Agent scams seniors out of more than $2 million

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Money & Work John Paul Slawinski, 59, was arrested at his home in Palm Desert on July 29, and is being arraigned on Friday, August 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Department 411, 4100 Main St, Riverside. Slawinski is charged with five felony counts of financial elder abuse and five counts of burglary for allegedly ripping off five senior citizens for more than $2 million through the sale and surrender of investment annuity products. Bail is set at $2,000,000. …

Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates!

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates! The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is expected to make a final decision on whether to let Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) raise your rates. Please join us to hear the Commissioners’ final ruling on August 14, 2014. In June an Administrative Law Judge recommended a $2.3 billion rate increase. While this amount is less than the company originally requested ($4.9 billion!), it’s still too much – especially as many California seniors and …

Can You Help Caregivers on August 4th?

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Millions of Californians are adding a job skill to their “life résumé” – that of family caregiver. Often they are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home, but AARP surveys say that they often don’t know where to turn for help. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them and how to cope with the challenges that come with being a caregiver. That is why …

Volunteer Leader Honored at Dodgers Game

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Events | Volunteering On our first  AARP Dodgers Game night, we honored our Executive Council member Patricia Pérez for her great contributions in helping us better reach the Latino community, and others, in the Golden State.  As part of our partnership with the Dodgers this year, her honoring ceremony was framed by our AARP’s Real Possibilities brand and message which was shown on the ballpark’s LEDs banners and vision board. Pérez’s recognition in reaching the community gave volunteers and staff of the L.A. …

Get Debt Under Control

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Whether it’s the mortgage, credit cards, or student loans for the kids, consumer debt adds up to a big burden on millions of people. When you carry a lot of debt, it makes saving for retirement that much harder. Today, more Americans than ever are carrying debt into their retirement years. While you can take some comfort in knowing you’re not alone when it comes to debt, you can also take action to tackle it. Check …

Cinco costumbres de los conductores sagaces

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Español | Home & Family por Julie E. Lee El Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Instituto de Seguros para la Seguridad en las Carreteras) recientemente publicó noticias alentadoras: los conductores de 70 años de edad y mayores en la actualidad son menos propensos a involucrarse en colisiones automovilísticas que las generaciones anteriores. Si chocan, también son menos propensos a lesionarse gravemente o perder sus vidas. El instituto afirma que esto se debe a los automóviles más seguros e individuos más saludables. Mantenerse saludable mental y …