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 …

Caregiving Event in Philadelphia

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events More than 1.8 million Pennsylvanians are caring for frail family members, and as the population ages, even more are likely to find themselves in that role. To inform caregivers about local resources and raise public awareness of caregivers’ needs AARP Pennsylvania is sponsoring a free event in Philadelphia at the WHYY Media Commons in Philadelphia on June 9, 2014 from 10:00am-1:30pm. The featured speakers will be experts in the caregiving industry, and local providers will answer questions about in-home services. …

AARP National Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer Headlines Allentown Forum

Posted on 05/7/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events More than 150 Lehigh Valley residents recently attended a special Caregiving Forum at an Allentown hospital that provided practical advice for individuals currently caring for loved ones at home or anticipating care for themselves or family members. Hosted by Nancy Werteen of WFMZ-TV, the program addressed  questions from caregivers in the audience through an outstanding panel of experts that included:  Author and nationally-known AARP expert Amy Goyer; the chief of geriatric trauma at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN); the head …

Caregiving in the African American Community

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

Events   Come celebrate caregiving at our free AARP viewing of the inspiring play by Garrett Davis’ Mama’s Girls, featuring a dynamic performance from a spirit filled cast. The play addresses the struggles and hardships of caregiving, and provides information that can help those taking care of their loved ones. Mama’s Girls takes you on an emotional journey as these five sisters come together to face the reality of their mother’s declining health. This life changing production will have you laughing, crying, …