— Attend AARP New York’s Live! Online Career Expo Learn skills. Meet employers. Reach your goals. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1-4 p.m. ET Want to get ahead or get hired? If you live in New York you can’t afford to miss our Live! Online Career Expo. Employers and career professionals from your area will be online to help you learn about the skills they value. This three-hour online event was created to help you reach your career goals—and allow you to …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7-8 p.m. ET When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— 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 …

— Come see the Riveting story of Little Rock at the Sheen Center with AARP   Join AARP this summer for discounted tickets every Tuesday for Little Rock at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture from July 3rd – September 4th (with a talk back after the show on July 31st).   Little Rock tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school. What began as their …

— The campaign season is heating up, with races underway for governor and all 213 seats in the New York State Legislature. The AARP state office is urging members to attend public forums and debates and ask the candidates about two key issues—a proposed tax credit for family caregivers and state funding to help more New Yorkers age at home. The state tax credit would help offset out-of-pocket costs for nearly 2.6 million unpaid family caregivers in New York who help …

— Por Ilana Berger Luego de conducir durante 52 años, Carol Albright está orgullosa de su récord. Quiere mantenerlo impecable, dice, y ese es uno de los motivos por los que se inscribió en el curso Smart Driver de AARP que se ofreció en la biblioteca local de East Greenbush. “Con el tiempo, uno piensa que conducir es algo que está garantizado”, dice Albright, de 70 años. “La gente dice: ‘Oh, yo hace 50 años que conduzco’, pero eso es algo …

— As part of Operation Stop Scams, AARP New York is sponsoring free shredding events across the state this spring. More than 20,000 New Yorkers filed reports of identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission in 2017. Shredding documents with personal information can help deter such crimes. Events are scheduled in dozens of cities, including Garden City and Deer Park, April 22; Freeport, April 24; Brentwood, April 29; and Huntington Station, May 6. Shredding trucks will visit libraries, banks and recreation …

— 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 …

— Private sector workers in New York who are also family caregivers became eligible for paid family leave as of Jan. 1. Under a new law proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and supported by AARP New York, workers can take as much as eight weeks of family leave to care for older relatives, as well as to bond with newborns. They receive half their average weekly pay—or up to half the statewide average, whichever is less. By 2021, the maximums …

— By Philip Lentz Laura Kerrone, owner of the popular Psychedelicatessen bagel deli in downtown Troy, knows the hurdles of running a small business, including finding and keeping good employees. That’s why she supports a proposal to create a state-facilitated workplace savings option that would enable her 15 employees to have their own retirement plans. “Corporations offer college tuition, medical and dental coverage—all these things they plop on the table that I can’t offer,” she said. “If there’s some way I …