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  Established in 1987, the Pennsylvania State Office of AARP is located in downtown Harrisburg, with an additional office in Philadelphia. Serving 1.8 members in the state, AARP Pennsylvania is working to enhance the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians as they age.     AARP Pennsylvania 30 North 3rd Street Suite 750 Harrisburg , PA 17101 Phone: 1-866-389-5654 (toll-free) Fax: 1-717-236-4078 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday   One Liberty Place 1650 Market Street, Suite 675 Philadelphia, PA 19103 …

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      PA Hunger Rountable Report 2015 AARP Pennsylvania released today, ‘Hunger Among 50+ Adults in Pennsylvania: A Summary of Roundtable Discussions’, created in partnership with the AARP Foundation. The report is a result of convened discussions with key stakeholders in two separate roundtables, held in Philadelphia in 2013 and in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2014, for participating groups to learn how hunger affects Pennsylvania’s aging population and to share workable solutions to this important issue. Hunger among seniors is …

Hunger Grants for the Fight against Hunger Insecurity

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Today, thousands of older adults are experiencing hunger and there are even more at risk due to the recession. In Philadelphia over 330,000 people are at risk for hunger, and nationally nearly 9 million older adults face food insecurity. Therefore, AARP-Pennsylvania and AARP Foundation are pleased to announce an opportunity to all faith-based organizations to apply for hunger micro grants. These grants are aimed to relive hunger among people age 50-plus in Philadelphia’s African American community to fund 2014 hunger relief projects. In …

Join Center in the Park for Falls and Flu Prevention Day Fair

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Older adults are an important part of the Philadelphia County community. Influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) is a contagious disease that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for adults 65 years of age and older. AARP community partner Center in the Park will be sponsoring a flu prevention fair. Protecting the health of our aging community is a key priority for Center in the Park, and that’s why they have joined the National Council on Aging’s Flu + You program, which …

There’s an App for That: iPad Revolutionize Reading Tutoring in Philadelphia Public Schools

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Technology has changed the way we do nearly everything. Whether you want to communicate with someone, order food, or play a game, there’s an app for that. Last semester, with a grant from McLean Contributionship, Philadelphia AARP Experience Corps volunteers used iPads to deliver support to first and  second grade students struggling with reading. What tutors and children alike learned was that using tech for learning can be a lot of fun. Twenty iPads were granted to four Philadelphia public …

AARP Internship opportunity in Philadelphia

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 AARP is currently accepting applications for a communication and community outreach intern in our Philadelphia office for the 2014-2015 fall/spring semester. If you are or know anyone interested in the position, email Angela Foreshaw your resume at aforeshaw@aarp.org. Applicants must be able to commit to 20 hours per week for this paid position. In this communication and community outreach internship you will build your resume while gaining first-hand knowledge of how the nation’s largest non-profit organization works, develops and conveys its …

AARP Attends Vanguard Retirement Fair

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Recently – AARP Pennsylvania attended this year’s Vanguard Retirement Expo in Malvern. The Expo was designed to provide information and resources for the Vanguard employees who are planning for retirement and AARP was there to show those individuals all the Real Possibilities they have in their next stage of life. Over 1,000 Vanguard employees stopped by the AARP table to talk to staff and volunteers about a range of topics from member benefits, volunteer opportunities, health care, and important state …

AARP Experience Corps Tutor Learns by Degrees

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   In his first year as a volunteer tutor [www.aarp.org/ecvolunteer] at Solomon Solis Cohen Elementary, Roosevelt Woods was awed at times by the energy of his students and the veteran kindergarten teacher he worked alongside during the school year. An artist, Mr. Woods had signed up to become a tutor with AARP Experience Corps Philadelphia [www.aarp.org/ecphilly]. Though there had been an extensive training before he set foot in the classroom, and he was well prepared with exercises and resources to …

AARP Movies for Grownups in Philadelphia

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Created in 2002, AARP Movies for Grownups® celebrates films with a special relevance to 50+ moviegoers throughout the year in AARP’s award-winning multimedia channels: AARP The Magazine; online at www.aarp.org/movies; on radio; at events; and more. Just recently, AARP in Philadelphia held a Movies for Grownups event at the Rave Cinemas Theater with a free pre-release screening of the new film “And So It Goes”, starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. “And So It Goes” is an uplifting comedy about realtor …

AARP Host National Touring Play ‘Mama’s Girls’ in Philadelphia

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A free performance about family caregiving Seen by thousands of theater goers across the country, “Mama’s Girls,” authored by award-winning playwright Garrett Davis recently came to Philadelphia’s Temple Performance Arts Center. The sold-out performance for 1000+ audience members witnessed a soul-stirring play about the rewards and challenges of caregiving in an African American family. “Mama’s Girls” tells the story of five sisters living in five different cities who are forced to come together to care for their aging mother. The …