— AARP is PRIDE. That is why we will be marching in this year’s New York City Pride March in Governor Cuomo’s contingent. The March will take place this year on Sunday June 25th.  If you are interested in marching with us, register here. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence, and …

— Repertorio Español is a theater company that presents a rotating repertory of plays in Spanish. Don’t speak Spanish? No problem! They have simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets. So bring your friends and family to enjoy a day at Repertorio!   AARP members and their guests will receive a 25% discount on all shows running from April 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 using  discount code APPLE123. (Discount code subject to availability. Discount not valid on Premium Seating, $17 seats or previously …

— Would you believe that every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen? Hard to imagine but very true. Combating fraud is a priority for AARP New York and that is why we have launching Operation: Stop Scams, a series of shredding events throughout New York State starting Monday April 24, 2017 thru Friday, May 5, 2017 that will allow consumers to discard their paperwork in a safe and secure manner. In a recent report, AARP found that 43% of 50+ voters in …

— So you say that it’s your birthday? This is what AARP Long Island and WHLI have to say about that: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AARP Long Island and WHLI have teamed up to give you the chance to win some fun and exciting prizes just because it’s your birthday! Make sure to sign up on their website so that you are on the “Birthday Club” list. For more details and to see what you can win visit WHLI’s website.

— Every February AARP participates in the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. It’s a three-day weekend that brings together the most influential African-American, Hispanic, Caribbean, and Asian leaders from every corner of the Empire State and beyond. Join AARP this weekend at the NYSABPRL Craft Expo & Business Partnership Fair. Stop by the AARP booths (#96 & 98), pick up a free gift and meet AARP staff & volunteers. Get information on local discounts, special events, programs, learn …

— Enjoy a performance at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater and get to know us while connecting with AARP members, friends and neighbors. AARP members & their guests save 10% off three performances. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:30pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:30pm Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30pm Purchase tickets via mail-in form to avoid online fees. Mail-in form must be received by February 24th, 2017. Or you can purchase tickets online* using promo code MUSICAL. *This is not an AARP …

— AARP New York celebrates Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States. It honors important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. To learn more about the meaning and history of this holiday, visit The Origins of Black History Month available online at The Association for the Study of African American Life and History. This year, AARP New York is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of prominent African American/Black New Yorkers who have been …

— AARP New York is urging legislators to boost the 2017-18 state budget for non-Medicaid services that help older New Yorkers age safely at home. The goal is to provide transportation, home-delivered meals, adult day care and other services for people who are eligible for, but are not yet receiving, home- and community-based services. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) submits his 2017-18 state budget proposal in mid-January, and state legislators begin negotiations in February. In a recent AARP/Siena College survey, 87 percent …

— Melissa Foster of Kenmore, N.Y., was presented with AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award for community service on Thursday, November 10. Foster, who founded and leads the Kenmore Village Improvement Society, has been selected by AARP New York, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive its 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service. Named for AARP Founder Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. …

— 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 10 participants, 5 on the waitlist; 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. …