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

Posted on 12/21/20 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 and more.

Happy New Year!

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: 

  • 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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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 and in Spanish at 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 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 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. 

Work & Jobs
AARP offers and array of resources and tools to help support your career or entrepreneurship journey.

  • AARP Resume Advisor: Provides a free resume critique and opportunity to get discounts on re-writes.
  • The AARP Job Board: The AARP Job Board allows users to search for job postings by keywords and location.
  • AARP Employer Pledge Program: Employers can state their commitment to 50-plus workers, and the value they bring to the workplace by signing the AARP Employer Pledge Program.
  • Growing with Age - Creating an Age-Inclusive Workforce: A new interactive online platform to give employers the necessary tools, research and resources to help them develop better practices to build their multigenerational workforce. The Growing with Age platform provides employers with:
    • An assessment tool employers can use to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their age-specific diversity and inclusion initiatives.
    • A Workforce Benchmarking Tool that can help businesses better understand how their age-diverse efforts compare with those of other companies. Employers can also download a tailored toolkit based on their results.
    • Case studies from age-inclusive organizations around the globe.
    • Research from AARP and other organizations to help employers build, support and sustain multigenerational workforces.
  • Offers relevant information and videos on how entrepreneurs can get their business started and provides information on various topics such as how to start or acquire businesses.

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