AARP Members Urge NYS Legislators To Help

Bronx AARP volunteers were stationed outside of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s office.
Photo courtesy of AARP New York

Approximately 40 Bronx AARP volunteers traveled by bus to Albany on Wednesday, February 27 to urge state legislators to support four key initiatives in the state budge due on Monday, April 1.

These include a $25 million increase for services that help middle class New Yorkers age at home, such as home-delivered meals, transportation to medical appointments and assistance with daily activities; a tax credit for family caregivers to help offset the nearly $7,000 they spend on average out of their own pockets each year to care for loved ones; an independent utility consumer advocate, as most states already have and $20 million to continue endangered housing and legal counseling services for homeowners facing foreclosure or mortgage fraud.

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