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Useful Links 1

…to represent seniors throughout the State. http://www.californiaonecare.org/ http://www.californiaonecare.org/ http://www.peninsularaginggrannies.org/Home.html http://www.peninsularaginggrannies.org/index.html http://www.4csl.org/ http://www.4csl.org/ http://www.4csl.org/ Tenants Together is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to…

Handy Links for Seniors

…a few.   The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for seniors – https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/the-ultimate-internet-safety-guide-for-seniors/ Senior Fall Prevention https://www.caring.com/caregivers/fall-prevention/ Comprehensive Room-by-Room Home Safety Guide for Older Adults https://www.thezebra.com/senior-home-safety-guide/ Downsizing Your Home for Retirement?…

2020 Anniversary Toolkit-1 copy

…employers on all wages. JANUARY 2020 FACT SHEET 1-888-373-6497 www.facebook.com/retiredamericans | @ActiveRetirees |www.RetiredAmericans.org Social Security and Medicare: Current Facts and Figures Social Security: When and How to Apply for Benefits…

Washington Post article- Millions of Americans are upset their 2018 refurnds shrunk after the GOP tax cuts

…and deputy editor at the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. She also worked at an investment firm in London. Follow https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/trump_republicans_tax_reform_law-6446.html https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/12436274/tax-reform-eliminates-deductions-for-work-expenses-mileage https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/12436274/tax-reform-eliminates-deductions-for-work-expenses-mileage https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/05/file-your-taxes-soon-case-theres-another-government-shutdown/?utm_term=.45b0d1aeeed1 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/15/the-final-gop-tax-bill-is-complete-heres-what-is-in-it/?utm_term=.dd2e1bac68b0 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/15/the-final-gop-tax-bill-is-complete-heres-what-is-in-it/?utm_term=.dd2e1bac68b0 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/18/congrats-you-filed-your-2017-taxes-now-would-be-a-very-very-good-time-to-look-at-the-irs-calculator-for-2018/?utm_term=.d1c535ce3bca https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/18/congrats-you-filed-your-2017-taxes-now-would-be-a-very-very-good-time-to-look-at-the-irs-calculator-for-2018/?utm_term=.d1c535ce3bca https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/heather-long/?utm_term=.873551ebb5ec https://twitter.com/byHeatherLong https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/heather-long/?utm_term=.873551ebb5ec…

Links to Senior Wellness Issues

…& Accessible Homes https://www.2020spaces.com/blog-aging-in-place-design-checklist/ Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Ensure Your Loved Ones are Safe at Home https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/long-distance-caregiving/ Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home https://www.elderly-homecare.com/signs-senior-needs-help-home/ List of Common Diagnoses of…

CARA Retiree toolkit FINAL

…(510)663-4086 www.CaliforniaAlliance.org 18 PART FOUR: RESOURCES Senior organizations: California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) North: 600 Grand Ave., Room 410, Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 663-4086/ (510) 663-4099 www.CaliforniaAlliance.org South: 309…

CARA Cash Back Program

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JAN 12, 2018 CARA Alert

…districts. Thank you. Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee: https://www.facebook.com/events/525131307868341/ mailto:ipyanilockert.cap@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/416374652111659/ mailto:elemus.cap@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/156780955050537/ mailto:jaredmccreary.cap@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/136461570367421/ mailto:sprasad@accfb.org David Chui (Chair): 916-319-2017 Marc Steinorth (Vice Chair): 916-319-2040 Ed Chau: 916-319-2049 Steven…

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june 6, 2019 CARA Alert

…how do you substitute? https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-president-trumps-proposed-budget-cuts-could-mean-for-senior-citizens-2019-03-12 https://medium.com/senator-bernie-sanders/14-times-donald-trump-promised-not-to-cut-social-security-medicare-and-medicaid-99beefa9f584 https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/11/30/trumps-budget-director-reveals-plans-attack-social-security-and-medicare https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/11/30/trumps-budget-director-reveals-plans-attack-social-security-and-medicare https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/07/2019-09106/request-for-comment-on-the-consumer-inflation-measures-produced-by-federal-statistical-agencies https://www.huffpost.com/entry/social-security-benefits_b_8285322 Back in 2012, President Barack Obama proposed a so-called Grand Bargain to cut Social Security using the chained CPI, in…

The Boomer-Versus-Everybody Myth

…to working families. When we view politics through a blunt generational lens, we lose sight of this solidarity. https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/retirement-tools/the-retirement-crisis https://www.economist.com/business/2019/09/05/people-are-working-longer-for-reasons-of-choice-and-necessity http://www.oecd.org/employment/working-better-with-age-c4d4f66a-en.htm https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2018/10/08/think-again-if-you-plan-to-work-past-65/#7d8c8a045f97 https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2019/01/11/36-of-bosses-say-older-workers-clog-promotions-for-cheaper-younger-workers/#255d324744d1 https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/september-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55 https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/jobs-report/september-2018-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55 https://www.cbpp.org/research/social-security/social-security-lifts-more-americans-above-poverty-than-any-other-program https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32760.pdf https://www.nber.org/papers/w10969 http://www.levyinstitute.org/pubs/wp_479.pdf https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Old-Age-Security-in-Comparative-Perspective-by-John-B-Williamson-Fred-C-Pampel/9780195068597…

February 7, 2020 CARA Alert cw1

…(Modesto – Fresno) 714-460-3542 / smeyer.cara@gmail.com (Bakersfield) SOUTH: LA COUNTY: 917-424-3220/ jennichang.cara@gmail.com ORANGE/SAN DIEGO/ INLAND EMPIRE: 714-460-3542/ smeyer.cara@gmail.com http://www.californiaalliance.org/ mailto:caralobby@gmail.com mailto:jennichang.cara@gmail.com mailto:smeyer.cara@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/California-Alliance-for-Retired-Americans-CARA-278762992149134/ https://www.facebook.com/California-Alliance-for-Retired-Americans-CARA-278762992149134/ http://www.californiaalliance.org/ mailto:jreid.cara@gmail.com mailto:jreid.cara@gmail.com mailto:smeyer.cara@gmail.com mailto:jennichang.cara@gmail.com mailto:smeyer.cara@gmail.com…

March 6, 2020 CARA Alert cw1

…jreid.cara@gmail.com (Modesto – Fresno) 714-460-3542 / smeyer.cara@gmail.com (Bakersfield) SOUTH: LA COUNTY: 917-424-3220/ jennichang.cara@gmail.com ORANGE/SAN DIEGO/ INLAND EMPIRE: 714-460-3542/ smeyer.cara@gmail.com https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative https://www.house.gov/representatives https://www.senate.gov/senators/ https://www.facebook.com/California-Alliance-for-Retired-Americans-CARA-278762992149134/ https://www.facebook.com/California-Alliance-for-Retired-Americans-CARA-278762992149134/ http://www.californiaalliance.org/ mailto:jreid.cara@gmail.com mailto:jreid.cara@gmail.com mailto:smeyer.cara@gmail.com mailto:jennichang.cara@gmail.com mailto:smeyer.cara@gmail.com…

Special CARA Alert July 3, 2020

…civil unrest make clear is the only path forward. Meeting details: http://tinyurl.com/HC4A-070820 https://www.chhs.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Healthy-CA-for-All-Commission-July-8-2020-meeting-agenda.pdf https://www.chhs.ca.gov/healthycaforall/ https://www.chhs.ca.gov/healthycaforall/ • Public input during the meeting will be mostly limited to written Q+A comments (no…

OCTOBER 19, 2020 CARA Alert cw1

…with disabilities, and your families guide the future of long-term care. http://www.californiaalliance.org/ https://forms.gle/GLi3A5MwcnVNEwgo6 https://www.dropbox.com/s/r4zpx8erdzkbf59/IMG_7004.MOV?dl=0 https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/P8Elou2Rvc0qoMPEUZrMXcOpy_XqN4R2ZGjoK-5zZnlQH8z10yHgaiD2KZKj7Uj5JpaL7vdknPN7SjhqR_UbjGVAW0XGvpizxqTnNKc8tHg34irs3KNsSWNHIF7NcCKoZA1d-YpN5pgQvQi3iv1gWrBrfz35KtKsHUP9yrJWnup5I0lyO2oF_yD3MJfqoYeITOyqgc7s6krHDVBKo2f1X81TK–kXLXuUVv4OD23Oad7R415Zc6Rux38ESVQKML6poGQzBNVhy4nhKce8JQMibxqWRoChEknBHpdTXx3T7DFm_BoMNsqH3WqcmnzftFKckR5ADx8I5olbT7tw11C1Eko1CEhQKvP0uvkJ9OqGEJqAygTg98gha67PwOs3UfzqxNP0VYmCFyTrmSC71FbIvFd9jRLmcgJIJKD2rLwaXQ/362/vEjSQrKHSNGWuxwAuX9RQw/h0/uzY8jNvigPwhCTHGCwPbP1L-0Iwnnr_CBaQczqFVlUk https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/P8Elou2Rvc0qoMPEUZrMXcOpy_XqN4R2ZGjoK-5zZnlQH8z10yHgaiD2KZKj7Uj5JpaL7vdknPN7SjhqR_UbjGVAW0XGvpizxqTnNKc8tHg34irs3KNsSWNHIF7NcCKoZA1d-YpN5pgQvQi3iv1gWrBrfz35KtKsHUP9yrJWnup5I0lyO2oF_yD3MJfqoYeITOyqgc7s6krHDVBKo2f1X81TK–kXLXuUVv4OD23Oad7R415Zc6Rux38ESVQKML6poGQzBNVhy4nhKce8JQMibxqWRoChEknBHpdTXx3T7DFm_BoMNsqH3WqcmnzftFKckR5ADx8I5olbT7tw11C1Eko1CEhQKvP0uvkJ9OqGEJqAygTg98gha67PwOs3UfzqxNP0VYmCFyTrmSC71FbIvFd9jRLmcgJIJKD2rLwaXQ/362/vEjSQrKHSNGWuxwAuX9RQw/h0/uzY8jNvigPwhCTHGCwPbP1L-0Iwnnr_CBaQczqFVlUk https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/atcYNHk4Eh2YdGnwBh-YDAeyvwYstQFcHgA1zZt5eoDwBvONwuREcEKjFHo3RErDL8sT01OsRZYew-_eHP_lEwLp5fTXIojMuaGV9leBrTALYlUJny5u4tazCnEICLoPfMyaGnBB99h5AlEpibWsw0uD3Acpu4A6xT7uxB6c2qHl7nEwVj_mCDap0h9l8aWBRjzwdgPNdxbkqzYorXZPVxVSH3WdQKLyV-Guy5iISDRsYF7TXSZhbfWeSD870siTnp59LCO9tomBSxE0DWDGCmWQLoN8jOdbhLNPa67mQvMUvPptqjyh3hzycYgvACa6G2OvflXkGNTarQA2qFPPyfb2RaaHWU2X18H_WabXx3A/362/vEjSQrKHSNGWuxwAuX9RQw/h1/8Oaz82Dd84O0hhrMLgfK_kCMVy3DMTbHPQzTyvOch10 Here’s how you can help: Take the survey NOW. click here. To take…

JUNE 4, 2020 CARA Alert cw1

…make historic change in California. Now more than ever, it’s time to stand together. Join us! Limited spots are available, so RSVP now! https://www.chhs.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Healthy-CA-for-All-Commission-June-12-2020-meeting-agenda.pdf https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chhs.ca.gov%2Fhealthycaforall%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJim.Suennen%40chhs.ca.gov%7C9b27c27473a84595eb0108d80728b4ff%7C265c2dcd2a6e43aab2e826421a8c8526%7C0%7C0%7C637267218700621241&sdata=azlgqj3fnLbGYfyN3q9VS%2F8uEOdKTMH6%2FM9jI5q9HHY%3D&reserved=0 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RTkWO9mIQZCw0NzD3YObcA https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RTkWO9mIQZCw0NzD3YObcA https://www.mobilize.us/schoolsandcommunitiesfirst/event/274718/?utmcode=email https://www.mobilize.us/schoolsandcommunitiesfirst/event/274718/?force_banner=true&share_context=event_details&share_medium=copy_link GOVERNOR’S…

May 21, 2020 CARA Alert cw1

www.californiaalliance.org NORTH: 415-515-2156 / jreid.cara@gmail.com CENTRAL VALLEY: 415-515-2156 / jreid.cara@gmail.com (Modesto – Fresno) 714-460-3542 / smeyer.cara@gmail.com (Bakersfield) SOUTH: LA COUNTY: 917-434-3220/ jennichang.cara@gmail.com ORANGE/SAN DIEGO/ INLAND EMPIRE: 714-460-3542/ smeyer.cara@gmail.com https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F176453330&data=02%7C01%7CVincent.Martinez%40chhs.ca.gov%7C0def923c6d1d45eff8d508d7c143f118%7C265c2dcd2a6e43aab2e826421a8c8526%7C0%7C0%7C637190369863206477&sdata=kWOcS1yndaEfuOZ5P8EQq9znEl%2Fb1WB0mF6ofrDejjQ%3D&reserved=0 https://www.facebook.com/California-Alliance-for-Retired-Americans-CARA-278762992149134/…

august 14, 2020 CARA Alert cw1

…You still must register for these events. CARA will MAIL you the materials for the event, the ZOOM link and teleconference number, plus some surprises. https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/298873/?link_id=0&can_id=6160f6d45322587fce84249aa10b292c&source=email-invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis- https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/298873/?link_id=0&can_id=6160f6d45322587fce84249aa10b292c&source=email-invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr&email_referrer=email_888550&email_subject=invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/298873/?link_id=0&can_id=6160f6d45322587fce84249aa10b292c&source=email-invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr&email_referrer=email_888550&email_subject=invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/298873/?link_id=0&can_id=6160f6d45322587fce84249aa10b292c&source=email-invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr&email_referrer=email_888550&email_subject=invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/298873/?link_id=0&can_id=6160f6d45322587fce84249aa10b292c&source=email-invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr&email_referrer=email_888550&email_subject=invitation-special-event-for-seniors-with-jill-biden-and-louis-gossett-jr…