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

Posted on 04/20/22 by Shea McCaslin

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: 
Climate Chats: Plastics & Your Health: May 4th @ Noon PT
Join AARP California and a panel of experts virtually for a critical look at the impact of plastics on our health and well-being, particularly for older adults. Hear from Dr. Scott Coffin, a microplastics research scientist, and Linda Escalante, an environmental organizer working on policy measures to reduce plastic consumption. During this discussion, learn about the impact of plastics on your health, what is being done to address the problem, and actions you can take to protect yourself. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

This event is part of AARP California’s Climate Chats series that aims to provide educational information and resources on climate and its impact on older adults’ health, wealth, and self. Learn more about the series HERE

The AARP Livability Index – How Livable is Your Community?: May 5th @ 1 p.m. PT
Join AARP California virtually as we discuss AARP’s Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages, an interactive online tool that evaluates the livability of neighborhoods across the United States and helps to identify gaps between what communities have and what their residents need to thrive. Community features analyzed by the Livability Index include critical services and amenities such as, housing, transportation, opportunities for engagement and more – all features that make a community livable and supports residents as they age.

During this 45-minute session hear from Dr. Rodney Harrell, Vice President of Family, Home and Community at the AARP Public Policy Institute, as he gives a high-level overview of the Livability Index, shares NEW updates to the tool, and highlights findings from a recent AARP report, “Which Older Adults Have Access to America’s Most Livable Neighborhoods?”. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask Dr. Harrell questions. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

This event is hosted by AARP California as part of SV@Home’s Affordable Housing Month 2022

Soul Stroll for Health 2022 – Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council: May 13th & 14th
Join AARP California for Soul Stroll for Health, the Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council’s signature, annual event. Established in 2002 to increase awareness about good nutrition and physical activity as keys to better health, Soul Stroll is a 1, 3, 5 (virtual) Mile Run/Walk. The Soul Stroll (virtual) health fair includes over 50 resources and corporate partners providing products, screenings and information. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

Film Screening & Discussion – Find Me by Tom Huang: May 25th @ 4 p.m. PT
Enjoy FREE access to the film Find Me and join us for an informative virtual discussion with the film's director and actor, Tom Huang, as we celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Registered attendees will receive access to view the film Find Me from May 24th – May 27th. Find Me highlights the story of a man searching for his friend who leaves clues for him in National Parks across the United States. The film features stunning footage of locations, including Zion National Park, Death Valley and Yosemite. 

During the LIVE virtual discussion on May 25th, attendees will hear from Tom Huang and Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS) as we discuss Huang’s journey as an Asian American director and actor, and his learnings from creating the film. Katherine Toy, Deputy Secretary for Access of the California Natural Resources Agency will also provide information about exploring state and national parks, Asian American and Pacific Islander markers within public parks and more.

You won't want to miss the opportunity to view this awe-inspiring film and participate in this engaging discussion! 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: May 26th
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 if you 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: 
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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