— Fail to Address Retirement Savings Crisis, Woefully Underfund Services to Help Older NYers Age in Own Homes and Support Family Caregivers ALBANY, N.Y. – Although the new state budget is being touted as a boon to New York’s middle class, AARP says the 2017-18 spending plan fails to address two critical middle class issues: the growing retirement savings crisis and older New Yorkers’ ability to age in their own homes. Over half of all private sector employees in New York …

— Strong Proposals to Fight ID Theft, Elder financial Exploitation, but Little Help for Middle Class to Save for Retirement, Care for Older Loved Ones ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York today praised Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2017-18 executive budget for proposing sensible protections for older New Yorkers against financial abuse but criticized the plan for missing a key opportunity to advance two proposals that would help the struggling middle class. “Governor Cuomo’s state budget proposal is on target with strong protections …

— Governor’s Instruction to State Agencies to Align with World Health Organization-AARP Guidelines Would Help NYers of All Ages ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo is aiming to make New York the first Age-Friendly state in the nation, and AARP today praised the Governor for his leadership on this issue of importance to New Yorkers of all ages. The Governor outlined the groundbreaking goal as part of a health initiative in his 2017 State of the State agenda. “As an initial …

— Big Majorities Favor Clinton Over Trump on Social Security, Retirement; NYers Struggling With Necessities; Time Ripe for Leaders to Find Solutions ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s middle class is struggling to afford basic necessities as retirement is becoming an illusion for them, with Generation Xers even worse off than Baby Boomers. That’s according to a new statewide Siena College telephone survey of 806 New Yorkers age 35 to 70, which found the cost of food is having a serious impact on …

— Franchise Expo West Welcomes Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Denver, Oct. 6-8 For: AARP | By Jim Mastandrea of MFV Expositions   The Baby Boomer generation is reaching an age of transition, but this generation is treating retirement and the prospect of their “senior years” much differently than previous generations. People in their 50s and 60s are finding that retirement ages are extending into years beyond, as more and more individuals are seeking second-act careers to pursue their passion of business ownership. …

— Women More Stressed, Less Prepared for Financially Secure Retirement than Men; AARP Urges “Secure Choice” State-Facilitated Savings Plan ALBANY, New York – Over half of New York’s Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers feel unprepared for retirement – but it’s even worse for women. AARP’s analysis of a survey of 800 registered voters ages 35-69 statewide and 800 in New York City shows women, by about 10 percentage points more than men, feel they’re not saving enough, not planning enough for retirement, …

— Charged NY Consumers 14% More than Utility Companies, Federal Data Shows ALBANY, N.Y. – With federal data showing New York’s energy service companies charged the highest residential electric prices in the nation last year – and 14% more than New York’s utility companies – AARP today called on state regulators to hold a hearing into unfair pricing. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows 2014 was no fluke; New York consumers paid at least 6.7% more to buy their electricity …

— Stressed Out by Unaffordability and Lack of Savings, One in Three Hispanic City Voters 35-50 Don’t Expect to Ever Retire NEW YORK, N.Y. – One-third of New York City’s Hispanic Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers say they don’t think they will ever be able to stop working for money, saying high debt, housing affordability and healthcare are hampering their ability to save, according to a new survey of Hispanic city voters commissioned by AARP. The survey also found that Hispanics will …

— According to a report released by Feeding America®, more than 8 million Baby Boomers age 50 to 64 are turning to charitable food assistance to make ends meet. “Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger After Fifty,” was made possible by a grant from AARP Foundation and focuses on the main challenges facing boomers including: lack of employment, housing instability, poor health and unpaid medical bills. AARP Virginia is committed to ending hunger amongst adults 50+ and will be hosting its …

— Association Says Deal Should Have Gone Further, Ensuring Sufficient Affordable Housing in NYC Remains Critical Priority Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP in New York State, on agreement to extend and strengthen current rent laws: “The agreement by state leaders to extend and strengthen New York’s rent laws includes improved protections for tenants. “But it doesn’t go nearly as far as AARP had hoped, and the need to ensure sufficient affordable housing in New York City – particularly …