— 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 …

— 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!

— AARP Urges State to Enact Tax Credit as Part of 2019-20 Budget Voters may be divided as the midterm elections showed, but there’s one idea New York’s Democrats, Republicans and Independents agree on: the need for a state caregiver tax credit. A statewide Siena College Research Institute poll found 90 percent of likely voters support such a tax credit, which would help unpaid middle class family caregivers offset nearly $7,000 in average caregiving expenses they pay out of their own …

— Today marks the first day of National Family Caregivers Month, and we’re highlighting two New Yorkers who share their stories about caregiving and New York’s Paid Family Leave program. AARP New York volunteer Debra Robles shares her caregiving story of helping her mom: How would Paid Family Leave have helped you personally? The Family leave act would have helped me when my mom became ill. My Mom was ill from 1996 from a stroke, but became worse as time passed. …

— AARP New York is conducting a high-level summit on Friday, Nov. 16, in Buffalo on the disparities in economic security, livability and health care that affect communities of color in the western part of the state. The three-hour “Disrupting Disparities Working Summit” at the University of Buffalo will bring together community leaders and elected officials. The summit continues a multiyear effort that AARP launched in January, partnering with the Asian American Federation, Hispanic Federation, New York State NAACP Conference and …

— (en español) AARP, Hispanic Federation, Bronx Community Leaders Brainstorm Ways to #DisruptDisparities  BRONX, N.Y. – New York’s Hispanic/Latino (H/L) residents face wide and growing disparities in health, economic security and livability, and AARP joined today with the Hispanic Federation and Bronx community leaders at Hostos Community College to brainstorm solutions. The 60 and over population of the state’s communities of color – of which H/L account for the largest share – grew by a staggering 43% between 2000 and 2010, …

— Election Day is November 6. Do you know where your candidates stand on the issues important to you, like caregiving, transportation and economic security? Get to know your candidates for the New York State Senate District 43. Our video voters’ guide builds on AARP’s voter engagement effort to get the largest possible turnout of 50-plus voters to the polls in November and ensure issues of particular importance to older voters are front and center in midterm elections.

— Election Day is November 6. Do you know where your candidates stand on the issues important to you, like caregiving, transportation and economic security? Get to know your candidates for the New York State Senate District 42. Our video voters’ guide builds on AARP’s voter engagement effort to get the largest possible turnout of 50-plus voters to the polls in November and ensure issues of particular importance to older voters are front and center in midterm elections.

— AARP-Commissioned Surveys Show 19th and 22nd District 50+ Voters United in Concern Over Health Care Costs, Social Security, Medicare ALBANY, N.Y. – Challengers Antonio Delgado and Anthony Brindisi hold leads over incumbents John Faso and Claudia Tenney among voters 50 and older in the nationally-watched races to represent New York’s 19th and 22nd congressional districts, according to new AARP-commissioned polls. The polls also show 50-plus voters in both districts are united, across party lines, in their concern over healthcare costs …

— By Philip Lentz Jack Kott, a retired teacher and AARP New York volunteer coordinator on Long Island, is on a mission this fall to increase turnout among voters 50-plus. “We have to wake people up, especially in an off-year election,” said Kott, 74. “More than a million older voters didn’t vote in the last midterms in New York alone,” he noted. “Those million-plus votes can be the difference in whether Social Security is continued and in saving Medicare. We have …

— Proposals Range from State Tax Credit for Caregiving Expenses to Expansion of ‘Telehealth’ NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the number of older New Yorkers explodes with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and as New Yorkers live longer with more chronic conditions, unpaid family caregivers need help – and a new report from AARP outlines a host of potential solutions ranging from a middle class tax credit for out-of-pocket caregiving expenses to an expansion of “telehealth.” The Future of …

— Volunteers and staff from AARP New York fanned out across the state to celebrate AARP’s Day of Service on September 11. The New York City team packed meals on the U.S.S. Intrepid that will be donated to hungry New Yorkers and distributed for hurricane relief efforts. In the Capital Region, our Albany team made and served lunch at the Capital City Rescue Mission. And on Long Island, we continued a collaboration with RockCANroll.org to collect food for local food pantries. If …