— 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 members are invited to register for FREE to the sixth annual Innovation@50+ LivePitch event where they can learn about and provide real time feedback on new technology designed to meet the needs for people over 50. The event will take place Wednesday April 12 (8:30am-6:30pm) and Thursday April 13 (8:30-4:00pm), 2017 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View, CA. This event is the only one of its kind, bringing together innovative startups in: Health …

— 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 …

— By Laura Mecoy Mary Fulton and her husband got lost driving in an unfamiliar part of Los Angeles County and wound up taking several wrong turns before they figured out where they were. Fulton, of Los Angeles, didn’t know that an app on her smartphone could have provided the turn-by-turn navigation they needed—until she attended an AARP California TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshop in Los Angeles. “I had used the Maps app before, but I thought I could only …

—   AARP TEK will present fun, FREE, hands-on workshops in your area to help you get the most out of your tablet. Friendly TEK Guides will answer all of your questions and an smartphone will be provided for your hands-on practice while attending the workshop. In addition to hands-on experience, all participants will also receive a free touchscreen stylus pen and take-home guidebook. Find a location near you with courses that meet your needs and interests! Intro to Smartphones – Beginner …

— Does it sometimes seem as if your smartphone isn’t so smart? Learn how to get your mobile devices working for you at free hands-on training sessions sponsored by AARP California in April and May in the greater Los Angeles area. Designed for those 50 and older, AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops feature plainspoken, user-friendly information on personal technology, including the use of touchscreens, applications, texting, photo sharing and more. “We want to close the digital divide in multicultural …