AARP Opposes Telephone Deregulation Bill That Removes PUC Oversight and Threatens Access to Landline Service

AARP Opposes Telephone Deregulation Bill That Removes PUC Oversight and Threatens Access to Landline Service

Posted on 11/21/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania Opposes Telephone Deregulation Bill That Removes PUC Oversight and Threatens Access to Landline Service Survey Shows 50+ Pennsylvanians Oppose Eliminating PUC Authority to Set Telephone Rates and Service Quality for Landline Service Providers Included in House Bill 1608  AARP Pennsylvania today called on state lawmakers to reject HB 1608 that would deregulate telephone service and remove important consumer protections, threatening the future availability of landline phone service for residents statewide.        The bill is being considered by the …

Bill Would Let Phone Companies Stop Landline Service

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Local Resources | Pennsylvania The General Assembly is considering legislation (HB 1608) that would allow phone companies to stop offering landline service if at least two other telecommunications companies offer phone services to residential customers in the area. If the measure becomes law, the companies could raise rates for landline users or eliminate basic service to save money. AARP Pennsylvania opposes the measure. “There are many rural areas in Pennsylvania where cellphone service is not reliable,’’ said Ray Landis, AARP state advocacy manager. In …

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

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Pennsylvania 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

Events | Home & Family | Pennsylvania | Volunteering 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 …

Philadelphia Volunteer Marlene Trice Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Andrus Award for Community Service

Philadelphia Volunteer Marlene Trice Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/22/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering  Marlene Trice of Philadelphia has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and older, to receive Pennsylvania’s 2013 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  Named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making their communities better in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer. The award was formally presented …

Social Security Generates $70 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 470,000 Jobs in Pennsylvania, According to AARP Study

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Pennsylvania Social Security Generates $70 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 470,000 Jobs in Pennsylvania AARP Study Quantifies Social Security Benefits’ Critical Contributions to National, State Economies A new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in Pennsylvania generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $70 billion in total economic output to the Pennsylvania economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. The …