AARP in San Jose is Ready to Take on June 2022 with You!

Posted on 05/11/22

AARP in San Jose is here locally to help you take on 2022 with virtual events, local resources, vaccine information and more.

LOCAL VIRTUAL EVENTS: 
A Caregiving Conversation with Patti Davis – Author of Floating on the Deep End: June 15th
Join AARP California for a free virtual event with Patti Davis, author of Floating on the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer's and daughter of President Ronald Reagan. Davis will share her journey as a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease and the road after caregiving. The program will also include resources from the Northern California Alzheimer's Association and comments from AARP California on Paid Family Caregiver Leave. This event will be hosted in English, but Spanish language support will be available. Additionally, resources in both English and Spanish will be shared with attendees. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

San Jose Jazz Celebrates Black Music Appreciation Month – Virtual Concert: June 23rd

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Join us and San Jose Jazz (SJZ) as we celebrate Black Music Appreciation Month! Enjoy a selection of favorite performances from Black band leaders that performed with SJZ for 2022 Winter Fest and New Works Fest festivals. Highlights include performances from Harriet Tubman, Marquis Hill, ASTU, Michael 'Tiny' Lindsey, Mike Blankenship, and Cava Menzies. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

Senior Safari – Enjoy a Day at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo: June 23rd
Join AARP California for Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s Senior Safari series and enjoy a day at the zoo. This program is designed to help older adults improve their health, avoid social isolation and enjoy a unique environment that stimulates both mind and body. Senior Safari admission and parking are free for those ages 50-plus that arrive before 10 a.m. PT (the park opens to seniors at 9 a.m. PT), and guests are welcome to stay for the day after gates open to the general public. Learn more HERE. This in-person event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is conducted on-site in person.

LOCAL RESOURCES: 
San Jose Mayoral Candidate Elections
AARP is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to cast their ballot. That is why we are sharing how City of San Jose Mayoral Candidates plan to act on three critical issues important to 50-plus voters if elected. These issues include: (1) housing, (2) transportation and (3) high-speed internet access. Read the candidate responses HERE.

Bay Area COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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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. 

Manage Debt & Savings
Did you know AARP offers and array of resources and tools to help support you manage debt and save? Learn more at aarp.org/money.

Thrive in the Job Market
Navigating today’s ever-changing job market can be tough, but AARP is here to help you through it. Whether you are starting a job search of looking to advance your career, AARP has custom tools and services that can help you, available at aarp.org/work.

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Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

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