Help Protect Consumers from Skyrocketing Electric Rates!

Posted on 06/24/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Pennsylvania AARP is fighting to ensure that you have continued access to affordable and stable electricity service in your home.  Right now, the Pennsylvania legislature is considering House Bill 2104 that would protect consumers from skyrocketing electric rates. Consumers statewide are still recovering from electricity rate sticker shock that slammed thousands of households across Pennsylvania. While electricity marketers attributed the crisis to a “once in a lifetime” polar vortex, we’re all still vulnerable to future rate spikes, perhaps as soon as soaring temperatures …

Help Keep $21 Million Increase for Senior Support Services in Final State Budget!

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Pennsylvania AARP is fighting to ensure that older Pennsylvanians receive the help they need to live in their homes and communities as they age–where so many raised their families. Right now, state officials in Harrisburg are deciding how much money will be available for programs that help thousands of Pennsylvanians live in their homes and communities as they age.  Proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery can easily finance a funding increase that will help reduce the number of older adults currently on waiting lists …

New Scorecard Gives Pennsylvania Low Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania today warned that a new study ranking Pennsylvania 42nd nationally in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents calls for across the board improvements, with particular emphasis on enhancing caregiving affordability and access. The ranking comes from a new comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with …

“Life Reimagined” Event in Philadelphia

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events | Pennsylvania AARP recently held a successful “Life Reimagined” event to show people 50+ the paths to new and exciting possibilities. Over one hundred people attended the event which took place at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. AARP’s meaning for “Life Reimagined” is all about envisioning, evaluating, and making dreams a real possibility. The event’s two powerful speakers demonstrated this vision by sharing their personal stories. Lydia Hernandez Velez, Deputy Managing Director for Aging in Philadelphia shared her process of putting the …

Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body and Soul in Philadelphia

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania recently joined organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, “Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul.” The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57’s Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for a panel discussion on the needs of family caregivers. The featured speakers on the panel were experts in the caregiving industry answering questions …

Caregiving Event in Philadelphia

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

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Pennsylvania 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. …