— 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!

— In celebration of Women’s History Month, AARP NY is highlighting three women who represent our partner groups in the #DisruptDisparities movement and were an integral part of our events throughout the launch year in 2018.  We partnered with the NY Urban League, NY NAACP, Hispanic Federation and Asian American Federation to release a series of policy briefs highlighting disparities in health, economic security, and livability and these women were at the forefront of our events throughout New York, helping us …

— AARP NY invites you to performances of Sincerely Oscar, with $20.00 off on select Wednesday and Thursday performances from April 10 – May 15, 2019. Come enjoy this new musical created to honor Oscar Hammerstein and his journey to become Broadway’s greatest lyricist. Through 3D holographic technology, the show explores Oscar’s amazing life in his words while weaving a melodious tapestry of over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South …

— Proposes Supplementing Governor’s $15M Boost; Assembly Proposes Utility Consumer Advocate, Senate Backs Expansion of EPIC to Fight Rising Rx Prices ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on the New York State Senate’s and Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget resolutions:  “The approximately $16 million increase state lawmakers proposed for services that help working and middle class New Yorkers care for their loved ones at home would mark an historic investment and help thousands …

— AARP NY is sponsoring free shred events as part of “Operation: Stop Scams,” a series of free shredding events around the state, from Upstate to Long Island.  From April to June, we are helping people fight back against fraud and help protect them from identity theft by shredding truckloads of sensitive personal documents. Local officials will join AARP staff and volunteers at several events to help warn consumers about the growing problem of identity theft and provide important tips on …

— Join AARP NY on Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00pm to experience 2-for-1 tickets for Roll Over Amadeus at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie! The show features a rare Mozart horn concerto, plus his 25th symphony and Beethoven’s violin concerto featuring a Hudson Valley Philharmonic string competition winner. AARP members & guests can tickets with code MOTZ2277 at the box office and by calling 845-473-2072. Visit with AARP staff and volunteers and learn what AARP is doing in your community. …

— AARP Delivers 15,000+ Signatures to State Leaders Supporting Funding Increase ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP stood with the chairs of the state Legislature’s aging committees today to ensure the state budget includes critical funding to support working and middle class family caregivers in helping their loved ones age at home, rather than in costlier, taxpayer-funded nursing homes. AARP then delivered over 15,250 post cards from members across New York to state leaders urging them to increase funding for services such as …

— By Philip Lentz After Democrats won control of both houses of the New York State Legislature last fall, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) became the new Senate majority leader—and one of the most powerful women and African Americans in the state. She is also the first woman to hold the position. Stewart-Cousins, 68, entered elective office as a Westchester County legislator in 1996, then as a state senator in 2006. The Bulletin spoke with her about her top issues and views …

— There are now more New Yorkers age 65 and over than 13 and under, yet the New York State Office for the Aging is spending 40 percent less per older New Yorker than it did in 2000 after adjusting for inflation. Those are just a couple of the startling findings in a new report from the Center for an Urban Future on the rapid aging of New York State’s population, commissioned by AARP New York. The state needs to make …

— Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other types of organizations will be considered on a …