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

Posted on 02/24/21 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: 
HomeFit Workshop: March 5th @ Noon
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.

Webinar Wednesday: Boys of Summer – A Caregiving Journey: March 10th @ 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a Facebook and YouTube LIVE conversation with Robert Cochrane, award-winning filmmaker of the Boys of Summer documentary series and two Stephen King-based short films. We’ll talk with Robert about his film series Boys of Summer, which chronicles his journey spending time with his father who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and how he used the power of baseball to connect with his dad. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions live and learn about an upcoming screening of Boys of Summer on March 12th! Tune-in to AARP California’s Facebook page or YouTube channel at 12:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, March 10th or watch the recording anytime thereafter. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Robert Cochrane with Father & Son


Boy of Summer Documentary Screening + Live Q&A: March 12th @ 6 p.m.
Join AARP California and the Oakland A’s for a free, virtual screening of the documentary series Boys of Summer by Robert Cochrane. Boys of Summer chronicles Robert and his father’s journey with Parkinson’s disease and how they used the power of baseball to connect! Before the screening you will hear from Oakland A’s Team President, David Kaval as well as Robert Cochrane, Director and Producer of Boys of Summer. Following the film, you will have an opportunity to ask Robert questions and hear from an AARP representative to learn more about available caregiving resources and tools. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

AARP Coronavirus Tele-Townhall: COVID-19 Vaccines and the Bay Area Black Community | March 18th @ 2 p.m.
Join AARP California and health experts on Thursday, March 18th @ 2 p.m. PT for an in-depth conversation addressing COVID-19 inequities in the Bay Area, California Black Community and ask vaccine questions you may have. This Q&A event will provide information on staying safe, vaccines, testing, addressing health inequities and more. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions live. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but information provided will be specific to the Bay Area, California.

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Sky Blossom Movie Screening: March 18th @ 7 p.m.
Join us for a virtual showing of the movie Sky Blossom. Sky Blossom is a raw, candid look at the 24.5 million teens and twenty-somethings caring for a veteran parent or grandparent. A heart touching and compelling documentary, Sky Blossom will resonate with military families and family caregivers. This special virtual screening will be followed by a live discussion on caregiving with the family and veterans service representatives. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Six Pillars of Brain Health Workshop: March 19th @ Noon
Join us for a Six Pillars of Brain Health workshop to discover how living an active life – by learning more, being social, staying fit, eating right, sleeping better, and managing stress – is our best bet for maintaining our brain health. Share your brain-boosting tips and be inspired by others. This session is a good overview for anyone interested in improving their brain health and will provide you with actionable steps you can take. 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. 

Managing Debt & Savings
AARP offers resources, expert content, and tools to help you manage debt and deal with unplanned expenses.

  • AARP Money Map: With just a few simple steps, AARP Money Map tools provide a clear plan of action and resources to help you get started - all for free. No membership required.
  • AARP.org/coronavirus: AARP understands that the pandemic has impacted consumers’ finances, especially for those who are struggling. AARP has helpful content and resources to help you manage your financial decisions.
  • AceYourRetirement.org: The AARP Ace Your Retirement tool features a digital retirement coach named Avo, a chatbot that will ask you questions about your life, savings goals and help you develop a personalize retirement plan.
  • AARP.org/socialsecurity: AARP has answers to the top Social Security questions that you are asking. When to claim Social Security is an important decision, and AARP is here to help.

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