— AARP LIVABLE COMMUNITIES NETWORK AWARD OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BRIEF OVERVIEW: The AARP Livable Communities Network Award (“Promotion”) takes place between February 17 at 9:00am EST and February 28 at 11:59pm EST (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion consists of an award in which community organizations will be recognized for their work creating Livable Communities for adults aged 50 and over. AARP Network of …

—   Philadelphia resident Joanne Grossi has recently been appointed as AARP Pennsylvania’s State President. In her new role, Grossi will help shape AARP’s strategic priorities, build community partnerships with key decision makers and serve as AARP’s principal volunteer spokesperson in Pennsylvania. Grossi brings more than 30 years’ experience in public health, public policy and legislative affairs to her new position. Most recently, she served as a Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she worked with federal, …

— In the weeks leading up to February 7, when Governor Wolf will present his budget plan, there has been much discussion on how legislators will approve a new budget while dealing with Pennsylvania’s looming budget difficulties. In fact, the Independent Fiscal Office estimates that the Commonwealth faces a deficit of close to $600 million between now and the end of June. Recently, proposals on how to address the Commonwealth’s budget deficit have been made, including a recommendation to consolidate some …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Heading to the Philadelphia Flower Show? So are we!   AARP is proud to participate in the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and is excited to present a fun and interactive exhibit space! Join AARP staff and volunteers who will be at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show all week to talk about important issues impacting our local communities, and we’re happy to announce that we’ll be hosting an AARP Block Party on March 18-19! Stop by for fun activities, including …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners in …

— AARP Pennsylvania is a proud sponsor of the second Vision Zero Conference for Philadelphia, to be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Led by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the second Vision Zero Conference for Philadelphia to be held at Thomas Jefferson University will carry the theme of “Creating Roadways That Respect Human Dignity.”   According to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, “Invited panelists include speakers from AAA and AARP; Kelley Yemen, the City of Philadelphia Complete Streets Director and …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 2 p.m. ET Register for this webinar for a chance to win a $500 gift card* With more than 165,000 medical health apps and 12,000 wearable health-tracking devices on the market, how can you tell which ones are best for you? Join Dr. Leslie Saxon as she shares what to look for in a trustworthy medical app and how to maximize your health through …

— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 11 a.m. ET where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

— That all-inclusive vacation—is it too good to be true? How about the charmer you met online who professes love and then asks for money? Consumer advocate and AARP volunteer Mary Bach is sharing her expertise through a web-based video series called Outsmarting the Scammers. AARP Pennsylvania produces the videos, and Bach delivers no-nonsense advice on how to avoid classic scams as well as new ones. Pennsylvanians reported more than 80,000 cases of fraud to the Federal Trade Commission in 2015. …