We’re Hiring! State Director Position Open

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California We’re millions of members strong, the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. If you’re ready, here’s your chance to take action throughout California! We have an exciting opportunity in our California State Office located in Pasadena for a dynamic, innovative senior leader with significant knowledge of California, who will …

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

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

California | Money & Work   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 …

Ponen en primer plano los temas de la vejez

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español By Dan Hortsch Quienquiera que gane las elecciones a gobernador el 4 de noviembre, quedará en la historia política de Oregón. El actual gobernador, John Kitzhaber, de 67 años, demócrata de Roseburg y exmédico de salas de emergencias, ya está ejerciendo un inédito tercer mandato en Salem. Ahora va por un cuarto. El republicano Dennis Richardson, de 65 años, representante estatal de Central Point, cumple su sexto mandato de dos años en la Cámara de Representantes de Oregón. Está haciendo …

Las cuatro C para elegir un plan de Medicare adecuado para ti

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Español Por Nicole Duritz   Recientemente, hablaba con mi vecina Joyce, que es una directora de escuela jubilada. Siempre fue saludable y activa, así que me sorprendió saber que el año pasado, justo antes de cumplir 69 años, se enteró de que tenía diabetes y presión arterial alta. Como resultado, tuvo que pagar facturas médicas y de medicamentos recetados más altas de lo esperado.  Durante el período de inscripción abierta de Medicare del año pasado, Joyce pudo cambiarse a un plan que …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: The City of Los Angeles

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California   The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva  and Chumash Native American tribes thousands of years ago. In 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese-born explorer, claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire. Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September …

Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards.  With earthquakes an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. The Great California ShakeOut in October 2013 involved over 9.6 million Californians through a broad-based outreach program, media partnerships, and public advocacy by hundreds of partners. The …