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 …

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 …

Support the California Caregiver Act of 2014!

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Home & Family Over 4 million people in California are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them. We can take some common sense steps to change that. That is why AARP is sponsoring the California Caregiver Act (AB 1744). This bill would create a Task Force responsible for identifying policies, resources and programs, as well as service gaps, and would …

New ‘Scorecard’ Report Gives California Mixed Grades in Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press & News Media California ranks 9th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve the state’s health care system around prevention & treatment, affordability & access in Adult Day Resource Center functions, nursing home costs/quality-of-life, quality-of-care in the LTSS system, and support for family caregivers. California’s ranking is part of a comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind …