— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger New York for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Meet AARP for The Metropolitan Opera in NYC or your local cinema and see what AARP is doing in your community! You can enjoy Live In HD encores of “Carmen” at participating cinemas across New York State on February 6th and 9th. AARP members and guests can get a 30% discount* www.fathomevents.com/carmen off the regular ticket price using promo code CARMENENCORE.** AMC Regal Cinema will do encore presentations of the opera on February 6th (matinee and evening) and 9th  (matinee) with …

— Increase for non-Medicaid Services for the Elderly Supports Working, Middle Class Family Caregivers ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 New York State Executive Budget proposal: “Governor Cuomo’s proposed $15 million increase for services that support working and middle class family caregivers in caring for their loved ones at home would help thousands of families. This is a smart and visionary investment; these services help prevent unwanted …

— 2-for-1 Tickets While Connecting with AARP Meet with AARP During NYC Broadway Week you can stop by the AARP offices and meet with staff, volunteers and other members to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community: January 21 – February 10, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. AARP New York, 485 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017 Presale You can get early access to 2-for-1 tickets through an NYC Broadway Week presale for AARP members, guests and those age …

— AARP New York is partnering with the Rockefeller Institute of Government to work on solutions to disparities in the areas of health, financial security and housing that affect New Yorkers of color 50 and older. Research at the institute will examine banking, long-term care and available safety nets and will be available online. The release of research briefs coincides with the start of a new legislative session on Jan. 3. Members are encouraged to support the policy solutions by calling …

— One way you can take on the day is by volunteering. Volunteering has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of your local community. As an AARP volunteer, you are helping with the promise of a better life for you or someone else. Whether you would like to be an in-office support, speaker on advocacy issues, or helping at an event AARP has many ways that you can make a difference. Be a part of the AARP team and …

— Burt Freeman of Manhattan was presented Monday with AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award for community service. Freeman, who founded the My Own Book program, has been selected by AARP New York, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. Named for AARP Founder Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. In 1999 Freeman founded My Own …

— 41% of Middle Class Headed Toward Poverty or Near-Poverty in Retirement; NYers of Color Face Starkest Inequities as AARP Looks to #DisruptDisparities NEW YORK, N.Y. – More than two of every five middle class New Yorkers in their 50s are headed for poverty or near-poverty in retirement. Typical workers in the bottom 90 percent of earnings will need almost a third more income in retirement to maintain their standard of living. And fewer workers of color have access to workplace …

— By Philip Lentz Audrieka Goodbee, 66, and her sister, Jill Jefferson, 64, are good daughters. They’re doing everything they can to help their parents—Clarence Jefferson, 97, and Emma Jefferson, 91—continue to live in their Co-op City apartment in the Bronx. Clarence, a World War II veteran, is blind and hard of hearing, and both he and Emma are beginning to experience dementia. Although the daughters live upstate, they buy food, medications and supplies for their parents. Recently, they arranged for …

— State tax credit, investments in aging programs needed to ease the burden on middle class, keep older loved ones out of costly institutions Six in ten family caregivers use their own money to care for their loved ones according to a new AARP New York survey of the state’s current and former family caregivers 40 and older.  Of those, 43 percent say spending their own money negatively affects their finances. The survey highlights the need for New York State to …