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Feb 26, 2015, 13:32 ET

AARP: NYC Baby Boomers Stuck Struggling to Save for Retirement

For many New Yorkers, retirement may seem like little more than a pipe dream, with half of Baby Boomers in the city lacking access to a way to save...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:10 ET

Groups Urge Legislators to Expand Home Care, Support Family Caregivers

 More New Yorkers would be able to stay in their own homes longer as they age, easing family caregivers' burden and likely saving taxpayers...

Feb 18, 2015, 13:16 ET
Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers in New York

New York's Electric Rates Soar to 2nd Highest in Nation

About the only thing New York has in common with Hawaii this time of the year are some of the nation's highest electric rates. The Empire State has...

Feb 03, 2015, 14:03 ET

AARP Applauds Mayor de Blasio State of the City Housing Plan as Step in Right Direction

The cost of housing in New York City could drive away one of the city's biggest economic forces, warns AARP. On the heels of Mayor Bill de Blasio's...

Jan 30, 2015, 13:40 ET

AARP Warns PSEG-LIPA $216 Million Rate Hike Would Take Harsh Toll on 50+

With Long Islanders in the grips of dropping winter temperatures, gripes about high utility bills are no doubt rising. Factor in a PSEG-proposed...

Jan 27, 2015, 13:10 ET

AARP Lauds Cuomo Move to Protect Consumers in NY's Electric Marketplace

 AARP today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for ordering a review of New York's electric marketplace operator and for seeking...

Jan 21, 2015, 18:54 ET

AARP: Cuomo Budget Helps Family Caregivers, Addresses Affordability for 50+

 The following is a statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2015-16 executive budget from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York...

Jan 15, 2015, 15:47 ET

AARP Commends Gov. Cuomo's Choice of Rev. Flake for PSC

 With Gov. Andrew Cuomo's nomination of Reverend Floyd Flake to the New York State Public Service Commission (the entity charged with...

Jan 09, 2015, 09:46 ET

Winter Heating Costs in New York Quickly Outpacing Rest of Nation

New York residents opening their heating bills aren't just imagining higher rates, a new AARP analysis confirms. According to the latest figures...

Jan 08, 2015, 15:59 ET

Consumer Groups Praise PSC Affordability Effort as "Major, Unprecedented Step"

"By opening a proceeding to review and standardize energy affordability programs, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is taking a major and...

Jan 07, 2015, 13:39 ET

AARP Legislative Goals: Retirement Security, Caregiving, Consumer Protection

The voting group responsible for electing New York's lawmakers – the 50+ - has a few key issues on their mind as the 2015 legislative session...

Dec 17, 2014, 09:41 ET

New York Pension Cuts? What's At Stake in Congress' Backroom Pension Deal

A little known amendment in Congress could hold vast and dire consequences for New Yorkers receiving pensions. The Kline-Miller amendment to the...

Nov 21, 2014, 15:50 ET

AARP Commends FCC For Proposed Rule to Protect Older New York Consumers

A push by the nation's largest telecom providers to get rid of traditional landlines replacing them with an unreliable wireless system, drew the...

Nov 20, 2014, 15:08 ET
Average Brand Name Drug Prices vs General Inflation Rate by Year

AARP Reports Find Brand Name Rx Prices Soar as Older New Yorkers Struggle to Pay for the Basics

Just being able to afford their housing costs has more than half of older New Yorkers worried, but today a new AARP report delivered more bad news:...

Nov 18, 2014, 15:31 ET

Freezing Temps in NY Find 75% of 50+ Strained by Heating Costs, Says AARP

With freezing temperatures gripping most towns across New York and signaling winter's impending arrival, AARP is reminding eligible New Yorkers to...

Nov 11, 2014, 14:02 ET

AARP NY Warns Scammers Love a Holiday; Fraudsters Target Veterans, Others Today

Scammers love a holiday, and as Americans celebrate Veterans Day today, AARP New York is warning veterans and those who love them to beware of...

Nov 05, 2014, 17:13 ET

AARP Recognizes Silent Army of New Yorkers, Launches "I Heart Caregivers"

 November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 4.1 million in New York State, who help care...

Nov 04, 2014, 14:33 ET

The Most Powerful Vote In New York: AARP Says High 50+ Voter Turnout in NY to Dominate Off-Year Elections

 New York's 50+ make up the state's most powerful voting demographic and are expected to cast well over half of all ballots today as they head...

Oct 30, 2014, 13:46 ET

Visionary of Dynamic Bronx Nonprofit to Receive Top AARP Award

Beatrice (Bea) Castiglia-Catullo of the Bronx will be formally presented with AARP's most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community...

Oct 22, 2014, 16:51 ET

AARP: Mark-Viverito's, Council's Age-Friendly Agenda for NYC a Major Step in Right Direction

AARP says Baby Boomers are planning a mass exodus from New York City in retirement, taking roughly $53 billion a year with them. The chief reasons...