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— Increase for non-Medicaid Services for the Elderly Supports Working, Middle Class Family Caregivers ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 New York State Executive Budget proposal: “Governor Cuomo’s proposed $15 million increase for services that support working and middle class family caregivers in caring for their loved ones at home would help thousands of families. This is a smart and visionary investment; these services help prevent unwanted …

— By Philip Lentz Audrieka Goodbee, 66, and her sister, Jill Jefferson, 64, are good daughters. They’re doing everything they can to help their parents—Clarence Jefferson, 97, and Emma Jefferson, 91—continue to live in their Co-op City apartment in the Bronx. Clarence, a World War II veteran, is blind and hard of hearing, and both he and Emma are beginning to experience dementia. Although the daughters live upstate, they buy food, medications and supplies for their parents. Recently, they arranged for …

— State tax credit, investments in aging programs needed to ease the burden on middle class, keep older loved ones out of costly institutions Six in ten family caregivers use their own money to care for their loved ones according to a new AARP New York survey of the state’s current and former family caregivers 40 and older.  Of those, 43 percent say spending their own money negatively affects their finances. The survey highlights the need for New York State to …

— 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-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 …

— 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 …

— Experts and Leaders from Island’s Communities of Color Brainstorm Solutions to #DisruptDisparities in Health, Economic Security and Livability at AARP Forum HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Fewer bank branches and mortgages, less affordable housing costs, more student loan delinquencies and debt collection lawsuits, and higher risk of home foreclosures plague 50+ residents of Long Island’s communities of color. Those are the key findings of a report compiled by AARP and top advocacy organizations for New York’s communities of color. And they served …

— 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. …

— Join AARP New York for a free, lightly facilitated conversation about family caregiving. This is your chance to connect with other caregivers, get tips and pointers, find local recourses and so much more. Help yourself to prepare for next steps with your fellow caregivers while hearing tactics that they have used in their personal journey’s. Two Dates: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 : 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Location: Allora Italian Kitchen & Bar 210-35 26th Avenue Queens, NY 11360 Register Here! Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 : …