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—   This spring has been a busy time for AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers across the Commonwealth. As the weather warmed up, so did activities in Philadelphia. In addition to participating in local events and festivals throughout Philadelphia, AARP has continued its partnership with key stakeholders on initiatives to ensure that Philadelphia is a livable community for all. AARP has also been active on caregiver issues and fraud prevention. Here’s just a sample of what AARP has been up to in Philadelphia:   …

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— Those familiar with AARP’s Take A Stand campaign know full-well the imperativeness of acting to preserve Social Security for all citizens, but for American women –just over 157 million of them to be exact- the stakes are even higher. On June 3rd AARP brought together thought leaders  from both sides of the proverbial aisle for a Social Security and Women Summit on the specific challenges faced by women who rely on Social Security benefits. Packing the auditorium of the New …

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— The Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) invites you to attend an upcoming free workshop by the Social Security Administration.  “Social Security 101” will be held on Monday, July 18 at the Tukwila Community Center.  Attendees will learn about the following: – Retirement Benefits and Eligibility Requirements – What Early Retirement Does To Your Benefits – How do you qualify for Disability, Survivor, and Spouse Benefits – How to use your my Social Security Online Account and other Online Services – …

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— Social Security is becoming even more important in Georgia and throughout the country. Over 1.6 million Georgians receive Social Security benefits and these benefits serve as the only source of income for one in three Georgians age 65 and older. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. That is why AARP has been asking the Presidential candidates and elected officials to Take a Stand and share their plans to make Social Security financially …

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— Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century so we can keep the promise for future generations. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose between $4,000 and $10,000 a year. While Social Security is the bedrock of financial security for most Granite Staters, it is especially important for women. Nearly one-quarter rely on Social Security for nearly ALL of their family income and it keeps one-third out of poverty. What’s more, women earn less, are …

— Be part of the solution! Did you know that 170 million Americans are working hard and paying in to Social Security? You work hard and pay into Social Security with every paycheck. It’s your money. And AARP believes that presidential and congressional candidates owe you details regarding their specific plans to keep Social Security strong so that you get the money you’ve earned. We need candidates to level with us and give us details about their Social Security plans. Sound …

— By Jeff Johnson When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked GOP presidential candidates to explain their plans to strengthen Social Security in the Florida presidential debate March 10, many older Floridians took notice. But younger Floridians often think Social Security is irrelevant to them. More than half of 18-29 year-olds, 65 percent of 30-49 year-olds and about half of all Americans say Social Security won’t be there for them in later life, according to a 2015 AARP poll. Wrong. Social Security will …

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—   You can also view this posting at AARP Careers   We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!   The State and National Group (SNG) is …

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— Identity theft is a persistent problem in the District of Columbia. The number of D.C. complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission increased from fewer than 1,000 in 2014 to more than 1,500 in 2015. Thieves are now using people’s Social Security numbers to steal their retirement benefits. To avert such thefts, AARP is urging residents to set up a “My Social Security” account on the Social Security Administration’s website. Workers can use their online account to monitor earnings history …

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— The campaign season is in full swing. Do you know each candidate’s plans for Social Security? The AARP state office is asking North Carolinians to put that question to every presidential or congressional candidate who asks for their vote. AARP volunteers have been showing up at rallies and debates across the state to inform voters about Social Security proposals and to urge contenders to “take a stand” on the critical retirement program. Almost 1.9 million North Carolinians receive Social Security, …