— 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 …

— By Rita Beamish Lydia Sussman knew she wanted to volunteer in retirement, preferably in a role taking advantage of her specific skills. She had been a teacher for 33 years in Los Angeles public school programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. That made her a good fit for Jumpstart, a nonprofit that helps provide underserved youngsters with language, literacy and developmental skills to get ready for kindergarten. She was tapped to mentor the “grandparent” volunteers who teach the Jumpstart curriculum …

— 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 …

— (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, …

— 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 …

— By Anita Creamer For many of us it’s hard to imagine a world with no smartphones or laptops, no instant Internet access, no social media, no face-to-face Skype chats. Yet for many older Californians, these are still unfamiliar – and sometimes intimidating – technologies, and this can lead to social isolation, depression, and even worsen medical conditions. “Technology is being absorbed into every facet of our lives, but many adults aged 65 and older still don’t even have email,” said …

— Written by Anita Creamer When West Sacramento resident Charlotte Dorsey learned late in 2014 that a local low-cost bus service for older adults was in danger of losing its funding, she decided to help organize her neighbors to save the shuttle. “Everybody was complaining about it,” said Dorsey, a West Sacramento community activist who serves on the Area 4 Agency on Aging advisory council and the Yolo (County) Healthy Aging Alliance. But nobody knew what to do until Dorsey rallied …

—  A new program offered by AARP will help provide the opportunity for AARP Members (and those who choose to become members) who own small, local businesses to provide discounts and offers to other AARP Members and their families in Los Angeles, CA while supporting a local non-profit. AARP Member to Member Local Offers will bring together small business owners who are AARP members and customers who are also members.  Participating businesses–which must be brick and mortar stores, no larger than a …

— 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. …

— AARP donated $35,000 to assist with efforts to rebuild following the American Canyon earthquake in August. California Executive Council member Larry Saxxon presented a contribution of $25,000 to Director Terence P. Mulligan with Napa Valley Community Foundation and $10,000 to Executive Director Elizabeth Hoffman with Rebuilding Together Solano County. The funds are being dedicated to long-term recovery assistance after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Sonoma and Solano counties in Northern California on Sunday, August 24 – the largest earthquake to …