— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger California for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars. Social Security – Why It Pays to Wait Tuesday, June 27, 2019, 4 p.m. PT When it comes to getting the biggest monthly Social Security check, timing can be everything. That’s why learning about when to claim your retirement benefits is so important. Attend AARP’s free interactive webinar to have your questions answered and learn about the critical difference between retirement age and “full” retirement …

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— Why did you decide to volunteer for the Fraud Watch Network? I feel very strongly about the issue. These types of crimes are relatively easy to commit. It’s not right that people get money for nothing; even worse when they take advantage of honest hard-working folks. I want to help keep people from being victimized. Everybody should have to work for what they earn. How can you take pride in earning if you’re cheating? What have your best and worst …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 4 p.m. PT No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

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— Did you know that May is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month? Join AARP in California as we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month through community events, a video series, and more! Asian Cultural Festival | San Diego On Saturday, May 4th from 10am-5pm, AARP will participate in the Asian Cultural Festival at Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem Street in San Diego. This FREE event will feature live cultural performances, music, food, art and more. There will be …

— AARP in San Jose is ready to help you take on May with local offerings, resources and more. We hope you will join us at one or all of the following events! LOCAL EVENTS: TEK Workshops | May 3rd and May 11th The AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops are an opportunity to grow your confidence in using mobile technology to gather information, take photos and stay connected with family and friends. At these FREE workshops, all participants will …

— People of all ages will take to San Jose’s streets on Sunday, May 19, for Viva CalleSJ day. Participants will set out on bikes, skates, skateboards, scooters and walking shoes to enjoy six miles of traffic-free streets, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food, music and numerous cultural activities are all part of the free healthy event. A member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, San Jose and its Viva CalleSJ bring life to the concept of …

— AARP in San Diego is ready to help you take on May with local offerings, resources and more. We hope you will join us at one or all of the following events! Movies for Grown Ups- “Poms” | Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00 p.m. – AMC, Chula Vista, 555 Broadway, Chula Vista. You are invited to a free screening of POMS starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman. POMS is an uplifting comedy about Martha (played by …

— Parks and public spaces for people of all ages and abilities are a key component of a community that is livable. For National Park Week 2019 (April 20-28), AARP in California is celebrating the importance of ALL parks and public spaces! According to a recent survey conducted by AARP, 89% of adults age 50+ in California said that it is important to have parks, recreational space, or other open spaces available for use in their community. We also know that …

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— In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. We’ve saved our longest-distance spotlight for last — AARP California District Liaison Griff Weber, who sent us his responses all the way from Kathmandu, Nepal where he was spending time traveling. AARP: Tell us a bit about yourself that you would like others to know. Weber: I am Griff Weber, an AARP Volunteer District Liaison to …