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There for you, where you live

Posted on 07/09/19

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AARP is about living your best life as you age, wherever you are. And with 38 million members, you are in a lot of places.

We’re there with you. Even as we fight for change at a national level, our strength and passion is being right in your neighborhood. That’s where you’ll find AARP state offices aiding caregivers, teaching workers new skills, helping you file taxes, coordinating volunteers and sometimes just throwing a good party.

In New Jersey, AARP supports family caregivers, helps to ensure greater financial security, and works to make communities more livable.

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There for Family Caregivers
AARP New Jersey....

  • Helped expand and improve the New Jersey Family Leave Act which provides paid family leave insurance for parents to bond with a new child and for working family caregivers to care for a loved one.
  • Helped secure enactment of the Earned Sick Leave Act which requires employers to provide earned sick leave to their employees to care for themselves or a family member.
  • Established a New Jersey Caregiver Task Force that will help determine how to best support family caregivers in the Garden State.
  • Find out more at aarp.org/njcaregiving
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There for Financial Security
AARP New Jersey....

  • Helped to pass the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act which creates a professsionally-managed retirement savings program for NJ's private sector workers who don't currently have a way to save for retirement at work.
  • Supported the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act which expands the prohibition against paying women less who are in identical jobs as men, to include jobs that are similar or comparable.
  • Worked to pass a law that provides greater transparency and will eliminate surprise medical bills for insured New Jersey health care consumers in emergency situations or when treated by an out-of-network provider they had no choice in choosing.
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There for Communities
AARP New Jersey....

  • Works with local officials and community organizations across the state to make communities more livable for people of all ages. The communities of Teaneck, Garfield, Elizabeth, Englewood, South Orange, Maplewood, Montclair, Princeton, Westwood and Ridgewood are all part ofAARP's Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
  • Connects with communities across the state through fun events like free movies, discounted theater and sporting event tickets, free shredding events and technology classes, and educational forums on fraud, caregiving and other topics of interest to New Jerseyans 50+.
  • Supports a network of hundreds of AARP volunteers in communities across the state who lead AARP events, serve as AARP spokespeople, and advocate for issues important to the 50+ with state legislators in Trenton and with members of Congress in their home districts.

For more about what AARP is doing in communities around the country, visit aarp.org/ThereForYou

This story is provided by AARP New Jersey. Visit the AARP New Jersey page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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