Experience Corps Has an Impact

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Rita Beamish The third grader had never heard of Beethoven until he came upon a dog of the same name in the book he was reading with Miss Vigi. He was unaware of classical music—at least before Miss Vigi belted out the dramatic four notes from the iconic start of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony: “DaDaDa DAAH!” She looked at the boy and saw the lightbulb flash on. “Oh, I know that!” the boy said—and affirmed yet another teaching moment for …

Experience Corps tiene un impacto positivo

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Español | Volunteering Por Rita Beamish El alumno de tercer grado nunca había oído hablar de Beethoven hasta que se encontró con un perro con el mismo nombre en el libro que leía con la Srta. Vigi. No conocía la música clásica, por lo menos antes de que la Srta. Vigi cantara las cuatro dramáticas notas del icónico comienzo de la Quinta Sinfonía de Beethoven: “¡TaTaTa TAAH!” Cuando ella miró al niño, vio que se le encendía el bombillo. “Ah, ¡eso sí lo …

A Night Off for Caregivers with Lalo Alcaraz

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | Community Engagement | Comments

Caregiving | Community Join AARP in Los Angeles and connect with other family caregivers and friends in your community for a night-off to enjoy an evening of art and culture led by local cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha” as seen in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers nationwide. Attendees will have a chance to view his exhibit “Straight Outta Comics.” Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be provided. We will also have caregiving resources available …

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 …