Recognize an Exceptional Volunteer in New Jersey!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-20T16:15:56-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich their communities. Recognize a deserving volunteer in New Jersey today! The nomination deadline is July 15, 2019. Legacy Of Service AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors …

A More Secure Future for Hardworking New Jerseyans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-20T16:06:57-04:00">May 20, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-20T16:06:58-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

On March 28, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act – a law that will create a workplace retirement savings option for private sector workers in the Garden State. Secure Choice creates an easy pathway for workers to save out of their regular paycheck. The professionally managed program will be available to private sector workers in the Garden State who do not currently have access to a retirement savings plan through their job – …

What’s missing in your neighborhood?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-20T16:01:14-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

The vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. That’s why AARP’s Livable Communities work encourages communities to welcome housing options and develop homes that are accessible to residents and guests of all ages and abilities. Across the United States, however, there is a mismatch between the available housing stock and what the market wants and needs. This is partly due to shifting demographics, such as a rapidly …

Watch Out for Summer Travel Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-20T15:49:56-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

You’ve been looking forward to that summer vacation trip for months. But be aware that traveling puts you in the path of scam artists who want to separate you from your vacation dollars. Hotel Hoodwinks Be careful at hotels. Make sure the doors have adequate locks. And don’t fall for this scam: You check into the hotel, and a few minutes later you get a call from someone pretending to be from the front desk asking you to repeat your …

Livability in Kansas City: Mayoral Race 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-20T10:45:00-04:00">May 20, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-20T12:59:10-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP Missouri

The race for Kansas City’s next mayor is heating up. Two candidates, Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas, are in the running to replace Sly James as the next Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri when his term ends this year. AARP is working to ensure that the candidates address livability issues that are top of mind for Kansas City voters, including housing, transportation, and pedestrian safety. What is Livability? A livable community is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing, …

Like fun? Connect with AARP New Jersey in June!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-08T00:00:00-04:00">May 8, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-15T21:53:31-04:00">May 15, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

AARP New Jersey has a fun-filled summer lined up! We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event so we can get to know you better – and so you can learn more about what we’re doing in your community! Get to know AARP this June and have some fun with offerings from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Bergen Performing Arts Center and Liberty Science Center. More info on each of these offerings is provided below. AARP …

A More Secure Retirement Future:  A Single Step Years in the Making.

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-28T12:26:37-04:00">March 28, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-28T12:26:42-04:00">March 28, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

By Evelyn Liebman, AARP New Jersey Advocacy Director On March 28th, Governor Murphy took a monumental step in ensuring a more secure financial future for hardworking New Jerseyans – a single step that was years in the making. With the signing of the bi-partisan new Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act, Governor Murphy gave new life to an initiative that had been gutted and left to die on the vine in the previous administration. There is broad agreement NJ’s retirement …

Free Shredding and Medication Disposal Event/Evento gratis de trituración y devolución de medicamentos

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-27T00:05:56-04:00">February 27, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-05T16:53:05-04:00">March 5, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

Join AARP New Jersey for a free shredding and medication disposal event on Sunday, April 28th, 2019. AARP, in conjunction with the Perth Amboy Police Department, the City of Perth Amboy and the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise and Revitalization (P.A.R.T.N.E.R) will be hosting a shredding event and a prescription medication take-back day. Bring any confidential paper documents to our event, and we’ll shred them for free. All attendees are invited to drop off any unused or expired …

New Year, New Supports for Family Caregivers in the Garden State

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-22T23:27:33-04:00">February 22, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

The New Year rang in a new commitment to family caregivers in New Jersey.  As a result of the hard work of AARP staff and volunteers, coalition partners and the leadership of Assemblywomen Lampitt, Mosquera, and Vainieri Huttle as well as Senators Vitale and Greenstein and the Governor, a bill to create a New Jersey Caregiver Task Force (A3514/S959) was signed into law December 28, 2018. Soon after, a bill to significantly expand our state’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Program …

Tax time is here! And so are scam artists.

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-22T23:09:22-04:00">February 22, 2019</time> by AARP New Jersey

As with many unpleasant things, we often put off doing our taxes until the last minute. But as much as you don’t want to face those 1040 forms, there’s one very good reason to file well before April 15: It’s your best defense against tax-related identity theft. Tax ID scams usually work like this: Someone who has obtained personal information, such as your Social Security number and date of birth, files a tax return in your name. They do so …