— 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!

— 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 …

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— In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. We’ve saved our longest-distance spotlight for last — AARP California District Liaison Griff Weber, who sent us his responses all the way from Kathmandu, Nepal where he was spending time traveling. AARP: Tell us a bit about yourself that you would like others to know. Weber: I am Griff Weber, an AARP Volunteer District Liaison to …

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— In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we’d like to introduce you to Coretta Rhaburn, a Los Angeles volunteer who has taken on the double duties of helping out with our L.A. Soul Steppers walking group, as well as with our new Community Events Team! AARP: Tell us a bit about yourself that you would like others to know. Rhaburn:  I have …

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— In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we’d like to introduce you to Alan Sloan, a a member of our AARP California Executive Council who says that knowing that he is making a difference at  the age 86 keeps him motivated as a volunteer. AARP: Tell us a bit about yourself that you would like others to know. Sloan: My hobby is …

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— In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we’d like to introduce you to Gale Nagato, a Sacramentan who enjoys Japanese folk music and volunteering for local HomeFit Workshops, which were created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. AARP: Tell us a bit about …

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— In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline Inniss, a dedicated volunteer who is an active member of our Capitol Response Team, a group of dedicated volunteers who advocate for the 50+ in Sacramento. AARP: Tell us a bit about yourself that you would like others to know. Innis: I like to work out at the …

—   In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we are shining a spotlight on David Lindeman, a renowned expert in technology and aging and a member of our Executive Council,  a group of volunteer leaders that provides strategic vision and guidance for AARP in California. AARP: Tell us a bit about yourself that you would like others to know. Lindeman: I have …

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— Español Fake Charity Scams Getting a request to donate to a charity? Before you give, make sure your hard-earned money is going to the intended cause. Unfortunately, con artists will try to take advantage of your good nature and pressure you to make contributions to their scam charities. Before you donate, first follow these tips: Watch out for charities with names that sound similar to well-known organizations. Never give payment information to an unsolicited caller or email. Do not pay …

— 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 …