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2021 NYS Legislative Session Happenings and Determining NYSARA Legislative Priorities for 2022

  In a year where COVID 19 was a major thrust of both the budget and the legislative session after budget considerations were addressed, the NYS legislature actively made strides on Senior issues and one issue that has been a NYSARA priority for at least 5 years.  Th... Read more

77 Percent of Americans Support Pensions for All Workers, According to New Research from the National Institute on Retirement Security   Americans See Pensions as Important Tool to Recruit & Retain State and Local Public Employees

  WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2021 – A new national survey finds that 77 percent of Americans agree that all workers, not just those working for state and local government, should have a pension. And even though the nation is deeply divided on many oth... Read more

How Can I Sign up for Medicare and Choose a Plan

Some people get Medicare Part A and Part B automatically, and other people need to sign up through Social Security If you're over 65 (or turning 65 in the next 3 months) and not already getting benefits from Social Security, you need to sign up to get Medicare Part A (... Read more

NYSARA ZOOM Town Hall

The program will focus on essential information for staying healthy and secure this winter and protecting loved ones, particularly as we continue to face the COVID 19 pandemic. Guest Presenters will include Becky Preve, Executive Director of the Association on Aging in N... Read more

We All Have A Responsibility To Safeguard Ourselves And Others In The Pandemic

Even with the hope and progress of the COVID 19 vaccine, public health experts and other policy makers are warning that this will be a cruel season. We encourage you  to learn the facts, communicate with your health care professionals and  seek vaccination as soon as you ... Read more

IRS Issuing Millions of COVID Stimulus Payments by Debit Card:  Here’s What to Look for

Starting this week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card. These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made by direct deposit and the ong... Read more

Winter Wellness 2021  NYSARA Statewide Virtual Town Hall Tues., Jan. 12, 2021, Noon-1pm

90 Participants Registered (As of 12/29/2020) Only 10 Spots Left (As of 12/29/2020) Start your new year off right!  Join us for a lively discussion with two  dynamic guests - Becky Preve, Executive Director of the Association on Aging in New York  and Nancy... Read more

New York City Actions on Age Discrimination   NYSARA to Use as Guideline for State Actions

Bobbie Sackman, Workplace Discrimination Coordinator for the NYC Chapter of NYSARA, is pleased to report two groundbreaking steps taken in 2020 by NYC government to address age discrimination in the workplace: In July, 2020, the NYC Commission on Human Rights released its firs... Read more

NYSARA Continues Conversation with Eldera A Unique Intergenerational Opportunity

  On Friday November 13 NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann had a second conversation with Eldera, an organization that promotes the use of the expertise of seniors for benefit to young people.  Barry met via zoom with two of the co founders of Elders Kate Bu... Read more