— Por Laura Mecoy AARP California tiene un programa ambicioso para el 2019, según su directora estatal. “Nos concentramos en apoyar a los cuidadores familiares, en lanzar un programa de ahorros para la jubilación y en instar a las comunidades a ser amables con las personas mayores, así como en proteger el Seguro Social y Medicare”, indica Nancy McPherson. “Esto lo hacemos por medio de difusión y educación, y con el apoyo de los voluntarios que comparten las mismas pasiones”, añadió. …

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— By Laura Mecoy AARP California has an ambitious lineup for 2019, according to its state director. “We’re focusing on supporting family caregivers and the launch of a retirement savings program, and encouraging communities to be age-friendly, along with protecting Social Security and Medicare,” said Nancy McPherson. “We do this through outreach and education—and with the support of volunteers who share the same passions,” she added. Among the ways AARP California is getting its message out is by organizing teams of …

— Sign Up for Our Free Online Work and Skills Event Online Career Networking Expo: Spotlight on Part-Time Work and Skills Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PT Looking for part-time work? AARP’s Online Career Networking Expo is bringing the employers, the skills and the possibilities of part-time work to you! This free, unique event lets you network with employers online and learn how to improve the skills that can get you noticed. Tune in to expert-led webinars such as: Age-Proof …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— 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. …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 4 p.m. PT The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— Don’t miss our local, online event for family caregivers. ONLINE CARE FAIR Tips, tools, resources and support for family caregivers in California. Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2-5 p.m. PT When it comes to caring for a loved one, everyone’s journey is different. That’s why you shouldn’t miss AARP’s Online Care Fair, a FREE live online event that offers resources, answers and support no matter where yours takes you. Filled with tips, tools, and access to local and state services, the …

— By Laura Mecoy Ken Allan, 77, thought he knew all about online fraud because he teaches a class about it for AARP California. But he still fell prey to a scammer when he mistakenly visited a bogus website and called the number there to get his Garmin GPS unit updated. He gave the man on the phone access to his credit card and his computer, leading to nearly $300 in fraudulent charges and a pesky virus on his computer. “My …

— Por Laura Mecoy Ken Allan, de 77 años, pensaba que sabía todo sobre los fraudes en línea porque enseña una clase sobre ese tema para AARP California. Pero aun así fue víctima de un estafador cuando por equivocación visitó un sitio web ficticio y llamó al número que vio ahí para actualizar su unidad GPS de Garmin. Le dio al hombre en el teléfono acceso a su tarjeta de crédito y su computadora, lo que resultó en cerca de $300 …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 4 p.m. PT PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4 p.m. PT If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …