— En Espanol. AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. And beginning in January, we will reach that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation takes effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s upcoming Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family …

— Join AARP & LULAC for an interactive town hall to discuss issues affecting Latinos! Whether you are a part of the Millennial, Gen X or Baby Boomer generation, this town hall brings a panel of influencers to participate in a discussion on Salud (health), Dinero (financial resilience) y Amor (personal fulfillment). Panelists will also have a dialogue on rising issues that impact our community. Panelists will share their expertise and insights on achieving balance regardless of life stage. Inspired by the philosophy—that by doing more for yourself …

— By Ann Levin Twice in her life, Nicole Cerullo has taken unpaid family leave. The first time, 11 years ago, she took three months off to care for her then 2-year-old seriously ill daughter; the second time, for her dying father. So Cerullo, 44, an elementary school teacher in Commack on Long Island, couldn’t be more pleased that as of Jan. 1, New York will join four other states in offering workers job-protected paid family leave. “It’s a huge relief …

— AARP New York is sponsoring a One Day University event in Manhattan. Four college professors will give lectures on such diverse topics as American history, aging and creativity, communication skills and musical masterpieces. The professors teach at Holy Cross College, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Florida and Fairfield University. The event is Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Admission is regularly priced at $195, but AARP members and …

— You may love feeling like a rock star with your shades on, but sunglasses in the summer are good for a lot more than vanity. Just like it’s important for your skin to steer clear of harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun, the same is true for your eyes. Make sure to wear sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection so you can best avoid cataracts and other harmful eye conditions. If you’ve been diagnosed with Dry Eye, sunglasses are …

— With temperatures already into the 80s by mid-morning, we know we’re in for another hot one. Heat at this level is more than sweaty clothes and sticky streets, though – it can be hazardous to your health. More Americans die each year from heat waves than from tornadoes, earthquakes and thunderstorms combined. Older adults are especially vulnerable to health complications from heat because their bodies have a tougher time adjusting to changes in temperature. But heat doesn’t have to be …

— Top Advocate for 50+ to Urge State-Facilitated Retirement Savings Plan, Support for Family Caregivers   ALBANY, New York – AARP today announced a Middle Class agenda for 2016 at the New York State Capitol aimed at facilitating retirement savings in a changing workplace and supporting family caregivers to help the 50+ achieve financial stability and ease the burden on taxpayers in an aging society. The top lobbying association for the state’s most powerful voting bloc outlined these priorities: Creation of …

— Frank Seabrook of Wading River, Long Island knows what it means to serve up something new.  A retired NYC cop who returned to school for architectural engineering, Seabrook now supplements career number two with interest number three — his passion for cooking, and for joking! On Seabrook’s lively “Chef Franco” Facebook Page the key ingredients are foodie humor and festive displays of Frank’s culinary prowess.  For this chef, cooking is not actually a business, but it has grown to far …

— 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 …

— New Law Ensures Hospitals Offer Instruction in Care Before Patients Discharged ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo has lent a critical helping hand to millions of family caregivers and the loved ones for whom they care by signing into law the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act, top priority legislation for AARP that will help New Yorkers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The new law, which will ensure hospital patients’ designated family …

— Join AARP at Circle of Sisters* as we unite, empower and celebrate people of color at the Jacob Javits Center on October 17th & 18th.  AARP is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Circle of Sisters. This year, we are focusing on honoring and supporting the unsung heroes in our community who are family caregivers. Our booth will feature handsome “huggers” giving hugs to caregivers caring for family members, free hand massages, line dancing and the chance to meet …