—   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. And beginning in January, we will reach that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation takes effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s upcoming Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid …

— AARP New York was joined December 14 by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, and New York State Office for the Aging Deputy Director John Cochran to announce that New York is the first state in the nation to join the AARP-World Health Organization Age-Friendly Network. The event at New York City’s Senior Planet Exploration Center included the presentation to Lieutenant Governor Hochul of a certificate recognizing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s written commitment …

— At NYS Assembly Hearing, AARP Also Cites $704 Billion Economic Impact of 50+, Urges Cost-Effective Funding to Help NYers Avoid Expensive Nursing Homes ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP today outlined its proposal for a new middle class state tax credit for unpaid family caregivers while urging additional investment in cost-effective senior services to help caregivers help their loved ones age in their own homes and communities. The Association urged state legislators to support the tax credit and additional funding for critical …

— Hey hockey fans, join AARP for select games at the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club! Bring family and friends to watch your favorite teams and learn about what AARP is doing in your community. Look for the AARP Meet & Greet when you arrive. Tickets are $16 per person, and games take place in the War Memorial Arena at 515 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY. Toronto Marlies Friday, January 19th at 7 p.m. Utica Comets Saturday, February 3rd at 7 p.m. Rochester Americans Saturday, …

— By Philip Lentz Laura Kerrone, owner of the popular Psychedelicatessen bagel deli in downtown Troy, knows the hurdles of running a small business, including finding and keeping good employees. That’s why she supports a proposal to create a state-facilitated workplace savings option that would enable her 15 employees to have their own retirement plans. “Corporations offer college tuition, medical and dental coverage—all these things they plop on the table that I can’t offer,” she said. “If there’s some way I …

— Join AARP and experience a night of authentic praise and worship music. AARP members and their guests receive a 20% discount on tickets to Vy Higginsen and the Mama Foundation for the Arts’ production of ‘Destination Gospel, We Are The Music’ now through December 9th, 2017. The Sing Harlem Choir, a group of performers from the award-winning program Gospel For Teens, showcases their gift of song through powerful and uplifting gospel music in the Heart of Harlem. This performance gives AARP members and their …

— An intimate, powerful discussion with New York’s most recognizable women in radio and AARP as they discuss how they are embracing life while debunking myths and shattering stereotypes for women at any age. Join the #DisruptAging 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. Panelists Shaila (WBLS), Judy Torres (WKTU), Toya (103.9FM) and Helen Little (LiteFM), will be moderated by Cheryl Wills (NY1) …

— Association Joined Gov. Cuomo to Fight for New Law; Now Launching Educational Campaign via Airwaves NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP is taking to the airwaves to make sure working New Yorkers know they can start taking advantage of the state’s new paid family leave law beginning January 1. AARP New York is spreading the news via television, radio, social media and other media that private sector and some public sector employees can take up to eight weeks of partially paid, …

— As the new years approaches, AARP is thrilled to offer you a special opportunity to end 2017 on a high note. Take advantage of the holiday season and get 20% of off tickets to all 8 pm Friday and Saturday performances at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPAC. Members can also attend Beauty and the Beast at 7:30 pm. CM Performing Arts Center, Noel S. Ruiz Theatre 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, NY 11769 Don’t miss the chance to get $25 tickets for you and a guest …

— Treat yourself for the holidays by taking advantage of AARP’s new theater offers! AARP members and their guests receive a 20% discount on tickets to see A Christmas Story at the Auditorium Theater 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Look for the AARP table before the shows each night to meet fellow AARP members, volunteers and staff to hear information about what AARP is doing in your community. To order tickets, complete the mail-in form. If you prefer to order tickets online, …

— Ring in the holidays and dance off that Thanksgiving food with AARP at The RnB Holiday Bash where 112, Ginuwine, K-Ci and JoJo will groove to your R&B jam favorites like, “Only You,” “Let’s Get Married” & “Pony”! Come join us on Friday, November 24th at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing, NY 11367 (at Colden Auditorium 153-49 Reeves Ave.) AARP members and their guests get a 20% discount on advance tickets.  Tickets can be purchased …