— 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!

— Is 2019 the year to make a career change?  Maybe you’re nearing retirement and ready to try something new. Perhaps you’re re-entering the workforce, lost your job or just want a fresh start. One way that you could prepare for any type of job change is to enroll in classes at a community college. Ten percent of students at community colleges are over age 40, according to the American Association of Community Colleges. Seven percent already have a bachelor’s degree, …

— 41% of Middle Class Headed Toward Poverty or Near-Poverty in Retirement; NYers of Color Face Starkest Inequities as AARP Looks to #DisruptDisparities NEW YORK, N.Y. – More than two of every five middle class New Yorkers in their 50s are headed for poverty or near-poverty in retirement. Typical workers in the bottom 90 percent of earnings will need almost a third more income in retirement to maintain their standard of living. And fewer workers of color have access to workplace …

— Attend AARP New York’s Live! Online Career Expo Learn skills. Meet employers. Reach your goals. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1-4 p.m. ET Want to get ahead or get hired? If you live in New York you can’t afford to miss our Live! Online Career Expo. Employers and career professionals from your area will be online to help you learn about the skills they value. This three-hour online event was created to help you reach your career goals—and allow you to …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7-8 p.m. ET When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— Senate, Assembly State Budget Proposals Include Voluntary “Secure Choice” Program, Following Game-Changing Proposal in Governor’s Executive Budget ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on the State Senate and State Assembly 2018-19 State Budget proposals: “State legislators’ support for an initiative to help New Yorkers save for retirement at work signals an impending game-changer that could potentially benefit millions of private sector employees. AARP applauds lawmakers and Governor Cuomo for including ‘Secure …

— Secure Choice, a voluntary workplace retirement savings option that could help millions of working New Yorkers save for their futures on the job, was enacted into law as part of the 2018-19 New York State Budget. When the program is fully implemented as expected in two years, Secure Choice will provide a convenient way for people to save at work – and continue saving even if they change jobs. What is the “Secure Choice Savings Program”? A new, voluntary workplace retirement savings program …

— AARP NY has an open position for an Interim Advocacy Program Specialist based in Albany, New York from February-December 31, 2018. This position serves as a member of the AARP NY State Advocacy Team and is responsible for providing support for the state office’s legislative, voter education and advocacy work, such as: Managing projects, creating project-related materials and determining resources necessary to complete projects Making presentations, keeping records, preparing reports, tracking legislation and drafting correspondence, testimony, memos and other written materials …

—   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 …

— 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 …