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March has been a busy month for the staff and volunteers of AARP Pennsylvania! As the weather started to warm up, so did our community outreach efforts. Here are a few highlights of our recent activities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties:
The Philadelphia Flower Show
AARP Pennsylvania was a proud sponsor of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Flower Show in Philadelphia, which ran from March 5th to March 13th. Staff and more than 30 volunteers spoke to attendees about Life Reimagined, a program designed to help people reflect, evaluate priorities, and take action to live their best life. The event featured a photo booth and life techs who talked to individuals about online safety and how to live to the fullest.
To read a full recap of the two-day festivities, click here.
Pepsi Cola Employee Health Fair
On March 9th, AARP Pennsylvania attended the Pepsi Cola Employee Health Fair, where staff and volunteers educated and engaged employees about caregiving. Over the course of the day, staff and volunteers spoke to more than 300 Pepsi Cola employees, hearing from many caregivers about the struggles they face, and sharing resources. Want to learn more about caregiving? Check out AARP's I Heart Caregivers site.
Movies for Grownups
March 16th marked the Movies for Grownups showing of Hello, my Name is Doris. The Ritz East accommodated 300 AARP members and guests for the 7 PM screening. AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers were on hand to welcome guests, talk about fraud, and how to get more involved through volunteerism. If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Larry Farnese’s Senior Expo
On March 23rd, AARP Pennsylvania attended Senator Larry Farnese's annual Senior Expo in Southwest Philadelphia. AARP staff and volunteers were educating attendees about common and emerging scams, and offered tips on fraud prevention, and resources like the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
Chinese New Year Parade
AARP was present to welcome the year of the Monkey with the Asian community in Philadelphia. Volunteers and staff worked to increase awareness and spead the celebration to all in attendance. The Chinese New kicked off with a big celebration for the Year of the Monkey, it took place indoors Saturday, February 14, at the Reading Terminal Market.
“90 Years of Sophistication and Swag”
On Saturday, February 6, AARP attended the 2016 Alpha Kappa Alpha "90 Years of Sophistication and Swag" Luncheon. At this event, Staff and ten volunteers took the opportunity to talk about Life Reimagined and partner with Greek Councils and Organizations.
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