The AARP Block Party makes its first stop of 2023 at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, March 4-12 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Downtown Philly.
AARP Pennsylvania Recognizes Dixie Lee Rhodes for her Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award
The AARP Community Challenge grant program awarded money to Thomas Jefferson University to build a garden to combat social isolation by turning vacant land into green space for neighbors to gather.
Housing costs across the tri-state areas are skyrocketing. AARP is working to help ease the burden on those affected.
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.
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.
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.
AARP Pennsylvania Issues Statement Condemning Racially Motivated Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders
AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh released the following statement in response to newly compiled data showing a spike last year—in some cases by triple digits—in anti-Asian hate crimes in 16 of the nation’s largest cities, including Philadelphia. The March 2 analysis comes from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, based on preliminary police data. The first spikes occurred in March and April 2020, according to the center’s report, coinciding with the rise in COVID-19 cases and negative stereotyping of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members generally, and Chinese Americans in particular. In addition, the report states that overall hate crimes fell last year, while hate crimes targeting AAPI community members dramatically increased.
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