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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.
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A new resource from AARP is taking aim at protecting older adults before, during and after natural disasters and supporting communities in mitigating the effects of extreme weather events.
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From pickle ball to storytelling, AARP invests $87K in six NYS communities
Stop Asian Hate was written on a cardboard
This month, a woman was charged with hate crimes for allegedly pepper spraying four Asian women in New York City’s Meatpacking District and shouting racist comments at them.
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.
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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.
Community Challenge 2022
Applications are currently being accepted through March 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET.To submit an application and learn more about the work being funded by the Community Challenge both here in New York, as well as across the nation, visit
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O’Neal Will Lead Volunteer Executive Council Advising AARP’s New York State Office
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Today, AARP New York announced new disaster relief funding from AARP Foundation to support victims of Hurricane Ida. Two grants of $100,000 each will be given to JASA and Selfhelp Community Services to provide direct assistance to those in need in New York. The funding is part of 10 grants from AARP Foundation totaling $2 million to organizations in the hardest hit states along the Gulf and East Coasts.
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