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). …

IRS Shares List of Tax Scams to Avoid

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP California | Comments

Local Resources Guest post by Certified Public Accountant, Daniel M. Mauiro, IRS For many of us, the annual rite of preparing a tax return and paying taxes can be stressful enough by itself, but in recent years, opportunistic criminals have been making it more stressful by coming up with new tax scams – or continuing to perpetrate tried-and-true ones. Some are directly related to the filing of a tax return, while others merely capitalize on taxpayers’ enhanced anxiety during the filing season. …

Get That Smartphone Working for You

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Technology Does it sometimes seem as if your smartphone isn’t so smart? Learn how to get your mobile devices working for you at free hands-on training sessions sponsored by AARP California in April and May in the greater Los Angeles area. Designed for those 50 and older, AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops feature plainspoken, user-friendly information on personal technology, including the use of touchscreens, applications, texting, photo sharing and more. “We want to close the digital divide in multicultural …

La red de vigilancia contra el fraude contraataca

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Finances 50+ | Money & Work Por Ray Huard Una persona que llamó por teléfono le dijo a Marilyn Carpenter que se había ganado un premio en efectivo en un sorteo realizado por una organización en la que ella confiaba. Carpenter, de 79 años y residente de Thousand Oaks, desconfió un poco, pero luego ocurrió algo que confirmó sus sospechas: “La persona quería mi número de cuenta bancaria para depositar el dinero en mi cuenta. De ningún modo iba yo a divulgar a un desconocido dicha …

Fraud Watch Network Fights Back

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Volunteering By Ray Huard A caller told Marilyn Carpenter that she had won a cash prize in a sweepstakes from an organization she trusted. Carpenter, 79, of Thousand Oaks, was a little suspicious, but then came the tip-off: “He wanted my bank account number so that he could deposit it in my account. No way was I going to give anybody that kind of information.” She hung up and reported the call to the organization and the district attorney’s office. Betty …