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Mar 27, 2014, 02:19 ET NYS Leaving Utility Consumers Out in Cold While Other States Save Millions With Advocate says AARP

New York residents pay 68 percent more for electricity than the average American, according to new data, and the state is one of just a handful...


Mar 11, 2014, 12:13 ET New Online Map Tracks Scams Against New Yorkers

It will soon be harder to scam New Yorkers – at least that's the goal of a new AARP map tracking the latest scams through first-hand accounts coupled ...


Mar 05, 2014, 08:41 ET AARP Report: Feelings of Winter Isolation Putting Millions of NYers at Risk for Online Fraud

Cabin fever from the winter cold setting in? Scam artists are banking on it - a new AARP report finds that the more isolated you feel, the more...


Feb 28, 2014, 04:26 ET Hammered by Yet Another PSEG Bill Spike, Long Islanders Look to Albany for Help

The threat of higher home heating bills this winter from Long Island's PSEG no doubt has many wondering how they'll keep up as utility prices...


Feb 27, 2014, 12:49 ET Good Move: Gov. Cuomo Push to Shield NYers from Out-of-Network Health Costs

Health care costs are a leading cause of bankruptcies in New York State, and "surprise" bills from out-of-network providers can prove devastating....


Feb 20, 2014, 03:24 ET Con Ed Rate Deal Far From Perfect, Says AARP

What's really in the Consolidated Edison rate deal approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) today? AARP warns that while the...


Feb 16, 2014, 01:23 ET AARP: Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus Stands Up for 50+ Issues

AARP today thanked the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus for supporting issues critical to New York's most powerful voting ...


Feb 06, 2014, 10:08 ET AARP Issues Warning: Watch out, New York Among Tops in Nation for Tax Season Fraud

Across New York, tax filing documents from employers, banks, financial firms and many others are hitting mailboxes – and so are ID thieves, warns...


Feb 04, 2014, 02:41 ET AARP Disappointed in Gov. Cuomo's Lack of Attention to Key Boomer and Aging Issues

"Today's legislative hearing on human services serves as a stark reminder of the lack of inclusion of key issues to middle class, Baby Boomers and...


Jan 21, 2014, 05:10 ET AARP: Cuomo Misses Mark in Exec. Budget, Leaves Utility Ratepayers, Caregivers - and Taxpayers - Hanging

The following is a statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: "Today, in his Executive Budget proposal, Governor Cuomo...


Jan 19, 2014, 01:27 ET AARP Calling on Cuomo for Utility Watchdog, Help for Boomers Caring for Aging Parents

"Governor Cuomo has a chance to provide relief to the kitchen table economies of New York's most powerful voting demographic, the 50+, in his 2014-15 ...


Jan 16, 2014, 01:22 ET AARP Report: Why New York Consumers are Losing the Utility Rate Hike Game

New Yorkers pay the highest average residential electric rates in the continental United States, and when it comes utility companies pressing for...


Jan 13, 2014, 03:16 ET New York Resident Among First Graduates of AARP's Volunteer Leadership Institute

A New Yorker is being groomed as one of the next generation of volunteer leaders for AARP. Last week, Sharon Lewis of Manhattan graduated in the...


Jan 08, 2014, 04:14 ET AARP on State of State: What Cuomo Missed that Matters to NY's 50+ Voters

"AARP is disappointed Governor Cuomo made no mention of two key issues for New York's most powerful voting demographic – the 50+ - in his State of...


Jan 07, 2014, 04:07 ET What AARP Hopes Gov. Cuomo's State of the State Message Holds for 50+ Voters

"Tomorrow, in his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo has the opportunity to lay out his plan on behalf of the most powerful voting...


Jan 02, 2014, 04:29 ET AARP: Devil's in Details of Con Ed Rate Deal

AARP is issuing a warning to residential utility consumers in New York City and Westchester County: the tentative agreement to "freeze" Con Edison's...


Dec 19, 2013, 11:04 ET AARP Says NYC Headed for "Boomer Flight"; Hundreds of Thousands of Baby Boomers Set to Leave NYC, Taking Billions in Retirement Dollars with Them

It's "Boomer flight" says AARP – Baby Boomers leaving New York City en masse, carrying with them tens of billions in retirement dollars and lost...


Nov 27, 2013, 06:00 ET Home for the Holidays in New York? It's Prime Time for Checking on Older Relatives

The turkey is defrosting and family is starting to gather at the house for Thanksgiving. For many families across New York, this is the once-a-year...


Nov 21, 2013, 11:19 ET Caregiver Crisis in NY: Looming Demographic Shift Could Spell Disaster for State's Elderly - Advocates Call for Change

New York State is already at the bottom of the barrel in providing needed supports for 4.1 million unpaid caregivers, and today, AARP warned a...


Nov 20, 2013, 05:25 ET New York Facing Caregiving Crisis -Tackling Issue to be a Top AARP Legislative Priority

New York ranks 48th of the 50 states in supporting caregivers, who provide unpaid care for loved ones. AARP New York says that's got to change....


Nov 19, 2013, 10:14 ET AARP Looks to Clean Up Debt Collectors' Dirty Practices in New York

Owe more than you thought you did when the debt collector comes calling? You're not alone and AARP says, in many cases, debt collector fraud may be...


Nov 11, 2013, 09:12 ET New AARP Report: Higher Winter Heating Bills Ahead for New Yorkers

A new report on winter heating costs, out today from AARP's Public Policy Institute, holds harsh news for New Yorkers: higher heating bills are on...


Nov 07, 2013, 07:00 ET AARP Report Finds NYC Rife With Senior Scams

Business looks to have never been better for Big Apple scam artists, according to a new AARP report, and seniors in the city are all too often the...


Nov 01, 2013, 01:59 ET AARP Breaks Down the Gender Gap in NYC Voters' Concerns

Women are more worried than men about paying the rent in New York City - and as the candidates look toward City Hall and look to gain every vote...


Oct 30, 2013, 10:58 ET AARP Holds NYC Mayoral Debate Watch Party Tonight on Staten Island

With just days to the General Election in NYC, the final Mayoral debate tonight will no doubt be a hot one. Representing about half of all votes...