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Sep 08, 2014, 09:14 ET

AARP Report: New York on Track for Billion-Dollar Baby Boomer Flight Problem

 Baby Boomers in New York State's workforce are set to deliver a whopping $179 billion a year to the state's economy in their retirement...

Aug 13, 2014, 17:04 ET

AARP: Schumer Bill Puts Brakes on Social Security Office Closures

 AARP New York today praised U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for introducing legislation that would stop the closure of local Social Security...

Aug 07, 2014, 08:30 ET

AARP Warns NYC Headed for Baby Boomer Economic Crisis

The 50 and over crowd mean big business for New York City, surpassing the $70 billion consumer expenditure mark more than three years ago. City...

Aug 06, 2014, 18:50 ET

Why Boomers & Their Billions Are Fleeing NYC & What Can Be Done About it

 The group responsible for electing Bill de Blasio Mayor, Baby Boomers, say they are planning a mass exodus from New York City in their...

Jul 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

AARP Details the Mean Streets of NYC for Pedestrians 50 & Older

Cars nipping at your heels as you rush to beat the all-too-sudden flashing stop hand – being a pedestrian in New York City is no walk in the...

Jul 28, 2014, 13:45 ET

Net Neutrality vs Internet Fast Lanes in NY - AARP Lays out What's at Stake for State's Adults

"Internet fast lanes" for a fee could leave older New Yorkers in the dust online, warns AARP, as the Federal Communications Commission begins...

Jul 16, 2014, 15:22 ET

AARP Urging Long Island Members Working in NYC to Get Ready for LIRR Shutdown

Long Island is home to the largest concentration of AARP members in the nation, with many still in the workforce (85% of AARP members 50-64 on Long...

Jul 02, 2014, 13:46 ET

AARP Urges Older New Yorkers to Plan Ahead During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and just two years after Sandy, AARP is reminding older New Yorkers, their families and friends to get ready early...

Jun 27, 2014, 08:07 ET

AARP Analysis: Expect New York Electric Rates To Be At Least 10% Higher Than Last Summer

 With a predicted scorching summer on the way in New York, AARP is making another prediction: soaring electric bills to match soaring...

Jun 25, 2014, 10:43 ET

AARP Warns: Projected Summer Scorcher Puts Older New Yorkers at Risk

A looming summer scorcher in New York City could prove fatal for older residents, warns AARP – the last major heat wave to hit the city...

Jun 24, 2014, 14:00 ET

AARP Seeks Leader for Top Volunteer Position in New York State

AARP is seeking a candidate to fill its top volunteer position – State President.  Through education, advocacy, and outreach, the...

Jun 20, 2014, 21:45 ET

Winners & Losers in 2014: AARP Cites Help for Caregivers, Little for Utility Consumers

"We applaud our state legislators for helping more seniors afford life-saving medications, extending protections for homeowners from foreclosure...

Jun 19, 2014, 12:53 ET

AARP to Tour NY This Summer & Fall, ID Successes, Failures of '14 Legislative Session

What did elected officials do to advance AARP priorities and other issues to help New Yorkers 50 and older during the 2014 state legislative...

Jun 19, 2014, 07:22 ET

AARP, legisladores clave: fortalecer derechos para los familiares que no son padres y crían niños

Más de 100,000 niños de Nueva York que son criados por parientes que no son sus padres ni sus abuelos recibirían ayuda crucial para...

Jun 18, 2014, 14:49 ET

Las advertencias de desconexión de servicio de Con Ed a sus clientes alcanzan un récord histórico: más que durante la Gran Recesión

Casi 1 millón de clientes de Consolidated Edison han enfrentado este año la amenaza de que les desconecten el servicio eléctrico en...

Jun 17, 2014, 15:13 ET

AARP, Key Legislators: Strengthen Rights for Non-Parent Relatives Raising Kids

More than 100,000 New York children being raised by non-parent and non-grandparent relatives would get critical help for a solid family foundation...

Jun 17, 2014, 15:03 ET

Con Ed Utility Shutoff Warnings to Customers Hits Record High - More Than in Great Recession

Nearly 1 million Consolidated Edison customers have faced the threat of having their home energy shut off this year while dealing with some of the...

Jun 17, 2014, 10:53 ET

Con Ed Utility Shutoff Warnings to Customers Hits Record High - More Than in Great Recession

Nearly 1 million Consolidated Edison customers have faced the threat of having their home energy shut off this year while dealing with some of the...

Jun 16, 2014, 14:48 ET

AARP: $250M Overcharges to Utility Consumers Shows Need for Watchdog

Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: "The fact that New York's utility consumers may have been overcharged by up...

Jun 12, 2014, 06:00 ET
Total Residential Utility Terminations by Investor-Owned New York Utilities + LIPA (PRNewsFoto/AARP New York State)

Utility Company Shutoffs Soaring Across New York as Residents Struggle with Sky-High Energy Bills

The fallout from the long winter is far from over, as more than 53,000 New Yorkers across the state have seen their utilities shut off because of...