New Rules about Home and Community Based (HCB) Settings

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Advocacy | California Right now the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Department of Aging (CDA) and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) are creating a plan that will make BIG changes to how services are provided to people with disabilities, the elderly, and families. Without your input, these changes may not be strong enough to make lives better! New federal rules say that community settings (including assisted living and group homes & day and work programs) must give people choice, privacy, …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California   Very few people have had as much impact in shaping California as Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Vallejo was born in Monterey in 1807, when that city was the capital of Alta California in the Viceroy of New Spain. As a young man, Vallejo worked as a clerk for English merchant William Hartnell, learning English, French, and Latin. Vallejo was serving as personal secretary to the Governor of California, Luis Arguello in 1821, when news of Mexico’s independence from Spain reached …

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 …