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2014-07-02 16:22:53

Assoc. Releases Tips to Help Older New Yorkers, Families, Friends & Neighbors Prepare for Disaster Before it Strikes NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 this hurricane season. While Sandy claimed victims as young as toddlers, it was crueler to the city's elderly, with 27 New Yorkers aged 65 or older perishing in the storm. For older New...

2014-06-25 12:30:03

AARP New York offers tips and advice on how older adults can stay safe & avoid life threatening heat conditions NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 claimed nearly 50 lives. The Farmer's Almanac, which all but predicted this year's brutal winter, says the New York City area can expect to be hit with an equally perilous, oppressively hot and...

2014-06-21 00:20:34

Assoc. Representing Largest Voting Bloc Applauds EPIC Expansion, Foreclosure Help; Says Non-Grandparents Raising Kids Left in Cold ALBANY, N.Y., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We applaud our state legislators for helping more seniors afford life-saving medications, extending protections for homeowners from foreclosure and health care patients from surprise medical bills, and taking small steps towards assisting our overstressed family caregivers. "But there's much more...

2014-06-19 08:29:47

More Must be Done to Improve Long-term Services and Supports HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania today warned that a new study ranking Pennsylvania 42(nd) nationally in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents calls for across the board improvements, with particular emphasis on enhancing caregiving affordability and access. The ranking comes from a new comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation's leading...

2014-06-17 12:22:57

In the news release, Con Ed Utility Shutoff Warnings to Customers Hits Record High - More Than in Great Recession, issued 17-Jun-2014 by AARP New York over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that in the first paragraph, first sentence, the text "new analysis out today from AARP and New York's Public Utility Law Project" should be hyperlinked to http://bit.ly/1lNX3ym. The complete, corrected release follows: Con Ed Utility Shutoff Warnings to Customers Hits Record High - More...

2014-06-17 08:22:40

New Report: Nearly 1M NYC Residents Got Shutoff Notices in 1st 4 Months of '14 NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 nation's highest bills, a new analysis out today from AARP and New York's Public Utility Law Project (PULP) finds. That's more New York City residents at risk of having their power turned off than at even the...

2014-06-16 16:21:24

Association Calls on Senate Majority Coalition Leader Skelos & His Conference to Back Independent Utility Consumer Advocate NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 to $250 million over the last five years is disturbing but not surprising, since New York remains one of the few states - and by far the largest - to deny its...

2014-06-13 12:23:46

Powered by AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE!, Contest Will Search for Undiscovered Baby Boomers with Star Quality and Amazing Voices WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America's next big singing sensation! AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person's dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless. Powered by AMERICAN IDOL(®) LIVE!, AARP's Boomer Superstar contest is open to anyone born between 1946 and 1964...

2014-06-12 08:22:22

53,000 Consumers Disconnected So Far in '14 and Many More Worried - But Utility Industry Lobbying in Albany to Kill Bill to Change the Game NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 not being able to afford their sky-high energy bills. It's a harsh reality that's settling in with more and more households across the state, according...

2014-06-09 16:25:45

Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind Body and Soul in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP Pennsylvania joined organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, "Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul." The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57's Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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