Allentown Event Aims to Help Caregivers

Allentown Event Aims to Help Caregivers

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

Home & Family 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 …

Elder Abuse is a Growing Concern

Elder Abuse is a Growing Concern

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Cristina Rouvalis Here’s the dire situation presented to Renee Martin, director of education and outreach for the state attorney general’s office: A 72-year-old Lancaster County man was in danger of losing his home because his drug-addicted son had stolen thousands of dollars from his accounts. The tip came from a woman living next door to the man. Martin contacted the Lancaster County Office of Aging, which had already been looking into the case. But their investigation turned up something …

PA Issue Summary: Senate Bill 1121 Would End Default Electricity Service and Auction Off Consumers to Unregulated Suppliers

PA Issue Summary: Senate Bill 1121 Would End Default Electricity Service and Auction Off Consumers to Unregulated Suppliers

Posted on 12/11/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Home & Family Senate Bill 1121 Would End Default Electricity Service and Auction Off Consumers to Unregulated Suppliers           Issue Background Currently, more than 60% of Pennsylvania households receive default service from their electric utilities which purchase generation in the competitive wholesale markets and provide it to retail customers with no additional markup or profit margin. Residents who shop for electricity on the retail market use default electric service plans as the baseline to compare prices. Pennsylvanians have made …

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

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

Home & Family 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 …

Presents for Long Term Care Patients

Presents for Long Term Care Patients

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

Home & Family It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. – AARP Founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus The holiday season is approaching, and AARP Pennsylvania is raising the awareness of our long term care residents across the state that may be overlooked during this time of year. AARP volunteers distribute more than 2,000 gifts annually to long term care residents across the state, and this year we need your help in the Philadelphia region! PRESENTS FOR …

Finally: A TV Focus on Us

Finally: A TV Focus on Us

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family What’s on your mind may also be what’s on television. Pennsylvania Cable Network and AARP Pennsylvania have teamed up on a program called Focus on Aging Adults, which airs the third Wednesday of each month at 9 p.m. The panel discussions cover policy issues such as state funding for long-term care, as well as practical topics, such as how to avoid scams. “It’s an opportunity for AARP to share its expertise on issues of interest to older Pennsylvanians,” said Steve …