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It’s Manage Your Money Week in the Golden State!

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

  We know how important financial security is to you and your family. That’s why we’re taking part in the California State Controller’s Office’s 1st annual Manage Your Money Week, October 18-25, 2014. We’ve joined other state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, unions, schools, libraries, financial institutions, and financial management associations to provide Californians free and easy-to-use tools and resources to help you manage your money. When should you claim your benefits you’ve earned? Let AARP’s Social Security Calculator help you figure …

New Rules about Home and Community Based (HCB) Settings

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Right now the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Department of Aging (CDA) and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) are creating a plan that will make BIG changes to how services are provided to people with disabilities, the elderly, and families. Without your input, these changes may not be strong enough to make lives better! New federal rules say that community settings (including assisted living and group homes & day and work programs) must give people choice, privacy, …

Virtual Career Fair Designed for You

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Are you looking for work or a new career? AARP can help! We’re offering the AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 7am-11am PT featuring over 20 Life Reimagined for Work hiring employers. Experienced job seekers can learn about job opportunities from local California employers such as Blue Buffalo Co., a pet food manufacturer, EnCorps, and Avis Budget Group. During the Career Fair, you’ll also have access to companies such as AT&T, National Institutes of Health, Caterpillar, and the American …

Volunteers Shine at Ideas@50+ in San Diego

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Over one thousand volunteers worked hard to make San Diego’s Ideas@50+ event a great success. The event, which took place in early September, attracted over 10,000 attendees. There was great entertainment featuring big name celebrities, many high profile speakers, workshops on important topics, and an exhibit hall that engaged everyone. Volunteers took on tasks such as registration, shuttle transportation oversight, greeters, room monitors, and much more. And always with a smile and helpful information. They were truly the life and soul of …

America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign Offers Actions to Prepare for Disasters

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise – aside from a fire drill – at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, …

Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Southern California Edison wants more of your money. Right now, they’re trying to convince the CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to rubber stamp their request for a nearly $1 Billion rate hike over the next 3 years. In these tough economic times, the last thing we need is an increase in our electric rates. But that’s what might happen, unless you raise your voice now. We need you to act today! Please share how increased utility rates would impact your …