— 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 …

— AARP California is celebrating the history and culture of Filipino-Americans at the Asian Art Museum  (200 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102) on Sunday, October 1, from 10:30 AM -4 PM. Enjoy hands-on family activities and events for all ages, which include special tours, storytelling, music, food, art-making fun, and live performances. The Parangal Dance Company will perform traditional dances throughout the day with the main show starting at 1 PM. You will also have the opportunity to check-out the …

— By Ray Huard Marilyn White worries about how she’ll get around her Northern California community of Saratoga. At 91, White still drives, but plans to give up her car keys when she turns 92 next July and her license expires. “By the time I’m 92,” she said, “I hope they have a shuttle service here.” Saratoga is one of 11 cities and counties in California that are part of the growing AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The others are Berkeley, …

— Por Ray Huard A Marilyn White le preocupa cómo se va a desplazar en su comunidad de Saratoga en el norte de California. A los 91 años, White todavía conduce, pero planea entregar las llaves del auto en julio del próximo año cuando cumpla 92 años y venza su licencia. “Para cuando cumpla 92 años” dice, “espero que tengan servicio de transporte aquí”. Saratoga es una de las 11 ciudades y condados de California que son parte de la creciente …

— By Gil Asakawa The West Coast’s version of Ellis Island, where European immigrants were processed and welcomed to the United States, was Angel Island, a military fort in San Francisco Bay that was converted to serve as an immigration station. Most European immigrants – like the ones at Ellis Island – and travelers with the means to have a first- or second-class ticket were sent straight from incoming ships to San Francisco. But immigrants from places like Russia, Mexico and …

— Written by Anita Creamer Even in California, where the car has long been considered king, the streetscape of livable and age-friendly communities should be friendly, safe and inviting to people of all ages. After all, the kinds of sidewalks, streets and outdoor spaces that easily accommodate young parents with strollers also work well for bicyclists, grandparents pushing walkers and people using wheelchairs.Across the state, efforts are underway to make safe, accessible streets and sidewalks a reality. And for good reason: …

CAAMFest Marquee

— As a Premier Sponsor of the Center for Asian American Media’s annual CAAMFest, AARP is pleased to offer our members a special discount on tickets to all CAAMFest programs. CAAMFest, formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, is an 11-day celebration of film, music, food, and digital media from the world’s most innovative Asian American artists, running from March 12-22, 2015. Since 1982, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers, …

— Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates! The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is expected to make a final decision on whether to let Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) raise your rates. Please join us to hear the Commissioners’ final ruling on August 14, 2014. In June an Administrative Law Judge recommended a $2.3 billion rate increase. While this amount is less than the company originally requested ($4.9 billion!), it’s still too much – especially as many California seniors and …

Golden Ticket

— We have a limited number of FREE “Golden Tickets” available for the Second Wind Tour coming to San Francisco on Wednesday, April 16th and Los Angeles on Friday, April 18th. The tour, inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book, will offer a unique theater experience blending the spoken word, innovative set design, film, and music to start a conversation about “life after adulthood.” The Second Wind Tour is visiting 25 cities this spring to offer audiences powerful insights into slower, deeper, more connected ways of living …

— Come celebrate the Year of the Horse with AARP in San Francisco! We’re a proud sponsor of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair in San Francisco this Saturday and Sunday, February 15th and 16th. The street fair is part of the Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, which has grown into the largest celebration of Asian culture in North America. Join us at the street fair for activities, entertainment, and food that you’ll find at over 80 booths. We’ll have a …