Movies for Grownups Film Showcase Comes to L.A. LIVE

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Events Great films, talented actors, gifted directors – AARP’s Movies for Grownups Film Showcase has it all! From November 6-9, the second annual Movies for Grownups Film Showcase will spotlight films with performances and storylines that speak to the 50+ moviegoer. All 11 of the screenings will be followed by an audience Q&A with talent from the film. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the year’s best films selected with a “grown-up” audience in mind! Plus, participate in Q&As …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: California’s Roots

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California California has rich history, and Hispanic/Latino culture has played a major role shaping the state. “Alta California” was founded as a province of the Viceroy of New Spain in 1804, and subsequently became part of Mexico when that country declared its independence from Spain in 1821. Beginning in the 1700s, Spanish Franciscan priests had established 21 “missions” stretching all the way to present-day Sonoma County. Until the 1840s, Spanish was the dominant language of California, and the state was largely …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Week One

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California September marks Hispanic Heritage Month (from September 15th to October 15th) and we’ll be sharing interesting facts about this month-long celebration every Wednesday until October 15th. We hope you will enjoy learning  important information about Latino heritage. Today, we begin with these six facts:   National Hispanic Heritage Month started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson. It was expanded to one month by President Ronald Reagan and enacted into law in 1988. The countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, …

Virtual Career Fair Designed for You

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Money & Work Are you looking for work or a new career? AARP can help! We’re offering the AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 7am-11am PT featuring over 20 Life Reimagined for Work hiring employers. Experienced job seekers can learn about job opportunities from local California employers such as Blue Buffalo Co., a pet food manufacturer, EnCorps, and Avis Budget Group. During the Career Fair, you’ll also have access to companies such as AT&T, National Institutes of Health, Caterpillar, and the American …

Volunteers Shine at Ideas@50+ in San Diego

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Volunteering Over one thousand volunteers worked hard to make San Diego’s Ideas@50+ event a great success. The event, which took place in early September, attracted over 10,000 attendees. There was great entertainment featuring big name celebrities, many high profile speakers, workshops on important topics, and an exhibit hall that engaged everyone. Volunteers took on tasks such as registration, shuttle transportation oversight, greeters, room monitors, and much more. And always with a smile and helpful information. They were truly the life and soul of …

Únete a AARP en el Estadio de los Dodgers para el Festival Viva Los Dodgers, “La Gran Fiesta”

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Events Es un momento emocionante para ser un fan de los Dodgers, y a AARP le gustaría verte en el festival Viva Los Dodgers, La Gran Fiesta, en honor del Mes de la Herencia Hispana para que disfrutes de comida, diversión, excelente música y festividades. Este festival familiar previo al juego se llevara a cabo en la recién remodelada estación 76 (cerca del lote 6) cuatro horas antes del juego de casa (el cual empieza a las 6:10 p.m.) donde los …