— English Esta primavera AARP publicó datos que revelaron los planes financieros de los californianos de la  Gen X y los Baby Boomers y los medios de los que disponen para su futuro financiero. La encuesta, titulada “California Soñando…o Luchando: Seguridad Financiera de la Generacion X y los Baby Boomer,” revela que en su mayor parte los californianos no están listos para la jubilación; y si bien siguen siendo optimistas, muchos luchan con problemas de acceso a  vivienda y la dificultad de …

— Español Participants’ ideas will be included in NHCOA’s annual “State of Hispanic Older Adults” The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), will bring together members of the older adult population, along with elected officials, social advocates, and service providers in an “Aging with Dignity” Town Hall at The California Endowment 1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  on August 30th. This linguistically and culturally safe space will give those present the opportunity to discuss …

— Español From the classic celebration of Mexico and the Central American countries’ independence day, the presentation of an AARP financial study about the economic situation of Californians, to our association with the popular soccer team LA Galaxy; AARP in Los Angeles has prepared several events to celebrate our contributions as Latinos in this society and also to provide you with tools that will help you make your life a better experience. All our events are free, but in some of them …

— Join us on June 21st at the University of San Francisco’s Xavier Auditorium to celebrate the launch of AARP’s new documentary CAREGIVING: THE CIRCLE OF LOVE. AARP created this short film in partnership with Executive Producer Toan Lam to help families start the often difficult but vital conversation about caregiving. The film presents the traditions and challenges of caregiving in the Chinese American community from the point of view of three family caregivers. The program will include a discussion about …

— By Ray Huard Sandy Douglas was the caregiver for her mother, who died in 2014 from Alzheimer’s disease, and is the caregiver for her husband, who suffered a heart attack and work-related injuries in 2011. “He has heart problems, a collapsed lung, high blood pressure, a back injury—I mean, he’s got everything,” said Douglas, 68, who lives in Coalinga in central California. Both her mother, who was 98 when she died, and her husband, 56, were in and out of …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Are you or a friend one of the caregivers we love? Not only do we want to hear your stories, but we’d like to thank you in a very special way.  In honor of November being National Family Caregivers Month, those who submit stories to our I Heart Caregivers page will receive a copy of a special caregiving-inspired print created by noted Los Angeles Cartoonist, Lalo Alcaraz. Alcaraz, the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” and a …

— Did you know that there are 4.4 million unpaid family caregivers in California? What’s a caregiver you ask? You may be one and not even know it! If you’re caring for a parent, grandparent, or other loved one who needs help with daily living, YOU are a caregiver. Today, millions of Californians are providing care for a family member, partner, or friend with a chronic, disabling, or serious health condition. These “family caregivers” provide indispensable help with such tasks as …

— As increasing numbers of grandchildren rely on grandparents for the security of a home, their grandparents are taking on more of the responsibility for raising them in a tough economy — many with work challenges of their own. For these grandparents, raising another family wasn’t part of the plan. But they step up to the plate when their loved ones need them. Most of these grandparents and other relative caregivers will tell you they gain great joy from their role. …

— 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 …