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Los Angeles Invests Over $1 Billion to Fix Sidewalks

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Guest Blog by Jessica Meaney, Managing Director of Investing in Place After several years of litigation the City of Los Angeles agreed to fix the city’s broken sidewalks and ensure accessibility and safety for all. This legal agreement represents the largest disability payout in the country. The settlement calls for a citywide sidewalk repair plan and spending over $1 billion in funds to fix and improve sidewalks throughout the city (see LA Times and Legal Aid Society coverage and analysis). …

AARP Presents Donations for Earthquake Recovery

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

AARP donated $35,000 to assist with efforts to rebuild following the American Canyon earthquake in August. California Executive Council member Larry Saxxon presented a contribution of $25,000 to Director Terence P. Mulligan with Napa Valley Community Foundation and $10,000 to Executive Director Elizabeth Hoffman with Rebuilding Together Solano County. The funds are being dedicated to long-term recovery assistance after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Sonoma and Solano counties in Northern California on Sunday, August 24 – the largest earthquake to …

Congratulations Patricia Pérez: New State President

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

It gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Patricia Pérez as California’s new State President and leader of our Executive Council. This position is the top volunteer role in California. Patricia will guide our team of leadership volunteers to shape and execute our organization’s statewide priorities. The appointment was made by Carlos Brandenburg, AARP’s West Region Volunteer Director. Patricia has served as a member of the California Executive Council since May 2013. Well known and respected in the …

Can You Help Caregivers on August 14th?

Posted on 08/13/2014 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 …

Agent scams seniors out of more than $2 million

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

John Paul Slawinski, 59, was arrested at his home in Palm Desert on July 29, and is being arraigned on Friday, August 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Department 411, 4100 Main St, Riverside. Slawinski is charged with five felony counts of financial elder abuse and five counts of burglary for allegedly ripping off five senior citizens for more than $2 million through the sale and surrender of investment annuity products. Bail is set at $2,000,000. …

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 …