— Can Further Help Middle Class NYers with State-Facilitated Workplace Retirement Savings Option, Support for Family Caregivers to Help NYers Age in Own Homes ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State Message: “AARP is thrilled that Governor Cuomo is walking the talk on his commitment from last year making New York the first ‘age-friendly’ state in the nation. His executive order directing …

— At a ceremony held on September 21st, the Borough of West Chester was inducted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. As a member, West Chester will be part of a growing national movement of livable communities striving to meet the needs of their …

—   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2016     AARP Conducts Age-Friendly Communities Survey in Orleans Parish Survey aims to assess gaps in service, define goals for age-friendly task force   NEW ORLEANS, LA – AARP Louisiana is conducting a telephone survey of adults 45 and older across New Orleans in efforts to help make the city more age-friendly. As the leader of the age-friendly task force in New Orleans, a group of 20+ organizations consisting of service providers, non-profit organizations, …

— Back around the holidays, you may have seen the Christmas commercial put out by the German grocer EDEKA – it’s gotten 46 million views to date, and it’s a bigger tear-jerker than even the holiday commercials put out by my home-state Publix.  If you haven’t seen it, grab a tissue, and watch it (it’s embedded below). Then I’ll tell you why I think it’s a dramatic illustration of three major issues we in America have to address together, and soon. …