— Join AARP New York on August 2-3, 2018, for our second annual Leading on Livability: Innovation for an Age-Friendly New York at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse. Being the first state in the nation to join the Network of Age-Friendly Communities, New York is looking to increase their focus on livability, walkability, community health, economic development, and how these issues impact people of all ages. At the event, leaders in this field will be working together towards the common goal of making communities across …

— Secure Choice, a voluntary workplace retirement savings option that could help millions of working New Yorkers save for their futures on the job, was enacted into law as part of the 2018-19 New York State Budget. When the program is fully implemented as expected in two years, Secure Choice will provide a convenient way for people to save at work – and continue saving even if they change jobs. What is the “Secure Choice Savings Program”? A new, voluntary workplace retirement savings program …

— 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 …

— Today, Friday the 13th, is widely known as the most unlucky day of the year. This iconic date only comes around a couple times per year, but has a special place in popular culture. It has captured the imagination of Hollywood and has become a namesake for blockbusters like Friday The 13th, the story of a bloodthirsty ghost named Jason and his famous hockey mask. But how and why did popular superstitions like Friday the 13th start? The answers may …

— By Philip Lentz Several months ago, a 79-year-old woman went to the emergency room of Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus in Syracuse with confusing symptoms. One moment she was completely paralyzed; the next moment she felt fine. Suspecting a stroke, the doctors used a video link to connect her with Hesham Masoud, a neurologist at Upstate’s downtown location. Masoud observed that the patient had trouble communicating and had weakness in her right arm. A CT scan confirmed the stroke diagnosis. …

— It’s summertime in New York, which means the weather is warm and the sun is out! With this being said, it is important to keep in mind that older adults are more likely to suffer from a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. We have a hot summer ahead of us so here are 5 ways to stay cool so you can enjoy the season! STAY HYDRATED! It’s always important to drink lots of water as well as eat fruits and vegetables …

— Association Urges ‘Sur-credit’ to Ratepayers Returning Utility Company Savings from Federal Tax Reform; Calls on Consumers to Make Voices Heard ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today following AARP’s submission of official comments to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on the PSC staff’s proposal for utility ratepayer relief resulting from this year’s federal corporate tax rate reduction: “New York’s overburdened utility consumers deserve to see, in their pockets as …

— This summer, let AARP take you back out to the ballgame!  Connect with AARP staff and volunteers at selected games to learn more about our work in the community. Enjoy discounted $15.00 field seat & $8.00 bleacher seat tickets on selected Brooklyn Cyclones games and enter to win: “Homerun Hero” – Looking for nominations of a 50+ coach who works or has worked with Little Leagues in Brooklyn making a difference in the community and in the lives of baseball …

— The job market has never been more competitive and we want to make sure you are prepared for your next big career choice. Join AARP New York on July 25th, 2018 in a free workshop, to help sharpen and learn skills about the job market to advance your career to the next level. From learning how to find jobs online to acing your next interview, you will learn it all in this two-part event: Job Search in the Digital Age : 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  …

— Volunteer members from the AARP North Hempstead team facilitated a brunch to thank the families, caregivers,  and staff at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. AARP knows all too well the challenges and sacrifices that family caregivers face when a loved one is ill. This was their way of celebrating their caregiving efforts and taking their minds off  The brunch was a way to thank the families and staff for all the sacrifices and hardships experienced during their …

— After a successful, packed room for the inaugural Divas of Radio event last year, you asked for more we heard you, and we’re back by popular demand with another evening filled with powerful discussions with AARP New York and some of New York’s top women in radio. Come join us for a multigenerational conversation with radio personalities who are everyday disruptors at the top of their game across musical genres as they share their experiences, transformations, and insights. Special guests …

— Over 150,000 New York homeowners face potential foreclosure every year. Many of them fall prey to scam artists who promise to help them restructure their mortgage loans but never do – or trick them into signing over the deed to their home. This problem is particularly acute in New York’s communities of color and among older homeowners who have built up equity in their homes. And new varieties of deed theft scams continue to evolve, as loan modification scammers become …