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 and more.
LOCAL VIRTUAL EVENTS:
Flavors of San Jose: January 2nd
Join us for a Facebook and YouTube LIVE conversation with Veggielution and local San Jose chefs. Learn about their food journey and a family recipe that you can make right in your own home. During this episode we will hear from Sammie, cofounder of Famous Lao Papaya! Learn more HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
Webinar Wednesday – Queer Silicon Valley: January 13th
Join us for a Facebook and YouTube Live conversation Ken Yeager, Community Foundation Executive Director of the Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC). We’ll talk with Ken about BAYMEC’s latest project, Queer Silicon Valley, and their endeavors to document the milestones and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Clara County. Tune-in to AARP California’s Facebook page or YouTube channel at 12:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, January 13th or watch the recording anytime thereafter. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
HomeFit Workshop: January 15th
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.
The 41st Annual MLK Virtual Luncheon: January 18th
Join us for the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Luncheon themed “In the Presence of Justice.” Hear from special guests as we celebrate Dr. King and his work. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is pay what you can and open to the public.
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:
For additional information on resources being offered throughout California, click HERE.
In the face of the health crisis, AARP continues to provide information and resources to help individuals protect themselves from COVID-19 and prevent it from spreading to others. Visit aarp.org/coronavirus and in Spanish at aarp.org/elcoronavirus to find free resources on caregiving, health, financial security and more. AARP also partnered with Governor Newsom and the California Department of Aging to create a California for ALL Resource card, a one-stop information guide on COVID-19 for ALL Californians – but especially older adults. Learn more and download the card in English, Spanish or Chinese HERE.
Fraud and Scam Prevention
If someone suspects a scam, they should call the toll-free AARP Fraud Watch helpline at 877-908-3360 to report it. Individuals can also visit aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for news, tips, and online learning videos on how to spot and stop common scams.
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.
Work & Jobs
AARP offers and array of resources and tools to help support your career or entrepreneurship journey.
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 6:00am Pacific Time
Virtual - Via Facebook
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:30pm Pacific Time
Zoom | Link Provided Upon Registration
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 6:00pm Pacific Time
Webinar Hosted by Canterbury Business Solutions for Work for Yourself 50+
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