— 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!

— 2019 Community Challenge Applications are currently being accepted now through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET. We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick actions can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. Do you have a project in mind? The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 4 p.m. PT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

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— In honor of Black History Month, AARP California is encouraging you to pass on your stories, your knowledge and your love as part of our month-long focus on family legacy. Throughout the month we will be highlighting Californian grandparents and their efforts to share stories and build legacy with their grandbabies. This week we interviewed Elaine and Garrison Ross of Campbell, CA. What brings you the most joy out of being a grandparent? I love seeing the smile on my …

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— Beginning February and continuing through April 15th, AARP Foundation is providing free in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program in California and nationwide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 and is the nation’s largest volunteer-run free tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year. There’s no fee, and AARP membership is not required. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to find all allowable deductions including the Cal EITC (California Earned Income Tax Credit), a tax credit that puts …

—   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 …

— What will you pass down as part of your family legacy?   When you tell your “grandbabies” a bedtime story, you may be sharing fairy tales, but are you also passing along the real stories of the folks who created the foundation for where we are today? In honor of Black History Month, AARP California is encouraging you to pass on your stories, your knowledge and your love as part of our month-long focus on family legacy.   Whether you …

— Wildfires are a fact of life in California, but we’ve never seen anything like the devastation of the past two years. Millions of Californians have been affected, from breathing unhealthy air to losing their homes, and even losing loved ones. These fires have brought unprecedented sorrow and hardship to Californians of all ages — but particularly to older Californians, who sadly represent a large portion of the fatalities caused by these fires. Recovery will take years. But as Californians rebuild …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4 p.m. PT They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

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— By Chequita Falls I decided to become a volunteer for the AARP Fraud Watch Network (FWN) because of my full time job as Manager for South County Meals on Wheels, San Diego County. Our mission is to support the independence and wellbeing of seniors. The AARP FWN provides a wealth of information to help keep seniors safe. Because of my volunteer work with the FWN always teaches me something new and useful in the fight against fraud.  Recently I learned …

— From assessing your 401(k) retirement plan to getting a head start on saving for your summer vacation, the beginning of the year can be a particularly good time to think about the state of your finances. Whatever your financial situation, it is helpful to take stock of where you’re headed in the New Year. Financial planners suggest these six ways to start fixing your finances in 2019. 1. Know where your money is going Take the time now to create …