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2013-10-24 12:23:27

Report Highlights Major Issues Older Women Face; Top Concern is Affordable Housing Panel Discussion Addresses Issues We Aren't Hearing About from Candidates NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Women's Foundation (NYWF) and AARP New York today released an analysis report on the issues concerning New York City's 50+ women voters, and hosted a panel discussion with five of New York City's leading aging experts and advocates to talk about the issues important to women...

2013-10-23 16:29:28

200K NYers May Have the Potentially Deadly Disease But Many Don't Know It ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made New York a national leader in protecting baby boomers' health by signing an AARP-backed bill requiring that health care providers offer boomers a screening test for potentially deadly hepatitis C. New York will become the first state in the nation to ensure boomers are offered the important, preventative test. The new Hepatitis...

2013-10-22 16:26:30

Grandparents Gone Wired, with support from YouTube star iJustine, will encourage teens to teach 50+ Americans how to stay connected, through technology, with their loved ones over the holidays NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org has joined forces with Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference by AARP Foundation, to launch this year's Grandparents Gone Wired campaign, which will encourage teens across the country to get 50+ Americans set up on...

2013-10-21 23:02:31

LifeInGoodCompany.com Enables Home-Sharing and Social Interaction for Growing Population of Adults Over 50 Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 LifeInGoodCompany.com, a website developed by Fort Worth residents, launches on October 24, 2013. The site is targeted to individuals above the age of 50. The site aims to facilitate shared housing arrangements, called home-matching, and offers members a variety of additional services, including: Travel club, with variety of trips and...

2013-10-17 16:25:48

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Endowment announced today a partnership with AARP to create awareness about Obamacare and promote health care coverage enrollment in California. The partnership is part of The California Endowment's Get Covered campaign, known as Asegurate in Spanish, designed to help educate Californians about health care reform and its benefits while assisting families and individuals in understanding their enrollment options under the...

2013-10-15 12:32:58

Behind Closed Doors, Social Security & Medicare Cuts Looming in Last-Minute Deal Would Mean Billions in Slashed Benefits for New Yorkers NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government shutdown coupled with the nation hitting its debt ceiling in just three days equals a perfect storm brewing in Washington that could hold dire implications for older New Yorkers. But it's what's happening out of the public's eye that could take the harshest and most surprising...

2013-10-09 12:22:03

Con Ed Customers Already Pay Double U.S. Avg., Proposal Comes as Half of NYC's 50+ Worry about Paying Utility Bills NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the harsh Northeast winter months on their way, Con Edison is looking to push residential customers' bills even higher than the already highest-in-the-continental-U.S.-rates they currently pay. The $420 million proposed rate hike has drawn the ire of AARP, which says seniors and families - already having difficulty...

2013-10-09 08:26:16

Grants will help young people develop projects that foster collaboration and address the needs of vulnerable older adults WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most people are familiar with programs that match older adult mentors with at-risk children and youth to help them succeed in life. Today, Generations United announced it will promote reverse mentoring by providing Youth Jumpstart Grants that young people can use to implement projects aimed at serving and collaborating...

2013-10-07 16:24:52

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National and local experts came together on October 4, 2013 to attend a roundtable discussion to address the growing issue of hunger among older adults in Philadelphia. Hosted by AARP Pennsylvania and the AARP Foundation, experts representing organizations such as Philabundance, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Share Food Program and others joined local officials to discuss various ways to break down barriers to...

2013-10-07 16:22:53

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 are advised by the company that the correct number of 50+ workers that experience age discrimination is 48% rather than "roughly 1 in 4" as originally reported inadvertently. The complete, updated release follows: AARP Finds Age Discrimination Rampant in New York City for 50+ Roughly Half of 50+ Experienced or Witnessed Age Discrimination in the...