AARP Congratulates Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto on His 50th Birthday

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

About AARP 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 …

Experience Corps Brings Adults Back to School

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP People who sign up to volunteer with AARP Experience Corps are finding themselves back in the classroom. And they are loving it. Just ask Marlo Bender about her work as a tutor with AARP Experience Corps. As a volunteer in Tempe, Arizona, Bender is just as excited to be in the classroom as the kids are to have her. “It’s magical,” says Bender of her experience. “When my students realize they’re reading, not just word-for-word but fluently, their faces light …

Interfaith Outreach- African American/ Black Communities Come Together

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP     AARP’s African American/Black  outreach is centered around driving relevance within the African American/Black community and beyond.  One way AARP accomplishes this is through our faith-based initiative being implemented across Pennsylvania, with special emphasis in Philadelphia county.   AARP effectively provides relevant information and resources to African American/Black communities in many faith-based settings, familiar and trusted. In Pennsylvania AARP staff and volunteers are hard at work offering resources to interfaith communities by giving them the information to make important financial, health and lifestyle …

Philadelphia Volunteer Marlene Trice Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/22/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP  Marlene Trice of Philadelphia has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and older, to receive Pennsylvania’s 2013 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 to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer. The award was formally presented …

Bill Johnston-Walsh Named AARP’s State Director in Pennsylvania

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP Bill Johnston-Walsh Named AARP’s State Director in Pennsylvania AARP today announced the appointment of Bill Johnston-Walsh to the position of state director. In his new role, Johnston-Walsh will lead advocacy, community outreach and education work throughout Pennsylvania for AARP, the nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people age 50+ improve the quality of their lives. AARP has 1.8 million members in Pennsylvania. “Bill Johnston-Walsh is an accomplished advocate for older adults who brings more than 15 …

New AARP PA Poll Says Members of Congress Could Lose Older Voters by Backing Proposed Cut to Social Security and Vets Benefits

Posted on 04/8/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP Pennsylvania Voters 50+ Oppose the Chained CPI, Believe Social Security Should Not Be Cut to Reduce the Deficit AARP Pennsylvania today released new survey results that show 67 percent of older state voters would be considerably less favorable to their member of Congress if the member voted for a chained or superlative CPI proposal, expected to be in the President’s budget proposal this week.  The survey shows that 83 percent of Pennsylvania voters age 50+ also oppose the highly unpopular …