Nurse Alice Benjamin

California’s Nurse Alice Benjamin Joins AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering Alice Benjamin, best known as “Nurse Alice,” recently joined the second class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI). Alice is a clinical nurse specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Hospital and serves as the Affordable Care Act Education Advisor for AARP California. For the past year and a half, Nurse Alice has been working to ensure that 50+ individuals understand the benefits and protections within the Affordable Care Act and how the law works for them and their families. There’s a lot to …

AARP California Executive Council

AARP California Welcomes New Executive Council Members

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering AARP California is pleased to welcome the newest members of the state’s Executive Council: David Lindeman, Patricia Perez, Larry Saxxon, Alan Sloan, and Rita Saenz. After years of volunteer involvement at AARP, the members are excited to be able to give back to the community in a more formal way. The Executive Council a volunteer advisory body that provides direction and leadership in carrying out AARP’s strategic priorities in California. Dr. David Lindeman has over 30 years of experience in the field …

58 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Sites in Los Angeles

58 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Sites in Los Angeles

Posted on 01/6/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering Need help preparing your income tax returns? You can get that help at no charge at 58 locations in Los Angeles County through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. Tax-Aide is designed to serve low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. But no one is turned away because of age or income. Even young families can get assistance with their tax returns before the April 15 filing deadline. …

Updates Improve Driver Safety Course

Updates Improve Driver Safety Course

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering The promise of a discount on his automobile insurance spurred John Aguinaldo, of Los Angeles, to enroll in an AARP Driver Safety course three years ago. He completed the class, received the state-mandated discount and learned much more than he expected—from understanding the changes in automobiles and traffic laws since he began driving to recognizing the changes in himself. “My vision is not as good now that I’m in my late 60s, and I’m not as agile as I used …

Peter Szego

AARP Honors San Jose’s Peter Szego for Lifetime of Public Service

Posted on 10/28/2013 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2013 CONTACT: Mark Beach 916-556-3015 mbeach@aarp.org AARP Honors San Jose’s Peter Szego for Lifetime of Public Service San Jose, CA – Peter Szego of San Jose has been named recipient of AARP’s 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award, named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Szego was selected in recognition of his remarkable service and the impact he has had on the lives of others and on his …

Sam Thomas

California Toma El Liderazgo En La Ley de Salud

Posted on 10/8/2013 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering por Ray Huard In English | Sam Thomas, un voluntario de AARP en Pasadena, es uno de los cientos de personas en todo el estado que han sido capacitadas por organizaciones comunitarias para explicar los beneficios de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés) a los consumidores. “Acaban de escuchar los rumores en televisión —de lo terrible que es, lo horrible que es—. En realidad no lo es “, dijo Thomas, de …