NY’s Communities of Color Have Less Access to Retirement Savings, Banks, Pay More for Caregiving, Housing; AARP, Partners Launch Policy Solutions Agenda

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-24T10:00:00+00:00">January 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-23T16:56:46+00:00">January 23, 2018</time> by AARP New York

AARP, Asian American and Hispanic Federations, NAACP, Urban League join in unprecedented effort to disrupt racial and ethnic disparities in health, economic security and livable communities among NY’s 50+ NEW YORK, NY. – January 24, 2018 – AARP and top advocacy organizations for New York’s communities of color joined today to launch an unprecedented policy solutions agenda aimed at disrupting vast racial and ethnic disparities among New Yorkers 50 and older as detailed in a new brief on health, economic …

AARP Lauds Governor for Plan to Help Millions of Middle Class NYers Save for Retirement at Work

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-16T16:58:16+00:00">January 16, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Voluntary Workplace Retirement Savings Option Could Help Millions, Especially Communities of Color; AARP Urges Lawmakers to Include in Final Budget ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today in reaction to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-19 State Budget Proposal: “Millions of middle class, working New Yorkers will have an effective way to save for retirement at work thanks to Governor Cuomo’s state budget proposal to create a savings option for private sector employees whose …

AARP: Governor’s State of the State Launches Key Initiatives as Nation’s First “Age-Friendly” State

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-03T15:38:45+00:00">January 3, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Can Further Help Middle Class NYers with State-Facilitated Workplace Retirement Savings Option, Support for Family Caregivers to Help NYers Age in Own Homes ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State Message: “AARP is thrilled that Governor Cuomo is walking the talk on his commitment from last year making New York the first ‘age-friendly’ state in the nation. His executive order directing …

Survey: 73% of NY Small Businesses Would Likely Offer Retirement Savings Plan with State Option

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-22T14:43:04+00:00">December 22, 2017</time> by AARP New York

69% of companies that don’t offer a plan say cost is a concern; “Secure Choice” would afford them a state-facilitated option Nearly three quarters of New York small businesses that don’t offer their employees a retirement savings plan would likely do so if a state-facilitated option existed, according to a new survey commissioned by AARP. More than half of New York’s private sector workforce – over 3.5 million New Yorkers – lack access to a retirement savings plan such as …

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, …

15 NY U.S. House Members Back Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-14T14:37:35+00:00">November 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-11T15:24:33+00:00">January 11, 2018</time> by AARP New York

15 of State’s 27 U.S. Representatives Co-Sponsor RAISE Family Caregivers Act; November is National Family Caregivers Month ALBANY, N.Y. – Over half 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. Fifteen of the state’s 27 members in the House of Representatives are co-sponsoring …

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 …