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Can You Help Caregivers on August 4th?

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Millions of Californians are adding a job skill to their “life résumé” – that of family caregiver. Often they are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home, but AARP surveys say that they often don’t know where to turn for help. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them and how to cope with the challenges that come with being a caregiver. That is why …

Get Debt Under Control

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

By Jean C. Setzfand Whether it’s the mortgage, credit cards, or student loans for the kids, consumer debt adds up to a big burden on millions of people. When you carry a lot of debt, it makes saving for retirement that much harder. Today, more Americans than ever are carrying debt into their retirement years. While you can take some comfort in knowing you’re not alone when it comes to debt, you can also take action to tackle it. Check …

Cinco costumbres de los conductores sagaces

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

por Julie E. Lee El Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Instituto de Seguros para la Seguridad en las Carreteras) recientemente publicó noticias alentadoras: los conductores de 70 años de edad y mayores en la actualidad son menos propensos a involucrarse en colisiones automovilísticas que las generaciones anteriores. Si chocan, también son menos propensos a lesionarse gravemente o perder sus vidas. El instituto afirma que esto se debe a los automóviles más seguros e individuos más saludables. Mantenerse saludable mental y …

Support the California Caregiver Act of 2014!

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Over 4 million people in California are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them. We can take some common sense steps to change that. That is why AARP is sponsoring the California Caregiver Act (AB 1744). This bill would create a Task Force responsible for identifying policies, resources and programs, as well as service gaps, and would …

New ‘Scorecard’ Report Gives California Mixed Grades in Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California ranks 9th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve the state’s health care system around prevention & treatment, affordability & access in Adult Day Resource Center functions, nursing home costs/quality-of-life, quality-of-care in the LTSS system, and support for family caregivers. California’s ranking is part of a comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind …

Nominate Your Volunteer Hero Today!

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older from your city? Is there someone out there that just knocks your socks off every time you hear about the work that they are doing in their community? AARP invites you to nominate your volunteer hero for our annual award. AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2014 California Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Californians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their …