— 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 …

— 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 100,000 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 …

— NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement in response to a proposal by New York City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson and the Right To Counsel Coalition to expand the landmark Right to Counsel (RTC) law signed last year. The law is already reducing wrongful evictions and ensuring New Yorkers can stay in their homes: “Bravo to Council Members Levine and Gibson and the Right to Counsel Coalition for their smart …

— Legislation to Fight Theft and Property Consultant Scams Faces No Official Opposition; Passed Assembly Unanimously, is on Senate Floor – Needs Vote ALBANY, N.Y. – With more than 100,000 struggling New York homeowners facing potential foreclosure every year, a bill that could help protect them from losing their homes languishes on the Senate floor. There is no official opposition to the bill, which passed the Assembly unanimously in January and has sailed through Senate committees. All that’s needed is for …

— The campaign season is heating up, with races underway for governor and all 213 seats in the New York State Legislature. The AARP state office is urging members to attend public forums and debates and ask the candidates about two key issues—a proposed tax credit for family caregivers and state funding to help more New Yorkers age at home. The state tax credit would help offset out-of-pocket costs for nearly 2.6 million unpaid family caregivers in New York who help …

— 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: July 9–13, 2018  July 16–20, 2018  July 23, 2018 AARP members and their guests can use code ABBEY23 to receive this discounted price online, by phone at 866-811-4111 or …

— Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And it’s not hard to imagine, given all the data breaches in the news lately. Combating fraud and identity theft is a priority for AARP New York and that is why we are launching Operation: Stop Scams. “Identity theft is one of the most prevalent types of fraud encountered by people age 50 and over,” said Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP New York.  “By doing something as simple as shredding their documents, …

— AARP celebrates those who embody our #DisruptAging movement that challenges ageist stereotypes and highlights all those who own their age.  Among those New Yorkers who are doing just that is Nancy Genova, President of the board for the 100 Hispanic Women organization.  Nancy has over twenty-four years of health care experience and is currently full-time faculty at Hostos Community College in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department’s Public Policy & Law Unit.  She is a vibrant, active member of the community and as part …

— On select Sunday 7pm performances, AARP members and their guests will receive 20% off regular admission prices (regular $75/ AARP discount $60) from the following shows.  Visit www.engemantheater.com and click on “Buy Tickets” to select dates and purchase tickets. Enter promo code APJWE18 for the discount. You can also contact Engeman’s box office, Monday-Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm at 631-261-2900. Join AARP NY on the following dates at
7:00 p.m. at: John W Engeman Theater at Northport 250 Main StreetNorthport, NY 11768 Sundays, 7pm …

— Get to know AARP at an upcoming Long Island Ducks baseball game! 
AARP members their and their guests may purchase discount tickets at $10 each on selected 2018 games below. Stop by the AARP table at the Sunday, June 3rd game to learn more about our work in the community. Also enter two win these two contests sponsored by AARP*: “Suite Birthday at the Ballpark”: Turning 50 or know someone who is? One lucky winner will receive a “free birthday …