— State Underfunds Cost-Effective Non-Medicaid In-Home Services for Elderly ALBANY, N.Y. – While New York is doing a better job meeting the long-term care needs of seniors and adults with physical disabilities according to a new Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard, the Empire State needs to do more if it is to be among the nation’s top performers. The 2017 Scorecard compiled by AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The SCAN Foundation credited New York and Tennessee with the greatest overall …

— AARP New York is doing their part to help communities across the state make positive improvements in their neighborhoods. The group kicked off its Community Challenge Grant Program, which awards funding to groups and governments across New York State working to implement tangible community improvement projects. The program, which falls under AARP’s Livable Communities initiative, is open to 501(C) 3 and 510(C) 4 non-profits and government entities. Project submissions can range from simple improvements that cost in the hundreds, to …

— In five Wednesday afternoon sessions, learn powerful tools for gathering and giving expression to the wisdom of your own ripening life and find inspiration through the gift of mortality. Based on the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and other spiritual wisdom leaders. All who seek to find meaning in the aging process are welcome. Audrey Seidman completed the ALEPH Sage-ing® Mentorship Program, serves as a spiritual director, and volunteers as a chaplain at Albany Medical Center WHEN: Wednesdays: May 3, …

— Enjoy a performance at the Landmark Theatre and get to know us while connecting with AARP members, friends and neighbors. AARP members & their guests save 10% off a performance at the Landmark Theater. Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 6:30pm at Landmark Theatre Purchase tickets via mail-in form to avoid online fees. Or you can purchase tickets online* using promo code MUSICAL. *This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy …

— AARP recently did a Multicultural Voices Spotlight and for the month of February, they shined a light on one of our own, Reggie Nance. Reggie Nance works as the Associate State Director for Multicultural Engagement for AARP New York, overseeing outreach to African-Americans, Blacks, and Caribbean-Americans across the state of New York. He is a native of Cordele, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature from Brown University. Prior to AARP, Reggie worked as an …

— Hockey season is here and what a fun way to get to know more about AARP than at an Albany Devils game!  Meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members to find out what we are doing in your community. AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets online at a discounted price using promo code Assist to the following games:* Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7 pm All games are played at the Times Union Center which …

— AARP is always finding new and fun ways to surprises and delight our  membership. One way that we are doing that on Long island is giving our members the opportunity to get to know us at local Long Island theatres. Get to know AARP  Long Island at not one but TWO local theatres this 2017!  Come by the AARP table in the theater lobbies and meet AARP volunteers, staff and other members and learn more about what AARP is doing for Long Islanders. …

— AARP Commends Mayor, City Council for Providing Housing Court Lawyers to Low-Income Tenants, Fighting Wrongful Evictions NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City tenants and taxpayers won a big victory with today’s announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council of an agreement to provide all low-income tenants access to a lawyer in housing court. AARP applauded the agreement on what would be first-of-its-kind legislation to make New York City a leader in preventing wrongful evictions– and dramatically reduce …

— AARP members & their guests save 20% off two performances at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:30pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:30pm Purchase tickets via mail-in form. Mail-in form must be received by February 24th, 2017. Or you can purchase tickets online* using promo code HILLS. *This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy.

— Enjoy a night of theater and get to know us while connecting with AARP members, friends and neighbors with discounted tickets to see the musical The Color Purple. The Color Purple tells the story of a young woman’s journey to love and joy in the American South. AARP members and their guests will receive a 37% discount off one performance of The Color Purple. After the performance, AARP members and guests will be treated to a VIP Talkback with select members …