— 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 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 …

— 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 …

— Did you know that only 31% of 4th graders in this country are able to read at a proficient level? Research shows that children who don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. But YOU can help to change this by volunteering with AARP Experience Corps, an award-winning program that places people over the age 50 in the classroom with students in kindergarten through third grade to help …

— 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 …

— For her Dedication and Commitment to Community Service, Davis will be Awarded the Most Prestigious AARP Volunteer Award. Los Angeles, CA – Ghislaine (Ges) M. Davis has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the  2016 AARP California Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The award will be formally presented to Ms. Davis at a ceremony on January 17, 2017, with …

— By Elizabeth Blish Hughes When immigrants from Southeast Asia come into the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide office in Sunnyvale looking for help preparing their returns, they often turn to Elaine Tran. A self-described “boat person” who arrived in the United States from Vietnam in 1979, Tran said the taxpayers who look for her “are more comfortable speaking their own languages. “When I explain, they understand more clearly,” said Tran, 56, who speaks three Asian languages—Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese—in addition to English. …

— AARP and the Fraud Watch Network congratulate volunteer Ken Allan on being named a 2016, 3rd Quarter Fraud Fighter for his outstanding work in the fight against fraud, scams, and identity theft.  Ken is being recognized for AARP Fraud Watch presentations he has made in Southern California, including at the AARP Shred Fest and the Bridge Creek and Oakmont Retirement Communities.  Ken has been a vital leader in the effort to arm Californians with the tools and information they need …

— Español  The City of National City and its partners, together with AARP of San Diego, invite you to join the “Westside Pedestrian & Bicycle Enhancements” Active Living Workshop. Active Living Workshops are designed to engage communities in making their streets and neighborhoods more walkable and livable. The one-day event will involve both classroom-style sessions and a community walking audit: •Learn about and provide feedback on proposed pedestrian and bicycle improvements for the Old Town (Westside) neighborhood. • Participate in a brief “Walk Audit” to determine opportunities for pedestrian connections …

—  Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 California Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+  Californians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Named AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus (pictured above), a long-time educator, a pioneer in aging advocacy, and the first woman high school principal in California, the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an …

— As we move toward the end of National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2016, AARP CA continues to highlight some of our outstanding and dedicated volunteers. AARP CA is honored to have an amazing group of gifted and selfless volunteers who are eager to dedicate their time and skills to help others in their communities. Among this incredible group of volunteers is Ken Allen. Before Ken began volunteering with AARP, he spent 41 years as a sports broadcaster for the American Forces …