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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 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 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...

Jun 07, 2014, 08:00 ET

New York State's 50plus Population Living in State of Economic Unrest, AARP Finds

The most powerful voting demographic in New York State is uneasy, living in a state of economic unrest – according to a new statewide survey...

May 09, 2014, 12:25 ET
Current Natural Gas Inventories are Well Below Normal. (PRNewsFoto/AARP New York State)

AARP Analysis: Polar Vortex Grip on NY Energy Costs to Last into Summer

 New Yorkers expecting to catch a break on their utility bills in warmer weather after an unrelenting winter that saw some heating bills soar...

May 08, 2014, 15:24 ET

Fed-up Long Islanders Protest at LIPA HQ, Demand Voice on Proposed Rate Hikes

 After a brutal winter that saw Long Islanders' utility bills soar, more rate hikes on the horizon coupled with PSEG scoring its lowest-ever...

Mar 26, 2014, 13:42 ET

How Much Were You Billed to Help Your Utility Company Raise Your Own Rates?

New York's utilities, including international energy companies, charge state consumers some of the highest residential electric rates in the nation...

Mar 12, 2014, 15:14 ET

AARP: NYS Assembly on the Mark with Utility Watchdog in Budget Proposal

Association Praises Assembly Proposal for Independent Utility Consumer Advocate, Warns Lack of Action to Help Family Caregivers Could Lead to...

Mar 06, 2014, 12:23 ET

New Yorkers Get Failing Grade in Online Scams

Tech savvy New York adults are getting an "F" when it comes to spotting online scams, according to an AARP study,  and it's costing them...

Feb 12, 2014, 15:57 ET

Winter Slips & Falls Soaring: AARP Offers Tips to Help NYers Stay on Feet & Out of ER

As yet another storm heads towards New York, slips and falls resulting from the constant barrage of wintry weather are soaring.  Some reports...

Jan 07, 2014, 11:29 ET

AARP New York Issues Warning: Cold Temps Mean Increased Heart Health Risks for Elderly

Single Digits Spell Danger: Higher Rate of Heart Attack, Stroke, Heart Failure – Assoc. Releases Quick Tips to Avoid Heart Health Risks ...

Dec 23, 2013, 13:44 ET

New York Scam Alert: Last Minute Gift Dash? Scam Artists are Banking on it.

AARP New York Releases Top 7 Holiday Scams & How to Avoid Them And…the last minute gift dash is on.  In the hustle, bustle and...

Nov 26, 2013, 11:22 ET

Thanksgiving in New York Finds Senior Hunger Soaring

Holidays Find Half of Potentially Eligible Adults 60+ Are Food Insecure & not Receiving SNAP – AARP Lays Out Roadmap to Help Tackle Issue...

Nov 04, 2013, 14:23 ET

AARP Analysis: Strong Turnout for 50+ Voters as Group is Poised to Dominate NYC Elections

Assoc. Finds 75% of 50+ Voters Say They'll Hit the Polls – 80% of Members Likely to Vote An AARP analysis flies in the face of...

Oct 29, 2013, 15:15 ET

Sandy One Year Later: AARP Details the Good, the Bad & the Ugly in New York & Long Island

Survey Shows Post-Sandy Pains, Problems & Promise of the 50+ Population Hit By the Superstorm Today, on the 1 year anniversary of Sandy,...

Oct 24, 2013, 13:41 ET

NYS Cuts Red Tape, Saves $$ for Guardians Who Care for Loved Ones in Other States

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law an AARP-backed bill that will cut red tape and save money for guardians by simplifying the process for...

Oct 17, 2013, 07:00 ET

NYC's Housing Mess: Majority of Boomers Say They're Likely to Leave City as they Retire

New AARP Survey Finds Major Woes for 50+ Voters in NYC, From Housing Issues & Retirement to Street Repair & Pedestrian Safety Things are...

Oct 15, 2013, 12:42 ET

3 Days to Debt Ceiling: What's On the Line for Older New Yorkers?

Behind Closed Doors, Social Security & Medicare Cuts Looming in Last-Minute Deal Would Mean Billions in Slashed Benefits for New Yorkers...

Oct 07, 2013, 15:33 ET

AARP Finds Age Discrimination Rampant in New York City for 50+

In the news release, AARP Finds Age Discrimination Rampant in New York City for 50+, issued 07-Oct-2013 by AARP New York State over PR Newswire, we...