AARP Presents Donations for Earthquake Recovery

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Press & News Media AARP donated $35,000 to assist with efforts to rebuild following the American Canyon earthquake in August. California Executive Council member Larry Saxxon presented a contribution of $25,000 to Director Terence P. Mulligan with Napa Valley Community Foundation and $10,000 to Executive Director Elizabeth Hoffman with Rebuilding Together Solano County. The funds are being dedicated to long-term recovery assistance after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Sonoma and Solano counties in Northern California on Sunday, August 24 – the largest earthquake to …

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 …