— 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 In the Nov. 6 election for governor, incumbent Tom Wolf (D), 69, and former state Sen. Scott Wagner (R), 63, are campaigning on markedly different approaches to issues affecting older people—health care, retirement savings plans, property taxes and Medicaid. Health care Wolf points to his success launching Community HealthChoices, a managed-care program for long-term Medicaid recipients. Thanks to this effort, 50,000 older people have been able to stay in their homes longer and avoid institutions. Wolf also …

— Election Day is November 6 – do you know where the candidates for Pennsylvania governor stand? We asked  all major candidates to participate in our voter guide, to provide responses to four questions critical to Pennsylvanians 50 and older. Here’s what they had to say. Remember that AARP is non-partisan, full stop. We do not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns, candidates, or PACs. Our power rests in the fact that our 38 million members VOTE! We asked …

— How do Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates address the needs of 50-plus residents?  To help make choices in the Nov. 6 election, AARP Pennsylvania is posting video voter guides online to get the candidates, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and Scott Wagner (R), a former state senator, on the record. AARP Pennsylvania state President Joanne Grossi is asking about AARP’s state priorities, including telemedicine, home- and community-based care, retirement savings and how Pennsylvania should accommodate an aging population. Look for the videos here …

— AARP Pennsylvania is urging state residents to register to vote by April 16. That’s the deadline to register to vote in the May 15 primary elections. Pennsylvania seats up for election this year include one U.S. Senate seat, all 18 U.S. House seats, governor, lieutenant governor, all 203 state House seats, and 25 state Senate seats. AARP does not endorse candidates but does take a stand on issues that affect people 50-plus and encourages civic engagement. People 50-plus made up …

— By Hilary Appelman With funding shortfalls possible in Medicare by 2028 and Social Security starting in 2034, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty expect that shoring up both programs will be a focus of the next Congress. “Social Security in its current form is already insolvent,” Toomey, 54, a first-term senator and former congressman, told the AARP Bulletin by email. “The longer Congress waits to address these challenges, the harder it will become to fix.” McGinty, …

— Harrisburg, PA: Governor Tom Wolf presented his FY 16-17 budget in the annual budget message to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Tuesday, February 9th, but the budget itself was almost irrelevant to the event.  Here are three takeaways for you and your family to consider in the coming months. ONE: Throwing the Gauntlet Takes Center Stage, Spending Plan takes Back Seat Instead of reviewing the programs and issues contained in the proposed spending plan, the Governor delivered a rebuke to …