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

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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

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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?

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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

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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!

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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 …

AARP State Director Thanks California Members of Congress for Opposing Health Care Bill

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STATEMENT OF AARP CALIFORNIA STATE DIRECTOR NANCY MCPHERSON: On behalf of AARP’s nearly 3.3 million California members, I want to thank the members of California’s Republican and Democratic Congressional delegations for their leadership in taking a stand to oppose the American Health Care Act. While it’s true that health care costs are continuing to rise, the AHCA would have actually increased prices further, while providing less coverage and giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to pharmaceutical and insurance companies. …

AARP Honors Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León for Leadership on Landmark Retirement Savings Legislation

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Sacramento, Calif.  – Today, in a ceremony at the State Capitol, AARP California Executive Council Member Rita Saenz presented California State Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León a plaque recognizing him an AARP “Super Saver” for 2016.  The Super Saver award is bestowed upon a select number of elected leaders across the nation – regardless of party affiliation — who have fought to make it possible for more Americans to save for their future. Senator de León was honored …

AARP SURVEY: AMERICAN WORKERS OVERWHELMINGLY (84 PERCENT) SUPPORT LEGISLATION FACILITATING RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAMS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 CONTACT:  AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARP Media Washington, DC – A new AARP survey shows that an overwhelming percentage (84 percent) of American private sector workers “strongly or somewhat agree” that officials should back legislation to enable workers “to save their own money for retirement.” The survey of nearly 4,000 workers aged 18 to 64 included a significant oversampling of African Americans, Latinos/as and Asian Americans.  The survey finds strong backing across all …

AARP, STATE TREASURER URGE U.S. SENATE TO PROTECT RETIREMENT SECURITY FOR CALIFORNIA WORKERS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  Hilda Marella Delgado Monday, March 6, 2017                                                (626) 429-7072, hdelgado@aarp.org Pasadena, Calif.– After the U.S. House of Representatives recently fast-tracked a measure that aims to prevent states from creating their own workplace savings programs, AARP and State Treasurer John Chiang today held a press conference urging the U.S. Senate to defeat the legislation and thereby protect the ability of millions of California workers to save for a secure retirement through the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings …

Statement from AARP California State Director, Nancy McPherson Re: IMDb vs. Xavier Becerra Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017 CONTACT: Hilda Marella-Delgado Communications Director (626) 429-7072, hdelgado@aarp.org Pasadena, Calif. — We are disappointed with the court’s ruling, today. This is an early set-back to enjoining California law aimed at preventing age discrimination in the entertainment industry. Age bias is a national problem, and is particularly visible in industries such as advertising and entertainment. In the past decade, we’ve seen progress in Hollywood’s representation of people over 50 on screen, but there is still …