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Telephone Town Halls: Information & Resources on Coronavirus

As part of our ongoing commitment in keeping our communities informed in the face of the global Coronavirus pandemic, we are continuing our efforts in providing up to date information and resources to help the public at large protect themselves from the virus and prevent its spread to others.

AARP New York has been hostingTelephone Town Hall meetings featuring Beth Finkel, AARP NY State Director and subject matter experts where they discuss pertinent information relevant to COVID-19.

During the interactive phone call, audiences will learn about how to protect themselves and their loved ones, as well as the opportunity to have their questions answered.

On March 20, we kicked off our TTH with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and Greg Olson, Director for the State Office of the Aging where they shared their thoughts on the Coronavirus and how it affects older adults. Most recently, we had Dr. Howard Zucker (March 27) as the subject matter expert where he shared all things on the subject of Health during the pandemic.

Additionally, we were joined by both Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who shared the actions the Federal Government has taken, to direct payments and unemployment benefits that affect our New York community.

Bookmark this page to check back on upcoming dates with featured special guests or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram: @aarpny

Playback on all of our Telephone Town Halls are available here: AARP New York - Vekeo

  • March 20: Lt. Governor of New York State, Kathy Hochul and Greg Olson, Director for the State Office of the Aging
  • March 27: Dr. Howard Zucker - New York State Health Commissioner
  • April 2: U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer
  • April 3: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand*
    • English and Spanish playback is available
  • April 14: U.S. Representative Tom Reed (NY-23)
  • April 17: Attorney General of New York, Letitia James
  • April 24: Valerie Bogart of NY Legal Assistance Group (Medicaid) and Frederic Riccardi of Medicare Rights Center (Medicare)
  • April 27: U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19)
  • May 1: New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio*
  • May 8: Vincent Scocozza - Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • May 12: U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
  • May 14: U.S. Representative Sean Maloney (NY-18)
  • May 19: U.S. Representative Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)
  • May 22: U.S. Representatives Grace Meng (NY-6), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)*
  • June 15: U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20)
  • June 16: U.S. Representative John Katko (NY-24)
    • June 23: U.S. Representative Brian Higgins (NY-26)

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    *Estas teleasambleas estan disponible en español.

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