— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Welcome Spring with AARP in San Diego! The sun is out, the sky is blue and the weather is so inviting! We are ready to welcome spring with you, your friends and family. Join us at one or all of the following events we have prepared for you this month. Movies for GrownUps- “Storm Boy” | Thursday, April 4 – 7:00 p.m. – AMC Mission Valley, 1640 Camino del Rio Norte, San Diego. STORM BOY is the beautiful and contemporary …

— 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 …

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— By Laura Mecoy AARP California has an ambitious lineup for 2019, according to its state director. “We’re focusing on supporting family caregivers and the launch of a retirement savings program, and encouraging communities to be age-friendly, along with protecting Social Security and Medicare,” said Nancy McPherson. “We do this through outreach and education—and with the support of volunteers who share the same passions,” she added. Among the ways AARP California is getting its message out is by organizing teams of …

— West Sacramento has a new ride-share program, and more older adults could be using it for a pathway to mobile, independent lives without getting behind the wheel. With a $10,000 Community Challenge grant from AARP, the city is studying ways to increase older residents’ use of the on-demand, flat-fee car and bike service. The city is asking key questions: Do price, lack of a cellphone, or other factors deter seniors from ridership? The grant was among five that AARP awarded …

— Join AARP on Sunday, September 23rd for a full day of fun! This year, prior to the annual Viva CalleSJ Open Streets Program, AARP will sponsor a 5K run to take full advantage of the car free streets. Run Viva CalleSJ 5K Sunday, September 23rd | 8-9:30 AM Check-in opens at 7 AM Runners are you ready? Get a jump start on the day and join us for our inaugural Run Viva CalleSJ 5K race, presented to you by AARP …

— Urban Bicycling can be enjoyed by everyone. AARP knows that it is more important than ever to have options for how you get around your community, so we’ve partnered with the City of Sacramento to bring their Urban Bicycling 101 class to you! This class will help you ride safely and effectively—whether its’ to work, to the store, to the park, or just a leisurely ride around your neighborhood. Urban Bicycling 101 is like Driver’s Ed for cyclists. This class …

— 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 …