AARP: Assembly Takes Big Step to Help Caregivers by Passing Paid Family Leave Bill

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP New York | Comments

Statement by AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel: “Paid family leave would help not only parents caring for newborns, but adult children caring for their own parents, New Yorkers caring for their spouses and anyone caring for an older family member. AARP thanks Speaker Heastie, Assemblywoman Nolan and the Assembly for passing strong legislation and making paid family leave a priority. “Many family caregivers hold down full-time jobs, and they shouldn’t have to worry about losing pay – or losing ocus …

AARP: Vice President, Governor Provide Critical Boost for Paid Family Leave

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP New York | Comments

Policy Would Help Family Caregivers of Older NYers; AARP Stands Ready to Help Ensure Action This Year Statement by AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel: “Vice President Biden’s support brings enormous visibility to paid family leave, which AARP considers critical to supporting family caregivers in caring for a growing number of older New Yorkers and helping them age with dignity in their own homes and communities – as the vast majority want. “With Governor Cuomo having proposed paid family leave as …

New Discount to see Star Trek – The Ultimate Voyage at RBTL on Feb 16

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP New York | Comments

Get to know AARP and “live long and prosper” with this new discount to see Star Trek – The Ultimate Voyage at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm. AARP members & their guests save 29% off one performance at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League. Regular price: PL 1 tickets (Orchestra Floor Center Section Rows A-M/Loge Section Balcony Rows A-D)- $70.00 PL 2 tickets (Orchestra Floor & Balcony Rows E-M) – $70.00 Discount price offered to …

Join AARP and Microsoft in Buffalo for Free Computer Classes!

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP New York | Comments

AARP and the Microsoft Store at Walden Galleria are partnering to offer great FREE classes to our members who want to get more tech savvy.  Tablets and computers will be set up – just bring yourself. Class sizes are small – just 15 participants and RSVP is required. These classes fill up quickly.  If the class you want is full please sign up for the wait list, and we will alert you as we add classes throughout the year. Workshops: …

AARP Urges Legislature to Join Governor, Take Effective Steps to Fight Hunger

Posted on 01/20/2016 by | AARP New York | Comments

Praises Gov. Cuomo for Proposing to Expand SNAP Reach Statement by AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel on Anti-Hunger recommendations in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2016 Agenda: “Too many older New Yorkers battle hunger, and AARP applauds Governor Cuomo for proposing to adopt the recommendations of the state’s Anti-Hunger Task Force (pages 169-176). “Governor Cuomo rightly acknowledged the health, mental and emotional toll hunger can take on the elderly. His proposals to expand eligibility and outreach for the federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

AARP: Governor Takes Steps to Address Needs of NY’s 50+ Middle Class

Posted on 01/13/2016 by | AARP New York | Comments

Proposes Paid Family Leave, Retirement Savings Plan Study, Caregiver Help; More Aid for Caregiver Supports Needed Statement by AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel: Paid Family Leave “AARP applauds Governor Cuomo for proposing paid family leave, and his moving recollection of regret for not taking more time to be with his dying father said it all. “Paid family leave would help not only parents of newborns but caregivers of older parents, spouses and other loved ones, as the Governor illustrated. And …