— 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 …

— En Español On Thursday, June 8th, 2017, Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, Priscilla Velez, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Andrus Opportunity Award along with $5,000 to help her pay for her education. The award is named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who served as principal of Lincoln High from 1916 to 1944. At the end of the summer of 2013, at a gala event marking the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln High School, AARP officially announced the funding of the Andrus Opportunity …

— In celebration of Black History Month AARP is recognizing Black Americans who have achieved phenomenal “firsts.” In this spirit, AARP in Los Angeles is sharing their stories here on our blog, as well as inviting followers on social media to share their own stories. What better what to wrap up our month-long celebration than by shining a light on a woman who just made Hollywood history? At age 51, acclaimed actress and Southern California resident, Viola Davis became the first Black …

—   This past Election Day, AARP was proud to celebrate the passage of “The Los Angeles County Transportation Plan”, or Measure M. This ballot initiative is poised to deliver over $120 billion dollars’ worth of transit improvement projects that will relieve traffic across the region, fix sidewalks and potholes, and improve our quality of life. (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 …

—   This is a true victim’s account of an online Romance Scam. My name is Jane Doe. I am not dead but I almost died last year. I was a victim of a “romance scam” by a man I met on e-Harmony and who scammed me out of over $1 million last spring.  I am going to tell you what happened and who I am today as a result of this financial reversal. I am 63 years old and live …

—   In celebration of Black History Month AARP is recognizing  Black Americans who have achieved phenomenal “firsts.” In this spirit, AARP in Los Angeles is sharing their stories here on our blog, as well as inviting followers on social media to share their own stories. This week we’re looking toward history to remember Dr. Ralph Bunche (1904 – 1971), the first Black American to win the Nobel Peace prize. In addition, years before Dr. Bunche received this highly esteemed international …

— Very few people have had as much impact in shaping California as Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Vallejo was born in Monterey in 1807, when that city was the capital of Alta California in the Viceroy of New Spain. As a young man, Vallejo worked as a clerk for English merchant William Hartnell, learning English, French, and Latin. Vallejo was serving as personal secretary to the Governor of California, Luis Arguello in 1821, when news of Mexico’s independence from Spain reached Monterey. …

— Pío de Jesus Pico was a first-generation Californio, born in Alta California to parents who emigrated from the part of New Spain that is now Mexico. He was born at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel on May 5, 1801. After the death of his father in 1819, Pico settled in San Diego, where he married María Ignacia Alvarado on February 24, 1834. Pico served twice as Governor of Alta California, for a short time in 1832, then again in 1844 …

— Español. Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to reflect upon your salud, dinero y amor. After all, doing more for yourself helps you do more for your family. Fiestas Patrias Family Day Los Angeles – Sunday, September 11, 2016. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, California 90012  Sunday, September 16, 1810 is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence and is the most important national holiday observed …

— AARP is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards that were created to acknowledge the hardworking staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations serving AAPIs age 50-plus. “We’re proud to recognize Julie, Shiao-Lin, Dongwoo ‘Joe’ for their outstanding contributions and dedication to our seniors,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. “They tirelessly devote their time, talents, and passion to provide an invaluable service to our community. We hope …

—   Join us at the Aging Summit 2016, an event organized by the Health and Human Services Agency of San Diego County and Live Well San Diego to explore livable communities and healthy aging. During this Aging Summit, San Diego County will receive a certificate acknowledging its enrollment in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities which recognizes its commitment to becoming an age-friendly community. Members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities are part of a global network of communities …