— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Pennsylvania for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars. Social Security – Why It Pays to Wait Tuesday, June 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET When it comes to getting the biggest monthly Social Security check, timing can be everything. That’s why learning about when to claim your retirement benefits is so important. Attend AARP’s free interactive webinar to have your questions answered and learn about the critical difference between retirement age and “full” retirement …

— On behalf of 50+ Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth, including the 1.8 million AARP members, I am writing to thank Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for being part of the fight against age discrimination by co-sponsoring the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).  Age discrimination in the workplace, like any other kind of discrimination, is wrong. It threatens the financial security of older workers like me, by pushing us out of the workforce and creating barriers to jobs or promotions. Ten years …

— Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Pennsylvania Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ state residents who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community. “AARP Pennsylvania is excited to shine a light on 50+ residents who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Pennsylvania Volunteer State President …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— More than 80,000 older Pennsylvanians are raising their grandchildren when parents cannot. Pennsylvania allows grandparents and others to petition the court for custody in certain situations. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may be able to ask for physical custody or control and/or legal custody giving you the right to make decisions in the child’s best interest. The court may consider if: The child is substantially at risk due to parental abuse, neglect or incapacity, drug or alcohol abuse The …

—   Join AARP staff and volunteers as we celebrate Philadelphia’s diversity and community at ODUNDE and Pride festivals on Sunday, June 9. At both ODUNDE and Pride festivals, AARP Pennsylvania will have a prize wheel at the AARP booth, and will provide information and resources on important issues impacting the 50+. We’ll also be hosting listening sessions to learn from Pennsylvanians about how to make our communities more livable as it relates to housing, transportation, and parks/open spaces. This information …

— By Cristina Rouvalis When Pittsburgh resident Joyce Bushmen set out for the scenic trails of Frick Park on a sunny day last August, it wasn’t a typical walk in the woods. City Councilman Corey O’Connor led Bushmen and other older residents through the park, stopping to chat about their surroundings, affordable housing, potholes and other issues. Bushmen, 73, enjoyed the twist on her usual exercise routine. “At our stage of the game, you need to do what you can without …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— You’re invited to join AARP members from across Pennsylvania when we take over the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg for a rally at noon Wednesday, April 10. The rally is the centerpiece of AARP Pennsylvania’s Lobby Day at the State Capitol.  Preceding the Rotunda event, members will will be visiting with legislators to discuss issues face to face, including ways to reduce prescription drug costs, protect state lottery funds for senior programs and increase protections to prevent elder abuse. Here’s …