AARP PA Awards Hunger Grants to Philadelphia Area Faith-Based Organizations

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Local Resources AARP Pennsylvania recently awarded $10,000 in grants to faith-based organizations in Philadelphia. The grants were awarded to assist in fighting hunger among people age 50+ in Philadelphia’s African American community by funding hunger relief projects led by twenty faith-based organizations. Awardees were presented the grants at a brunch hosted on AARP Pennsylvania on Friday, November 21, at the First District Plaza. Hunger continues to adversely impact the lives of the 50+ in Pennsylvania, with nearly 6 percent of persons in …

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

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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 Congratulates Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto on His 50th Birthday

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Local Resources AARP Congratulates Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto on His 50th Birthday PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto celebrated his 50th birthday by receiving his official AARP membership card at a ceremony at the City-County Building. “On behalf of AARP and its more than 175,000 members throughout Allegheny County, we want to wish a warm and very happy 50th birthday to Mayor William Peduto as he reaches this very special milestone,” said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh. “Not only is …

Erie Caregiving Forum Offers Help for Those Caring for Loved Ones at Home

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Local Resources More than 100 Erie area families caring for loved ones at home or anticipating care for themselves or family members adults recently attended a special AARP Pennsylvania Caregiving Forum held earlier this month at Erie’s Blasco Memorial Library.  The event featured Elaine Ryan, vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration in AARP’s Government Affairs group who lead’s AARP’s efforts to help family caregivers fill gaps in the nation’s long-term health care system. Ryan herself is an experienced family caregiver, whose commitment to …

Caregiving Event in Philadelphia

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

Local Resources 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. …