— 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 …

— By Rita Beamish Patricia A. Gonzalez-Portillo loves her California life, her friends and her home in Long Beach. But at 51, working as a national director for a nonprofit and married to a video-industry entrepreneur, she knows that finances ultimately will force them to leave and retire in Texas. Gonzalez-Portillo would rather stay, but Alan, her 15-year-old son, is bound for college in a couple of years. With a mortgage, the boy’s tuition at a private high school and other …

— 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 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Soon approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. A …

— 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 …

— AARP in San Diego kicked off the summer with Asian Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair on June 3, 2017. At the festival, enthusiastic volunteers manned an AARP table and shared AARP Bayanihan booklets with guests. The day-long celebration of Asian culture also included a flower show, live performances, food and more. On June 10, 2017, AARP California participated in the 16th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration at Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Library. AARP volunteers shared information with …

— Español. On Saturday, July 29 AARP in Los Angeles is pleased to sponsor the presentation of the movie “FRIDA” at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, celebrating 15 years since the 2002 Oscar-Winning film was screen for the first time. Enjoy an outdoor screening of the film, a fashion show inspired by the icon, and a marketplace featuring Frida art and jewelry. Listen to a musical tribute honoring the artist’s close friend, Chavela Vargas, by Rosalie Rodriguez. Authentic Oaxaqueña food …

— 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 …

— To celebrate Black History Month and “Firsts After 50,” we’re highlighting trailblazing Californians like Emmett Ashford (1914- 1980), who in 1966 became the first Black American umpire in Major League Baseball at age 52. Ashford’s story came to our attention when his daughter, Adrienne Bratton, shared a comment about him our Facebook page on a post about another famous Jefferson High School graduate and Angeleno — Ralph Bunche, the first Black American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. After graduating from …