On June 3, AARP Pennsylvania joined forces with local service providers for a seminar on Caregiving for York County families. Over 60 family caregivers participated in the program that covered caring for loved ones with cognitive impairment, taking time to care for caregivers and local community resources for families caring for loved ones at home.
AARP Pennsylvania will be holding another event for York County caregivers on October 19. To can learn more about that program, please contact David Kalinoski.
Letters to the Editor Campaign
AARP Pennsylvania wants to recognize York Team Member Pam Zerba who has placed four letters to the editor in York newspapers so far this year in support of AARP’s position on Caregiving and Social Security. These placements help AARP advance its advocacy agenda and lets both members and the public learn how AARP is working for you at the state level. If you are interested in participating in AARP’s Letter to the Editor campaign in York, please contact David Kalinowski.
“The Longest Day” Pampering of Family Caregivers
Earlier this summer, AARP PA helped raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association during a special event held on June 20-the summer solstice and longest day of the year. The event was designed to symbolize the lengthy journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers and featured fun engagements, a coffee bar, an ice cream social, massages, and other therapeutic offerings.
Livable Communities Support
AARP Pennsylvania provided a letter of support for Downtown Inc’s Heritage Rail Trail and Riverfront Park Seating Project. Funded through a grant from the York County Community Foundation, the project will install public seating along the York City portion of the Rail Trail. Earlier this year, AARP Pennsylvania supported the City of York’s grant application to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to extend the Heritage Rail Trail through the downtown area.
AARP in York County
By Leah Garloff , August 29, 2016 01:30 PM