— 50 Years of Remembrance  This Black History Month, AARP honors the many contributions of African Americans who have contributed so much to the legacy of this country.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement, which that same year also led to the Civil Rights Act of 1968, to prevent discrimination and provide equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion, or national origin.  We remember with …

— New York State has long been home to some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the nation. New York’s ethnic communities—primarily comprised of African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino populations are not only growing, but also aging at a rapid pace. Given these changing demographics, AARP convened thought leaders, elected officials and leading organizations that serve New York’s ethnic communities to launch a multi-year effort to identify disparities that exist among their ethnic 50-plus communities and develop an …

— En Español.  AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. In January 2018, we reached that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation took effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under a …

— Voluntary “Secure Choice” Program Would Allow Businesses to Offer Workplace Savings Option, Provide Employees Easy Way to Save ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP today launched an advertising campaign touting a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo that would make it easier for New Yorkers to save for their retirement and urging state legislators to make the proposal part of the final state budget. The TV, digital and print ads running in media outlets from Long Island to Buffalo urge support for “Secure …

— Join AARP in experiencing the history, culture, and memorable moments at the exhibit of your favorite British television show series, Downton Abbey! Take a glimpse of the Crawley household and watch the characters come to life. $23 tickets are available now for AARP members and guests for the select dates listed below only: March 5-9, 2018 March 12-16, 2018 March 19-20, 2018 AARP members and their guests can use code ABBEY5 to receive this discounted price online, by phone at 866-811-4111 …

— Did you know more than 3.5 million New York workers have no access to a retirement savings plan at their workplace? That’s why Governor Cuomo has taken the first step to create a pathway for New Yorkers to save for retirement by including the Secure Choice program in his state budget proposal. We have until April 1, 2018, to make sure that this program remains in the New York State budget and become law.  Urge your legislators to ensure this important …

— AARP wants to make sure that L-O-V-E is the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day! Unfortunately, cupid isn’t the only one taking aim at you. Scammers and con artists take advantage of people who are looking for love. Here are some things to look out for so you can stay safe and enjoy your special day: 1. You’ve Got Mail While receiving an e-card may seem sweet and legitimate, it also could be a trap and a source of …

— Raise a glass with AARP! Treat yourself and get to know AARP at The HOPS and PROPS Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 7 pm. AARP is sponsoring the DJ and music for the day so make sure you put on your dance shoes! Sample the best from local, regional and national craft brews, enjoy food and have a great evening with friends and family. Connect with AARP staff, volunteers and other members to learn more about what we …

— Let’s rewind back to the golden decades of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s! Listen to your favorite songs while taking a walk down memory lane. With the some of the best musicians and singers, this show will have you dancing away in your seat! Look for the AARP table before the show that night to meet fellow AARP members, volunteers and staff to hear information about what AARP is doing in your community. On Thursday, March 8th at 7:30 pm, …

— Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, …

— AARP, Asian American and Hispanic Federations, NAACP, Urban League join in unprecedented effort to disrupt racial and ethnic disparities in health, economic security and livable communities among NY’s 50+ NEW YORK, NY. – January 24, 2018 – AARP and top advocacy organizations for New York’s communities of color joined today to launch an unprecedented policy solutions agenda aimed at disrupting vast racial and ethnic disparities among New Yorkers 50 and older as detailed in a new brief on health, economic …

— AARP NY has an open position for an Interim Advocacy Program Specialist based in Albany, New York from February-December 31, 2018. This position serves as a member of the AARP NY State Advocacy Team and is responsible for providing support for the state office’s legislative, voter education and advocacy work, such as: Managing projects, creating project-related materials and determining resources necessary to complete projects Making presentations, keeping records, preparing reports, tracking legislation and drafting correspondence, testimony, memos and other written materials …