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Jun 03, 2015, 08:00 ET AARP Seeking New York State Nominees For Distinguished Community Service Award

AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2015 New York State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ New Yorkers who are making a...


Jun 03, 2015, 03:10 ET Rent Stabilization Supported by 76% of NYC Gen X, Baby Boomers: AARP Survey

More than three quarters of New York City's Generation X and Baby Boomer voters think city and state elected officials should support rent...


Jun 01, 2015, 04:52 ET AARP: Millions of NY Family Caregivers in Line for Help as Lawmakers Pass CARE Act

New York State lawmakers lent a critical helping hand today to millions of family caregivers and those for whom they care by giving final legislative ...


May 20, 2015, 08:28 ET AARP NY 'High Anxiety' Survey: Gen Xers Out-Worry Boomers in Retirement Savings Crisis

New York is heading toward a retirement savings crisis that could deprive millions of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers of financial independence in their...


Apr 21, 2015, 05:45 ET AARP: Win for Caregivers as Senate Passes CARE Act; Assembly Expected to Take Up

Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality today when the State Senate unanimously passed the...


Apr 20, 2015, 11:00 ET Helping Family Caregivers a Top Priority: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, AARP

State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), joined by AARP and other advocates, announced today that together they have made it a top...


Apr 20, 2015, 03:36 ET AARP: Upper West Side Is 2nd Most Livable Neighborhood In Nation For 50+; NYC Is 5th Most Livable Large City

New York City, and the Upper West Side in particular, are being recognized today by AARP as among the most livable places in the country to live for...


Apr 17, 2015, 04:54 ET MEDIA ADVISORY: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, AARP Team up to Announce Major Step for 4M Family Caregivers

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joins AARP and other advocates for an announcement about the CARE Act, legislation aimed at helping New York's four ...


Apr 15, 2015, 05:49 ET AARP NY Statement on Key Votes by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand on Medicare "Seniors' Amendment"

Last night the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the...


Apr 08, 2015, 11:17 ET As Tax Scammers Get Aggressive, AARP Warns Last-Minute Filers to be Vigilant

Last-minute tax filers rushing to send in their 2014 returns as the April 15 deadline approaches should be particularly vigilant against fraudsters,...


Apr 01, 2015, 04:31 ET NYS Budget Adds $79.3 Million to Help Older NYers, Family Caregivers

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature provided a major increase in funding in the new state budget to help older New Yorkers and their...


Mar 06, 2015, 12:48 ET Long Islanders to Foot $4.4 M Bill for PSEG to Push for Residential Electric Rate Hike

Long Island's residential utility ratepayers – who already pay among the highest electric bills in the nation - are footing PSEG's $4.4 million bill...


Feb 26, 2015, 01:32 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 money...


Feb 18, 2015, 01:16 ET 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...


Jan 27, 2015, 01:10 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 recommendations that...


Jan 21, 2015, 06:54 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 State: "Family ...


Jan 15, 2015, 03:47 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 regulating...


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 from ...


Jan 08, 2015, 03:59 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, 01:39 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 starts...


Nov 21, 2014, 03:50 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, 03:08 ET 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 11, 2014, 02:02 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 fraud. ...


Nov 05, 2014, 05:13 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 for aging ...