— 50 Years of Remembrance¬† This Black History Month, AARP honors the many contributions of African Americans who have contributed so much to the legacy of this country. ¬†This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement, which that same year also led to the Civil Rights Act of 1968, to prevent discrimination and provide equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion, or national origin. ¬†We remember with …

— New York State has long been home to some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the nation. New York‚Äôs ethnic communities‚ÄĒprimarily 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‚Äôs ethnic communities to launch a multi-year effort to identify disparities that exist among their ethnic 50-plus communities and develop an …

— En Espa√Īol.¬† AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn‚Äôt 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‚Äôs Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under a …

— Like many Americans, you’ve probably started thinking about the future and your loved ones’ futures. Maybe dreaming about taking a trip, learning a new language or sending your kids to their dream college. Whatever it is, AARP is here to help you plan for it. We offer free, unbiased financial information and tools for reaching your goals. So you can turn your dreams into real possibilities. Join AARP New York and Carver Federal Savings Bank for a FREE AARP MoneySmarts …

— Like many Americans, you’ve probably started thinking about the future. Maybe dreaming about taking a trip, learning a new language or spending more time doing something you enjoy fishing or photography. Whatever it is, AARP is here to help. We offer free, unbiased financial information and tools for reaching your goals. So you can turn your dreams into real possibilities. AARP will host a series of informational financial workshops on Long Island that will help you build your financial strength.¬†Register …

— By Andrea Atkins Muriel Norman thought it would never happen to her. But when a caller claiming to be from the Social Security Administration told her that her monthly checks would stop unless she provided key personal information, she complied. ‚ÄúI know Social Security doesn‚Äôt call people,‚ÄĚ said Norman, 91, of Manhattan. ‚ÄúI said that to the man on the phone. But he said, ‚ÄėWe mailed you something and you didn‚Äôt respond, so we‚Äôre following up with a phone call.‚Äô …

— This summer, AARP Long Island is excited to present MoneySmarts ‚Äď a FREE series of financial planning seminars followed by FREE theater performances. A recent survey conducted by AARP showed Gen Xers in New York are even more anxious about retirement than the Baby Boomers before them. But it doesn‚Äôt have to be this way! Whether you‚Äôre looking to learn more about your options as a homeowner, manage your assets or find a retirement path that works for you, AARP‚Äôs …

— In today‚Äôs uncertain economy, planning¬†for your financial future is more important¬†than ever. AARP NY invites you to attend these free¬†financial workshop to help you make the¬†most of your income in retirement.¬†Improve your quality of life and find¬†peace of mind about your finances. AARP is working to ensure you have the¬†financial security you need to take charge¬†of your future and live independently as you age. We offer free and unbiased¬†information to help you plan and save so¬†you can have freedom and …

— By Ann Levin A few years ago, Deborah Waite, of Clifton Springs, wasn‚Äôt overly concerned about retirement. She and her husband both had good jobs in upstate New York, saved through his 401(k) and looked forward to traveling. Then, within a couple of years, their marriage fell apart, and Waite fractured her pelvis in a zip line accident. ‚ÄúNow I‚Äôm not sure I‚Äôm going to retire and have enough money to live like I want to,‚ÄĚ said Waite, 55, who …

— So, what would you do with an extra $10,000? Watch what some people would do. For many, a healthy financial lifestyle is a top priority for 2017. Achieving financial and retirement security doesn‚Äôt have to be an illusion. It‚Äôs important to put pen to paper and write down goals for your retirement and financial future. Then speak with a financial adviser, do your research and make a plan. AARP has a number of resources available to get you started including …

— El 76% de ellos no tienen un plan, mientras que al 67% de los de la generaci√≥n X de la clase media les preocupa mucho poder costear la jubilaci√≥n; es tiempo de que los l√≠deres act√ļen Los hispanos y latinos de la generaci√≥n X y boomers en la ciudad de Nueva York tienen problemas para costear sus necesidades b√°sicas, tales como la vivienda, los servicios p√ļblicos e incluso la comida; y la falta de preparaci√≥n para la jubilaci√≥n es enorme. …

— By Ann Levin As the longtime owner of a funeral home company in central New York, Gary Finch knows the importance of attracting and keeping high-quality employees. That‚Äôs why Finch, who is also a Republican state assemblyman from Springport, supports a bill to set up a state-administered retirement savings program for workers at private-sector and nonprofit companies that don‚Äôt offer a plan. ‚ÄúThe business community is concerned about costs,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúBut you need to be able to keep good …

— Social Security Faces 25% Benefits Cut by 2034 Without Action CORNING, N.Y. ‚Äď AARP today delivered nearly 1,000 petitions to 23rd Congressional District candidates John Plumb and Tom Reed urging them to commit to working with the new¬†Congress and new presidential administration to update Social¬†Security for the 21st Century if elected. ¬† ¬†¬† AARP Associate State Director for the Southern Tier Randy Hoak presented the petitions ‚Äď signed by residents across the 23rd District – to Mr. Plumb at 11:30 …