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AARP New York

Exciting things are happening in New York and AARP is proud to be a part of them
JUN 11, 2024
AARP Long Island is proud to bring you discounted tickets to local theaters in your backyard. AARP members and guests can enjoy 20% off select shows from the following theaters. Please visit each respective link to learn more about the available offerings:
The names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released Aug. 29. Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list.
JUN 10, 2024
ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued this statement today after the state Assembly failed to pass legislation (A.7954-A) that would create a wholesale prescription drug importation program to import lower-cost medications from Canada. The pharmaceutical industry was the main opposition to this legislation passing in the Assembly. AARP New York and over 30 community-based organization across the state asked the Assembly Speaker to support and pass the legislation.
JUN 10, 2024
AARP Long Island is thrilled to collaborate with The John W Engeman Theater, for discounts on select performances for in-person live theatrical entertainment! Stop by the AARP table in the lobby before, during or after each show and meet AARP volunteers, staff and other members and learn more about what AARP is doing in the local community!
Find free online and in-person local events designed with you in mind. Discover fun exercise classes, healthy cooking demos, helpful workshops, and more.
ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on passage in both houses of the New York State Legislature of a bill (S.8760/A.9369) that would automatically enroll eligible older individuals receiving low-cost prescription drug benefits into a federal program that helps with utility costs.
NEW YORK - Today, Beth Finkel, AARP New York state director; David McNally, AARP NY’s government affairs and advocacy director; AARP NY Executive Council Member Dr. Mirian Zavala and AARP NY members from The Bronx hand-delivered more than 4,000 letters signed by residents from across New York to Speaker Carl Heastie’s office in The Bronx, urging him to bring prescription drug importation legislation up for a vote before the legislative session ends this week.
Many older adults face the reality of needing care. AARP members and guests are invited to a four-part workshop series, "Accepting Help Gracefully: The Dance of Interdependence." This series offers a forum to explore the transitions between independence, dependence, and interdependence with grace. Guided by a Sage-ing® Mentor, these 90-minute Zoom sessions cover physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges. Workshops include breakout sessions for small group sharing.
AARP New York volunteers are a dynamic group of people using skills they’ve cultivated. They work to improve the lives of fellow New Yorkers — and not just folks age 50 and older. They may attend a hip hop concert and hand out fliers about Medicare. They might lend a hand at food drives around Thanksgiving. Or they may travel to Albany to make sure the governor and state legislators are aware of vital issues, like caregiving support and unaffordable prescription drug prices. Whether you love meeting new people, working on projects that matter to your community, or speaking up on issues that impact people 50 and older, AARP has a role for you.
AARP New York is sponsoring a “suite sweepstakes” this summer for two minor league baseball teams: the Long Island Ducks and Hudson Valley Renegades.
Do you love baseball? Enter for a chance to win a night out in a 16-person suite at a Tri-City ValleyCats game this summer, sponsored by AARP New York. Light fare is included!
Fifty-five years ago on June 28, police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. In the 1960s, it was not unusual for police to raid establishments where the gay community gathered. However, this time, the patrons resisted. The police lost control of the situation and six days of riots ensued, marking the beginning of a movement. A year later, the community took to the streets for the first Pride March.
New Yorkers Need Relief from Sky-High Prescription Drug Costs
AARP Long Island is thrilled to sponsor main stage performances at *The Bay Street Theater. Find our AARP volunteers and staff at select performances for in-person live theatrical entertainment! Come by the AARP table in the lobby before, during or after each show and meet us to learn more about what AARP is doing in the local community. Learn about local resources, contests, giveaways and much more!
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