AARP Congratulates Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto on His 50th Birthday

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

Press 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 …

Jeanette Couple Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press  Jeanette Couple Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award for Community Service Lucille and Clyde Bittner of Jeanette have been selected by AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and older, to receive Pennsylvania’s 2014 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 …

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

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

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. …

Tell Officials to Protect Hard-Working Families By Expanding Medicaid

Posted on 06/10/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press AARP is working to ensure that older adults who have lost their jobs and hard-working Pennsylvanians who are struggling to make ends meet can find the affordable health care they need. Accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid in PA will give these families the security of knowing they can get the health care they need and at the same time boost our economy, create jobs, and help keep the doors open at the hospitals that serve our residents.  By expanding Medicaid, Pennsylvania …

Maintaining Defined Benefit Programs Good for PA Taxpayers

Posted on 05/9/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press Pennsylvania should follow the lead of more than 40 states which have addressed pension funding problems by modifying defined benefit programs and not engaging in wholesale changes to retirement programs for state workers and teachers, according to a panel of state and national pension security advocates briefing lawmakers and reporters at the state capitol today.   The experts charged that legislative proposals that would move teachers and state workers from a traditional pension program to defined contribution plans would be …

Bill Johnston-Walsh Named AARP’s State Director in Pennsylvania

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press Bill Johnston-Walsh Named AARP’s State Director in Pennsylvania AARP today announced the appointment of Bill Johnston-Walsh to the position of state director. In his new role, Johnston-Walsh will lead advocacy, community outreach and education work throughout Pennsylvania for AARP, the nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people age 50+ improve the quality of their lives. AARP has 1.8 million members in Pennsylvania. “Bill Johnston-Walsh is an accomplished advocate for older adults who brings more than 15 …