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

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

Health & Wellbeing | Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania 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 Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Press AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters Worry Secure Retirement Slipping Away, Want to Elect Candidates Who Address Economic Security AARP Pennsylvania today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want candidates to focus on improving financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. …

AARP Internship opportunity in Philadelphia

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

Pennsylvania  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

Pennsylvania 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 …

Erie Caregiving Forum Offers Help for Those Caring for Loved Ones at Home

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Pennsylvania More than 100 Erie area families caring for loved ones at home or anticipating care for themselves or family members adults recently attended a special AARP Pennsylvania Caregiving Forum held earlier this month at Erie’s Blasco Memorial Library.  The event featured Elaine Ryan, vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration in AARP’s Government Affairs group who lead’s AARP’s efforts to help family caregivers fill gaps in the nation’s long-term health care system. Ryan herself is an experienced family caregiver, whose commitment to …