— “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 …

— 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 …

— Español. It’s not surprising that many think Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s independence, but it actually commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely triumph over Napoleon III’s French forces in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. The battle was one of many in an ongoing war between the two nations, but the victory temporarily stopped France’s invasion of the nation and bolstered Mexican spirits by showing that it could resist global powers. Residents in the city of Puebla celebrate the day with speeches, …

— Español AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The application deadline is …

— Español [See links below to download a print a FREE ‘wallet card’ and place them in your and your loved one’s wallets. That way, you’ll both have the important information about this new law available when you need it most.] Today, millions of Californians are providing care for a family member, partner, or friend with a chronic, disabling, or serious health condition. These “family caregivers” provide indispensable help with such tasks as meal-preparation, bathing, dressing, administering medications and wound-care. AARP has …

— Español On Saturday, March 31, the nation will celebrate the life and contributions of Cesar Chavez. Chavez has paved the way for individuals today to advocate for equitable wages and safe working conditions. In recognition of this legacy, former president Barack Obama mandated in 2014 that all fifty states honor Chavez’s legacy by observing a national holiday each year.   Chavez grew up as a first-generation American in a family of migrant farmworkers. After his family lost ownership of their farm …