Volunteers Say ‘No’ to Utility Hikes

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | California By Ray Huard Hank Povinelli is fed up with rising electric rates. “If I have to pay significantly higher electricity bills, I have to take that money from someplace else,” said Povinelli, a retired information technology executive who worked in the hospitality and casino industry. Like many retirees, Povinelli, 67, who lives in the San Fernando Valley city of Chatsworth, must get by on a fixed income. “We can’t increase our revenue. We have to manage the costs,” he said. …

Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Advocacy | California Southern California Edison wants more of your money. Right now, they’re trying to convince the CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to rubber stamp their request for a nearly $1 Billion rate hike over the next 3 years. In these tough economic times, the last thing we need is an increase in our electric rates. But that’s what might happen, unless you raise your voice now. We need you to act today! Please share how increased utility rates would impact your …

Welcome to Ideas@50+

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Events Join us this September 4-6 in beautiful San Diego and be one of the first to attend this new annual experience. It’s your opportunity to engage and network with today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Lifestyle. Enjoy three days of provocative discussions on trends, share ideas and walk away with practical options for your own life. Ideas@50+ is everything you love about AARP events…and so much more. Registration …

Can You Help Caregivers on August 14th?

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Millions of Californians are adding a job skill to their “life résumé” – that of family caregiver. Often they are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home, but AARP surveys say that they often don’t know where to turn for help. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them and how to cope with the challenges that come with being a caregiver. That is why …

Join AARP at Dodger Stadium for Baseball and Family Fun!

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California Baseball season is in full swing and AARP wants to meet up with you at a Dodgers game to enjoy food, fun, and festivities at Viva Los Dodgers. This family-friendly pregame festival is held at the refurbished 76 station (near Lot 6) 2 hours prior to each Sunday home game and fans can enjoy live music, player autographs and various activities. Check back for details for each game! Entrance is free with a paid ticket to the game. Our next …

Agent scams seniors out of more than $2 million

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Money & Work John Paul Slawinski, 59, was arrested at his home in Palm Desert on July 29, and is being arraigned on Friday, August 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Department 411, 4100 Main St, Riverside. Slawinski is charged with five felony counts of financial elder abuse and five counts of burglary for allegedly ripping off five senior citizens for more than $2 million through the sale and surrender of investment annuity products. Bail is set at $2,000,000. …