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MAY 17, 2022
The cost of electricity will be increasing dramatically beginning June 1. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently alerted customers that most electric utilities will be adjusting electric generation prices next month. Depending on their electric utility company, many customers will see increases ranging between 6% and 45%. Here are some ways to reduce your energy bill.
MAY 12, 2022
AARP Pennsylvania launched a new statewide voter education campaign focused on helping communities and older adults cut through the noise and avoid confusion when exercising their right to vote. Pennsylvania voters have been on an information rollercoaster ride since 2020, and we are providing Pennsylvanians 50-plus with trusted information about how, when, and where to vote in the 2022 elections.
MAY 17, 2022
The news that many electric distribution companies are notifying their residential customers that the cost of electricity will be increasing on June 1 is hitting Pennsylvanians at a time when they are confronted with higher prices for almost everything they’re buying. From gasoline to groceries, to prescription drugs and rent, many Pennsylvanians are struggling. In order to ensure that they know about available programs and tips that can assist in reducing their summer utility bills, AARP created a guide to help them.
MAY 12, 2022
AARP Pennsylvania hosted a tele-town hall with Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Marks on May 10, the last day to request a mail-in ballot.
MAY 3, 2022
Established in 1987, the Pennsylvania State Office of AARP is located in downtown Harrisburg, with an additional office in Philadelphia.
On Thursday, March 24th, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Steve Samuelson to call on Pennsylvania’s Republican-led General Assembly to immediately use $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help older Pennsylvanians and individuals with disabilities through property tax rebates to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health insurance
AARP PA joined U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and local partners to celebrate the twelve-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and to continue discussions on lowering prescription drug costs.
AARP Pennsylvania is excited to participate in a nationwide AARP Celebrates You Event on Friday, March 25th! The AARP Celebrates You celebration runs from March 24th-26th with an amazing lineup of exciting virtual events designed to help you stay healthy and happy.
A new Philadelphia law aims to prevent “tangled titles,” which occur when a homeowner dies and heirs mistakenly assume they own the home. In reality, if their name isn’t on the deed, heirs may be out of luck.
State Budget
The Pennsylvania General Assembly is expected to consider this year the proposed Keystone Saves program, which could help the state’s estimated 2.1 million private-sector employees who lack access to retirement savings at work.
PA Governor Tom Wolf
On behalf of our 1.8 million members across the state, AARP Pennsylvania appreciates that Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for FY 2022/2023 shows awareness of the myriad of challenges that Pennsylvanians and their families face. However, with the pandemic still on the move, the oldest and most vulnerable among us need protection – with nursing home residents and those who care for them at the front of the line.
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We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that tangible improvements can spark long-term change. AARP launched the Community Challenge in 2017 to fund projects that build momentum to improve livability nationwide. We are excited to announce the program is back in 2022 for its sixth year and is currently accepting applications online through March 22, 5:00 p.m. ET.
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In a vital step for workers across the Commonwealth, House Bill 2156 was introduced on February 3rd in order to create Keystone Saves, a program that will provide Pennsylvania workers with an easy way to save out of their regular paycheck and help them grow the savings they need to take control of their future.
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AARP Pennsylvania hosted a tele-town hall on Tuesday, January 25th, featuring Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Acting Consumer Advocate Patrick Cicero to help its 1.8 million members and all Pennsylvanians know how and where to access utility assistance programs. 
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