AARP New York Celebrates a Day of Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-12T15:04:17+00:00">September 12, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Volunteers and staff from AARP New York fanned out across the state to celebrate AARP’s Day of Service on September 11. The New York City team packed meals on the U.S.S. Intrepid that will be donated to hungry New Yorkers and distributed for hurricane relief efforts. In the Capital Region, our Albany team made and served lunch at the Capital City Rescue Mission. And on Long Island, we continued a collaboration with RockCANroll.org to collect food for local food pantries. If …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-01T15:02:56+00:00">August 1, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions …

Become an AARP In-District Volunteer

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-26T17:15:31+00:00">July 26, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-27T10:30:00+00:00">July 27, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

Join AARP Illinois to advocate for what is important to our members and community members. We’re seeking volunteers to lead the charge in your house district. It’s critical for your representatives to hear directly from people like you. The time commitment is minimal and this is a great opportunity to make a difference across Illinois. If you want to make your voice heard by becoming an AARP In-District Volunteer, please contact Ellen Acevedo at eacevedo [at] aarp [dot] org.

State and Local Officials Address AARP Members in Peoria

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-16T15:09:15+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

More than 120 AARP members, volunteers and guests gathered today in Peoria to hear from their elected officials about the state’s fiscal crisis, economic security, caregiving and other issues important to Illinoisans 50-plus. State Senators Chuck Weaver (Senate District 37) and David Koehler (Senate District 46), State Representative Mike Unes (House District 91), and Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis participated in the legislative breakfast moderated by Brad McMillan, J.D., executive director of the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service, and …

Batter Up! AARP Long Island Takes You Out to the Ballgame!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-14T14:12:32+00:00">May 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-22T11:46:25+00:00">May 22, 2018</time> by

Get to know AARP at an upcoming Long Island Ducks baseball game! 
AARP members their and their guests may purchase discount tickets at $10 each on selected 2018 games below. Stop by the AARP table at the Sunday, June 3rd game to learn more about our work in the community. Also enter two win these two contests sponsored by AARP*: “Suite Birthday at the Ballpark”: Turning 50 or know someone who is? One lucky winner will receive a “free birthday …

A Powerful Evening with Black Women Who Lead!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-26T13:07:39+00:00">March 26, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-05T12:02:54+00:00">April 5, 2018</time> by AARP New York

In commemoration of the 50 years since the historic passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., AARP New York invites you to join “Black Women Who Lead”, a conversation about the leadership of black women, then and now, on April 11th at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. Come honor the leadership of black women with host, Dr. Traci Alexander who will interview Beverly Bond, Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls …

5 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Paid Family Leave

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-19T14:13:34+00:00">September 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-18T08:13:23+00:00">July 18, 2018</time> by AARP New York

En Español.  AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. In January 2018, we reached that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation took effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under a …

Nominate an Extraordinary Volunteer for AARP’s Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-25T12:57:58+00:00">May 25, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-25T13:00:39+00:00">May 25, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP New York’s most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one individual or couple from New York is selected each year. The winning nominee will receive a $5,000 check to donate to the non-profit organization of their …

NYC Has a Vision for Friendlier Streets

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-01-25T17:19:55+00:00">January 25, 2017</time> by AARP New York

Mayor de Blasio has proposed making an already age-friendly New York City even friendlier by increasing funding for the Vision Zero initiative as part of his preliminary city budget. This is great news. Our roadways and alternative transportation options must keep pace with the rapid aging of our city and nation. Improving the safety of our pedestrians is key to this goal. Vision Zero aims to reduce traffic fatalities across the city, and last year was the safest on record …

AARP, PULP: Governor Cuomo and NYS Public Service Commission stand with NYS Utility Consumers who have Overpaid by $816+ Million Over 30 Months to ESCOs

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-12-02T17:17:47+00:00">December 2, 2016</time> by AARP New York

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York utility consumers have a nearly billion-dollar ESCO problem. New Yorkers who signed up with an energy service company (ESCO) paid nearly $820 million more for their power than if they had stayed with their local utility company during the 30-month period ending June 30, 2016, according to the state’s official utility regulating body. Today the NYS Public Service Commission stated that after considerable experience with energy service to mass market customers by ESCOs, it has …