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

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

Events 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 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 …

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 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 …

Task Force Targets Scams, Bad Deals, Cold Calls

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

Events 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 …

“Life Reimagined” Event in Philadelphia

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events AARP recently held a successful “Life Reimagined” event to show people 50+ the paths to new and exciting possibilities. Over one hundred people attended the event which took place at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. AARP’s meaning for “Life Reimagined” is all about envisioning, evaluating, and making dreams a real possibility. The event’s two powerful speakers demonstrated this vision by sharing their personal stories. Lydia Hernandez Velez, Deputy Managing Director for Aging in Philadelphia shared her process of putting the …

Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body and Soul in Philadelphia

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events AARP Pennsylvania recently joined organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, “Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul.” The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57’s Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for a panel discussion on the needs of family caregivers. The featured speakers on the panel were experts in the caregiving industry answering questions …