside Albany. Most of the rubbernecking back then was at a dairy farm that had installed a barn picture window and walkway to view milking. Now megastores and strip malls have taken over, and there’s much heavier traffic on Route …

Cómo convertirte en un conductor más seguro

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Driver Safety | Español por Donna Liquori Conducir ha cambiado para Janet Burns de muchas maneras desde que obtuvo su licencia hace unos 60 años. “No existían los semáforos en la 9W cuando llegué aquí”, cuenta la residente de Glenmont, en las afueras de Albany, que tiene 83 años. En aquel entonces, la mayor parte de las faltas de atención se debían a que una granja lechera había instalado un ventanal en el establo y una pasarela para ver cómo se ordeñaba. Ahora, las megatiendas y …

AARP New York Staff In Washington to Push for Better Retirement Investment Advice Standard

Posted on 04/29/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy Visit Congress, US Department of Labor to Push Series of Issues Including New Retirement Advice Standard, Older Americans Act, Safe Streets Act, Caregiving, Social Security Washington, DC – Today AARP New York staff dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule earlier this month. The petition delivery kicks off several days of action in Washington that includes visits to U.S. …

AARP: Key Step for Caregivers as Assembly Health Committee Passes CARE Act

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Press AARP’s Top Priority Bill Ensures Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks ALBANY, N.Y. – Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took another key step toward reality today when the Assembly Health Committee unanimously approved the CARE Act. Last week the State Senate unanimously passed the measure, which is AARP’s top 2015 state legislative priority and supports family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. With Governor Andrew Cuomo having proposed a similar Caregiver Support Initiative …