— 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 …

— Enjoy 70’s music and songs like “Hooked on A Feeling” “More Today Than Yesterday” and “I Think I Love You” at The Feelin’ Groovy Concert at 89 North in Patchogue, NY. Look for the AARP table, meet volunteers and staff to hear information about what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members and their guests receive up to $5 off on $25 general admission tickets. Purchase tickets online using promo code: APML18 Saturday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm at 89 North 895 North Ocean …

— Every Two Seconds, Someone’s Identity is Stolen. New Yorkers Can Fight Back Against Fraud at 20+ Shredding Events Across State ALBANY—New Yorkers fought back against fraud today and helped protect themselves from identity theft by shredding truckloads of sensitive personal documents as part of “Operation: Stop Scams,” a series of free shredding events sponsored by AARP New York around the state. AARP New York launched the initiative today with a free document shredding event in Albany. There, officials warned consumers …

— In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. AARP invites you to attend these free financial workshops to help you make the most of your income in retirement.  Improve your quality of life and find peace of mind about your finances. AARP is working to ensure you have the financial security you need to take charge of your future and live independently as you age. We offer free and unbiased information to help you …

—  Women’s History Month is a great time to reflect on how far women have come and it is also a time to take action on some of the gaps that still exist especially economically. That is why AARP wants to empower women to take control of their retirement and financial future with these tips. AARP will host a series of AARP MoneySmarts workshops around the state this Spring. Register for one of our free AARP MoneySmarts workshops in upstate New …

— From raising families to serving the country, women have made many contributions to society. Let’s celebrate women and all the great achievements they have made with the start of Women’s History Month! This month we will highlight some successful and empowering women that are not only shattering the preconceived notions that exist amongst gender but also of aging. Stay tuned each week to read the inspirational stories behind each of these influential women! Isabel Negron An accomplished speech and language …

— Join AARP for another round of financial education workshops that can provide information, tools and resources to assist New Yorkers in building financial security and resilience.  In this series of workshops we will be covering the following topics: Blue Print for Financial Success – Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6pm – 8pm Getting your finances organized is the first step to getting them under control.  Come to this discussion designed to help you get a good handle on where you stand financially, …

— 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 …

— 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 …