As Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) prepares his state budget proposal for 2016-17, AARP is urging him to increase funding for services that can help more New Yorkers stay in their homes as they age. In 2014, about 10,000 state residents were on waiting lists for in-home services, up from about 7,000 in 2013. In-home assistance with meals, bathing and other tasks can help people avoid or delay moving into expensive nursing homes.
As part of an antihunger task force appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), AARP will advocate on behalf of older New Yorkers at risk of hunger. The task force brings together state officials, farmers and advocates—including Beth Finkel, AARP state director.
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