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

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

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 …

AARP California’s Response to Governor Brown’s Proposed State Budget

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Press & News Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2014 CONTACT: Mark Beach 916-952-8569 mbeach@aarp.org @MarkMBeach Statement of AARP California State Director Katie Hirning Regarding Governor Brown’s Proposed California State Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015: AARP is pleased that after years of deep budget deficits, which led to devastating cuts in home and community-based services, California can now boast of a $6 billion dollar surplus over the next two years. We applaud Governor Brown for using some of this surplus to invest in the …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Free Tax Prep Begins February 1

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Press & News Media 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

Press & News Media 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 …

AARP California to Host Medicare Call-in Talk Show with Center for Medicare Services

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | AARP California | Comments

Press & News Media Media Alert AARP CALIFORNIA TO HOST MEDICARE CALL-IN TALK SHOW WITH CENTER FOR MEDICARE SERVICES WHAT: Up to 500 Spanish speaking callers can attend a call-in talk show to learn about Medicare Open Enrollment just by dialing a toll-free number (see below). The phone talk show, conducted in Spanish, is hosted by AARP California with Roberto Diaz, Health Insurance Specialist with the Center for Medicare Services. WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. WHO: Expert: Roberto …

AARP California Será Anfitriona de Show Telefónico con el Centro de Servicios de Medicare

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | AARP California | Comments

Press & News Media Aviso a los Medios AARP CALIFORNIA SERA ANFITRIONA DE SHOW TELEFONICO CON EL CENTRO DE SERVICIOS DE MEDICARE QUE: Un total de 500 personas de habla hispana podrán asistir a un show telefónico para aprender acerca del Período de Inscripción de Medicare al marcar un número gratuito (ver abajo). El show telefónico, conducido en español, es organizado por AARP California con Roberto Diaz, Especialista de Seguros de Salud del Centro de Servicios de Medicare. CUANDO: Sábado, 22 de noviembre, 2013 …