AARP Presents Donations for Earthquake Recovery

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Local Resources | Press & News Media AARP donated $35,000 to assist with efforts to rebuild following the American Canyon earthquake in August. California Executive Council member Larry Saxxon presented a contribution of $25,000 to Director Terence P. Mulligan with Napa Valley Community Foundation and $10,000 to Executive Director Elizabeth Hoffman with Rebuilding Together Solano County. The funds are being dedicated to long-term recovery assistance after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Sonoma and Solano counties in Northern California on Sunday, August 24 – the largest earthquake to …

Congratulations Patricia Pérez: New State President

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

About AARP | California | Volunteering It gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Patricia Pérez as California’s new State President and leader of our Executive Council. This position is the top volunteer role in California. Patricia will guide our team of leadership volunteers to shape and execute our organization’s statewide priorities. The appointment was made by Carlos Brandenburg, AARP’s West Region Volunteer Director. Patricia has served as a member of the California Executive Council since May 2013. Well known and respected in the …

How Can Caregivers Get More Support?

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | California By Laura Mecoy Cheryl R. Brown already had nearly a lifetime of caregiving experience when her husband was first diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2002. She began caregiving at age 12, when her grandmother suffered a stroke, and continued to help other relatives over the years. Even with all her experience, Brown, 70, said she sometimes struggles to get the equipment and services needed by her husband, Hardy, 71. “There is no …

¿Cómo pueden los cuidadores obtener más apoyo?

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | California | Español | Home & Family Por Laura Mecoy Cheryl R. Brown ya había pasado casi toda una vida como cuidadora cuando a su esposo le diagnosticaron ELA (esclerosis lateral amiotrófica), también conocida como la enfermedad de Lou Gehrig, en el 2002. Ella empezó a prestar cuidados a los 12 años, cuando su abuela tuvo un derrame cerebral, y siguió ayudando a otros familiares con el pasar de los años. Aunque tiene mucha experiencia, Brown, de 70 años, dijo que a veces lucha para obtener el …

AARP Salutes California Capitol Caregivers

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

California | Home & Family 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 …

New Book Can Help You Put Your Papers in Order

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

California | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work Pulling together personal and financial affairs can be overwhelming. A new book published by AARP and the American Bar Association can ease that process, helping readers feel confident that if anything happens to them, they—and their family members—will be well prepared. AARP author Sally Balch Hurme is visiting California this month on a prerelease tour to discuss the book, ABA/AARP Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes. The book guides readers through the …