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Steve Gardner

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Steve is an ASD for Communications with AARP Pennsylvania

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Protect Yourself from Being Overcharged at the Grocery Store

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Questions about accurate pricing at the supermarket recently made national headlines when the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found Whole Foods stores were systematically overcharging consumers for pre-packaged foods. In more than 80 cases ranging from grab-n-go sandwiches and salads to packaged lunch meat, the items were short the labeled weight. Pennsylvania is particularly vulnerable to a similar consumer deception according to Mary Bach, noted consumer advocate and chair of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. Bach …

Walkability Workshop Proposes Improvements to Busy Pittsburgh Intersection

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Making one of downtown Pittsburgh’s most dangerous intersections safer for pedestrians was the focus of a recent workshop featuring AARP experts, city officials and urban planning leaders. Located in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle, the intersection of Penn Ave., Liberty Ave. and Stanwix St. has long been considered particularly dangerous for pedestrians. The busy intersection brings several streets to a point, which causes confusion with both drivers and pedestrians. To address the issue, AARP and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership sponsored a two …

Beware Imposter Scams Targeting Grandparents

Posted on 07/9/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

AARP Pennsylvania is warning consumers about reports of active imposter scams across Pennsylvania that target grandparents and are designed to steal money or personal information. Here’s how it works: You receive a call, usually late at night, from someone pretending to be your grandson or granddaughter. They tell you they’re in trouble and need you to wire them money immediately. The caller also may pose as an attorney or law enforcement official contacting you on behalf of a friend or …

AARP Applauds State House Approval of CARE Act

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

AARP Applauds State House Approval of CARE Act AARP Pennsylvania praised members of the state House of Representatives for last night approving the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act that will help residents caring for an aging parent or loved one at home. “Most seniors who receive assistance at home rely exclusively on unpaid family caregivers for help,” said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh. “The CARE Act will provide much-needed support to the more than 2.7 million Pennsylvanians currently …

House Committee Approval of CARE Act Praised by AARP Pennsylvania

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

House Committee Approval of CARE Act Praised by AARP Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania applauded members of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee for today unanimously approving the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act that will help 2.7 million state residents currently caring for an aging parent or loved one at home. Sponsored by Rep. Hal English (R-30), HB 1329 recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping loved ones out of costly institutions and will reduce the likelihood …

Pennsylvania Volunteers Head to Washington to Push for Better Retirement Investment Advice Standard

Posted on 04/29/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania Volunteers Head to Washington to Push for Better Retirement Investment Advice Standard Visit Congress, US Department of Labor to Push Series of Issues Including New Retirement Advice Standard, Older Americans Act, Safe Streets Act, Caregiving, Social Security AARP Pennsylvania volunteers and staff are visiting Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Casey and Toomey, and U.S. Representatives Barletta, Boyle, Cartwright, Doyle and Murphy in Washington, D. C. today on issues that include eliminating conflicts of interest in retirement advice, the Older Americans Act, …