Hunger Grants for the Fight against Hunger Insecurity

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania Today, thousands of older adults are experiencing hunger and there are even more at risk due to the recession. In Philadelphia over 330,000 people are at risk for hunger, and nationally nearly 9 million older adults face food insecurity. Therefore, AARP-Pennsylvania and AARP Foundation are pleased to announce an opportunity to all faith-based organizations to apply for hunger micro grants. These grants are aimed to relive hunger among people age 50-plus in Philadelphia’s African American community to fund 2014 hunger relief projects. In …

Join Center in the Park for Falls and Flu Prevention Day Fair

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Pennsylvania Older adults are an important part of the Philadelphia County community. Influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) is a contagious disease that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for adults 65 years of age and older. AARP community partner Center in the Park will be sponsoring a flu prevention fair. Protecting the health of our aging community is a key priority for Center in the Park, and that’s why they have joined the National Council on Aging’s Flu + You program, which …

There’s an App for That: iPad Revolutionize Reading Tutoring in Philadelphia Public Schools

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania Technology has changed the way we do nearly everything. Whether you want to communicate with someone, order food, or play a game, there’s an app for that. Last semester, with a grant from McLean Contributionship, Philadelphia AARP Experience Corps volunteers used iPads to deliver support to first and  second grade students struggling with reading. What tutors and children alike learned was that using tech for learning can be a lot of fun. Twenty iPads were granted to four Philadelphia public …

AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Press AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters Worry Secure Retirement Slipping Away, Want to Elect Candidates Who Address Economic Security AARP Pennsylvania today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want candidates to focus on improving financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. …

AARP Internship opportunity in Philadelphia

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania  AARP is currently accepting applications for a communication and community outreach intern in our Philadelphia office for the 2014-2015 fall/spring semester. If you are or know anyone interested in the position, email Angela Foreshaw your resume at aforeshaw@aarp.org. Applicants must be able to commit to 20 hours per week for this paid position. In this communication and community outreach internship you will build your resume while gaining first-hand knowledge of how the nation’s largest non-profit organization works, develops and conveys its …

AARP Attends Vanguard Retirement Fair

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Pennsylvania Recently – AARP Pennsylvania attended this year’s Vanguard Retirement Expo in Malvern. The Expo was designed to provide information and resources for the Vanguard employees who are planning for retirement and AARP was there to show those individuals all the Real Possibilities they have in their next stage of life. Over 1,000 Vanguard employees stopped by the AARP table to talk to staff and volunteers about a range of topics from member benefits, volunteer opportunities, health care, and important state …