AARP Pennsylvania Hosted Afternoon Tea for Caregivers to Share Experiences and Learn the Importance of Practicing Self-Care

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Pennsylvania In partnership with the Black Women’s Health Alliance (BWHA), AARP Pennsylvania hosted “Caregiver: The Importance of You,” an afternoon tea held on October, 11, at the AME First District Plaza. The caregiving role that many Black women step into can be stressful – for their families and, particularly, for themselves. Nationally, about one in four adults care for an older relative or friend — typically 50+ with chronic conditions or disabilities. Sixty-five percent of caregivers are women, and about fifty-three …

Jeanette Couple Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania | Press | Volunteering  Jeanette Couple Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award for Community Service Lucille and Clyde Bittner of Jeanette have been selected by AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and older, to receive Pennsylvania’s 2014 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 …

Candidatos discrepan en temas de impuestos, pensiones y salud.

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Pennsylvania Por Hilary Appelman Los impuestos sobre la propiedad y el gasto en salud se encuentran entre los principales temas que enfrentarán los votantes de Pensilvania el 4 de noviembre, cuando tengan que elegir entre Tom Corbett, republicano y actual gobernador, y su contrincante demócrata, Tom Wolf. AARP Bulletin consultó a ambos equipos de campaña sobre temas de interés para los votantes mayores. Ambos equipos respondieron por correo electrónico. Impuestos sobre la propiedad. El gasto en educación ha sido un tema …

AARP Releases Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides for Pennsylvania Elections

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Pennsylvania With less than a month to go before the state’s November 4 General Election, AARP Pennsylvania today released non-partisan voters’ guides featuring positions from Pennsylvania Gubernatorial, Congressional and state legislative candidates on critical health and financial security issues. Voters of all ages may view the guides at www.aarp.org/yourvote. “AARP wants to make sure our 1.8 million Pennsylvania members and all voters know what the candidates are saying – and not saying – about key issues that matter to them and …

Sharp Divide in Race for Governor

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Pennsylvania By Hilary Appelman Property taxes and health care spending are among the top issues facing Pennsylvania voters Nov. 4 as they choose between incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf. The AARP Bulletin asked the two campaigns about issues of interest to older voters. Each campaign responded by email. Property taxes. Education spending has been a hot issue, and that’s of critical importance to many older Pennsylvanians because of its direct impact on property taxes. More than …

Faith-based Grants to Fight Hunger

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania and AARP Foundation are offering $10,000 in grants to faith-based organizations in Philadelphia’s African American community to fund projects aimed at relieving hunger among people age 50-plus. Nearly 6 percent of Pennsylvanians in that age group are at risk of hunger. A 2010 study by the nonprofit Food Research and Action Center found that 16.2 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older did not have enough money to buy food at some point in the previous year. In …