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AARP Pennsylvania

Reimagining the possibilities of life for Pennsylvanians
Within the next 10 years, Social Security could be cut by as much as 20 percent. Social Security isn’t free. We’ve earned it after a lifetime of hard work. It’s the largest source of retirement income for most Americans – including over two million retired Pennsylvanians - - helping them to put food on the table, pay utility bills, and put gas in the tank.
Recently, Governor Shapiro signed two significant bills - House Bill 1100 and House Bill 611. AARP Pennsylvania celebrates these legislative actions, which will bolster the well-being of older homeowners and renters, helping them stay in their homes and communities.
The names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released Aug. 29. Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list.
The Master Plan for Older Adults will serve as a 10-year, state-led and stakeholder-driven roadmap to build and maintain a Pennsylvania where every resident can live and thrive at any age. And the Commonwealth needs your help to make it happen. Read on to see how you can help guide the ongoing process.
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!
When it comes to the labor market, the supply of jobs is outpacing demand but that doesn’t mean that employment scams have gone away. Just because there are more job openings than job seekers doesn’t mean that criminals have closed up shop. With many Americans looking for a side hustle to help make ends meet or an opportunity to make more money or work remotely, there are still enough potential victims to fuel these schemes.
Some of the top scams are the ones that have been around the longest. One might think that a crime like the tech support scam, which has been around for 15 years, might fade away but it is more common than ever. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, the tech support scam was reported by nearly 18,000 victims who had a combined $588 million stolen from them last year.
Last month Medicare announced that one of their contractors had been hacked and the personal information of 612,000 Medicare beneficiaries were stolen. The security breach put Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s license numbers, health insurance claims, medical history notes, prescription information and other personally identifiable information at risk.
Philadelphia’s Center in the Park, a social and assistance hub for older adults, has transformed an office space that was no longer needed into a new gathering spot.
As communities band together to support those affected by natural disasters, AARP Pennsylvania remains vigilant against opportunistic scammers seeking to exploit vulnerabilities. Recognizing the need for awareness, AARP Pennsylvania is equipping residents with some tips to safeguard themselves from disaster-related scams.
Governor Josh Shapiro and Secretary of Aging Jason Kavulich were AARP Pennsylvania’s guests on an August 25 TeleTown Hall aimed at encouraging older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program this year and informing them of the historic enhancements to the PTRR program, which AARP Pennsylvania advocated for, that will take effect in 2024.
Nearly 200 Philadelphians joined AARP Pennsylvania and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for "Social Security: Here Today, Here Tomorrow" on July 26th.
Statement by AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh on the passing of the former first lady of Pennsylvania:
AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston Walsh's statement.
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