More Help Needed for Family Caregivers

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Ann Levin Midalma Gonzalez goes to the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center in Manhattan several times a week for exercise classes and lunch. But over the past 18 months, ever since she had a small stroke, she’s had difficulties. With arthritis, memory problems and the beginnings of macular degeneration, she needs help with laundry, housekeeping, shopping and transportation. Gonzalez, 86, can’t afford to pay for most of these services, but her monthly income—like that of many older people in …

AARP Recognizes Family Caregivers Across United States; Presents Portrait of Care to Editha Santiago from Queens, NY

Posted on 11/21/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

November is National Family Caregivers Month NEW YORK, New York – November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – nearly 2.6 million in New York state – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $31.3 billion annually in …

Free Admission to Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

AARP members and their guests get FREE admission to the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences for themselves and up to five guests upon presenting a copy of this email or post until the end of the year – December 31, 2015.  Members and their guests also get discount on parking (AlliedParking across the street from the museum). And a 10% discount in the museum store. We hope to see you there!

Life Reimagined: A Celebration of Life’s Second Acts

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

   Join AARP and Straus News for an evening saluting neighbors who have reimagined their lives. Meet fellow New Yorkers who have pulled it off, hear from experts on the demographic trends shaping our city, and join in an interactive session to begin the process of launching your own second act.    Date: Monday, December 14, 2015, 6 pm to 8 pm Location: National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue (between East 89th and 90th Street)   Admission is FREE but registration is required. Light hors d’oeurves will be served. …

Helping Caregivers in New York City

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

November is National Caregivers Month.  Caregivers help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home—where they want to be. Every day, a silent army of Americans performs a great labor of love by helping their parents and spouses remain at home. Family caregivers help their older loved ones with medications and medical care, meals, bathing and dressing, chores and much more.  Family caregivers perform unpaid care valued at $17-18 million for New York …

Rocking Out with Anti-Poverty Activism

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Aimee Holtzman Hits the Right Chord Glance quickly at Aimee Holtzman’s mounting press clips, or scroll through her Facebook page, and you might think this Jericho, Long Island mom has spent the past six years waiting by the back stage door. Here’s Aimee beaming with Graham Nash. And there’s David Crosby. That’s her, all smiles with Bret Michaels.  Wait, it’s Sarah Bareilles and Aimee laughing like they’re gal pals. And isn’t that Devon Allman?  Or Aimee and Lilly, as in …