— 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

— We are currently accepting applications for the AARP California Executive Council, a volunteer body that provides direction and leadership in carrying out AARP’s strategic priorities in California. Those selected will serve an initial two-year term beginning in 2019. In addition to their leadership and advisory roles, Executive Council members represent AARP as a spokespersons and serve as liaisons to current and potential strategic partners. AARP California is committed to maintaining an Executive Council that is as diverse as California itself. …

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— By Roy Pankey “AARP California values the partnership we have with volunteers who take what they know and share it with their community,” said Antoine Cook, Associate State Director for Community. “Leigh is one of those individuals who has really spread the word about all the caregiving resources available through AARP. She is a true Caregiving Champion.” Broadway was nominated for the award by Cook and Nina Weiler, leads of the caregiving campaign, for her volunteer work and for conducting …

— As summer wraps up and many folks are looking toward the end of their fiscal years, you may be shifting your focus to your financial goals.   Are you trying to be healthier? Not just physically, but financially? Are you spending too much? Are you saving enough?  How do you manage and protect what you have?   By modifying some financial practices, you can improve your financial standing and stay safe. Here are some tips to improve your financial well-being …

— As we focus throughout the month of July on empowering those in need, we are also shining a light on volunteer opportunities right here in California. Public service and volunteering represent the core of AARP’s mission, as set forth by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who challenged us “to serve, not to be served.” With more than 5,500 volunteers across California, AARP represents the voice of our members, their families, and their communities with elected officials, influencers, and opinion …