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

Posted on 10/01/19

AARP in San Jose is here to help you take on October with local offerings, resources and more. We hope you will join us at one or all of the following events!

LOCAL EVENTS:

Preparing for Family Caregiving – Oakland | October 1st
Many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) believe that caring for parents is expected of them. The care of elders among AAPIs carries with it attitudes, beliefs, and practices that can be starkly different from those of the general population. Learn how to prepare to care for your aging parents and others in your community and discover available resources at this workshop. Learn more about this FREE event HERE. Space is limited.

TEK Workshops - San Jose | October 11th
The AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops are an opportunity to grow your confidence in using mobile technology to gather information, take photos and stay connected with family and friends. At these FREE workshops, all participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. We encourage you to participate in both the “intro” and “beyond the basics” courses! Space is limited. Registration is required.

  • Intro to iPhone: 10:30am-12pm | Learn more and register HERE.
  • Beyond the Basics of iPhones: 12:30pm-1:30pm | Learn more and register HERE.
  • Intro to iPhone: 3pm-4:30pm | Learn more and register HERE.
  • Beyond the Basics of iPhones: 5-6pm | Learn more and register HERE.

Alzheimer’s Telephone Series: A Basic Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease –Dial-in| October 16th
Take part in three telephone dial-in seminars on dementia care! These FREE remote seminars provide an opportunity to ask questions and hear from dementia experts. During this phone conversation (first of three) you’ll receive a basic overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more and register for this FREE phone seminar HERE.

Job Search Workshop – San Jose | October 18th
A career workshop that will help you discover how to search and apply for great jobs online. Learn more and register for this FREE event HERE. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Networking & Interview Skills Workshop – San Jose | October 18th
A career workshop where we’ll help you refresh your image and put your best self forward for any potential or upcoming interviews and networking opportunities! Learn more and register for this FREE event HERE. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Open Garden Day – San Francisco | October 19th
Join us at the Florence Fang Asian Community Garden for their Open Garden Day starting at 11am. There will be live entertainment, delicious food, games and more! The event is free to attend, with a suggested donation of $5. Learn more HERE.

CAREversation - San Jose | October 20th
CAREversations are an ideal way to bond with other family caregivers as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Join us and learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips and tools to care for yourself, and where you can find local resources. Learn more and register HERE. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Alzheimer’s Telephone Series: Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors –Dial-in | October 23rd
Take part in three telephone dial-in seminars on dementia care! These FREE remote seminars provide an opportunity to ask questions and hear from dementia experts. During this phone conversation (second of three) you’ll learn how to best respond to dementia related behaviors. Learn more and register for this FREE phone seminar HERE.

Alzheimer’s Telephone Series: Getting Your Financial House in Order – Dial-in | October 30th
Take part in three telephone dial-in seminars on dementia care! These FREE remote seminars provide an opportunity to ask questions and hear from dementia experts. During this phone conversation (third of three) you’ll learn how to prepare and manage your finances. Learn more and register for this FREE phone seminar HERE.

Heart to Heart Cafe - San Francisco | October 30th
Participate in a day of fun and learning at Heart to Heart Café, where you’ll partake in a card game designed to help you find the peace of mind that comes with planning for the inevitable – end of life. This event will be offered in Mandarin/Cantonese from 9:30-11:30am and 2:15-4:15pm, and in English from 12-2pm. Learn more and register for this FREE event by calling (866) 661-5687.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Securing Your Financial Future
Throughout October, AARP is sharing resources and tools to help you prepare financially for your future. AARP believes preparing for your financial future is all about achieving the concrete financial milestones that make sense for you. Even if these milestones are very modest, each one makes your financial future bright and more secure. Below are some FREE tools to help you achieve your goals.

  • Visit the AARP Money Map™ a new free money tool that will help you deal with unexpected medical, car or home expenses, including everything from tips on negotiating your costs to payment options that you may not have considered.
  • Visit www.AceYourRetirement.org to get the tips you need to get the most of your retirement savings.
  • Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network to find out how you can best protect yourself from the latest cyber scams and keep your identity safe.
  • Download and subscribe to AARP’s new podcast, Closing the Savings Gap™ with AARP Financial Ambassador Jean Chatzky.

LOCAL VOLUNTEERING:

AARP Volunteer Recruitment
AARP is seeking additional volunteers for events and education outreach in San Jose and the Greater Bay Area. Event Team members provide support at community functions, while Education Team members give presentations to small groups on topics such as home repairs to facilitate aging in place, caregiving, and job searching in the digital age. Training and support are provided to all interested volunteers. To learn more and express interest, email cavolunteer@aarp.org or call 626-585-2612 and leave your name, phone number and email.

Check back the first of every month to learn about new AARP offerings in San Jose and the Greater Bay Area.

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