— 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, …

— Recently, Secure Choice, a voluntary workplace retirement savings option was included in the final 2018-19 New York State Budget. When the program is fully implemented in two years, Secure Choice will provide a convenient way for people to save on the job, and continue saving if they change jobs. AARP thanks Governor Cuomo for his leadership in proposing this game-changing program in his executive budget. We applaud the Governor, Senate Leader Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Heastie and their houses for including Secure Choice as …

— 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 an …

— En Español.  AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t 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’s Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under a …

— In an age where technology like computers and smartphones are used for just about everything, cybercriminals are getting good at targeting vulnerable populations and gaining access to confidential information. It’s important for you to learn how to avoid scams and take other steps in order to protect your privacy, and the privacy of your employees, clients, and loved ones. That’s why AARP members are invited to two FREE online safety sessions lead by experts at your local Microsoft store: Suite L108 Galleria Drive Buffalo NY, …

— AARP and the Microsoft Store at Walden Galleria are partnering to offer great FREE classes to our members who want to get more tech savvy.  Tablets and computers will be set up – just bring yourself. Class sizes are small – just 10 participants, 5 on the waitlist; RSVP is required. These classes fill up quickly.  If the class you want is full please sign up for the wait list, and we will alert you as we add classes throughout the year. …

— AARP and the Microsoft Store at Walden Galleria are partnering to offer great FREE classes to our members who want to get more tech savvy.  Tablets and computers will be set up – just bring yourself. Class sizes are small – just 15 participants and RSVP is required. Workshop Date Time Upgrade Your PC to Windows 10 11/12/15 10 – 11:30 a.m. Upgrade Your PC to Windows 10 11/12/15 6 – 7:30 p.m. Going Paperless w/ OneNote 11/19/2015 10 – …

— AARP TEK Continues to Increase Digital Literacy in 2015 And Adds New “Beyond the Basics” Class to its Free, Tech Workshops on Long Island AARP will continue to offer its free AARP TEK Workshops in 2015 to help close the technology gap among people 50-plus. These workshops will be hosted in several cities across the nation, including Long Island and at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event in Miami on May 14–16. The workshops will include the familiar “Intro to Smartphones/Tablets,” and “Staying Connected with …