AARP PA Hosts Financial Security Pre-Game with Philadelphia 76ers

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania hosted a pre-game event with the Philadelphia 76ers on November 19, 2014, for members, volunteers, and consumers interested in avoiding scams and frauds during the holiday season. Volunteer Richard Saunders of the Consumer Issues Task Force presented efforts of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and tips for consumers in the Hall of Fame Club at the Wells Fargo Center. Richard provided tips like as shredding all bank and credit card statements, not giving out vital personal information over the …

AARP Pennsylvania Convenes Philadelphia-area Law Enforcement and Fraud Experts on Preventing Crime and Identity Theft during the Holiday Season

Posted on 11/12/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania hosted an educational workshop with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office on Saturday, November 8, at the African American Museum of Philadelphia, to educate the 50+ in Philadelphia about identity fraud, crime prevention and what consumers can do if they’ve been victimized by identity thieves.  AARP Pennsylvania also hosted a Shred-it©truck on-site that provided free document destruction services for dated documents containing personal information.   Attendee Alberta Copeland, from West Philadelphia, came to the workshop because her personal information …

Heating Assistance is Available

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Pennsylvania Winter is coming, and the cost of heating a home may be particularly burdensome to people on fixed incomes. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help both homeowners and renters. “Energy assistance is an essential safety net,” said Steve Gardner, AARP associate state director for communications. “Pennsylvanians should not have to choose between buying food and medicine or staying warm this winter.”  Applications are being accepted for both monthly cash assistance and crisis grants to help with emergencies …

AARP Alerts Pennsylvanians to Ebola-Related Frauds and Scams

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Press As the nation becomes increasingly concerned about the Ebola virus, experts report more incidents of online scams preying on people’s fear and a desire to help. AARP Pennsylvania is taking the lead in alerting citizens to these scams and providing information to prevent consumer fraud, crimes that affected over fifty thousand Pennsylvanians in 2013. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat …

AARP Congratulates Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto on His 50th Birthday

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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Pennsylvania | Press AARP Congratulates Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto on His 50th Birthday PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto celebrated his 50th birthday by receiving his official AARP membership card at a ceremony at the City-County Building. “On behalf of AARP and its more than 175,000 members throughout Allegheny County, we want to wish a warm and very happy 50th birthday to Mayor William Peduto as he reaches this very special milestone,” said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh. “Not only is …

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 …