United in Community: Bridging the Gap Across Generations

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Livable Communities Written by Anita Creamer In San Diego, in a unique approach to bridging the gap between young and old, 10 older adults live on campus at San Pasqual Academy as unofficial grandparents, helping mentor the 100-plus foster youth who live there. In Los Angeles, a nonprofit group called EngAGE provides intergenerational programs and lifelong learning classes for older adults who live in affordable housing in four Southern California counties (2). In San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, the 214 older adults …

To Serve or Be Served

Posted on 08/7/2015 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Community | Volunteering By: Elyssia Widjaja AARP Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus once stated the words “to serve, not to be served”—a quote that embodies the vision and mission of AARP. Those specific words Ethel Percy Andrus once articulated were a reflection of how she lived her life. By devoting her life work to improving the lives of the retired population and pursuing her passion of helping others live their best lives, she began an organization in 1958 which has since grown to …

¡VAMOS A BAILAR! with AARP in Los Angeles & Grand Performances

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Community Pack your picnic basket, put on your dancing shoes and join us for a night of music under the stars as AARP in Los Angeles teams up with the Grand Performances Concert Series in downtown L.A. About the MUSIC: We’ll be at three concerts this summer; Ondatrópica, bringing to life the energy of Colombia’s cumbia culture, Los Master Plus, will give you a taste of cumbiatrónica, Puerto Candelaria, continuing with the theme of eclectic folk cumbia rhythms, Gaby Moreno, sharing …

AARP Study: California family caregivers provided $57 billion in unpaid care in 2013

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Uncategorized FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2015 CONTACT: Mark Beach (916) 952-8569 mbeach@aarp.org     AARP Study: California family caregivers provided $57 billion worth of unpaid care in 2013 New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers SACRAMENTO, CA — In 2013, family caregivers in California provided 4,140,000,000 hours of care — worth an estimated $57 billion — to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to a …

¿Estás en riesgo cuando estas en línea?

Posted on 07/15/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Español | Events | Fraud Con los estafadores en línea cada vez más conocedores y nuevos reportes de violación de datos apareciendo todo el tiempo, hay más riesgos para  tu información personal cada año. La Red de Vigilantes contra el Fraude de AARP y Google se han unido para armarte con la información que necesitas para protegerte a ti y a tu familia cuando están en línea. Ven con nosotros este 27 de julio para aprender cómo proteger tu información personal en línea y detectar …

White House Conference on Aging Watch Party

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Advocacy | Livable Communities Every decade since 1960, the White House has held a Conference on Aging the most recent taking place in 2005. The idea of the Conference is to review developments in aging since the last conference and identify current challenges and opportunities. The White House Conference on Aging has been a catalyst for the development of aging policy for the past 50 years. The ideas and momentum generated by the Conference have prompted the establishment of and/or key improvements to many …