— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Today marks the first day of National Family Caregivers Month, and we’re highlighting two New Yorkers who share their stories about caregiving and New York’s Paid Family Leave program. AARP New York volunteer Debra Robles shares her caregiving story of helping her mom: How would Paid Family Leave have helped you personally? The Family leave act would have helped me when my mom became ill. My Mom was ill from 1996 from a stroke, but became worse as time passed. …

— 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 …

— Volunteer members from the AARP North Hempstead team facilitated a brunch to thank the families, caregivers,  and staff at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. AARP knows all too well the challenges and sacrifices that family caregivers face when a loved one is ill. This was their way of celebrating their caregiving efforts and taking their minds off  The brunch was a way to thank the families and staff for all the sacrifices and hardships experienced during their …

— As an AARP member, you are part of an organization with a social mission, helping improve the quality of life for people 50+ and their families.  Whether at discounted events, through community service or by advocating at the state and local levels, AARP creates positive change with the help of volunteers, right here on Long Island. What are the benefits of volunteering? Give back where we live, work and play Learn new skills and receive training opportunities Make new friends …

— AARP would like to Congratulate Alan Lichtenthal from Town of Oyster Bay team, as this year’s Advocate of the Year volunteer award. Alan is the Town of Oyster Bay Lead in Advocacy.  He was instrumental during our Take A Stand on the ground campaign at Hofstra University during the Presidential debate.  With his educational outreach help, university students received a better understanding of the importance of securing Social Security for now and future generations.  Most recently, Alan has done a terrific …

— By Philip Lentz Most New Yorkers of color over age 50 retire near the poverty line. They are more than twice as likely as older white residents to spend over half their income on housing. And 330,000-plus New Yorkers 60 and older are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as food stamps) but have not signed up for it. These are a few of the troubling findings in three briefs issued by AARP New York that highlight …

— As an AARP member, you are part of an organization with a social mission, helping improve the quality of life for people 50+ and their families.  Whether at discounted events, through community service or by advocating at the state and local levels, AARP creates positive change with the help of volunteers, right here in Oswego. What are the benefits of volunteering? Give back where we live, work and play Learn new skills and receive training opportunities Make new friends and …

— Do you want to help make a difference in other’s lives, both in your own community and beyond? Become an AARP volunteer and help bring the power of AARP to Poughkeepsie! You’ll help us grow the reach of our message and mission, which is to improve the quality of life for people 50 years of age and older, and their families. With your assistance, we can build a local team of AARP volunteers, who will help at discounted events, community …