— 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: …

— The New York Jets and AARP are teaming up to offer AARP members and their guests discounted tickets to an upcoming Jets game, along with a chance to meet and mingle and learn about all of the exciting things AARP is doing to make your community a better place to live, work and play. AARP members and their guests can cheer on the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 1 p.m. as they take on the …

— More than 80 Suffolk County residents attended a free Medicare workshop at the Riverhead Free Library earlier this month. Riverhead AARP volunteers, in partnership with HIICAP, RSVP Suffolk, and EPIC, hosted this workshop for participants who were interested in learning how to navigate and make informed decisions about Medicare coverage. “As many adults age, they may not be aware of the resources available to assist them in making decisions on their health care options,” said Jo Packard, Riverhead AARP Volunteer …

— We were thrilled to host our first candidate forum of 2015 in Queens, marking AARP’s first-ever dive into issues advocacy on the local level in New York City. More than 200 New Yorkers engaged in the event and had many questions for the candidates. AARP is a non-partisan organization. We don’t endorse candidates. But we certainly take stances on issues that are important to New Yorkers age 50 and older. We have 750,000 members in New York City, and our …

— Having grown up in New York City, I have experienced the rapidly changing dynamics of our great city for more than half a century. As I look to age into my next 50 years in NYC, I realize that none of these changing dynamics have been as fundamental as the generational shifts. So as a charter member of the Baby Boomers and a lifelong New Yorker I understand why Generation X and Boomers have “High Anxiety” about how they can …

— Today, AARP is releasing key tips and advice to help residents stay safe and cool. Staying cool during a blistering summer can mean the difference between life and death, as more Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined. Older adults stand a greater risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion because their bodies do not easily adjust to changes in temperature, making it critically important for people to check on older family, friends, or neighbors, especially …

— A new program offered by AARP will help provide the opportunity for AARP Members (and those who choose to become members) who own small, local businesses to provide discounts and offers to other AARP Members and their families in Long Island, NY while supporting a local non-profit. AARP Member to Member Local Offers will bring together small business owners who are AARP members and customers who are also members.  Participating businesses–which must be brick and mortar stores, no larger than …

— A new program offered by AARP will help provide the opportunity for AARP Members (and those who choose to become members) who own small, local businesses to provide discounts and offers to other AARP Members and their families in New York City, NY while supporting a local non-profit. AARP Member to Member Local Offers will bring together small business owners who are AARP members and customers who are also members.  Participating businesses–which must be brick and mortar stores, no larger than …

— Cahill, Assembly Back Consumer Advocate, Intervenor Funding (This statement was issued in conjunction with a New York State Public Service Commission public hearing at Kingston City Hall March 12, 2015 on a proposed rate increase by Central Hudson Gas & Electric) ALBANY, New York – Statement by Beth Glassanos, Associate AARP New York State Director for the Hudson Valley: “Here we go again. Central Hudson wants a rate hike and consumers have no meaningful input. “What’s worse, consumers already pay …

— Enjoy a night of theatre at the Shea’s Performing Art Center and get to know us while connecting with AARP members, friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there. AARP members & their guests save 10% off three performances at Shea’s Performing Arts Center: March 25, 2015 at 7:30pm March 26, 2015 at 7:30pm March 29, 2015 at 7:00pm You can purchase tickets online* using promo code MEMBER. *This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the …