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Legislative Approval of CARE Act Praised by AARP Pennsylvania

Posted on 04/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

Legislative Approval of CARE Act Praised by AARP Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania today praised members of the state House of Representatives for approving the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act that will help more than 1.6 million family caregivers currently assisting older adults at home. Today’s action sends H.B. 1329 to Governor Wolf for his signature. The unanimous vote in the State House of Representatives today (197-0) followed Monday’s unanimous approval by the State Senate. Similar legislation was already passed in …

With Retail Prescription Prices Increasing Six Times Faster Than Inflation, PACE & PACENET Programs Offer Significant RX Assistance for Older Pennsylvanians

Posted on 03/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

With a new AARP study showing retail prescription prices have increased six times faster than the general inflation rate since 2006, AARP Pennsylvania is reminding older residents that they can receive help paying for prescription medications from the state’s PACE and PACENET programs. According to a report released earlier this month by the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), the average annual cost of therapy for one prescription drug totals more than $11,000, which equals a startling 75% of the average …

Volunteers Needed for Tax-Aide Program

Posted on 10/8/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

AARP Foundation is looking to build its Pennsylvania team of tax-loving volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income available through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop from the Internal Revenue Service prior to working with taxpayers. There is also a need for grass-roots leadership, …

Camp Hill Woman Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/2/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

Virginia Spiker of Camp Hill has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and older, to receive Pennsylvania’s 2015 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making their communities better in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer. The award was formally …

Join AARP’s York County Volunteer Team

Posted on 09/25/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

Join AARP’s York County Volunteer Team  You have a lifetime of experience to offer. If you’re looking for a place to share it, AARP can help. One of our most valuable assets is our members who are eager to share their life experiences and skills in their communities through volunteerism. We can help you find a place where you can use your skills and experience to the best of your abilities. You know what volunteering can do for others; now see …

AARP Calls for More Help for Family Caregivers at Capitol Rally

Posted on 09/22/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

AARP members from across Pennsylvania today called on state officials to provide additional support for the 1.6 million family members providing care to older adults at home at a state capitol rally in Harrisburg. More than 150 AARP members were joined at the event by Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne; Andy Carter, President and CEO of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of PA and state lawmakers who support HB 1329, the PA CARE Act. “We’re all here to recognize a …

York Hosting Free Community Shredding Event

Posted on 09/9/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

Fight Fraud-Shred Instead in York!   Reduce your chances of becoming a victim of ID theft by safely destroying your personal documents with the help of AARP Pennsylvania, York County Economic Alliance and Continental Paper Grading at a free Shredding Event:  Saturday, September 19 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Continental Paper Grading 3350 Concord Road York, Pa 17402 Bring your unwanted documents and files and watch them get shredded on site. There is no fee for this community service. However, we will …

House Bill Will Protect Landline Phone Service in Rural Markets

Posted on 08/24/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

AARP Pennsylvania today testified at a hearing of the PA House of Representatives Consumer Affairs Committee to support HB 1417, that will protect landline telephone service for consumers in the state’s rural communities by extending funding for the Universal Service Fund until the end of 2021. HB 1417 extends the Universal Service Fund until the end of 2021 and requires a Public Utility Commission investigation of how the Fund should function in the future. AARP believes this offers the right …

On 80th Birthday Social Security Remains Key to Retirement and Living Independently, According to New AARP Survey

Posted on 08/17/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

AARP released results of a new survey to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, and remains popular across generations and political ideologies. Americans want to live independently, but face challenges around saving for retirement that underscore the importance of …

Protect Yourself from Being Overcharged at the Grocery Store

Posted on 07/27/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgardner/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Pennsylvania |

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 …