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AARP New Jersey is engaging voters across the Garden State – and we want to know why you are voting on November 6th! Critical issues like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, caregiving, prescription drugs and financial security are all on the line. Tune in for our upcoming video series – Why I Vote – to see what’s bringing your friends and neighbors to the polls.
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Government is broken. Politicians don't seek common ground. They cast insults instead of creating results. It's time for our elected leaders to put voters first and get to work. This November, critical issues like Medicare, Social Security, caregiving, prescription drugs and financial security are all on the line. AARP is urging all New Jerseyans to use your vote to hold politicians accountable and make them pay attention to the nation's most powerful voting bloc - the 50+.
AARP, in collaboration with the City of Perth Amboy and the Perth Amboy Police Department, will be hosting a Shred Event and 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 and expired prescription medications anonymously, no questions asked. For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop box can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects and cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes.
AARP Foundation Tax Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone with special attention to those over the age of 50 who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Since 1968, the volunteer-based program has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers. And we need you!
Across New Jersey more than 1.1 million family caregivers help their parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – where they want to be. Family caregiving is a labor of love, but it is also complex, costly, demanding, and stressful. The majority of family caregivers also juggle full or part-time jobs while caregiving.
Over half of New Jersey workers – 1. 7 million people - do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their employer. [1] Programs such as Social Security are critical to retirement security but do not provide enough for an individual to depend on during their retirement. The average Social Security benefit for a 65+ family is about $19,000 a year, though on average older New Jersey families spend $23,000 a year of food, utilities, and health care alone. [2] The math is clear…..New Jersey families cannot rely on Social Security alone for a secure financial future.
This year’s elections are some of the most important in our lifetimes. Medicare, Social Security, and other critical issues are on the line! Our votes will decide whether Washington gets to work, or puts our future at risk. This year, AARP has launched “Be the Difference. Vote,” a multifaceted campaign designed to maximize the influence of America’s 50-plus voters. The campaign seeks to get the largest possible turnout of voters age 50-plus to the polls while putting front and center issues like Medicare, Social Security and family caregiving, along with other topics of interest to older voters. Take the pledge to vote on November 6 th!
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