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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 <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

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 <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

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 <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

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 <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

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 <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

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 <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

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 …

5 Must-Reads for Work@50+ Wednesday

Posted on 04/23/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

Happy Work@50+ Wednesday, everyone! You know we’re looking out for you. We read everything we can find on job hunting, entrepreneurship, and tools and resources for mature workers and share the latest and greatest with you, here, on Twitter, and Facebook. We have 5 must-reads for you this week spanning technology, startup funding, ageism, and job hunting. Whether you’re looking for work, considering entrepreneurship, or even if you’re interested in one of our local events, this edition our bi-weekly series has something …

Special Offer at Kirk Douglas Theatre for AARP Members

Posted on 04/18/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

Are you a theatre lover? We have an AARP member discount just for you at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City! On select dates, the Kirk Douglas Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a special ticket offer* on different words for the same thing. Playwright Kimber Lee, the recipient of the prestigious PoNY fellowship award, offers a complicated tale of a woman who revisits her hometown and is forced to reevaluate the ideas, places, and relationships that once shaped her. The show runs at …

Get Your Free “Golden Tickets” to the Second Wind Tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles!

Posted on 04/10/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

We have a limited number of FREE “Golden Tickets” available for the Second Wind Tour coming to San Francisco on Wednesday, April 16th and Los Angeles on Friday, April 18th. The tour, inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book, will offer a unique theater experience blending the spoken word, innovative set design, film, and music to start a conversation about “life after adulthood.” The Second Wind Tour is visiting 25 cities this spring to offer audiences powerful insights into slower, deeper, more connected ways of living …

Chief Evangelist for California’s Small Business Owners Ready to Help You Dream Big

Posted on 04/9/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP California |

After speaking with Donna Davis, it would be difficult not to be excited about the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. Her official title is Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IX, but she calls herself the region’s “Chief Evangelist,” an apt term for a woman who is a leader, motivator, and tireless advocate for small businesses in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, and Guam. Her passion for small business stems from her own experience as an entrepreneur. Davis, …