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AARP Pennsylvania

Reimagining the possibilities of life for Pennsylvanians
AARP Pennsylvania has again partnered with PCN to bring you a monthly series of programs throughout 2024 centered on issues important to Pennsylvanians 50-plus. The series - "Focus on Aging Adults" - will feature guest experts joining with AARP leaders to discuss legislative and policy issues that impact older Pennsylvanians and their families.
AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh provided a statement in response to Governor Josh Shapiro's 2024-2025 budget address.
AARP Community Challenge grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable by improving public places, transportation, housing, digital connections, and more. Now in its eighth year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods and rural areas to become great places to live for all residents, especially those age 50 and older.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Pennsylvania for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
Meet Kate Kleinert, an AARP Pennsylvania volunteer on the Consumer Issues Task Force and an AARP Fraud Watch Network Speaker, endured a devastating romance scam that cost her everything: her life savings, home, and beloved dogs. It all started with a simple Facebook friend request from 'Tony', a supposed surgeon in Iraq. Over months, their frequent conversations developed into a deep emotional bond. Trusting him, Kleinert sent Tony $39,000, her entire savings, lured by his repayment promises.
AARP Pennsylvania and The Penthouse 7 are excited to present a series of dance "Flexercise" events throughout 2024, starting on Wednesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. EST with a vibrant Latin Dance session featuring the Cha-Cha.
AARP Pennsylvania and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia are pleased to present three virtual events that brings the U.S. Constitution to life.
Together, AARP and the Barnes Foundation are offering the finest of art and history with four FREE virtual events this year. The Barnes features the world’s greatest collections of modern European paintings that include works by Renoir, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and Marie Laurencin. In addition to paintings, the Barnes has African art, Native American ceramics, Greek antiquities, Pennsylvania German furniture, and decorative ironwork.
If there is one thing everyone should understand, it is that “scammers” are career criminals skilled at the art of manipulation, and no one is immune. These crooks target people of any age; in fact, 41% of those who reported a fraud loss to the Federal Trade Commission in 2023 were under the age of 30. So, what can a person do if they experience fraud?
AARP Pennsylvania is teaming up with the Allegheny Land Trust this spring to offer a 50+ FREE walking series to explore the beautiful outdoors of Allegheny County. Geared for those ages 50+, an Allegheny Land Trust educator will lead participants in hiking Land Trust properties over moderate terrain and distances. We’ll take plenty of breaks to stop and learn about local flora and fauna.
Step into the past with AARP and celebrate America’s rich history through our exclusive series of free virtual events in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution. Engage with stories of liberty, equality, and self-government, and discover the diverse narratives that shaped our nation. These events are perfect for history enthusiasts of all ages and should not be missed.
One of the oldest scams around involves a criminal getting hold of one of your checks and forging the payee and the amount. Usually this is done by “washing” the check with chemicals to remove the real information you have written on it. Today, with access to new technologies, criminals are “cooking” checks by creating fake versions of real checks using computer programs. These “cooked” checks can be manipulated digitally and either printed or deposited electronically, saving the crook a lot of mess and hassle.
The Fresh Eats Cooking Series is in collaboration with Phipps’ Culinary Arts education program. Chef Emily Larsen will lead each demo-style class that will expand your culinary skills as she demonstrates how to use familiar favorites from the garden in bold new ways. The series will include menus and downloadable ingredient lists so you can prepare your entrée along with Chef Larsen or simply watch her techniques and create your meal at another time.
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