With Rx Prices Skyrocketing 4X Inflation, AARP NY Launches Campaign to Back State Legislative Package Protecting Consumers; Lt. Gov. Hochul Pledges to ‘Reel In Exorbitant, Unconscionable’ Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-14T10:35:00-04:00">May 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T14:16:08-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP New York

150 Volunteers from Across NY Call on Lawmakers at State Capitol to Back Safe Rx Importation, Reveal Deals Delaying Cheaper Generics, Fight Price Gouging ALBANY, N.Y. – With the cost of prescription drugs skyrocketing four times faster than inflation and Americans paying the highest brand-name drug prices in the world, AARP New York today launched a campaign to #StopRxGreed by supporting a package of state legislation aimed at helping New Yorkers get the medications they need without breaking the bank. …

NYS Budget Includes $15M Increase for Home & Community Services for Older NYers – Biggest in Nearly Two Decades; Will Help Thousands Avoid Nursing Homes

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-01T11:23:29-04:00">April 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-01T11:58:20-04:00">April 1, 2019</time> by AARP New York

Housing & Legal Counseling Services for Vulnerable Homeowners Saved With $20M Appropriation; But Budget Fails to Help Utility Consumers ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on the final 2019-20 New York State budget:  “The $15 million increase for services that help working and middle class New Yorkers care for their loved ones at home is the biggest boost in close to two decades and represents a major milestone; it will help …

AARP: NYS Legislature Backs Historic $16M Increase for Home & Community Services

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-12T17:27:09-04:00">March 12, 2019</time> by AARP New York

Proposes Supplementing Governor’s $15M Boost; Assembly Proposes Utility Consumer Advocate, Senate Backs Expansion of EPIC to Fight Rising Rx Prices ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on the New York State Senate’s and Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget resolutions:  “The approximately $16 million increase state lawmakers proposed for services that help working and middle class New Yorkers care for their loved ones at home would mark an historic investment and help thousands …

AARP Stands with Key Lawmakers to Ensure NYS Budget Funds Services to Help NYers Age in Place

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-05T12:35:00-04:00">March 5, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-05T15:45:19-04:00">March 5, 2019</time> by AARP New York

AARP Delivers 15,000+ Signatures to State Leaders Supporting Funding Increase ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP stood with the chairs of the state Legislature’s aging committees today to ensure the state budget includes critical funding to support working and middle class family caregivers in helping their loved ones age at home, rather than in costlier, taxpayer-funded nursing homes. AARP then delivered over 15,250 post cards from members across New York to state leaders urging them to increase funding for services such as …

AARP: Executive Budget Boosts Home Care Services by $15M to Help NYers Age in Place

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-01-15T16:38:29-04:00">January 15, 2019</time> by AARP New York

Increase for non-Medicaid Services for the Elderly Supports Working, Middle Class Family Caregivers ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 New York State Executive Budget proposal: “Governor Cuomo’s proposed $15 million increase for services that support working and middle class family caregivers in caring for their loved ones at home would help thousands of families. This is a smart and visionary investment; these services help prevent unwanted …

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-25T09:05:00-04:00">October 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-25T09:17:04-04:00">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="2018-10-02T10:47:36-04:00">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="2018-09-27T12:39:31-04:00">September 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-27T13:14:39-04:00">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="2018-09-17T14:14:33-04:00">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="2018-09-07T16:45:08-04:00">September 7, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-23T12:06:07-04:00">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 …