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

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

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

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 …

AARP Executive Council Prioritizes  2013 Issues For Members In Pennsylvania

AARP Executive Council Prioritizes 2013 Issues For Members In Pennsylvania

Posted on 03/11/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP     AARP Pennsylvania’s first Executive Council meeting of 2013 recently took place in Harrisburg, PA under the leadership of State President Jim Palmquist.  The predominately volunteer council will work with the state office to guide strategic priorities and objectives consistent with AARP’s national strategic framework and within AARP’s policies set by the AARP National Board of Directors. Some of the major responsibilities of the Executive Council will be to engage in prioritized activities within the state, involving members, volunteers …

AARP Members in Pennsylvania Honored Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

AARP Members in Pennsylvania Honored Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on 01/22/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, by participating in local events across the state that echoed the belief of its founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, “To serve, not to be served.”  “As we celebrate the historical legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., AARP calls for a rededication to the cause of volunteerism as a way of making our communities stronger today and for future generations,” says Bill Johnston-Walsh, …

A Bridge For Cultural Exchange

A Bridge For Cultural Exchange

Posted on 01/9/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP This past fall, AARP sponsored a  multicultural festival, held at the renowned National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  The festival was a celebration of the diversity and community life that is found throughout the Delaware Valley. The event brought together local residents and guests to celebrate a rich medley of cultures within the African American, Asian, and Hispanic-Latino communities. “AARP is proud to be an association of relevance to America’s growing 50+ multicultural populations,” said Jim Palmquist, AARP Pennsylvania State President.  …