— 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!

— 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 …

— AARP Long Island is happy to continue our collaboration with The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPAC for discount prices on additional musicals The Rat Pack Lounge, Phantom of the Opera, Annie and Pippin! On all Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm (7:30PM for Annie), AARP members and their guests will receive 20% off regular admission prices (discounted tickets are $25).  Visit the theater link: www.cmpac.com.* Once signed in, discount code is “APCM18.” You can also contact the box office, …

— See you at the Stadium! AARP will be at several New York Yankees games this summer, so stop by the AARP kiosk on the Main Level at Yankee Stadium. Meet staff and volunteers and learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. While at the Kiosk, enter for a chance to win Party City Suite tickets for the New York Yankees game on September 23, 2018. AARP members and their guests may purchase discounted tickets up to 50% off …

—   AARP Community Challenge Announces Six NYS Grant Recipients     Bronx, Binghamton, Castleton-on-Hudson, Delmar, Dryden, Freeport Win Funding for Projects to Improve Livability for All Ages   NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP has announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including six recipients in New York from Long Island to the Finger Lakes.   A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements …

— Join AARP New York on August 2-3, 2018, for our second annual Leading on Livability: Innovation for an Age-Friendly New York at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse. Being the first state in the nation to join the Network of Age-Friendly Communities, New York is looking to increase their focus on livability, walkability, community health, economic development, and how these issues impact people of all ages. At the event, leaders in this field will be working together towards the common goal of making communities across …

— Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And it’s not hard to imagine, given all the data breaches in the news lately. Combating fraud and identity theft is a priority for AARP New York and that is why we are launching Operation: Stop Scams. “Identity theft is one of the most prevalent types of fraud encountered by people age 50 and over,” said Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP New York.  “By doing something as simple as shredding their documents, …