— AARP Pennsylvania invites everyone to get active with Councilman Corey O’Connor at Frick Park Councilwoman Erika Strassburger at Schenley Park, one of the most beautiful assets to the community, on Wednesday, June 27th 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 …

— From summer to fall, AARP will be at it all! As the summer starts to heat up, AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers will be making an effort to be active in the community throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. We hope to catch you at a few of these events. Some big events you can look forward to seeing us at are the Welcome America Concert on Independence, Philly Free Streets, and the Philadelphia Film Festival. For the full list …

Utility Rates

— Duquesne Light has filed a request with the Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently for a 16 percent increase in the rates it charges customers for the delivery of electricity. If approved as filed, the increase could raise a residential customer’s bill by more than 8 percent. The average monthly bill for residential customers using 600 kilowatt hours could increase by 8.82 percent, with an estimated billing increase from $98.15 to $106.80 per month. The PUC will investigate Duquesne Light’s request and will hold …

— PECO filed a request with the Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently for an $82 million — or 2.2 percent — increase in the rates it charges customers for the delivery of electricity. If approved as filed, the increase could raise a residential customer’s bill by more than 3 percent. The PUC will investigate PECO’s request and will hold public hearing where consumers will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on the rate increase. We encourage PECO customers to learn …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …

— What if you could close down a city street and use it for a few hours of healthy community fun—without motor vehicles? You’d have OpenStreetsPGH, a series of free summer events that open up more than three miles of streets in downtown Pittsburgh for resident’s enjoyment. People of all ages can walk, bike, skate, dance, shop, sightsee, enjoy children’s activities, meet their neighbors and more. AARP Pennsylvania is cosponsoring the events, which are organized by businesses, nonprofit organizations and neighbors. …

5 States

— Harrisburg, PA –AARP Pennsylvania today applauded an order by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission that will require 17 electric, natural gas, water and wastewater utility companies to return $320 million to consumers due to changes in Federal Tax law that took effect on Jan. 1. Back in March, AARP Pennsylvania asked the PUC to adjust current customer utility bills to reflect changes in corporate tax obligations included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. That law lowered the …

— Here’s a quick recap of the May 15 primary election: There were few true surprises in the primary election results.  One notable development – for the first time since 2014 Pennsylvania will have a female Representative in the US House of Representatives (both candidates in the 5th District are women).   Pennsylvania has only had four female Representatives in the US House who did not succeed their husband in office. Governor Republican State Senator Scott Wagner won a contested three-way primary …

— AARP Pennsylvania is a proud sponsor of the 3rd annual Philly Free Streets event. Philly Free Streets, a people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia, will block off several miles of vehicular traffic along Broad Street on August 11th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The car-free route spanning several miles from City Hall to Erie Avenue will create a connection between Center City and North Philadelphia where people can bike, walk or play to explore the neighborhoods. This event …

— With warm weather in the forecast it is always nice to get outside. When you’re out and about this spring and summer, look for AARP Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh community at several exciting events. Whether its service or enjoying some quality time with members of the city and surrounding counties, you can count on AARP being there. Keep a special lookout for us at the upcoming OpenStreets events and PrideFest! Join us at any of these listed events in your …