AARP Pennsylvania

Reimagining the possibilities of life for Pennsylvanians
SEP 2, 2022
Despite millions of dollars being made available to long-term care facilities, including through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, we are deeply concerned that nursing home staffing at more than one dozen facilities in the state is at risk.
AUG 18, 2022
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey joined AARP Pennsylvania for a roundtable conversation highlighting how older Pennsylvanians will benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which was signed into law by President Biden earlier this week. 
AUG 12, 2022
Bill Allows Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices and Caps Out-of-Pocket Spending on Medications for Seniors
AUG 7, 2022
Bill Allows Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices and Caps Out-of-Pocket Spending on Medications for Seniors
JUL 27, 2022
AARP research shows that Pennsylvania voters and small business owners support the creation of Keystone Saves, a retirement savings program for workers who do not have access to one through their employer.
Affordable Housing
Housing costs across the tri-state areas are skyrocketing. AARP is working to help ease the burden on those affected.
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A new survey from AARP Pennsylvania shows candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate should pay close attention to the concerns of Black Pennsylvanians age 50 and over, with issues such as inflation and rising prices, gun control/gun rights, and voting rights top of voters’ minds.
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At  AARP, Livable Communities offer safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life; and we know that Pennsylvania communities are working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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Today, AARP Pennsylvania released key findings from their 2022 election survey that shows candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate should pay close attention to Pennsylvanians over 50 heading into the summer campaign season, with issues like inflation, jobs and the economy, and Social Security on 50+ voters’ minds.
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79 percent of business owners agree Pennsylvania should create a retirement savings program
Treasurer, Legislators Introduce Retirement Savings Plan for Hardworking Pennsylvanians
The retirement savings program could help curb Pennsylvania’s retirement crisis.
Measuring Windows
AARP Pennsylvania and SeniorLAW Center announced a new initiative to help older Pennsylvanians navigate legal issues following the extreme devastation caused by Hurricane Ida last year. Ida plowed a path of destruction across the Northeast, bringing record rainfall, spawning tornados, and causing major flooding. The storm killed 95 people in the United States, with five in Pennsylvania, and caused billions of dollars in property damage.
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The AARP Block Party returns in 2022 and we’ll be stopping at Philadelphia Flower Show. We’ll have fun activities and a few cool, new surprises up our sleeve. Join us June 11-19 in FDR Park!
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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.
Utility Rates
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.
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