— 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 …

— Join AARP on Sunday, September 17th from 10AM-3PM at #VivaCalleSJ in San Jose, California. Viva Calle is a FREE event that opens over 7 miles of car free streets to bring people to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the city like never before. It is not a race, there is no start or finish line, and you don’t need a bike to participate – you can walk if you want! AARP will be located at the Mexican Heritage Plaza …

— 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. …

— Last year, AARP strongly supported the passage of Measure M because we believed it represented a critical investment in Los Angeles County’s transportation infrastructure that will help transform local communities into more livable, age-friendly places in the years to come. Some of our members expressed concern about AARP’s support of a local tax increase, and some asked what AARP’s role would be after the election.  We pledged to keep our elected leaders accountable on their progress towards Measure M’s goals, …

— AARP has numerous resources available to help individuals make a difference in making their communities for livable for residents of ALL ages. Below you will find descriptions and links to some of these resources. Experience Corps Experience Corps connects volunteers with children who are struggling to read to provide tutoring that transforms lives. AARP Walk Audit Toolkit The AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit provides a step-by-step guide for assessing a community’s walkability. The tool kit helps identify the roads and …

— This is a fundamental question that many fail to ask.  AARP’s FREE HomeFit workshops offer tips and ideas to make sure you can continue living in your home as you age. You’ll learn about simple modifications, such as installing bar handles in bathrooms — that can help prevent falls and other injuries, which become more likely as both houses and their inhabitants age. The workshop comes with the AARP HomeFit Guide, which offers advice on simple fixes that you can …

— On Tuesday, June 6, AARP formally welcomed the City of Novato into AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. AARP California Associate State Director of Community, Rafi Nazarians, presented the City of Novato with the official certificate of membership during the City Council’s general session. “From our youth to our seniors, Novato is committed to residents of all ages,” said Novato Mayor Denise Athas. “Our City fosters initiatives that encourage our residents to live and thrive within our community. Age-Friendly communities are …

— What would major streets in Los Angeles County look like without motor vehicles? It’s hard to imagine, but on June 11th you can experience a day of car-free streets in Glendale. Join AARP at CicLAvia, the country’s largest open-streets event, as we work in partnership with Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles to address the community’s desire for safe streets and healthy living for people of all ages. Over the last six years, CicLAvia has temporarily closed …

— To celebrate new funding for the Los Angeles County public transit system and to encourage people to use it, AARP in Los Angeles is providing free, specially designed Metro TAP fare cards with a $1.75 credit to pay for the first ride. AARP is teaming up with the county transit agency, Metro, to support safe, affordable transportation options for the community. The reloadable plastic cards will feature designs created by local artists and AARP members Yolanda Gonzalez and Synthia Saint …

— This past Election Day, AARP was proud to celebrate the passage of “The Los Angeles County Transportation Plan”, or Measure M. (Read more here.) Now that the campaign is over, we’re hard at work at assembling an action plan to ensure that Measure M benefits AARP members across the County’s 88 cities. One of our partner community-based organizations, “Investing in Place”, recently posted a helpful article that discusses great ways to get involved with  Measure M. Check it out here. …

— By Ray Huard Marilyn White worries about how she’ll get around her Northern California community of Saratoga. At 91, White still drives, but plans to give up her car keys when she turns 92 next July and her license expires. “By the time I’m 92,” she said, “I hope they have a shuttle service here.” Saratoga is one of 11 cities and counties in California that are part of the growing AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The others are Berkeley, …