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             Use these links to access valuable information for BOCES retirees:

NYSUT:   For all of your union related questions.  NYSUT also provides a great deal of information about issues in general.  We periodically will send members links to interesting articles and information.

NYSTRS:  For all questions about retirement for teachers and aides.


                            BTAR Officers

Co-President: Joan Vanchieri          

Co-President: Fran Turro                   

Vice President: Suzanne Carlock       

Treasurer: Janine Laruccia                

Secretary: Sue Carforo                      


From the President’s Desk


Volunteers needed: WCC looking for retirees to tutor. 914-946-2966. Stefanie

From the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans:

Eight Steps to Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud

1. Be aware. Strangers and even those closest to you could place you at risk.

2. Stay involved in your community.

3. Never conduct or do business on the phone. Tell the solicitor to send something in writing.

4. Destroy all receipts with your credit card number.

5. Sign up for the “Do Not Call” list and take yourself off multiple mailing lists

6. Use direct deposit for benefit checks. Your mailbox could be a target.

7. Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call

8. Be skeptical of all unsolicited offers and thoroughly do your research.