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Aug 19, 2014, 08:50 ET

AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+ Voters Shows "Anxiety Index"

AARP Pennsylvania today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of...

Jun 19, 2014, 08:49 ET

New Scorecard Gives Pennsylvania Low Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents

 AARP Pennsylvania today warned that a new study ranking Pennsylvania 42nd nationally in meeting the long-term care needs of older...

Jun 09, 2014, 16:30 ET

Family Caregivers Share Real Stories With AARP

 Today, AARP Pennsylvania joined organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special...

Feb 22, 2014, 01:56 ET

Top AARP Vice President for Asian American Outreach Comes to Philadelphia

Recently, AARP Pennsylvania was joined by Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Markets and Engagements for a special roundtable...

Nov 21, 2013, 16:21 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Opposes Telephone Deregulation Bill That Removes PUC Oversight and Threatens Access to Landline Service

Survey Shows 50+ Pennsylvanians Oppose Eliminating PUC Authority to Set Telephone Rates and Service Quality for Landline Service Providers Included...

Oct 07, 2013, 14:33 ET

Leading Experts Join AARP To Address Growing Challenge Of Hunger Among Older Philadelphians

National and local experts came together on October 4, 2013 to attend a roundtable discussion to address the growing issue of hunger among older...

Oct 01, 2013, 13:09 ET

Social Security Generates $70 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 470,000 Jobs in Pennsylvania

AARP Study Quantifies Social Security Benefits' Critical Contributions to National, State Economies A new study from the AARP Public Policy...

Sep 16, 2013, 17:52 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Issues Statement in Response to Release of Governor's Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative

AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement following the release of Governor Corbett's Healthy...

Jul 01, 2013, 13:21 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Applauds Inclusion of $50 Million Increase in Home and Community Services Funding in State Budget - Urges House to Follow Senate in Approving Medicaid Expansion

 AARP Pennsylvania celebrated the inclusion of a $50 million increase in Home and Community Based Services funding from the Pennsylvania...

May 01, 2013, 11:22 ET

Bill Johnston-Walsh Named AARP's State Director in Pennsylvania

AARP today announced the appointment of Bill Johnston-Walsh to the position of state director. In his new role, Johnston-Walsh will lead advocacy,...

Apr 08, 2013, 12:04 ET

Pennsylvania Members of Congress Could Lose Older Voters by Backing Proposed Cut to Social Security and Vets Benefits -- New AARP PA Poll

Pennsylvania Voters 50+ Oppose the Chained CPI, Believe Social Security Should Not Be Cut to Reduce the Deficit  AARP Pennsylvania today...

Apr 04, 2013, 12:48 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Says Governor's Meeting with Secretary Sebelius Represents Positive Step Toward State Medicaid Expansion

Officials Urged to Reach Agreement Allowing Pennsylvania to Join 25 States Expanding Medicaid AARP Pennsylvania applauded Governor Tom...

Feb 15, 2013, 16:22 ET

AARP Opposes PUC Order That Could Force Consumers to Pay Higher and More Volatile Electricity Rates

New PUC Rules Make Default Electricity Service Plans Less Attractive for Consumers     HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15, 2013...

Feb 05, 2013, 17:24 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Applauds Funding Increase for Home and Community-Based Services in Governor's Budget Address; Expresses Concerns About Other Proposals Impacting Older Adults

 AARP Pennsylvania today said that while Governor Corbett's 2013-14 budget proposal released today increases state spending for programs...

Jan 21, 2013, 08:56 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Volunteering Opportunities to Celebrate Civil Rights & Community Service  AARP Pennsylvania today announced its scheduled events to...

Jan 18, 2013, 10:22 ET

Dedicating Proceeds from Private Lottery Management Deal to Home and Community Care Programs Represents First Step in Balancing State Long-Term Care System, says AARP Pennsylvania

AARP Pennsylvania today applauded Governor Corbett's pledge to channel an additional $50 million in Lottery proceeds to existing home and...

Jan 14, 2013, 14:41 ET

Proposal to Privatize PA Lottery Must Protect and Enhance Funding for Neglected Programs Helping Older Pennsylvanians Remain at Home

AARP Pennsylvania Advocacy Director Ray Landis today told a State Senate Panel that the Corbett Administration's investigation into privatizing the...

Dec 11, 2012, 17:01 ET

AARP and Consumer Advocates Oppose Tentative PUC Order That Could Force Consumers to Pay Higher and More Volatile Electricity Rates

New PUC Rules Would Threaten Availability of Default Electricity Service Plans for Consumers     AARP Pennsylvania yesterday...

Dec 05, 2012, 11:31 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Volunteers Take Message to Washington: Don't Throw Older Americans Over Economic Cliff

 AARP Pennsylvania volunteers and staff today met with members of the state's Congressional delegation and other key members of Congress...

Oct 15, 2012, 12:15 ET

AARP Supports Lawsuit Challenging PUC Ruling in Pike County Electricity Rate Case

Default Electricity Service Must Protect Customers from Unnecessary Rate Spikes     AARP Pennsylvania today announced that it...