— 50 Years of Remembrance  This Black History Month, AARP honors the many contributions of African Americans who have contributed so much to the legacy of this country.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement, which that same year also led to the Civil Rights Act of 1968, to prevent discrimination and provide equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion, or national origin.  We remember with …

— 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 …

— Join AARP in experiencing the history, culture, and memorable moments at the exhibit of your favorite British television show series, Downton Abbey! Take a glimpse of the Crawley household and watch the characters come to life. $23 tickets are available now for AARP members and guests for the select dates listed below only: March 5-9, 2018 March 12-16, 2018 March 19-20, 2018 AARP members and their guests can use code ABBEY5 to receive this discounted price online, by phone at 866-811-4111 …

— Did you know more than 3.5 million New York workers have no access to a retirement savings plan at their workplace? That’s why Governor Cuomo has taken the first step to create a pathway for New Yorkers to save for retirement by including the Secure Choice program in his state budget proposal. We have until April 1, 2018, to make sure that this program remains in the New York State budget and become law.  Urge your legislators to ensure this important …

— AARP wants to make sure that L-O-V-E is the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day! Unfortunately, cupid isn’t the only one taking aim at you. Scammers and con artists take advantage of people who are looking for love. Here are some things to look out for so you can stay safe and enjoy your special day: 1. You’ve Got Mail While receiving an e-card may seem sweet and legitimate, it also could be a trap and a source of …

— Raise a glass with AARP! Treat yourself and get to know AARP at The HOPS and PROPS Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 7 pm. AARP is sponsoring the DJ and music for the day so make sure you put on your dance shoes! Sample the best from local, regional and national craft brews, enjoy food and have a great evening with friends and family. Connect with AARP staff, volunteers and other members to learn more about what we …

— Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, …

— Like many Americans, you’ve probably started thinking about the future and your loved ones’ futures. Maybe dreaming about taking a trip, learning a new language or sending your kids to their dream college. Whatever it is, AARP is here to help you plan for it. We offer free, unbiased financial information and tools for reaching your goals. So you can turn your dreams into real possibilities. Join AARP New York and Carver Federal Savings Bank for a FREE AARP MoneySmarts …

— It’s Friday the 13th, considered by many to be the unluckiest day of the year. The iconic date has a special place in popular culture. It has even captured the imagination of Hollywood and become a namesake for blockbusters like Friday The 13th, the story of a bloodthirsty ghost named Jason and his famous hockey mask. But how and why did popular superstitions like Friday the 13th start? The answers may surprise you. Unlucky 13 No one is sure how …

— Whether it is the rhythm that moves you or the poetic nature of the songs, salsa music has a rhythm and passion of its own. AARP celebrates this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month by taking a closer look at the sights and sounds of SALSA! Salsa music is a mix of Latin musical genres with influences from Cuba, Spain, and Africa. Salsa is an anthem for many Hispanic and Latino cultures. It bridges the gap between cultures, generations, political stance and …