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As COVID-19 restrictions ease in New York State, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are preparing to resume in-person visits for families. Visits won’t be the same as before the pandemic, at least until the threat of coronavirus has passed. There may be limits on when, where and for how long you can see loved ones, and distancing rules will likely be in place.
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Groups Applaud PSC Actions to Stem Rate Hikes, Ensure Downstaters Stay Cool; Urges Governor to Sign Bill Banning Power Shutoffs Up to 6 Months Post-Pandemic
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People over 50 are a powerful civic force in New York, comprising a strong—and not easily ignored—voting bloc. But you can’t participate if you don’t register.
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NYers Who Lost Income from Economic Downturn Protected from Loss of Electric, Telephone and Water Service
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Legislation Requires Annual Pandemic Emergency Plans, 2-Month Supply of PPE, Daily Communication & Virtual Visitation with Families
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Bills Would Ban Utility Terminations, Facilitate Voting & Telehealth, Study COVID-19 Impact on NYers of Color & More
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Testifies at Joint State Legislative Hearing on ‘Exploring Solutions to the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Communities’
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ALBANY, N.Y.— In the wake of a report of 98 potentially coronavirus-related deaths at a single New York City nursing home, AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement:
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An AARP New York survey of 1,000 adults age 50-plus found that access to quality health care, retirement affordability and maintaining good health are among the chief concerns older adults face as they age.
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1199SEIU, Asian American Federation, Hispanic Federation, NAACP, Urban League Join AARP NY in Calling for Increased Efforts to Protect Residents, Worker
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