— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

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— More than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians care for older parents, spouses or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and on April 20, 2017, a new law takes effect that will make life a little bit easier for them. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act requires hospitals to: Provide …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 7 p.m. ET Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

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— Fight Back Against Fraud! Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Fight back against fraud! Join us for free shredding events in Pennsylvania. AARP Pennsylvania is hosting a number of free shredding events where shredding services will be available to securely destroy your documents containing personal and sensitive information. You can also learn how to protect yourself from fraud and scams. Shredding services are free of charge and are open to the public. …

— Medicare Voucher Proposal Will Increase Health Care Costs for Older Pennsylvanians By Joanne Grossi and Bill Johnston-Walsh Major changes being considered by our elected officials in Washington could dramatically increase costs for Pennsylvania’s 2.3 million older adults currently counting on Medicare benefits for their health care needs. That’s because some on Capitol Hill are proposing to replace Medicare’s guaranteed benefits with a voucher program as a way to reduce health care costs.  The voucher program, sometimes known as premium support, …

— Vision Zero Conference On March 1, AARP Pennsylvania sponsored the Second Annual Vision Zero Conference. The event, presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Uber, focused on creating roadways that respect human dignity. Sessions focused on various subjects including an insight from trauma centers, safety initiatives across Philadelphia, designing safer streets for all road users, and how to Vision Zero could play a role in making Philadelphia a more livable community for all ages. Lunar New Year On …

— Food Box Packing During the month of January, AARP staff and volunteers sorted and prepped donations for 822 senior food boxes that were delivered to homebound and isolated seniors throughout York county.  On the third Wednesday of each month between 10 AM and 2 PM, volunteers head to the York County Food Bank to help pack boxes. If you would like to volunteer at our next community service project , please contact David Kalinoski. Movies for Grown Ups Over the …

— Sunshine Box Packing On January 3, February 7 and March 7, local AARP volunteers packed more than 2,000 boxes of food at the Second Harvest Food Bank for senior clients in the community.  We will continue our community service work to help fight hunger among seniors in the Lehigh Valley. On the first Tuesday of every month at 8:30am, we meet to pack boxes at the Second Harvest Warehouse in Nazareth. Join us! Movies for Grown Ups Over the past …

— Fraud Watch Presentations AARP Pennsylvania volunteer and consumer advocate Mary Bach addressed Butler County residents on January 31 at the Butler YMCA. Mary highlighted popular scams, what to look out for to avoid falling victim to scams, and provided resources to help people, including the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Movies for Grown Ups Over the past couple of months, AARP Pennsylvania has offered several Movies for Grown Ups showings. In February, members and volunteers enjoyed a free screening of Maya …