— 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!

— 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 …

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— By Hilary Appelman Jack Walmer and Lynn Alexander don’t travel much, but at least twice a year they fly to see their daughter, Kira, who lives in Denver and previously lived in New Orleans and Nashville. “We fly to wherever Kira is,” Alexander said. Because they fly, the State College couple plan to apply for new, federally required REAL ID driver’s licenses when they become available in Pennsylvania next year. As of October 2020, anyone 18 or older will need …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— By Hilary Appelman Terry Hudon hid the fact he was gay when he served in the Navy, and he understands the isolation that can bring. So Hudon knows how much his visits mean to a gay, disabled veteran at the VA hospital in Aspinwall, just outside Pittsburgh. Hudon, 70, said he believes his visits are the only time the veteran speaks to another gay person. “He just lights up when he sees us,” Hudon said, after a visit with a …

— ICYMI: AARP in Your Community – York 2018 AARP Pennsylvania in York County is aiming to surprise and delight members and non-members alike. AARP hopes to be an active presence in the community through events aimed to provide members and non-member with service or an enjoyable evening. Here’s a sample of what we’ve been up to.   Operation: Stop Scams On April 28, AARP Pennsylvania combined forces with the York County Economic Alliance, the York County Food Bank, and the Continental Paper …

— Heading to the Flower Show? So are we! AARP Pennsylvania is excited to be heading to the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show from March 3 – March 11. Join AARP staff and volunteers at the Flower Show to learn about what we’re doing in your local community! We’d love to see you at the Flower Show! If you happen to plan your trip for March 10 – March 11, you’re in for an exciting experience! AARP is proud to unveil a …

— 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 …

— President of NE PA AARP Chapter Receives Andrus Award for Community Service   NE PA Chapter President Carl Yanowski (second from right) receives the 2017 AARP Pennsylvania Andrus Award for Community Service.  Presenting the award to Yanowski are (from right) AARP Pennsylvania Volunteer State President Joanne Grossi, AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh and Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. Carl Yanowski of Dunmore has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the …