Upcoming Events for Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-27T13:19:31+00:00">October 27, 2017</time> by AARP California

San Jose Caregiving: The Circle of Love A documentary showing that highlights three AAPI caregivers and their caregiving journey, followed by a discussion with AARP Historian Emerita, Lily Liu. The 14-minute documentary, “Caregiving:  The Circle of Love,” produced by AARP and the sharing of AARP resources such as the guidebook, Prepare to Care:  A Planning Guide for Families, will help families start the difficult but vital conversation about caregiving. Professionals who work with diverse older adults in the community and their families will learn pertinent tips to help …

AARP thanks Governor Brown for signing SB 17, the Drug Pricing Transparency Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-09T16:07:56+00:00">October 9, 2017</time> by AARP California

  Statement from AARP California State Director Nancy McPherson on the signing of SB 17, the Drug Pricing Transparency Bill: On behalf of more than 3.3 million AARP members in California, I’d like to thank Governor Brown for signing SB 17 (Hernandez), the Drug Price Transparency Bill.  Thanks to Governor Brown and Senator Hernandez, California is once more leading the way for the rest of the nation on a critical issue. SB 17 requires drug makers to give 60 days’ …

LGBT Caregiving ART CONTEST

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-05T16:30:00+00:00">October 5, 2017</time> by AARP California

ATTENTION SACRAMENTO ARTISTS: At the Sacramento PRIDE 2017 event, AARP hosted a “listening post” featuring the question: “What should AARP know about the challenges facing LGBT caregivers?” (Caregivers are those who provide care for a family member or friend including assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, feeding, and getting dressed.)   More than 100 responses were posted, containing a wide range of answers, including fear, discrimination, lack of information about services, and long-term care facilities that are LGBTQ-friendly. In …

Get your walk on with the LA Soul Steppers!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-05T14:04:27+00:00">September 5, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-13T13:49:51+00:00">September 13, 2017</time> by

“Get your walk on” every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 a.m. inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. “Coach E,” — a certified trainer and nutritionist and regular guest KJLH 102.3 FM’s the “Front Page with Dominique DiPrima” — will be on hand to lead warmups and get your body moving and your heart pumping! He’ll also cool you down after you walk and give you tips on how to live a healthier life every day!   WHEN:            …

Prescription drug prices keep rising: Californians deserve to know WHEN and WHY

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-17T14:47:10+00:00">August 17, 2017</time> by AARP California

SB 17 would require drug makers to justify and give 60 days’ notice of price increases AARP is supporting legislation that holds big drug companies accountable to Californians. SB 17 (Hernandez), will come up for a vote on the Assembly floor before the end of August. If enacted, SB 17 would require drug makers to give 60 days’ notice to California state purchasers (CalPERS, DHCS, CDCR, DGS), health plans, and insurers before raising prices on most prescription drugs. SB 17 also …

Make a difference in children’s lives with AARP Experience Corps

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-21T14:26:07+00:00">July 21, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-24T14:36:57+00:00">July 24, 2017</time> by AARP California

Did you know that only 31% of 4th graders in this country are able to read at a proficient level? Research shows that children who don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. But YOU can help to change this by volunteering with AARP Experience Corps, an award-winning program that places people over the age 50 in the classroom with students in kindergarten through third grade to help …

AARP Livable Communities Resources

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-26T15:09:39+00:00">June 26, 2017</time> by AARP California

AARP has numerous resources available to help individuals make a difference in making their communities for livable for residents of ALL ages. Below you will find descriptions and links to some of these resources. Experience Corps Experience Corps connects volunteers with children who are struggling to read to provide tutoring that transforms lives. AARP Walk Audit Toolkit The AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit provides a step-by-step guide for assessing a community’s walkability. The tool kit helps identify the roads and …

Is your home ready for your future?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-22T13:49:47+00:00">June 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-29T19:20:27+00:00">June 29, 2017</time> by AARP California

This is a fundamental question that many fail to ask.  AARP’s FREE HomeFit workshops offer tips and ideas to make sure you can continue living in your home as you age. You’ll learn about simple modifications, such as installing bar handles in bathrooms — that can help prevent falls and other injuries, which become more likely as both houses and their inhabitants age. The workshop comes with the AARP HomeFit Guide, which offers advice on simple fixes that you can …

City of Novato Joins AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-08T13:49:20+00:00">June 8, 2017</time> by AARP California

On Tuesday, June 6, AARP formally welcomed the City of Novato into AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. AARP California Associate State Director of Community, Rafi Nazarians, presented the City of Novato with the official certificate of membership during the City Council’s general session. “From our youth to our seniors, Novato is committed to residents of all ages,” said Novato Mayor Denise Athas. “Our City fosters initiatives that encourage our residents to live and thrive within our community. Age-Friendly communities are …

Join AARP at CicLAvia: Don’t miss the Family Play Zone & Free Pedicabs!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-05T17:52:09+00:00">June 5, 2017</time> by

What would major streets in Los Angeles County look like without motor vehicles? It’s hard to imagine, but on June 11th you can experience a day of car-free streets in Glendale. Join AARP at CicLAvia, the country’s largest open-streets event, as we work in partnership with Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles to address the community’s desire for safe streets and healthy living for people of all ages. Over the last six years, CicLAvia has temporarily closed …