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

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

Volunteering  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 …

Task Force Targets Scams, Bad Deals, Cold Calls

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Hilary Appelman When Eileen Mazza retired as a manager at a gas company, she went to work part time for a law firm, helping find customers who might invest in trusts and annuities. But Mazza soon realized that many people couldn’t afford what her firm was selling. “People who’ve retired on maybe $80,000 and someone’s trying to take $5,000 for a trust—they don’t need that!” she said. “That’s not right.” Mazza started telling potential customers that these types of …

Experience Corps Brings Adults Back to School

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Volunteering People who sign up to volunteer with AARP Experience Corps are finding themselves back in the classroom. And they are loving it. Just ask Marlo Bender about her work as a tutor with AARP Experience Corps. As a volunteer in Tempe, Arizona, Bender is just as excited to be in the classroom as the kids are to have her. “It’s magical,” says Bender of her experience. “When my students realize they’re reading, not just word-for-word but fluently, their faces light …

Volunteers Improve Communities—Lend a Hand

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Cristina Rouvalis Since retiring as a computer company executive in 2000, John Kelly has spent every tax season helping people who dread the April 15 deadline. He and other AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers convert that anxiety into relief when they prepare tax returns for free and file them electronically. When taxpayers walk out the door, “they are all smiles,” said Kelly, 73, of Maple Glen. As the district manager for eight Tax-Aide sites in Philadelphia, Kelly trains 30 to …

Presents for Long Term Care Patients

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

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

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

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 …