South San Francisco, CA May 30, 2017
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Chapter 3156 South San Francisco is in the midst of putting together a line up of fun and interesting activities for their members for the balance of this year and their recent trip to Rosie the Riveter caught our eye causing us to reach out for more information. The National Chapter website explains their mission as a ‘nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.’
Newly elected President Wendy Sinclair-Smith tells us there are several activities getting planned for the rest of this year which will be announced soon. The group recently enjoyed a trip on the Ferry leaving Oyster Point to San Francisco where they caught another Ferry as they continued their excursion to Sausalito. “Some of our events are free” said Wendy “We are planning on having fun monthly events for our members to look forward to”
Benefits for AARP members are plentiful and include discounts at major stores as well as prescription discounts, dental insurance, medicare supplemental insurance, etc CLICK HERE for more information. You will also find some great travel deals that include airfare, lodging and car rentals, more info CLICK HERE. AARP is well known for their political clout and give a voice to concerns that are specific to seniors and a benefit to all, more info CLICK HERE
Our local chapter meets monthly on the third Saturday of the month except July and December. The group starts at 10AM with socializing and refreshments with the meeting time 10:30 to 11:10. From 11:15 until noon the group enjoys a guest speaker or special activity or entertainment. The Magnolia Center at 601 Grand Avenue is the meeting place. If you are interested in joining you can do so by CLICKING HERE.
“We offer opportunities for our members to help the community and help out with Chapter functions.” Wendy tells us “At our June 17 meeting we will be having a Hot Dog Luncheon Fundraiser.”
If you would like more information on becoming a member please contact Wendy by email CLICK HERE or by phone 650-952-9074. On July 15 they will be hosting an information booth at the Farmers Market in Orange Park so stop by and say hi. They have recently created a Facebook page and can be followed HERE We look forward to sharing their future events here on Everything South City so stay tuned!