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 08/26/2014 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 …

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

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

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

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

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

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

 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

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

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

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 …