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 …

Shred Fest 2016

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 …

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ALBANY, New York – Statement by AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel on the paid family leave provision in the 2016-17 State Budget: “This strongest-in-the-nation paid family leave program announced by the Governor and legislative leaders will undoubtedly provide critical support to New York’s family caregivers, allowing them to take care of our aging parents, spouses and other family members without worrying about losing their job or all their income. “AARP applauds Governor Cuomo and the Legislature for their bold leadership …

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Funding Needed in New Budget to Eliminate Wait Lists for Services to Help NYers Age at Home Rather than Taxpayer-Funded Nursing Homes ALBANY, New York – In light of an aging population and increasing demands on New York’s unpaid family caregivers, AARP, LiveOn NY and Lifespan of Greater Rocheser Inc. today joined State Senate Aging Committee Chair Sue Serino to urge at least $15 million in additional cost-effective funding in a final state budget for services that help middle class …

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Martins, Golden, Bonacic, Murphy, Funke Ask Senate Leader Flanagan to Support Funding in New State Budget ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP and other advocates today praised five Majority Senators for urging Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to support $20 million per year over the next five years in the new state budget dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements. Senators Jack Martins (R-Nassau) and Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) have joined Senators Rich Funke (R- Monroe), Terrence Murphy (R-Westchester) and John Bonacic (R-Orange) …

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AARP is sponsoring the spring/early summer Studio Theater Long Island Inc. series.  Additionally, AARP members and their guests will receive 4 shows for only $60. Use code APSTUDIO16 by either by calling the box office at (631) 226 – 8400 or purchase with code at box office.  (Valid starting April 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016 discount redeemable over box office phone or in person only.) Twelve Angry Men 4/1-4/17 Psycho Beach Party 4/29-5/16 The Boys Next Door 5/27-6/12 God’s Favorite 6/24-7/10 Year …