— Identity thieves and tax scammers typically begin targeting their victims during tax filing time, but more especially, after tax season when tax refunds are being paid out.  And that is why AARP California, The IRS Criminal Investigation Division and The AARP Fraud Watch Network invite you to join a live informative telephone town hall discussion on Thursday, April 12th, 2018, at 6:00 PM PT about simple ways we can protect ourselves from fraud and tax scams. This discussion will include …

— Join the City of Fremont at their Age-Friendly events! Age-Friendly Community Dialogue When: Wednesday, April 25th | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Teen Center | 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA What: Join the City of Fremont’s efforts to be an age-friendly community. As a member of the world health organization’s age-friendly global network, we are interested in how you think an age-friendly community is a livable community for all. For more information click HERE.   Age-Friendly Health Expo When: …

— 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 …

— AARP Livable Communities Charrette: Reimagining Urban Villages & Main Streets in San Jose Take part in a multi-day design event in your community! From April 30th – May 5th, AARP will host an AARP Livable Communities Charrette to address livability in the City of San Jose. The Charrette will bring together community members, stakeholders, developers, and municipalities to creatively develop a plan for two communities: (1) Berryessa/BART Urban Village and (2) North 13th Street Business Corridor. We invite you to learn …

—   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 …

— 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 …

— Español 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 November! CUT COSTS NOW Many Californians …

— En Español On Thursday, June 8th, 2017, Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, Priscilla Velez, 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. At the end of the summer of 2013, at a gala event marking the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln High School, AARP officially announced the funding of the Andrus Opportunity …

— In celebration of Black History Month AARP is recognizing Black Americans who have achieved phenomenal “firsts.” In this spirit, AARP in Los Angeles is sharing their stories here on our blog, as well as inviting followers on social media to share their own stories. What better what to wrap up our month-long celebration than by shining a light on a woman who just made Hollywood history? At age 51, acclaimed actress and Southern California resident, Viola Davis became the first Black …