Hispanic/Latinos Lag in Income, Bank Accounts, Healthcare Access; Hostos Event Eyes Solutions

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-25T09:05:00+00:00">October 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-25T09:17:04+00:00">October 25, 2018</time> by AARP New York

(en español) AARP, Hispanic Federation, Bronx Community Leaders Brainstorm Ways to #DisruptDisparities  BRONX, N.Y. – New York’s Hispanic/Latino (H/L) residents face wide and growing disparities in health, economic security and livability, and AARP joined today with the Hispanic Federation and Bronx community leaders at Hostos Community College to brainstorm solutions. The 60 and over population of the state’s communities of color – of which H/L account for the largest share – grew by a staggering 43% between 2000 and 2010, …

Delgado Leads Faso 43%-36%, Brindisi Leads Tenney 48%-35% Among 50+: AARP Polls

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-02T10:47:36+00:00">October 2, 2018</time> by AARP New York

AARP-Commissioned Surveys Show 19th and 22nd District 50+ Voters United in Concern Over Health Care Costs, Social Security, Medicare ALBANY, N.Y. – Challengers Antonio Delgado and Anthony Brindisi hold leads over incumbents John Faso and Claudia Tenney among voters 50 and older in the nationally-watched races to represent New York’s 19th and 22nd congressional districts, according to new AARP-commissioned polls. The polls also show 50-plus voters in both districts are united, across party lines, in their concern over healthcare costs …

Nuevo informe de AARP ofrece soluciones para ayudar a los sobrecargados cuidadores familiares de Nueva York

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-27T12:39:31+00:00">September 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-27T13:14:39+00:00">September 27, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Las propuestas van desde un crédito en el impuesto estatal para gastos relacionados con el cuidado hasta la expansión de la telesalud NUEVA YORK, N.Y. – La población de adultos mayores de Nueva York crece aceleradamente a medida que los baby boomers envejecen y los residentes del estado viven por más tiempo —y con más enfermedades crónicas—. Esto hace que los cuidadores familiares necesitan más ayuda. Un nuevo informe de AARP detalla un sinnúmero de posibles soluciones, que van desde …

New AARP Report Offers Solutions to Help NY’s Unpaid – but Over-Stressed – Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-17T14:14:33+00:00">September 17, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Proposals Range from State Tax Credit for Caregiving Expenses to Expansion of ‘Telehealth’ NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the number of older New Yorkers explodes with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and as New Yorkers live longer with more chronic conditions, unpaid family caregivers need help – and a new report from AARP outlines a host of potential solutions ranging from a middle class tax credit for out-of-pocket caregiving expenses to an expansion of “telehealth.” The Future of …

AARP NY: We Don’t Endorse Candidates, Have a PAC or Make Contributions to Political Campaigns or Candidates

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-07T16:45:08+00:00">September 7, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-23T12:06:07+00:00">October 23, 2018</time> by AARP New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. – In response to a series of ads released in New York by the House Majority PAC and House candidates, AARP New York reaffirms that it does not endorse candidates, does not have a political action committee (PAC) of its own and does not make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. “AARP did not authorize or participate in the production of ads by the House Majority PAC or any congressional candidate, and we did not authorize the …

Fewer Bank Branches and Mortgages, Higher Housing Costs, Debt and Foreclosure Risk Plague Long Island’s 50+ Communities of Color

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-06T08:40:00+00:00">September 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-05T20:28:29+00:00">September 5, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Experts and Leaders from Island’s Communities of Color Brainstorm Solutions to #DisruptDisparities in Health, Economic Security and Livability at AARP Forum HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Fewer bank branches and mortgages, less affordable housing costs, more student loan delinquencies and debt collection lawsuits, and higher risk of home foreclosures plague 50+ residents of Long Island’s communities of color. Those are the key findings of a report compiled by AARP and top advocacy organizations for New York’s communities of color. And they served …

AARP Applauds Temporary Reactivation of School Zone Speed Cameras

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-04T17:17:08+00:00">September 4, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Stands with Mayor for signing of bill to turn on cameras before classes begin NEW YORK, N.Y. — AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel today stood with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he signed city legislation to reactivate speed cameras in city school zones. The cameras had gone dark after a state law authorizing the program lapsed earlier this summer. The new city law will allow the issuance of tickets to speeders temporarily, but state legislation …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-10T12:11:37+00:00">August 10, 2018</time> by AARP New York

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service NEW YORK, N.Y. –AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax …

Innovators, Planners, Top NYS Policymakers Plot ‘Livability’ Improvements at Summit

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-02T13:10:00+00:00">August 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-02T11:58:43+00:00">August 2, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Under Gov. Cuomo, NY First State to Join AARP-WHO ‘Age-Friendly Network;’ Summit to Focus on Enhancing Communities for Residents of All Ages SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul kicked off AARP’s “Leading on Livability” Summit today via video as innovators, planners, top state policymakers and other experts from across the state plotted strategies to improve communities across New York for residents of all ages. The summit focused on building upon Governor Andrew Cuomo’s groundbreaking initiative last year that made …

On 53rd Anniversary of Medicare, AARP Releases New Data Showing Program Is a Major Economic Driver in NYS

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-30T14:24:10+00:00">July 30, 2018</time> by AARP New York

NEW YORK, NY –Medicare contributes $44.4 billion to New York State’s economy, equivalent to 14% of state and local government spending, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 3.2 million beneficiaries in New York. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP New York is working to encourage voter participation this election season. “Medicare is a major economic engine in New York’s economic security, as well as …