— 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!

— 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 …

— Want to live your best possible life? Sure we are living longer but there are steps we can all take to make sure that we are living the healthiest lives possible. Regardless of our age, there are proven benefits from regular exercise, good nutrition and staying sharp mentally. Join AARP Staten Island and a team of local experts that will discuss and demonstrate ways we can all live healthier lives through fitness, diet and brain health. Find out what healthy …

— 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 : …

— By Philip Lentz Most New Yorkers of color over age 50 retire near the poverty line. They are more than twice as likely as older white residents to spend over half their income on housing. And 330,000-plus New Yorkers 60 and older are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as food stamps) but have not signed up for it. These are a few of the troubling findings in three briefs issued by AARP New York that highlight …

— AARP, Asian American and Hispanic Federations, NAACP, Urban League join in unprecedented effort to disrupt racial and ethnic disparities in health, economic security and livable communities among NY’s 50+ NEW YORK, NY. – January 24, 2018 – AARP and top advocacy organizations for New York’s communities of color joined today to launch an unprecedented policy solutions agenda aimed at disrupting vast racial and ethnic disparities among New Yorkers 50 and older as detailed in a new brief on health, economic …

—   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 …

— Private sector workers in New York who are also family caregivers became eligible for paid family leave as of Jan. 1. Under a new law proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and supported by AARP New York, workers can take as much as eight weeks of family leave to care for older relatives, as well as to bond with newborns. They receive half their average weekly pay—or up to half the statewide average, whichever is less. By 2021, the maximums …

— Living with Arthritis can be a challenge, but the EnhanceFitness at the YMCA is a fun way to feel energized and in-control. The fitness and arthritis management program gives you access to certified instructors in a comfortable, friendly environment. Learn exercises that alleviate arthritis symptoms while increasing your endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance. Get your sneakers on and try a class out! Long Island AARP members pay a $75 registration fee with promo code APYMCA17. EnhanceFitness is FREE for YMCA members. To register at a YMCA near you, call 1-855-296-2254.  

— Join AARP & LULAC for an interactive town hall to discuss issues affecting Latinos! Whether you are a part of the Millennial, Gen X or Baby Boomer generation, this town hall brings a panel of influencers to participate in a discussion on Salud (health), Dinero (financial resilience) y Amor (personal fulfillment). Panelists will also have a dialogue on rising issues that impact our community. Panelists will share their expertise and insights on achieving balance regardless of life stage. Inspired by the philosophy—that by doing more for yourself …