AARP Pennsylvania

Angela Foreshaw

Biography:

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
Phone: 1-866-389-5654 (toll-free)
Fax: (Fax) 215-665-8529
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Long Term Care: In Pennsylvania, AARP is working to protect long term care services for seniors including home and community based services.
Social Security and Medicare: AARP is working to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for senior, near-retirees and future generations.
Utilities: AARP Pennsylvania is working to educate Pennsylvania residents age 50+ who are concerned about the rising costs of electricity in their homes and to ensure the proper consumer protections are in place.
Volunteerism: AARP has a long history of volunteerism and the important contributions AARP volunteers make to their communities, neighbors and the programs they serve. We always welcome new volunteers to serve in a variety of roles with AARP Pennsylvania
To reach AARP Pennsylvania during regular business hours, call toll free 1-866-389-5654 or email aarpa@aarp.org . Find us on Facebook!

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Hunger Grants for the Fight against Hunger Insecurity

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

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 …

AARP Experience Corps Tutor Learns by Degrees

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

   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

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

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

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

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 …

“Life Reimagined” Event in Philadelphia

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

AARP recently held a successful “Life Reimagined” event to show people 50+ the paths to new and exciting possibilities. Over one hundred people attended the event which took place at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. AARP’s meaning for “Life Reimagined” is all about envisioning, evaluating, and making dreams a real possibility. The event’s two powerful speakers demonstrated this vision by sharing their personal stories. Lydia Hernandez Velez, Deputy Managing Director for Aging in Philadelphia shared her process of putting the …

Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body and Soul in Philadelphia

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

AARP Pennsylvania recently joined organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, “Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul.” The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57’s Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for a panel discussion on the needs of family caregivers. The featured speakers on the panel were experts in the caregiving industry answering questions …