—   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 28, 2018   CONTACT: Mark Beach, AARP 916.952.8569 mbeach@aarp.org   STATEMENT OF AARP CALIFORNIA STATE DIRECTOR NANCY McPHERSON OPPOSING SB 901:   “Late last night, the California Wildfire Preparedness and Response Conference Committee released a revised version of SB 901, and it is bad news for California electricity ratepayers.   This bill is being rushed through the legislature without sufficient time for proper review and debate because lawmakers want to go home for the …

— 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 …

— Español Los Angeles, CA. August 24, 2018. – The California Hospital and Family Caregiver Law, Empowering the Next Generation of Caregivers, Paid Sick Law, All of Us Research Program, the status of LGBT Older Adults community and Alzheimer’s awareness, are just a few key issues that will be addressed during the National Hispanic Council on Aging’s (NHCOA) Town Hall: Building Bridges to Engage Diverse Communities at The California Endowment on August 30, 2018. WHEN:           Thursday, August 30, 2018– 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. …

— 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 …

— 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!

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 4-5 p.m. PT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

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— Español   AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation serviceCalifornia– AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and …

— 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 …

— This August, AARP will be partnering with the Pilipinx American Library (PAL) and the Asian Art Museum to celebrate and examine Filipino literature and art over a series of events. PAL is a mobile, non-circulating library that collects print histories and celebrates narratives exclusively by Filipino writers, poets, artists and scholars. Join us at the Asian Art Museum (200 Larkin St., San Francisco) on Thursday, August 2nd for opening day of this month long event series! Stop by our table …

— 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 …