AARP: Family Caregiver Tax Credit Would Provide Critical Help to NYS’s Middle Class

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-06T13:34:23+00:00">December 6, 2017</time> by AARP New York

At NYS Assembly Hearing, AARP Also Cites $704 Billion Economic Impact of 50+, Urges Cost-Effective Funding to Help NYers Avoid Expensive Nursing Homes ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP today outlined its proposal for a new middle class state tax credit for unpaid family caregivers while urging additional investment in cost-effective senior services to help caregivers help their loved ones age in their own homes and communities. The Association urged state legislators to support the tax credit and additional funding for critical …

AARP to Working NYers: Paid Family Leave Starts January 1; Use it!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-16T15:22:25+00:00">November 16, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Association Joined Gov. Cuomo to Fight for New Law; Now Launching Educational Campaign via Airwaves NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP is taking to the airwaves to make sure working New Yorkers know they can start taking advantage of the state’s new paid family leave law beginning January 1. AARP New York is spreading the news via television, radio, social media and other media that private sector and some public sector employees can take up to eight weeks of partially paid, …

13 NY U.S. House Members Backing Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-14T14:37:35+00:00">November 14, 2017</time> by AARP New York

13 of State’s 27 U.S. Representatives Co-Sponsor RAISE Family Caregivers Act; November is National Family Caregivers Month ALBANY, N.Y. – Over a dozen of New York’s U.S. House members have thrown their backing behind creation of a strategy to support the nearly 2.6 million New Yorkers – and more than 40 million Americans – whose unpaid labor of love is becoming increasingly needed as society ages: family caregivers. Thirteen of the state’s 27 members in the House of Representatives are …

AARP Applauds PSC’s Latest Decision to reject ESCO Effort to Delay Hearing

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-02T17:59:24+00:00">August 2, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Hearing into Deceptive Marketing Practices, Overcharges Can Now Move Forward ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP released the following statement by AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel on today’s decision by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to reject a request by an energy service company (ESCO) trade group to delay the upcoming evidentiary hearing phase of the Commission’s ongoing ESCO proceedings (case number 15-M-0127): “AARP applauds today’s decision by the PSC to reject a request to halt upcoming …

Scorecard: Progress on Long-Term Support Services, But NYS Needs to do More to Help Older NYers, People with Disabilities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-20T15:07:17+00:00">June 20, 2017</time> by AARP New York

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 …

Elder Financial Exploitation: What It Is, How to Avoid It – and What You Can Do!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-16T16:42:36+00:00">June 16, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Have you ever received a suspicious email telling you that you’ve won a lot of money and have to pay a small processing fee to receive it? Or maybe you’ve gotten a call from “your grandson” saying he’s in jail and needs a lot of money to be bailed out? If so, you were probably the target of elder financial exploitation, the most common form of elder abuse. Affecting 42 out of every 1,000 New Yorkers 60 years and older …

24-7 Hotline to Report Elder Abuse Passes NYS Legislature; Would Help Combat Growing Problem

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-15T16:18:17+00:00">June 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-16T16:29:55+00:00">June 16, 2017</time> by AARP New York

AARP Praises Bill by Senator Serino, Assemblywoman Lupardo; Also Urges Elected Leaders, Stakeholders to Develop Legislation to Fight Elder Financial Abuse ALBANY, N.Y. – A round-the-clock toll-free telephone hotline to report elder abuse would be established under a bill that has passed the New York State Legislature, and AARP applauded the move as a step toward combating a growing problem. The group praised the legislative Aging Committee Chairs, Senator Sue Serino and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, for pushing the bill, which …

AARP, PULP: NYS Right to Subpoena Energy Service Companies, Shine Light on Shady Practices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-30T15:48:52+00:00">May 30, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Move to Force ESCOs to Reveal Data is Unprecedented in Recent Times; Consumer Groups Praise Governor Cuomo, Regulators ALBANY, N.Y. – State utility regulators with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s support are right to force energy service companies (ESCOs) to put their cards on the table about consumer pricing, and AARP and the Public Utility Law Project praised the Public Service Commission today for taking a step unprecedented in recent decades: issuing sweeping subpoenas to ESCOs. Numerous ESCOs have refused to provide …

AARP, Legislative Aging Leaders, Advocates Commit to Pursue Anti-Elder Financial Abuse Legislation

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-16T16:22:48+00:00">May 16, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Sens. Serino, Valesky, Assemblywoman Lupardo, Alzheimer’s Association Join AARP, Volunteers from Across NY to Seek Common Ground This Year ALBANY, N.Y. – Leaders of aging policy in the New York State Legislature stood with AARP and other aging advocates today and pledged to work toward passing bi-partisan legislation to combat elder financial exploitation before the end of the 2017 state legislative session. Legislative Aging Committee Chairs Senator Sue Serino and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator David Valesky – a former …

AARP: Governor, Lawmakers Ignore Critical Middle Class Issues in New State Budget

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-04-10T10:26:01+00:00">April 10, 2017</time> by AARP New York

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 …