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Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 


Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

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Keeping in touch with loved ones through text or video chats can help fight feelings of isolation. (ulza/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With social distancing taking hold across Pennsylvania, family caregivers and those they care for can find help to stay safe and healthy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered residents of seven counties to stay home for the next two weeks. There a

Workers with access to a retirement plan at work are 15 times more likely to save, research shows. (Cozine/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some 2 million Pennsylvanians have no retirement plan at work, but proposed legislation would give them a chance to save for the future. Like similar bills passed in Oregon, California and Illinois, the Keystone Saves plan would automatically enroll private sector employees in a

Requiring a signature for deliveries helps stop

HARRISBURG, Pa. - 'Tis the season to be careful. That's one message consumer advocates want Pennsylvanians to keep in mind during this holiday season. More than one-in-five adults surveyed by AARP in the Commonwealth failed a simple quiz designed to test their ability to recognize holiday scams.

Family caregivers help aging family members remain in their homes, where most prefer to be. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — One-point-three-billion-hours - that's how much unpaid time family caregivers in Pennsylvania devoted to helping aging family members and friends remain in their homes in 2017, according to a new report. The latest installment of AARP's Valuing the Invaluable series says ther

Four members of ElderWitness were arrested by DHS on charges of obstructing the entrance to a federal building.  (Roz Dutton/ElderWitness)

PHILADELPHIA – Four senior citizens were arrested Wednesday on charges of blocking the entrance to the Philadelphia headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Dressed as the Statue of Liberty, the four members of ElderWitness, say they are outraged by the Trump administration's det

From 2012 to 2017 the average cost of brand name prescription drugs in PA rose 58%. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvanians who are struggling to pay the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs will be able to learn how to fight back at a series of upcoming events. On average, prescription prices are rising about six times faster than incomes. According to Bill Johnston Walsh, st

Increased demand for uncompensated care could force some Pennsylvania hospitals to close, according to a new report about the consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act. (Engin_Akyurt/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report outlines severe consequences for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The Trump administration wants a federal appeals court to uphold a ruling that says the Obama administration's signature health-care law is unconstit

AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi joined state legislators in calling for passage of the Family Care Act. (PA Senate Republican Communications)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Advocates for seniors are urging state lawmakers to help more than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians who take care of family members. Family caregivers in the Keystone State provide 1.4 billion hours of unpaid assistance every year, valued at over $19 billion dollars. Proposed leg

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