— Please join AARP New York, the Asian American Federation, the Hispanic Federation, the NAACP and the Urban League in an important forum about the significant racial and ethnic disparities that currently, exist among New York’s 50+ multicultural communities. This timely discussion will convene thought leaders, elected officials and community leaders from across the State of New York to address the serious gaps that exist among older adults in the areas of health, financial security, and livable communities. An action plan will highlight critical findings from a set of issue papers that …

— 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 Workplace Retirement Savings Option Could Help Millions, Especially Communities of Color; AARP Urges Lawmakers to Include in Final Budget ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today in reaction to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-19 State Budget Proposal: “Millions of middle class, working New Yorkers will have an effective way to save for retirement at work thanks to Governor Cuomo’s state budget proposal to create a savings option for private sector employees whose …

— Treat yourself in 2018 by taking advantage of AARP’s new theater offers at RBTL in Rochester! Look for the AARP table before the shows each night to meet fellow AARP members, volunteers and staff to hear information about what AARP is doing in your community “ON YOUR FEET” AARP members and their guests receive up to 20% per ticket to see “On Your Feet!” the Musical at the Auditorium Theater on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7:30 pm and Wednesday, February 7, …

— As an AARP member, you are part of an organization with a social mission, helping improve the quality of life for people 50+ and their families.  Whether at discounted events, through community service or by advocating at the state and local levels, AARP creates positive change with the help of volunteers, right here in Oswego. What are the benefits of volunteering? Give back where we live, work and play Learn new skills and receive training opportunities Make new friends and …

— Can Further Help Middle Class NYers with State-Facilitated Workplace Retirement Savings Option, Support for Family Caregivers to Help NYers Age in Own Homes ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State Message: “AARP is thrilled that Governor Cuomo is walking the talk on his commitment from last year making New York the first ‘age-friendly’ state in the nation. His executive order directing …

— Private sector workers in New York who are also family caregivers became eligible for paid family leave as of Jan. 1. Under a new law proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and supported by AARP New York, workers can take as much as eight weeks of family leave to care for older relatives, as well as to bond with newborns. They receive half their average weekly pay—or up to half the statewide average, whichever is less. By 2021, the maximums …

— 69% of companies that don’t offer a plan say cost is a concern; “Secure Choice” would afford them a state-facilitated option Nearly three quarters of New York small businesses that don’t offer their employees a retirement savings plan would likely do so if a state-facilitated option existed, according to a new survey commissioned by AARP. More than half of New York’s private sector workforce – over 3.5 million New Yorkers – lack access to a retirement savings plan such as …

— On your way to the theater, stop by the AARP NY Office (750 Third Avenue) from 4-5pm any weekday through Feb. 4 to hear more about what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members and their guests receive up to 25% off on tickets to select performances of Latin History for Morons now through Feb. 4, 2018. Tickets start from $55.* You may purchase tickets online, or by phone when you call 212-947-8844, or in-person at the box office at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., …

— AARP New York was joined December 14 by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, and New York State Office for the Aging Deputy Director John Cochran to announce that New York is the first state in the nation to join the AARP-World Health Organization Age-Friendly Network. The event at New York City’s Senior Planet Exploration Center included the presentation to Lieutenant Governor Hochul of a certificate recognizing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s written commitment …

— At NYS Assembly Hearing, AARP Also Cites $704 Billion Economic Impact of 50+, Urges Cost-Effective Funding to Help NYers Avoid Expensive Nursing Homes ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP today outlined its proposal for a new middle class state tax credit for unpaid family caregivers while urging additional investment in cost-effective senior services to help caregivers help their loved ones age in their own homes and communities. The Association urged state legislators to support the tax credit and additional funding for critical …