Caregivers Searching for More Help

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Ray Huard About four years ago, Antoinette Alioto’s 86-year-old father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Weeks later, her mother, 82, suffered two strokes. Suddenly, Alioto, a single mother of four children in San Diego, was faced with becoming an almost full-time caregiver while trying to get a small business teaching cooking classes off the ground. Her three sisters helped, but Alioto, 50, said she became the primary caregiver. “It was pretty much around the clock,” Alioto said. “My …

California LifeLine Now Includes Wireless Services

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Local Resources Guest post by California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously in January of this year to revise the California LifeLine Program to include wireless devices and services. This is a game-changer for providing modern telecommunications services to low-income Californians. The Commission acted after hearing from hundreds of Californians in eight Public Participation Hearings held throughout the state. LifeLine was initiated by the Moore Act in 1987 and in the intervening years was available for wireline …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …