— 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!

—   UPDATE: Apologies to Staten Islanders; the shredding truck broke down April 18th and we were unable to accept documents for shredding at our planned event on Staten Island today. But we will plan a new date for a Staten Island shred event and we’ll keep you posted. AARP NY is sponsoring free shred events as part of “Operation: Stop Scams,” a series of free shredding events around the state, from Upstate to Long Island.  From April to June, we …

— 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 …

— In celebration of Women’s History Month, AARP NY is highlighting three women who represent our partner groups in the #DisruptDisparities movement and were an integral part of our events throughout the launch year in 2018.  We partnered with the NY Urban League, NY NAACP, Hispanic Federation and Asian American Federation to release a series of policy briefs highlighting disparities in health, economic security, and livability and these women were at the forefront of our events throughout New York, helping us …

— Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other types of organizations will be considered on a …

— Burt Freeman of Manhattan was presented Monday with AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award for community service. Freeman, who founded the My Own Book program, has been selected by AARP New York, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. Named for AARP Founder Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. In 1999 Freeman founded My Own …

— AARP New York is conducting a high-level summit on Friday, Nov. 16, in Buffalo on the disparities in economic security, livability and health care that affect communities of color in the western part of the state. The three-hour “Disrupting Disparities Working Summit” at the University of Buffalo will bring together community leaders and elected officials. The summit continues a multiyear effort that AARP launched in January, partnering with the Asian American Federation, Hispanic Federation, New York State NAACP Conference and …

— Volunteers and staff from AARP New York fanned out across the state to celebrate AARP’s Day of Service on September 11. The New York City team packed meals on the U.S.S. Intrepid that will be donated to hungry New Yorkers and distributed for hurricane relief efforts. In the Capital Region, our Albany team made and served lunch at the Capital City Rescue Mission. And on Long Island, we continued a collaboration with RockCANroll.org to collect food for local food pantries. If …

— 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 …

— Under New York City’s new budget, low-income New Yorkers can hop on subways and buses for half the normal fare starting in January. About 800,000 city residents living below the poverty line will be able to purchase half-price MetroCards through the Fair Fares program. That includes individuals with annual income of up to $12,140 and couples with income of up to $16,460. Savings are expected to average $726 a year. “This is an important step in making New York a …

— AARP Long Island is excited to collaborate with the 25th Annual 50+ LifeStyles Golf Tournament at Timber Point Country Club in Great River! Includes golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, dinner, three-hour open bar, raffles, skill prizes and trophies in men’s and women’s age groups.  If you don’t have a foursome we can pair you with other golfers. AARP members and guests get 15% off of the regular entry fee (a $22.35 savings) when you register by August 31st.  To receive your discount, call …