Chaunda Ball

Chaunda Ball is Associate State Director for Communications at AARP New York.
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Caring for a family member is one of the most difficult things we can do in our lives.  It can be an emotional roller coaster and navigating the maze of health care and available resources can be overwhelming.
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Robin McNamara, of Madrid, NY received AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. McNamara, who volunteers for New Beginnings Food Outreach and Clothing, Inc., has been selected by AARP New York, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2015 New York AARP Andrus Award for Community Service.
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New York City, and the Upper West Side in particular, are being recognized today by AARP as among the most livable places in the country to live for people 50-plus.  The Upper West Side was named the second “Most Livable Neighborhood,” in the nation while New York City as a whole was named among the top five “Most Livable Cities” among large cities.
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Join AARP at Motown The Musical!  AARP members will receive a 35% discount on regularly priced tickets for the performance on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 7:30 PM.  As a special AARP member bonus, you will have the chance to meet the cast after the performance as well!
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AARP and Radio 1 03.9 are teaming up for financial education workshops to help New Yorkers improve their financial health.  Join us to hear a panel of experts discuss the importance of financial planning, how to plan for future and your family's future through estate planning, and what you need to do to buy a home and manage your mortgage as you retire.
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Saving for a Lifetime: AARP Long Island Financial Security Workshops Coming This Fall
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It is a Monday afternoon, and my telephone rings.  It is a woman, Mary, who wants to know more about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  She takes care of her sister, Rose, who has dementia and is having trouble making ends meet.  She has heard about AARP’s SNAP application service and wants to know if she is eligible. I ask her a couple of short questions, and am able to tell her that based on the information she has given me, she is likely eligible.  I hear a sigh of relief, and after a thank you, she confirms that she will come to the appointment.
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