Allentown Event Aims to Help Caregivers

Allentown Event Aims to Help Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing More than 1.8 million Pennsylvanians are caring for frail family members, and as the population ages, even more Keystone Staters are likely to find themselves in that role. AARP Pennsylvania is sponsoring a free event April 29 in Allentown to inform caregivers about local resources and raise public awareness of caregivers’ needs. The program kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Kasych Family Pavilion on the Cedar Crest Campus of the Lehigh Valley Health Network. The featured speaker will be …

LEADING EXPERTS JOIN AARP TO ADDRESS GROWING CHALLENGE OF HUNGER AMONG OLDER PHILADELPHIANS

Posted on 10/24/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Health & Wellbeing National and local experts came together recently to attend a roundtable discussion to address the growing issue of hunger among older adults in Philadelphia.  Hosted by AARP Pennsylvania and the AARP Foundation, experts representing organizations such as Philabundance, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Share Food Program and others joined local officials to discuss various ways to break down barriers to connect older adults to food assistance across the city. In Philadelphia over 330,000 people are at risk for hunger, and …

Insurance Marketplace Opens; Multiple Options for Consumers

Insurance Marketplace Opens; Multiple Options for Consumers

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Hilary Appelman • Anna Cordella has paid thousands of dollars to keep her health insurance coverage since she was laid off in 2012. Her eligibility runs out Dec. 31, but she’s not panicked. The next day, her coverage will begin under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law, which prohibits insurers from denying coverage or charging higher premiums based on preexisting medical conditions, “is the best thing that ever happened,” said the Norristown resident, who turns 64 this month. …

AARP PA Issues Statement in Response to Release of Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative

AARP PA Issues Statement in Response to Release of Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative

Posted on 09/23/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Pennsylvania Issues Statement in Response to Release of Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative Harrisburg, PA—AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement following the release of Governor Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania initiative: “We are pleased that Governor Corbett recognizes the need to expand affordable health care coverage for all Pennsylvanians.  We already know that more than 500,000 hard-working Pennsylvanians – including 90,000 residents age 50-64 – face falling into a coverage gap because they aren’t eligible for Medicaid or …

Re-Imagine Your Life With Health Care Coverage

Re-Imagine Your Life With Health Care Coverage

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz, vice president of the health issues team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP. Imagine being 56-years old. Diabetic and uninsured. And getting sicker every day because you can’t get the treatment you need to control your chronic illness. Unimaginable? Perhaps to you, but not to millions of Americans and their families who face this reality every day. But soon—regardless of one’s financial ability, employment status or a pre-existing illness—everyone will have access to health care …

SNAP Helps Put Food on the Table

SNAP Helps Put Food on the Table

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Cristina Rouvalis Whenever he’s at the doctor’s office, senior center or elsewhere in his hometown of Clairton, Bill Donnelly, 79, hands out postcards in hopes that one of his contemporaries will go to bed less hungry. “Hey, good looking,” he’ll say if he’s speaking to a woman—a line that inevitably elicits a smile and provides a playful opening for a serious subject. “We are working on trying to get people enrolled in the SNAP program.” “SNAP?” she might ask. …