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 …

Cuidadores buscan más ayuda

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

California | Español Antoinette Alioto ayuda a prepararle la comida a su madre, Antonina Balistreri, en su residencia de San Diego.  — Foto: Megan Miller. – See more at: http://states.aarp.org/ca-cuidadores-esp/?preview=true&preview_id=49906&preview_nonce=8cbeaa82f4#sthash.rRgVibGA.dpuf Por Ray Huard Hace unos cuatro años, a los 86 años de edad, al padre de Antoinette Alioto le diagnosticaron cáncer de pulmón terminal. Semanas más tarde, su madre, de 82 años, sufrió dos derrames cerebrales. De repente, Alioto, madre soltera de cuatro niños de San Diego, tuvo que convertirse en una cuidadora casi …

6 Creative Housing Options

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California By Amy Levner The choices for how and where to live as an older adult are growing.   In her book With a Little Help From Our Friends: Creating Community As We Grow Older, author and journalist Beth Baker observes that, as roughly 10 million baby boomers a day are turning 65, “a significant cultural shift is underway.” The current and coming generation of older adults is realizing, says Baker, “that they can make other choices about where and how …

El período de inscripción abierta del Mercado de Seguros Médicos ha llegado

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Español Por Nicole Duritz A lo largo de los años debemos tomar varias decisiones respecto a nuestra salud, desde la elección de nuestros médicos hasta la compra de alimentos y muchas más. Una de las decisiones más importantes respecto a la salud que debes considerar cada año es tu cobertura médica. De hecho, ahora es el momento de actuar.  El período de inscripción abierta del Mercado de Seguros Médicos comienza el 15 de noviembre del 2014 y termina el 15 de …

Open Enrollment Season for the Health Insurance Marketplace is Here

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California By Nicole Duritz There are a number of health decisions that we have to make for ourselves over the years—from choosing our doctors to choosing our groceries, and everything in between. One of the most important health decisions you should consider each year is about your coverage. In fact, the time to act is now.  Open enrollment season for the Health Insurance Marketplace runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. You can take advantage of open enrollment whether …