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While summer may be winding down, we are definitely not!

Posted on 09/07/18 by Charlene Putt, AARP Blog Author

AARP staff and volunteers are really excited to be at a number of events throughout Philadelphia this month-and we want you to join us!

If you’re planning on attending the September 16th Mexican Independence Day Festival, we’ll be there too! We’ll have a photo booth at the festival, so be sure to stop by and say hello. Talk to a volunteer about their experience partnering with AARP and snap a picture at our photo booth for a free keepsake to remember the fun and excitement of the day.

The fun continues on September 17th  as AARP host’s an exclusive event at one of the newest Pop Up Gardens. The Sip, Sample and Serve event is free but registration is required. We’ll be able to explore the garden and connect with the community.

You can also connect with us virtually as our fantastic AARP volunteers will be featured on a live web chat being hosted by CBS3 Philadelphia on September 19th. The web chat will take place around Noon, and you can tune in online at Our volunteers and issue-experts will be discussing consumer protection, how to spot – and stop – a scam, explain the most common scams to look out for, and what are the newest scams happening right now. We will also be discussing how to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you have been targeted by a scammer.

If outdoor events aren’t your cup of tea, perhaps the opera is! AARP has partnered with Opera Philadelphia to provide a 20% discount to AARP members and guests for the September 25th and September 27th performance of Sky on Swings. The Sky on Swings performances will take place at Perelman Theater (Kimmel Center) on 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia PA 19102. Sky on Swings is a new opera that explores life with Alzheimer’s disease. This new chamber opera finds fleeting beauty in memory loss through an unflinching yet uplifting exploration of living with Alzheimer’s disease. AARP members and guests can receive a 20 percent discount for the 9/25 and 9/27 performances by using promo code OPERA (on the website). This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy.

Closing out this month, AARP will be at a “Platinum Grille Takeover”. On September 28th, AARP staff and volunteers will be “taking over” Platinum Grille, 7719 Crittenden Street in Philadelphia. Bring your dancing shoes! You’re invited to join us as we “do the bop” & “line dance” the night away. First 50 to check-in at the door will receive FREE admission.

Throughout the year, AARP also hosts a number of workshops on

  • Caregiving
  • Job search
  • Sharpening your networking and interview skills
  • Technology – like how to use your new smart phone, and
  • Driver Safety

For information about any of these events, please visit the AARP Philadelphia website.

  • Go to and click on the Events tab.
  • You can learn about our upcoming events, most of which are FREE, and can register for the events that spark your interest.

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