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Sep 19, 2017, 10:00 ET Asian American & Pacific Islander Conference Launches in Philadelphia

For the first time in Philadelphia, AARP hosted an Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Intensive Skills Building Conference on September...


Sep 13, 2017, 09:59 ET AARP Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Pennsylvania

AARP Pennsylvania announces two state winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the...


Aug 11, 2017, 10:29 ET Pennsylvania Volunteers Needed For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free...


Jun 14, 2017, 10:00 ET New National Scorecard Shows Where Pennsylvania Needs Improvement to Serve Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Pennsylvania ranks 36th among all states when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities,...


May 09, 2017, 11:00 ET AARP Pennsylvania Opposes PGW Request for Rate Increase

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) customers, including members of AARP, spoke out against proposed rate hikes requested by PGW at a public hearing...


Apr 29, 2017, 11:00 ET "Operation: Stop Scams" Protects Philadelphians from ID Theft

Over 24,000 pounds of paper were shredded today at a free shredding event to help Philadelphians safely discard personal information....


Apr 19, 2017, 12:06 ET Pennsylvania's CARE Act Takes Effect April 20

Beginning April 20, more than 1.6 million family caregivers across Pennsylvania will now receive critical assistance to help older loved ones...


Mar 20, 2017, 10:09 ET Three Local Organizations Receive Awards for Making Philadelphia More Livable Community

This weekend at the Philadelphia Flower Show, AARP presented nearly $10,000 in awards to Ralston Center, People's Emergency Center and Congreso de...


Feb 15, 2017, 10:46 ET Joanne Grossi Named AARP Pennsylvania State President

AARP today announced the appointment of Joanne Grossi to the position of Volunteer State President for AARP Pennsylvania. In her new role, Grossi...


Feb 01, 2017, 15:08 ET AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance And Preparation Today Through April 18

Beginning today through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation...


Jan 30, 2017, 20:06 ET AARP Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking...


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...