Is Your Neighborhood Livable Today and in the Future?

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Community | Home & Family Is Your Neighborhood Livable Today and in the Future? Philadelphia, Allentown and Erie Score High in New Livability Index The AARP Public Policy Institute today is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – rates across a …

Have Fun Outdoors—And Be Healthy

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Local Resources You’re likely to live a longer, healthier life if you stay active, and AARP members can trim costs as well with a 20 percent discount from Venture Outdoors. The nonprofit connects people of all ages and physical capabilities to recreational opportunities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Activities include kayaking, hiking, biking and fly-fishing, which promote endurance, flexibility, balance and strength—fitness goals recommended by the National Institute on Aging. People who are physically active and maintain a healthy weight live about seven years …

On the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering By Hilary Appelman John Sparvero’s first car was a 1949 Ford coupe with a stick shift and no air conditioning or seatbelts, nicknamed “Patches” because of the repairs he’d made to the back seat. Today, Sparvero’s minivan has a sensor that turns his high-beam headlights on and off automatically and a backup camera that alerts him when a car or person is within 100 feet. “My first car, the only radio I had was AM,” said Sparvero, 78, a retired …

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing       PA Hunger Rountable Report 2015 AARP Pennsylvania released today, ‘Hunger Among 50+ Adults in Pennsylvania: A Summary of Roundtable Discussions’, created in partnership with the AARP Foundation. The report is a result of convened discussions with key stakeholders in two separate roundtables, held in Philadelphia in 2013 and in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2014, for participating groups to learn how hunger affects Pennsylvania’s aging population and to share workable solutions to this important issue. Hunger among seniors is …

Fraud Watch Network Offers Tips on How to Spot and Avoid Romance Scams

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Community | Home & Family  As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network releases new tips on how Pennsylvanians can protect themselves from scammers taking aim at their hearts and their pocketbooks. Scamming thousands of men and women each year – most over age 40 – romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). The average per-victim loss is $10,000, according to MoneyGram. Other Valentine’s Day cons include: …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Uncategorized To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …