— 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!

— By Cristina Rouvalis A year ago, Jimmy Kilgallen was maneuvering his electric wheelchair across a treacherous intersection in Pittsburgh. Just as he approached the sidewalk at the corner of Penn Avenue and 40th Street, a car slammed into the back of his chair. For Kilgallen, 66, life has changed dramatically since that hit-and-run accident in his Lawrenceville neighborhood. After multiple surgeries, he lost all the toes on his left foot. Now he’s behind on the rent and worries he will …

— Cristina Rouvalis Hace un año, Jimmy Kilgallen estaba maniobrando su silla de ruedas eléctrica mientras cruzaba una intersección peligrosa de Pittsburgh. En el momento en que se acercaba a la acera en la esquina de Penn Avenue y 40th Street, un auto lo impactó por la parte de atrás de la silla. A Kilgallen, de 66 años, la vida le cambio drásticamente desde este accidente donde el conductor se fugó en su vecindario de Lawrenceville. Después de varias cirugías, perdió …

— AARP Pennsylvania Project Grant 2019 “Quick action” grants to make communities livable for people of all ages AARP invites you to submit application for quick-action projects that can help YOUR community become more livable. Applications are now being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space, and other community elements that support great places for all people of all ages. Applications are due by December 3, 2018, 5:00 pm ET and all projects must be completed by May 6, …

— AARP Pennsylvania and the City of Easton Present The First-Ever Easton Senior Fest You’re invited to this FREE, fun and informative event on August 21 that celebrates older adults and their families in the community. The full day program will feature performances by the Easton Municipal Band, a free picnic lunch and other fun activities. You can also visit with representatives from local senior service organizations, including: AARP Pennsylvania AARP United Healthcare Supplemental Insurance CarePatrol Maintain Your Independence Meals on …

—   AARP Pennsylvania and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh are teaming up to help get older adults moving outdoors through the Foundation’s Senior Connections initiative. Join us for a group walk in Frick Park with Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor, and sign up for free “Park Ambassador” training to learn the fundamentals of leading group outings in your local park. Both events will be led by Venture Outdoors and are designed for older adults of various fitness levels.   …

— 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. …

— By AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi As AARP Pennsylvania’s state president, I have the privilege of helping shape strategic priorities, building community partnerships with key decision makers and serving as AARP’s spokesperson in Pennsylvania. That means I’m fighting for you and your family on issues that matter most. I’m very proud to be part of a team of talented AARP staff and dedicated volunteers working at the state capitol and in communities statewide.  I wanted you to know our …

— AARP Pennsylvania and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh are teaming up to help get older adults moving outdoors in connection with the Foundation’s new Senior Connections initiatve — and we need your help. We are looking for volunteers to serve as AARP Park Ambassadors!   As an Park Ambassador, you will: Receive training to lead regular outings in South Park and Frick Park for groups of older adults Promote the program to your community Get exercise and make new friends! …

— AARP Pennsylvania hosted an exclusive Mayoral Roundtable on Livability & Aging in the Lehigh Valley on June 7.  Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez and Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. came together with residents and community leaders to discuss how communities can prepare for an aging population and steps they are taking to make their cities more livable for residents of all ages.   For the Morning Call’s coverage of the event, which includes a short video and …

— AARP LIVABLE COMMUNITIES NETWORK AWARD OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BRIEF OVERVIEW: The AARP Livable Communities Network Award (“Promotion”) takes place between February 17 at 9:00am EST and February 28 at 11:59pm EST (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion consists of an award in which community organizations will be recognized for their work creating Livable Communities for adults aged 50 and over. AARP Network of …