Ten entities in New York won AARP Community Challenge grants, totaling $96,000. The grants are part of AARP’s Livable Communities initiative; they fund quick-turnaround projects aimed at making areas more livable for people of all ages.
SYRACUSE, NY—Robert O'Connor was honored today with AARP's highest award for community service. O'Connor of Fayetteville was presented with the 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service at the AARP Community Service Luncheon in Syracuse.
In 1848 in Waterloo, activist Jane Hunt invited Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, among others, over for tea. They organized the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, considered the birthplace of the women’s rights movement. Their work paid off. In 1917, women were given the right to vote in New York, three years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
As part of celebrating Black History Month, AARP New York asked elected officials from around the state to share their stories about why they decided to run for office, why it’s important to celebrate Black History Month, and what New Yorkers age 50-plus can do to get involved in local and state public policy. The legislators and their responses are below.