Health & Wellbeing

Get updates on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, health insurance, and your personal health and fitness.
Medicare
Older New Yorkers with limited incomes could save thousands of dollars a year under a newly expanded state program that helps pay Medicare expenses.
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A guide to when, where and how to get health insurance.
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Starting Jan. 1, New Yorkers 65 and over with incomes of up to 186 percent of the federal poverty level ($2,107 per month for an individual in 2022) will qualify for the program.
New York City Opens Javits Convention Center As Vaccination Site
A guide to when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
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Dance isn’t only timeless, it’s also ageless.
Brain Health
The popularity of chess has soared in recent years, due to the isolation of the pandemic, the popularity of the TV series The Queen’s Gambit and a spate of media stories about the ancient game. It’s also readily available online.
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Got two left feet? You’re still invited to get rhythm and get fit with AARP New York’s Wellness Wednesdays—a series of free, virtual fitness and dance sessions with the IndoRican Multicultural Dance Project.
Senior Couple Exercising In Park
Join AARP New York and Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute practitioners on Zoom to find out how evidence-based strategies and lifestyle changes can improve health, increase energy and reduce chronic disease.
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Beth Finkel, AARP New York State Director, released the following statement on health coverage for New York City retirees:
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Disrupt Disparities: Addressing the Crisis for Rural New Yorkers 50+ – November 9, 2021
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