— Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP New York’s most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one individual or couple from New York is selected each year. The winning nominee will receive a $5,000 check to donate to the non-profit organization of their …

— Sens. Serino, Valesky, Assemblywoman Lupardo, Alzheimer’s Association Join AARP, Volunteers from Across NY to Seek Common Ground This Year ALBANY, N.Y. – Leaders of aging policy in the New York State Legislature stood with AARP and other aging advocates today and pledged to work toward passing bi-partisan legislation to combat elder financial exploitation before the end of the 2017 state legislative session. Legislative Aging Committee Chairs Senator Sue Serino and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator David Valesky – a former …

— By James Odato Ron Rehner had a busy day of volunteering recently. He helped tape segments for Senior Notebook, the weekly volunteer interview program on a local television station. He set up a church hall for the monthly AARP chapter meeting, to which he chauffeured three members and gave a report. Throughout the day, Rehner, 80, tapped into a network of older people in Elmira doing things together. They are on his social calendar largely because of Chemung County’s certification …

— In five Wednesday afternoon sessions, learn powerful tools for gathering and giving expression to the wisdom of your own ripening life and find inspiration through the gift of mortality. Based on the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and other spiritual wisdom leaders. All who seek to find meaning in the aging process are welcome. Audrey Seidman completed the ALEPH Sage-ing® Mentorship Program, serves as a spiritual director, and volunteers as a chaplain at Albany Medical Center WHEN: Wednesdays: May 3, …

— AARP Long Island is so 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 68th 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 …

— The AARP Oyster Bay volunteer team held a food drive earlier this year to benefit St. Kilian Parish Social Ministry.  The St. Kilian food pantry provides food and basic needs to hundreds of people each month.   We thank the pantry for allowing us to stock the pantry on a Saturday when they are usually closed.  This enabled us to collect the donations on a busier shopping day and for more hours.  “Wow, wow, wow!” said Nina Petersen, St. Kilian Outreach …

— New Yorkers Can Shred Personal Documents at 14 Free Events Providing Secure Document Destruction From Buffalo to Long Island New Yorkers fought back against fraud today and helped protect themselves from identity theft by shredding truckloads of sensitive personal documents as part of “Operation: Stop Scams,” a series of free shredding events sponsored by AARP New York around the state. AARP New York, joined by officials from the New York Attorney General’s office, City Council and New York City Police …

— Get to know us at the ballpark while connecting with AARP members, friends and neighbors at four upcoming games. AARP members & their guests receive $2 off per tickets. Ticket prices: $11 Premium level, $9 Box reserved, $6 General Admission. Come by the AARP table and learn more about what we are doing in the community. Select dates: Thursday, June 1 @ 6:35pm vs. Charlotte Thursday, June 15 @ 6:35pm vs. Pawtucket Saturday, June 24 @ 7:05pm vs. Buffalo Saturday, …

— Fail to Address Retirement Savings Crisis, Woefully Underfund Services to Help Older NYers Age in Own Homes and Support Family Caregivers ALBANY, N.Y. – Although the new state budget is being touted as a boon to New York’s middle class, AARP says the 2017-18 spending plan fails to address two critical middle class issues: the growing retirement savings crisis and older New Yorkers’ ability to age in their own homes. Over half of all private sector employees in New York …

— “It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, They’ve been going in and out of style, But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile, So may I introduce to you, The act you’ve known for all these years, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” Join AARP Long Island, Gold Coast Arts Center and International Film Festival and enjoy an unforgettable night of BEATLEMANIA with a special screening of the exciting new release Deconstructing the Beatles: Sgt Pepper followed by a live performance …