Grow Local! Give Local! Near You!

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community | Local Resources  A new program offered by AARP will help provide the opportunity for AARP Members (and those who choose to become members) who own small, local businesses to provide discounts and offers to other AARP Members and their families in Los Angeles, CA while supporting a local non-profit. AARP Member to Member Local Offers will bring together small business owners who are AARP members and customers who are also members.  Participating businesses–which must be brick and mortar stores, no larger than a …

La Planificación Creativa, Conduce a Calles Más Seguras, Más Acogedoras

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Community | Uncategorized Por Anita Creamer Aún en California, donde el coche durante mucho tiempo ha sido considerado como rey, el paisaje de habitabilidad y comunidades amigables con las personas mayores debería ser amigable, seguro y acogedor para las personas de todas las edades. Después de todo, el tipo de aceras, calles y espacios al aire libre que fácilmente acomodan a padres jóvenes con cochecitos también funcionan bien para los ciclistas, los abuelos que utilizan andadores y para las personas en sillas de …

Creative Planning Leads to Safer, More Inviting Streets

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Community Written by Anita Creamer Even in California, where the car has long been considered king, the streetscape of livable and age-friendly communities should be friendly, safe and inviting to people of all ages. After all, the kinds of sidewalks, streets and outdoor spaces that easily accommodate young parents with strollers also work well for bicyclists, grandparents pushing walkers and people using wheelchairs.Across the state, efforts are underway to make safe, accessible streets and sidewalks a reality. And for good reason: …

Three California Cities Targeted to Become Age-Friendly

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community AARP is encouraging several cities in California to adopt policies and enhance features that can help them become increasingly “livable” for an aging population. Los Angeles, West Sacramento and San Diego are among the municipalities targeted to join San Francisco this year as part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The network, in turn, is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, which helps cities adapt to both rapid population aging and …

The Nurse Practitioner Would Like to See You Now

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing We’ve made great strides by improving health access for millions of previously uninsured Californians. But with more patients on the books, we need to take the necessary steps to ensure they also have access to primary health care services. AARP in California is working hard to ensure patients can meet with a health care provider by supporting SB 323 which will allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training and education. Please send a message to …

Los Angeles Invests Over $1 Billion to Fix Sidewalks

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Community Guest Blog by Jessica Meaney, Managing Director of Investing in Place After several years of litigation the City of Los Angeles agreed to fix the city’s broken sidewalks and ensure accessibility and safety for all. This legal agreement represents the largest disability payout in the country. The settlement calls for a citywide sidewalk repair plan and spending over $1 billion in funds to fix and improve sidewalks throughout the city (see LA Times and Legal Aid Society coverage and analysis). …