— Did you know more than 3.5 million New York workers have no access to a retirement savings plan at their workplace? That’s why Governor Cuomo has taken the first step to create a pathway for New Yorkers to save for retirement by including the Secure Choice program in his state budget proposal. We have until April 1, 2018, to make sure that this program remains in the New York State budget and become law.  Urge your legislators to ensure this important …

— 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 …

— 50 Years of Remembrance  This Black History Month, AARP honors the many contributions of African Americans who have contributed so much to the legacy of this country.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement, which that same year also led to the Civil Rights Act of 1968, to prevent discrimination and provide equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion, or national origin.  We remember with …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— It’s been 100 years since the United States entered World War I. Although the war began in August 1914 (and ended in November 1918), the United States stepped in during April of 1917. Since New York was so heavily involved in the war – this was the state that contributed the most number of soldiers, provided the most tons of supplies and raised the most money – a couple of efforts have been made to honor the centennial of WWI …

— Today, AARP is releasing key tips and advice to help residents stay safe and cool. Staying cool during a blistering summer can mean the difference between life and death, as more Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined. Older adults stand a greater risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion because their bodies do not easily adjust to changes in temperature, making it critically important for people to check on older family, friends, or neighbors, especially …

— New York Mets fans can enjoy a memorable time at the ballpark while helping strike out hunger in the metro area at a special event this month at Citi Field. AARP is taking over Mets Plaza, adjacent to the stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, on Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., to host a free program open to the public, with music, games and giveaways—and a special gift for AARP members. The event precedes the Mets game against …