— 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 …

— Contact: David Irwin  dirwin@aarp.org   AARP Finds Many NYC Residents Caring for a Relative or Spouse Facing Burnout, Demographic Shift Spells Worse News for Next Generation NEW YORK, New York – Across New York state, over 4 million people are providing unpaid care for a relative or spouse who is ill, frail or elderly.  The value of this care is over $32 billion dollars. In New York City the group is at a breaking point, stressed out and financially strained with …