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By Cristina Rouvalis
Elections 2018 #2
Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters in Pennsylvania (57%) and 56 percent nationally . Candidates who ignored older voters, Pennsylvania’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day.
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More older Pennsylvanians will qualify for prescription drug assistance thanks to newly enacted eligibility standards.
Prescription medicine and money
Thousands of  older Pennsylvanians now qualify for prescription drug assistance under a new law that increases income limits for the state’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET) program.
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The Pennsylvania House Professional Licensure Committee is currently considering Senate Bill 780, which would offer state residents more options for health care through telemedicine.
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Disrupt Dementia
On Monday, June 25, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins revealed that AARP’s Brain Health Fund is investing $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), a London-based investment fund aimed at financing the research and development of breakthrough treatments for dementia, in the hopes of developing three to five treatments in the coming years.
Walking on a Sunny Day at the Park
AARP Pennsylvania invites everyone to get active with Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Erika Strassburger at Schenley Park, one of the community's most beautiful assets, on Thursday, July 12. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh air, meet some new people, and hear from a local legislator about current city initiatives. The Venture Outdoors staff have planned a low intensity walk through the park in order to accommodate participants with varying levels of physical fitness.
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