CenturyLink Field Job Fair June 10th

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AARP, CenturyLink Field and the Seahawks are teaming up on a mission to fill hundreds of part-time jobs at sporting and entertainment events. Their upcoming job fair is the perfect opportunity for those who may have retired, but aren’t ready to stop working all together, and especially those who enjoy interacting with, and helping others. From bartender to beer vendor; catering server to concessions, there are many opportunities for outgoing, upbeat personalities. Here is some basic information about open positions: …

Volunteers Needed for Bite of Seattle July 21-23

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AARP Washington is seeking volunteers to work our booth at this year’s Bite of Seattle, July 21-23. Our area will feature several activities that are fun for all ages.  Event goers can burn off some calories by taking a spin at our bike station; pocket a few easy-to-prepare healthy recipes; play arcade-style games; and visit our virtual reality booth for a 360 degree video tour and sign up to take home a Google Cardboard VR viewer. With all this action …

What is Your Imposter IQ?

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You get a call from someone who says they’re from the IRS, and you owe back taxes. But do you?  A pop-up on your computer warns your machine is infected and you need immediate technical support.  Should you be worried?  You get a call: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” But is it really your grandchild? “Imposter fraud” occurs when a scammer poses as someone they’re not – like the IRS, a computer support technician, or a family member – in order to steal …

AARP California offering a paid internship in Sacramento

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AARP California is looking for a livable communities intern to work in our downtown Sacramento office (with a lovely view of the State Capitol, we might add). Fair warning: You will not hone your coffee-making skills at AARP. Instead, we really work to provide our interns with valuable learning experiences, so this internship is highly customizable. The position will assist our Associate State Director, Community with executing our Livable Communities (LC) Strategy and agenda, which includes: Building an awareness of …

United in Community: Bridging the Gap Across Generations

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Written by Anita Creamer In San Diego, in a unique approach to bridging the gap between young and old, 10 older adults live on campus at San Pasqual Academy as unofficial grandparents, helping mentor the 100-plus foster youth who live there. In Los Angeles, a nonprofit group called EngAGE provides intergenerational programs and lifelong learning classes for older adults who live in affordable housing in four Southern California counties (2). In San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, the 214 older adults …

Opening Doors to Healthy Housing

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Written By Anita Creamer A house is not just a home: Affordable housing also represents health and wellbeing, especially for the vast majority of older adults who want to remain in the houses and communities they’ve loved for decades. But when costs in California’s increasingly pricey housing markets become too steep, older adults can find themselves trying to stretch fixed incomes to cover food, medical care and prescriptions as well as housing. In a real way, housing can make residents …

Navigating the Transportation Transition

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Written by Anita Creamer Even amid the California sprawl, an age-friendly community embraces the importance of transportation in maintaining quality of life for people of all ages including older adults, who may have restricted driver’s licenses or may simply not be comfortable behind the wheel any longer. After all, a driver’s license means independence to American adults. It means easy access to services and activities. More than that, it means maintaining rich connections with others. “And losing your driving ability …

La Planificación Creativa, Conduce a Calles Más Seguras, Más Acogedoras

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Por Anita Creamer Aún en California, donde el coche durante mucho tiempo ha sido considerado como rey, el paisaje de habitabilidad y comunidades amigables con las personas mayores debería ser amigable, seguro y acogedor para las personas de todas las edades. Después de todo, el tipo de aceras, calles y espacios al aire libre que fácilmente acomodan a padres jóvenes con cochecitos también funcionan bien para los ciclistas, los abuelos que utilizan andadores y para las personas en sillas de …

Creative Planning Leads to Safer, More Inviting Streets

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Written by Anita Creamer Even in California, where the car has long been considered king, the streetscape of livable and age-friendly communities should be friendly, safe and inviting to people of all ages. After all, the kinds of sidewalks, streets and outdoor spaces that easily accommodate young parents with strollers also work well for bicyclists, grandparents pushing walkers and people using wheelchairs.Across the state, efforts are underway to make safe, accessible streets and sidewalks a reality. And for good reason: …

Los Angeles Invests Over $1 Billion to Fix Sidewalks

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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). …