— Español. St. Barnabas Senior Services presents the 2nd annual AGING INTO THE FUTURE – SoCal’s Tech + Aging conference where tech leaders, seniors and experts in the aging field come together LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2018) – The latest and hottest tech solutions addressing some of the most common problems and challenges facing older adults today will be discussed at the second annual AGING INTO THE FUTURE – SoCal’s Tech + Aging Conference on March 2nd in downtown Los Angeles. …

—   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 …

— It’s tax season once again. Taxes are complicated, especially if you’re planning for retirement or considering life changes.  Luckily, AARP Foundation’s team of IRS-certified volunteers is here to help. They’ve been doing it for 50 years and have served more than 50 million taxpayers! First established in 1968 with four volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a free tax preparation program targeted at the low to middle-income 50-plus community.  However, the program is open to all ages and taxpayers do not …

— Diagnosed with dementia and without a job, volunteering for the issues and people she cares about the most has kept Jackie Coleman happier than ever before. Shortly after Coleman lost her dream job as a disability rights lawyer due to her diagnosis, she decided to become an AARP member and soon after that a volunteer with the AARP California Capitol Response Team, “where I make sure that we get approved the right laws that benefit those who are 50 years …

— By Laura Mecoy Michael Achkar thought he had the perfect solution when he built a small house for his father in the backyard of his Capitola home. Then Achkar encountered one of the many challenges Californians face as the state seeks to expand housing: Connecting the separate unit to a water supply would cost more than $24,000 for fees and the installation of a new meter—requirements of his local water district, which has serious supply issues. Because of the high …

— The AARP survey, entitled “California Dreaming…or Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,”  reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. AARP California wants to help you take control of your finances. We are sharing DIY tips and tools bi-weekly on social media to help you save more or begin to save. Here is a summary of what was shared in December!   CUT COSTS NOW Many …

— Nuestros pensamientos están con todas las personas afectadas por los  incendios en el sur de California. Hemos recopilado la siguiente lista de recursos para tu referencia. ¡Esperamos que tú y  tus seres queridos se mantengan a salvo! Los enlaces a continuación incluyen información y recursos para el Creek Fire y el Skirball Fire, los cuales arden actualmente en porciones del Condado de Los Ángeles. http://www.lafd.org/news/creek-fire-status http://www.lafd.org/news/skirball-fire-update El Departamento de Bomberos ofrece actualizaciones periódicas en sus cuentas de Facebook y Twitter Para obtener …

—   Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the fires burning throughout Southern California. We have compiled the following list of resources for your reference. May you and your loved ones stay safe! The links below include information and resources for the Creek Fire and the Skirball Fire, which are currently burning in portions of Los Angeles County. http://www.lafd.org/news/creek-fire-status http://www.lafd.org/news/skirball-fire-update The Los Angeles Fire Department is also providing regular updates on its Facebook and Twitter feeds. For information about the …

— Anita McInnis, First Quarter, 2017 Fraud Watch Network’s Fraud Fighter Anita McInnis, from Bellflower in Los Angeles, became an AARP member 18 years ago “I just knew this was a good organization and joining it would be a good thing for me at this new stage of my life.” Anita was then 55 years old. She decided to become a volunteer when she got a postcard asking her if she wanted to protect her healthcare. “That’s when I became involved …

— This fall Northern California saw some of the deadliest, most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, including wind-driven, ferocious blazes in Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt and Mendocino counties. Dozens were killed, and hundreds injured, including older and disabled adults who couldn’t escape in time. To help prevent fatalities in the future, AARP is working with local authorities to determine the best ways to use AARP resources to assist with disaster preparedness and relief, especially for people 50 and older. AARP will …