AARP in San Jose is Ready to Take on February 2021 with You!

Posted on 01/27/21 by Shea McCaslin

Although we may be distant, we don’t have to be apart. AARP in San Jose is here locally to help you take on 2021 with virtual events, local resources, vaccine information and more.

LOCAL VIRTUAL EVENTS: 
Caregiving Workshop: February 5th
Join us for a Prepare to Care Workshop to help you better care for yourself and the ones you love. Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. No one is ever completely prepared for the job, especially since caregiving is often a long-term responsibility that may become more difficult over time. Learn tips and tools to help you prepare to become a caregiver, as well as resources that may help if you already are a caregiver. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Webinar Wednesday – February Frauds: February 10th    
Join us for a Facebook and YouTube Live conversation with Strat Maloma, AARP Senior Program Specialist and AARP Fraud Watch Network lead in California. We’ll talk with Strat about common frauds and scams, particularly around this time of year, and how you can protect yourself. Tune-in to AARP California’s Facebook page or YouTube channel at 12:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, February 10th or watch the recording anytime thereafter. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

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Avenidas Lunar New Year Celebration: February 18th
Join us for the Avenidas Chinese Community Center virtual celebration of the Lunar New Year! Enjoy festive virtual performances, storytelling, prizes and more! This event will be presented in Mandarin and English. Learn more HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP to accc@avenidas.org by Monday, February 8th.

HomeFit Workshop: February 19th  
Join us for a HomeFit workshop to help you make your home safer and more comfortable as you age in place. From simple do-it-yourself repairs to larger design projects, learn how you can transform your living spaces to help you remain independently in your home as you age. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Chinese New Year Festival Parade – San Francisco: February 20th
Join us from the comfort of your own home as we celebrate the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco, the largest parade celebrating the lunar new year outside of Asia! Tune-in to KTVU Fox 2 and KTSF 26 for the Parade Broadcast Special airing on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 6 p.m. as we ring in the Year of the Ox.  Learn more HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Happy Year of the Ox!


Black Women and Dementia – Two Sides of the Story: February 20th
Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a one-hour panel discussion on the dementia realities that frequently impact Black women. This panel discussion will then be followed by a presentation of Healthy Living for Brain and Body, a research-based program examining the lifestyle changes that can be implemented to reduce dementia risk. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Black Men and Dementia: February 27th
Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a one-hour panel discussion on the dementia realities that frequently impact Black men. This panel discussion will then be followed by a presentation of Healthy Living for Brain and Body, a research-based program examining the lifestyle changes that can be implemented to reduce dementia risk. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.


LOCAL RESOURCES: 
Bay Area COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Food and Meal Services   
Throughout the greater Bay Area, Meals on Wheels is working hard to provide food delivery to older adults and those in need. Find your county’s program contact information below: 

  • Alameda County, call 510-865-6131 or click HERE.  
  • Contra Costa County, call 866-669-6697 or click HERE.  
  • Marin County, call 415-457-4636 or click HERE.  
  • Napa County, call 707-253-6100 or click HERE.  
  • San Francisco County, call 415-355-6700 or click HERE.  
  • San Mateo County, 800-675-8437 or click HERE.  
  • Santa Clara County, call 408-961-9870 or click HERE.  
  • Solano County, call 707-425-0638 or click HERE.  
  • Sonoma County, call 707-565-2241 or click HERE.  

For additional information on resources being offered throughout California, click HERE.  

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AARP RESOURCES: 
As a trusted voice and fierce defender, AARP has been devoted to providing information and resources about all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the vaccines.  AARP is providing information and resources to protect those ages 50+ and their families from the coronavirus and help prevent it from spreading to others. Visit aarp.org/coronavirus and in Spanish at aarp.org/elcoronavirus to find free resources on health, financial security and more. Learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution plan in California and AARP’s efforts HERE.

Fraud and Scam Prevention 
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork  or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 1-877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim. The aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork also offers news, tips, and online learning videos on how to spot and stop common scams.

Caregiving 
AARP supports millions of family caregivers by providing free resources and tools. View and download the AARP Prepare to Care caregiving guide, offered in English, Spanish and Chinese at aarp.org/caregiving. The website also features six questions loved ones should ask nursing homes during the health crisis, steps for caregivers worried about the crisis, legal tips for caregivers during COVID-19, and much more. Individuals taking care of a loved one can also call the AARP Caregiver Support Line at 877-333-5885. 

Connecting Virtually: How to Video Call Using Various Platforms  
Want to stay connected with friends and family by seeing them virtually but aren’t sure how? Try watching one of the following short video tutorials that demonstrate how you can stay in touch with loved ones through video chat.  

  • Learn how to use Zoom HERE
  • Learn how to use FaceTime HERE. 
  • Learn how to use Skype HERE. 
  • Learn how to use Facebook Video HERE.

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