AARP Movies for Grownups in Philadelphia

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

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

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!

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 …

Help Keep $21 Million Increase for Senior Support Services in Final State Budget!

Help Keep $21 Million Increase for Senior Support Services in Final State Budget!

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Pennsylvania AARP is fighting to ensure that older Pennsylvanians receive the help they need to live in their homes and communities as they age–where so many raised their families. Right now, state officials in Harrisburg are deciding how much money will be available for programs that help thousands of Pennsylvanians live in their homes and communities as they age.  Proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery can easily finance a funding increase that will help reduce the number of older adults currently on waiting lists …

New Scorecard Gives Pennsylvania Low Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents

New Scorecard Gives Pennsylvania Low Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania today warned that a new study ranking Pennsylvania 42nd nationally in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents calls for across the board improvements, with particular emphasis on enhancing caregiving affordability and access. The ranking comes from a new comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with …