Hunger Grants for the Fight against Hunger Insecurity

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania Today, thousands of older adults are experiencing hunger and there are even more at risk due to the recession. In Philadelphia over 330,000 people are at risk for hunger, and nationally nearly 9 million older adults face food insecurity. Therefore, AARP-Pennsylvania and AARP Foundation are pleased to announce an opportunity to all faith-based organizations to apply for hunger micro grants. These grants are aimed to relive hunger among people age 50-plus in Philadelphia’s African American community to fund 2014 hunger relief projects. In …

AARP Experience Corps Tutor Learns by Degrees

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania    In his first year as a volunteer tutor [www.aarp.org/ecvolunteer] at Solomon Solis Cohen Elementary, Roosevelt Woods was awed at times by the energy of his students and the veteran kindergarten teacher he worked alongside during the school year. An artist, Mr. Woods had signed up to become a tutor with AARP Experience Corps Philadelphia [www.aarp.org/ecphilly]. Though there had been an extensive training before he set foot in the classroom, and he was well prepared with exercises and resources to …

AARP Movies for Grownups in Philadelphia

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania Created in 2002, AARP Movies for Grownups® celebrates films with a special relevance to 50+ moviegoers throughout the year in AARP’s award-winning multimedia channels: AARP The Magazine; online at www.aarp.org/movies; on radio; at events; and more. Just recently, AARP in Philadelphia held a Movies for Grownups event at the Rave Cinemas Theater with a free pre-release screening of the new film “And So It Goes”, starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. “And So It Goes” is an uplifting comedy about realtor …

AARP Host National Touring Play ‘Mama’s Girls’ in Philadelphia

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania A free performance about family caregiving Seen by thousands of theater goers across the country, “Mama’s Girls,” authored by award-winning playwright Garrett Davis recently came to Philadelphia’s Temple Performance Arts Center. The sold-out performance for 1000+ audience members witnessed a soul-stirring play about the rewards and challenges of caregiving in an African American family. “Mama’s Girls” tells the story of five sisters living in five different cities who are forced to come together to care for their aging mother. The …

Task Force Targets Scams, Bad Deals, Cold Calls

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Volunteering By Hilary Appelman When Eileen Mazza retired as a manager at a gas company, she went to work part time for a law firm, helping find customers who might invest in trusts and annuities. But Mazza soon realized that many people couldn’t afford what her firm was selling. “People who’ve retired on maybe $80,000 and someone’s trying to take $5,000 for a trust—they don’t need that!” she said. “That’s not right.” Mazza started telling potential customers that these types of …

Help Protect Consumers from Skyrocketing Electric Rates!

Posted on 06/24/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Pennsylvania AARP is fighting to ensure that you have continued access to affordable and stable electricity service in your home.  Right now, the Pennsylvania legislature is considering House Bill 2104 that would protect consumers from skyrocketing electric rates. Consumers statewide are still recovering from electricity rate sticker shock that slammed thousands of households across Pennsylvania. While electricity marketers attributed the crisis to a “once in a lifetime” polar vortex, we’re all still vulnerable to future rate spikes, perhaps as soon as soaring temperatures …