— At AARP we know it takes time to build great communities, but we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. The AARP Community Challenge grant provides communities across the country with the chance to fund quick action projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, open spaces, housing, and other innovative ideas to improve communities and make them better places to live for all ages and abilities. After a successful 2017, with 90 grantees nationally, this initiative …

— The summer months are prime time for home repair scams. The general ruse involves someone coming to your door and offering to do work on your home, typically at a big discount. We have prepared this video, the first of a series we will be sharing with you, to illustrate several of the most common scams and to make it easier for you to share this information with your friends and family, so they too know what to look for …

— “The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” The quote by AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus still rings true today and continues to shape this association dedicated to helping people age 50+ live their best lives. As we focus on empowering those in need throughout the month of July, we at AARP California lift up and recognize our founder for her many contributions. Dr. Andrus lived a …

— Español  As in previous years, this summer we have several and a variety of events specially prepared for you, your friends and your loved ones. You can meet in person your favorite L.A. Galaxy players, educate yourself about the power of protests by Chicanos in Los Angeles during the 60’s seeking social justice; as well as take your little ones to enjoy an intergenerational free show. Register for each event in order to receive a surprise gift. ¡We look forward to …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is using their skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? AARP state offices are seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. The deadline for the California Andrus Awards for Community Service nominations is August 1st. Review the eligibility guidelines and submit your …

— Español. On Thursday, June 7th, 2018, Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, Gissell Jiménez, 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. AARP officially announced the funding of the Andrus Opportunity Award, a scholarship that would be awarded to a college-bound Lincoln High student each year for ten years, at a gala …

— Español The LA Galaxy and AARP have teamed up for a second “Fantasy Fútbol” Camp at StubHub Center in October 13, 2018 for ten (10) lucky winners and their nominees. This is your chance to thank someone who has supported your passion for soccer and who shares your love for the game by nominating them for this exclusive experience with your favorite team! Watch here the videos of three of our last year’s winners: Jean’s Story: https://youtu.be/o9Pbf_6ybZs Carlos & Nancy’s …

— Throughout the month of June, AARP in San Diego will be celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Philippine’s independence. Join us at the following celebrations and events – bring your family and friends and come celebrate with your Kababayan! Make sure to stop by the AARP booth at each event to learn more about becoming an AARP member or volunteer, gain insightful resources, find out how AARP is empowering the 50+ to choose how they live as they age, and …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …