For National Family Caregivers Month, AARP New York reached out to legislators so they could share their caregiving stories and why they believe it’s important to highlight services for caregivers. New York State’s 2.2 million family caregivers provide an estimated 2.1 billion hours of care for older parents, spouses, and other loved ones each year.
AARP New York is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by asking our New York elected officials from around the state to share their stories about why they decided to run for office, why it’s important to celebrate Hispanic/Latino culture and tradition, and what New Yorkers age 50-plus can do to get involved in local and state public policy. Here is what the legislators shared with us:
With nearly one in five New York residents receiving Social Security benefits and 3.4 percent of beneficiaries receiving spousal benefits, Social Security is an important piece of the retirement puzzle for many New Yorkers.