— 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!

— The bipartisan measure would help employees battle age discrimination Legislation introduced on Thursday would help restore federal age-discrimination protections in the workplace that lawmakers and advocates say were eroded by the Supreme Court. The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA) was introduced by bipartisan teams of legislators in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. POWADA effectively would reverse a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision that made it more difficult for older workers to prove they were discriminated …

— Tonight, when we tell our grandbabies a bedtime story…don’t tell them a fairy tale. Instead, pass on the stories of real African American heroes…from a man who started a movement with a dream, to a woman who helped put astronauts into space. We celebrate Black History Month by celebrating the real possibilities. Learn more about your dreams and possibilities at aarp.org/blackcommunity. Pass Black History on to future generations through stories, movies, music and events. This Black History Month, AARP Pennsylvania …

— The 2019 Vision Zero Legislative Breakfast was held on January 31 to present state and city legislative opportunities to make Philadelphia streets safer in 2019. Hosted by AARP Pennsylvania, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia, the event was well attended by state and city representatives, business leaders and advocates. The event featured several speakers, including State Rep. Mary Jo Daley (Pa-148), West Chester Police Chief Scott Brohn, AARP Pennsylvania’s Manager of Outreach and …

— Nearly seven million Latinos in the U.S. provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see caregiving responsibilities simply as something family members do for one another, and do not seek outside help. AARP and the Ad Council offer support with a new PSA campaign, encouraging Latino caregivers nationwide to access free Care Guides, self-care tips, planning resources, legal and financial guidance, and more.  “Juggling work, personal and caregiving responsibilities can be highly stressful, …

— The Pennsylvania House Professional Licensure Committee is currently considering Senate Bill 780, which would offer state residents more options for health care through telemedicine. It’s time for Pennsylvania to join 25 other states that have already improved access to quality health care by requiring insurers to offer coverage for telemedicine-provided services comparable to that of in-person services.  Telemedicine will expand the availability of health care and home and community based-services (HCBS) and increase the choice of providers, especially in rural …

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— 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 …

— ICYMI: AARP in Your Community – Philadelphia 2018 AARP Pennsylvania is making an impact, right here in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, by participating in local events and connecting with the 50+ community. Here’s a sample of what AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers have been up to in the past few months.   Wawa Welcome America AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers spent the sunny day at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia. An event flooded with attendees looking to celebrate the birth …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. And it’s not hard to imagine, given all the data breaches in the news lately. Combating fraud is a priority for AARP Pennsylvania and that is why we are launching Operation: Stop Scams. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking for confidential information. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. AARP Pennsylvania is hosting …

— Warm weather is approaching. At least that’s what we’re hoping! From spring through summer, AARP Pennsylvania is going to have a huge presence at events in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Some big events to look out for over the upcoming months are PIFA, the Pride Festival, and ODUNDE. Join us at any of these events in your local community.   Asian Heritage Month Celebration – 38th Annual North American Chinese Basketball Tournament Friday, May 25th thru Monday, May 28th, 2018 …