— 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 …

— The Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Oct. 14 in San Jose. The event aims to raise nearly $1.5 million to support the work of the Alzheimer’s Association and research to find a cure. The walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Arena Green in San Jose, then winds for three miles through downtown. AARP California is cosponsoring the event and will host a table at the companion fair, providing information for family caregivers. To participate, donate …

— “Get your walk on” every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 a.m. inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. “Coach E,” — a certified trainer and nutritionist and regular guest KJLH 102.3 FM’s the “Front Page with Dominique DiPrima” — will be on hand to lead warmups and get your body moving and your heart pumping! He’ll also cool you down after you walk and give you tips on how to live a healthier life every day!   WHEN:            …

— A chance to walk, bike, skate and dance through the heart of San Jose—on seven miles of traffic-free streets—is set for Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Viva Calle is a free annual event that closes the streets to cars so people can come out for music, food, culture and exercise. The activities will snake through Japantown, Mexican Heritage Plaza and other communities. AARP California is cosponsoring the event and will have an information table at the plaza. …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— As part of our ongoing mission to promote livable and active communities, AARP in Los Angeles took part in the Cycling Without Age Event in El Monte on March 15th. This event was organized by local bike coalition Bike San Gabriel Valley and Cycling Without Age, an organization which provides seniors with the opportunity to enjoy bike riding once again. A group of community members, bike enthusiasts, and city officials gathered to learn about innovative trishaw bikes (pictured above) and …

— As part of this month’s national celebration of veterans, AARP in Los Angeles will honor the men and women who served in the military as association and community members participate in the Rock n’ Ride for Veterans, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 7 in Downey. The event will feature music, rock climbing, bike riding and other family-friendly activities. AARP will host a bike-decorating booth and present a special gift to veterans who visit the booth. “Our sponsorship …

— Join AARP in Chula Vista on Friday, October 23rd for an evening of music, dance and fun! Once you start dancing, you will not want to stop! Whether it is salsa, cumbia, o cha-cha-cha you will sure have a great time –plus dancing is great for your health. Dancing is a great way to go back to staying in shape and stay in shape. We will have music by Manny Cepeda that you will love, dance instructors that will help …

— Step up to fitness with the L.A. Soul Steppers, a walking group sponsored by AARP in Los Angeles that meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The next free walk will be at 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 13. The group is moving outdoors to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd. Meet at the top of the hill by the parking lot. AARP members who bring their membership cards will receive a walking group T-shirt. AARP …

— By Rita Beamish Even before 3.4 million Californians joined Medi-Cal last year under the Affordable Care Act, the state boasted the behemoth of state health insurance programs. Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid, the health care safety net for low-income and disabled residents that marks its 50th anniversary in July. Thanks to a massive 16-month growth spurt, Medi-Cal now provides health services for more than 12 million people, almost a third of all Californians. Medi-Cal insures more people than the …