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Nov 21, 2016, 14:54 ET Jen Blatz Named Associate State Director for Community Outreach for AARP in SW PA

AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, today announced the appointment of Jen Blatz to the position of Associate State Director...


Oct 26, 2016, 18:29 ET AARP Pennsylvania Hails Governor's Signature on Bill Expanding Telehealth Options for State Residents

Governor Tom Wolf's signature on legislation that will allow licensed physicians in one state to treat patients in other states via telehealth...


Sep 21, 2016, 07:00 ET West Chester Named Age-Friendly Community

The Borough of West Chester is officially an age-friendly community. At a ceremony held at Borough Hall, the Borough of West Chester was inducted...


Mar 23, 2016, 10:03 ET AARP Report Shows Retail Prescription Prices Increasing Six Times Faster Than Inflation

With a new AARP study showing retail prescription prices have increased six times faster than the general inflation rate since 2006, AARP...


Mar 11, 2016, 12:13 ET Marriage Proposal at Philadelphia Flower Show Reflects Love is in Bloom

 A retired US army veteran with 32 years of service proposed to his partner of six years at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs until...


Feb 23, 2016, 10:14 ET AARP Regional Leaders Rawle Andrews Jr. and Estella Hyde Receive National Humanitarian Award for Veterans and Caregiver Education and Outreach

The National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS) hosted its 16th Annual Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Banquet to celebrate America during...


Feb 18, 2016, 14:43 ET AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Scammers

As Pennsylvania residents work to file tax returns before this year's April 18 deadline, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching a new education...


Nov 24, 2015, 13:08 ET AARP Appoints Rawle Andrews Jr. as Regional VP of New Mega States Region

 AARP announced Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq. would serve as Regional Vice President for AARP's Community, State and National Group's newly created...


Nov 10, 2015, 11:23 ET Age-Friendly Philadelphia Summit Addresses Needs of Aging Population

AARP Pennsylvania, along with the Mayor's Commission on Aging, the Philadelphia City Council, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission,...


Nov 04, 2015, 12:33 ET AARP Salutes Veterans for their Dedication and Commitment to Service

 AARP is saying thank you to the countless veterans and military men and women who have done so much to serve and protect through a special...


Oct 08, 2015, 14:56 ET Volunteers Needed For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax-loving volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with...


Mar 18, 2015, 13:00 ET AARP Brings National "Life Reimagined" Checkup to Philadelphia

AARP Pennsylvania brought a series of online and offline tools, to members today in Philadelphia during a special Life Reimagined workshop. ...


Feb 11, 2015, 12:02 ET AARP Fraud Watch Network Offers Tips on How to Spot and Avoid Romance Scams

 As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, AARP's Fraud Watch Network releases new tips on how Pennsylvanians...


Jan 26, 2015, 13:11 ET AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves...


Oct 24, 2014, 16:10 ET AARP-PA Alerts Pennsylvanians to Ebola-Related Frauds and Scams

As the nation becomes increasingly concerned about the Ebola virus, experts report more incidents of online scams preying on people's fear and a...


Oct 17, 2014, 12:14 ET AARP Pennsylvania Hosted Afternoon Tea for Caregivers to Share Experiences and Learn the Importance of Practicing Self-Care

In partnership with the Black Women's Health Alliance (BWHA), AARP Pennsylvania hosted "Caregiver:  The Importance of You," an afternoon tea...


Oct 07, 2014, 10:30 ET AARP Releases Nonpartisan Voters' Guides for Pennsylvania Elections

With less than a month to go before the state's November 4 General Election, AARP Pennsylvania today released non-partisan voters' guides featuring...


Aug 28, 2014, 19:37 ET AARP Pennsylvania Issues Statement in Response to Approval of Waiver Expanding State Medicaid Program

AARP Pennsylvania released the following statement in response to federal officials today approving a waiver to expand Medicaid for Pennsylvania:...


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 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...