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Central New York Community Forum Discusses Health and Financial Security for Retirees


Last month,  AARP and WCNY convened a community forum about Social Security and Medicare featuring a wide range of local and national leaders as well as the public.  This forum allowed the community to discuss these issues as part of AARP’s You’ve Earned a Say, a national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security.

The panel discussion, moderated by Susan Arbetter, WCNY’s Director of Public Affairs and Albany Correspondent, included representatives from AARP’s National Policy Council, Visiting Nurses Association Homecare, the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

Since You’ve Earned a Say launched in March, AARP New York has organized a statewide listening tour to provide a platform for its members and the public to express their views about the future of Social Security and Medicare.  New York has more than 3 million Medicare beneficiaries and more than 3.2 million Social Security recipients.

For more information on You’ve Earned a Say, visit

The forum was based on survey results of voters 50+ in New York's 24th Congressional District.

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