AARP California

Ericka Lozano-Buhl

Biography:

Ericka is the Associate State Director of Digital Strategy for AARP California, managing the state office's social networks and online outreach.

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Exclusive AARP Member Discount for Bay Area CAAMFest

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

As a Premier Sponsor of the Center for Asian American Media’s annual CAAMFest, AARP is pleased to offer our members a special discount on tickets to all CAAMFest programs. CAAMFest, formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, is an 11-day celebration of film, music, food, and digital media from the world’s most innovative Asian American artists, running from March 12-22, 2015. Since 1982, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers, …

Larry Saxxon Graduates from AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Larry Saxxon of San Francisco, a member of AARP California’s Executive Council, graduated today from AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI). This is the third class of VLI, dubbed the “Digital VLI.” It was specially designed to appeal to the new breed of volunteer – those who are tech savvy, younger, and who may still be in the workforce. Larry was one of 33 exceptional volunteers from across the country who completed the course. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training …

Free Tax Preparation and Assistance for Californians

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Are you ready for tax season? Yes, it’s that time of year – and once again, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is here to help. What is Tax-Aide? It’s the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance program. Since 1968, Tax-Aide has helped nearly 50 million taxpayers with federal, state, and local tax returns. In California, almost 3,000 trained and IRS-certified volunteers helped 187,461 taxpayers receive more than $93 million in income tax refunds and nearly $19 million through the Earned …

AARP Salutes California Capitol Caregivers

Posted on 12/9/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Every day, more than 4,000,000 Californians perform a great labor of love, caring for older parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can stay at home—where they want to be—and out of costly institutions. Three elected officials in California went above and beyond this year to provide a little bit of help for family caregivers by championing the California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act (SB 940 – Jackson) and the California Caregiver Act of 2014 (AB 1744 – Brown, Atkins) . To …

Support the California Caregiver Act of 2014

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Are you taking care of a loved one – an older adult or an adult with a disability – who needs help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, or household shopping? Many individuals who need caregiving assistance rely on family, friends, or other unpaid caregivers. In fact, family support can allow seniors and individuals with disabilities to stay in their homes and communities. But sadly, many caregivers are unaware of the resources or support available to them, toiling away …

California LifeLine Now Includes Wireless Services

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Guest post by California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously in January of this year to revise the California LifeLine Program to include wireless devices and services. This is a game-changer for providing modern telecommunications services to low-income Californians. The Commission acted after hearing from hundreds of Californians in eight Public Participation Hearings held throughout the state. LifeLine was initiated by the Moore Act in 1987 and in the intervening years was available for wireline …