AARP

Karen DeWitt

Members of a leading senior citizens lobby group are advocating for a retirement plan in New York that could benefit their children and grandchildren.


A survey just released by the AARP and Siena College Research Institute suggests most Erie County residents from the Generation X and Baby Boomer generations are not financially prepared for retirement. Nor are they confident in the future of their Social Security benefits.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A new AARP report says that nearly half of working Baby Boomers in Erie County could eventually leave New York State, taking $10 billion annually with them. A roundtable discussion was held in Buffalo Tuesday to brainstorm ways to keep the 50+ population in the area.

Erie County joins initiative focused on older adults

Sep 23, 2014
Erie County

Erie County is the newest member of the AARP’s Age Friendly Community Initiative. The effort works to address issues facing all generations, but specifically people over the age of 50.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Western New York AARP members are calling on Senator Maziarz and other lawmakers to give utility customers a voice. AARP members held a meeting with local senior citizens Wednesday to discuss the importance of urging elected officials to act on a bill that would create an independent utility consumer advocate office.

AARP held an informational session in Clarence Thursday to education citizens about the future of Medicare and Social Security. The session was held to alleviate the fears Americans may have about the programs running out of money.