AARP California

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Free Tax Prep Begins February 1

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Local Resources FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2014 Contact: Charee Gillins 626-585-2606 cgillins@aarp.org @ChareeGillins AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2014 (Pasadena, CA) – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not …

AARP California

Preparación Gratuita de Impuestos de AARP Foundation Inicia el Primero de Febrero

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Local Resources PARA DISTRIBUCIÓN INMEDIATA 10 de enero de 2014 Contacto: Anaí Ibarra 626-252-1532 aibarra@aarp.org @anaiibarra (Los Ángeles, California) — Este año, AARP Foundation brindará nuevamente asistencia gratuita en la preparación de las declaraciones de impuestos para los contribuyentes de bajos a medianos ingresos a través del programa AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. En su 45. ºaño, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide es el servicio de asistencia gratuita en la preparación de las declaraciones de impuestos más grande del país, que brinda especial atención a las personas …

Julie Schoen

Protect Yourself From Health Law Scams

Posted on 11/12/2013 by | AARP California | Comments

Local Resources Guest post by Julie Schoen, Legal Counsel for the Council on Aging of Orange County The roll out of the new health care program known as “Obamacare” began in October, with the enrollment period continuing from October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014. This enrollment period is not to be confused with Medicare’s fall Open Enrollment which is October 15 – December 7, 2013. The beginning of any new federal program is an opportunity for confusion and for con artists to …

L.A. Kitchen Will Salvage Produce to Feed Angelenos

L.A. Kitchen Will Salvage Produce to Feed Angelenos

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Laura Mecoy • Yolanda “Miss Liz” Lizarraga had lost one kidney to cancer, and the remaining one was functioning so poorly that she faced the prospect of spending three days a week undergoing dialysis. She could avoid that long-term fate only by improving her diet. With a limited budget and poor eyesight, the retired Los Angeles fourth-grade teacher could neither cook for herself nor afford dining out regularly. So she turned to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Lizarraga, 57, credits …

Caught in the Medicare, Medi-Cal Maze? Here's Where to Get Help

Caught in the Medicare, Medi-Cal Maze? Here’s Where to Get Help

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Laura Mecoy • When she became eligible for Medicare, Pat Kersbergen assembled a 4-inch-thick accordion folder of materials, created spreadsheets of the different plans and was overwhelmed by information overload. The retired Upland schoolteacher, now 72, decided to stay with the school district’s medical insurance rather than sort it all out. The following year, she sought the help of California’s Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP), where a volunteer counselor helped her enroll in Medicare and select medigap …