AARP Foundation Tax-Aide providing free tax assistance and preparation beginning in February

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP California | Comments

(Pasadena, CA) – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low- to moderate- income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, …

AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE BRINDA ASISTENCIA GRATUITA EN LA PREPARACIÓN DE IMPUESTOS EN FEBRERO DEL 2016

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP California | Comments

Pasadena, California — Este año, AARP Foundation brindará nuevamente asistencia gratuita en la preparación de las declaraciones de impuestos para los contribuyentes de ingresos bajos a moderados a través del programa AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. En su 48.º año, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide es el servicio de asistencia gratuita en la preparación de las declaraciones de impuestos más grande del país, que brinda especial atención a la población de mayor edad. No es necesario que los contribuyentes sean socios de AARP o …

AARP HONORS STATE SENATOR LOIS WOLK AS A “CAPITOL CAREGIVER”

Posted on 01/14/2016 by | AARP California | Comments

SACRAMENTO – To recognize her work in support California’s family caregivers, AARP has named State Senator Lois Wolk (SD 3) a 2015 “Capitol Caregiver,” joining a bipartisan group of state legislators and governors from across the nation. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers, whose dedication to their loved ones make it possible for older Americans to remain living in their own homes — where they want to be. Senator Wolk was a key advocate responsible for …

AARP HONORS STATE SENATOR CAROL LIU AS A “CAPITOL CAREGIVER”

Posted on 01/13/2016 by | AARP California | Comments

To recognize her work in support California’s family caregivers, AARP has named State Senator Carol Liu (SD 25) a 2015 “Capitol Caregiver,” joining a bipartisan group of state legislators and governors from across the nation. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers, whose dedication to their loved ones make it possible for older Americans to remain living in their own homes — where they want to be. Senator Liu is the author of the California Hospital and …

Feeling the Eastside Heartbeat

Posted on 01/5/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

“Eastside Heartbeats,” an original musical about the vibrant East Los Angeles music scene of the mid-1960’s, opens January 16, 2016, at Casa 0101 Theater.  “Eastside Heartbeats” is inspired by the true story of Cannibal and the Headhunters opening for the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965.  The musical tells the fictional story of Jimmy Ramirez, leader of the four-man vocal group, the Eastside Heartbeats.  The group has conquered East L.A., but Jimmy and the others have bigger goals.  They …

Volunteers Use Expertise to Shape Legislation

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Rita Beamish When Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill into law in October, Elise Demerdjian was elated. She felt a personal connection to the legislation, which launches an electronic registry in California that will enable health care professionals to seamlessly share patients’ emergency and end-of-life care preferences. As a volunteer for AARP, she had analyzed every aspect of the bill. She relied on her experience as a social worker, adult day care consultant and family law attorney to …