— 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 …

— 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 …

— California ranks 9th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve the state’s health care system around prevention & treatment, affordability & access in Adult Day Resource Center functions, nursing home costs/quality-of-life, quality-of-care in the LTSS system, and support for family caregivers. California’s ranking is part of a comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind …

AARP California State Director Katie Hirning

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2014 CONTACT: Mark Beach 916-952-8569 mbeach@aarp.org @MarkMBeach Statement of AARP California State Director Katie Hirning Regarding Governor Brown’s Proposed California State Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015: AARP is pleased that after years of deep budget deficits, which led to devastating cuts in home and community-based services, California can now boast of a $6 billion dollar surplus over the next two years. We applaud Governor Brown for using some of this surplus to invest in the …

AARP California

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2014 Contact: Charee Gillins 626-585-2606 cgillins@aarp.org @ChareeGillins AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2014 (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 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not …

AARP California

— Media Alert AARP CALIFORNIA TO HOST MEDICARE CALL-IN TALK SHOW WITH CENTER FOR MEDICARE SERVICES WHAT: Up to 500 Spanish speaking callers can attend a call-in talk show to learn about Medicare Open Enrollment just by dialing a toll-free number (see below). The phone talk show, conducted in Spanish, is hosted by AARP California with Roberto Diaz, Health Insurance Specialist with the Center for Medicare Services. WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. WHO: Expert: Roberto …

Peter Szego

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2013 CONTACT: Mark Beach 916-556-3015 mbeach@aarp.org AARP Honors San Jose’s Peter Szego for Lifetime of Public Service San Jose, CA – Peter Szego of San Jose has been named recipient of AARP’s 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award, named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Szego was selected in recognition of his remarkable service and the impact he has had on the lives of others and on his …

AARP California

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2013 CONTACT: Charee Gillins, AARP (626) 585-2606 cgillins@aarp.org Twitter: @ChareeGillins AARP and The Links Team Up for “My Hair, My Health, My Wealth” Event in Oakland, November 9th Community Event Aimed at Empowering African American Women to Take Charge of their Health and Financial Future San Francisco, CA – AARP, in collaboration with The Links, Incorporated Chapters of the Bay Area, have teamed up to host “My Hair, My Health, My Wealth” on November 9 …

Asegurate

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2013 Contact: Mark Beach (916) 556-3015 Cell: (916) 952-8569 mbeach@aarp.org THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH AARP TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT OBAMACARE AND GET CALIFORNIANS TO ENROLL IN HEALTH COVERAGE  Los Angeles, Calif. (October 15, 2013) – The California Endowment announced today a partnership with AARP to create awareness about Obamacare and promote health care coverage enrollment in California. The partnership is part of TCE’s Get Covered campaign, known as Asegúrate in Spanish, designed to help …

AARP California

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2013 CONTACT: Charee Gillins (626) 585-2606 cgillins@aarp.org AARP’s Inaugural Work@50+ Conference Comes to Long Beach on November 2 Ground-breaking Conference Aimed at Supporting Older Workers Facing High Unemployment and Longer Jobless Periods Pasadena, CA- In the face of high unemployment and long jobless periods, experienced workers will discover how they can gain a competitive edge in today’s tight job market when they gather at the Long Beach Convention Center, Saturday, November 2, 2013 (9am-2pm) for AARP’s …

David Lindeman

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2013 CONTACT: Mark Beach 916-556-3015 mbeach@aarp.org Technology and Aging Expert David Lindeman Joins AARP’s Executive Council (SACRAMENTO, CA) — AARP announced today that David Lindeman, a renowned expert in technology and aging, has joined its California Executive Council, a group of volunteer leaders that provides strategic vision and guidance for AARP in California. Dr. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator. …