AARP in San Jose is Ready to Take on September 2020 with You!

Posted on 08/25/20 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 September with virtual events, local resources, information and more.

LOCAL VIRTUAL EVENTS: 
Webinar Wednesday – Food Safety & Healthy Eating: September 2nd
Join us for a Facebook Live conversation with Suellen Haggerty, RDN and Nutritionist at Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, as we talk about food safety during COVID-19, expiration labels, healthy diets and more. Tune-in to AARP California’s Facebook page from 12:30-1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 or watch the recording anytime thereafter.

San Jose Jazz Live From Home – Virtual Jazz Concerts: September 3rd & 17th
Join us on the first and third Thursday of each month for the for Live From Home concert series brought to you by San Jose Jazz in partnership with AARP California! Enjoy FREE live musical performances, from national and international artists, from the comfort of your own home. Performances will stream via San Jose Jazz’s FacebookYouTube and Twitch at 7 p.m. PT. Learn more HERE.  

Please note, this is not an AARP hosted event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy. 

Asian Law Alliance Anniversary Celebration: September 10th
AARP is proud to participate in the Asian Law Alliance’s 43rd Anniversary virtual celebration. The Asian Law Alliance is a non-profit organization providing equal access to the justice system for Asian Pacific Islander and low-income population, including older adults, in Silicon Valley. Learn more about the celebration HERE.

KBLX Self-Care Soul Sessions with Nikki Thomas – Virtual Meditations and More: September 10th & 24th
Join us for Self-Care Soul Sessions with Nikki Thomas presented by AARP California. Take 30-minutes for yourself to practice self-care from the comfort of your own home! Participate in guided live-yoga and meditations and learn about resources and tools to help you during these challenge times. Join us live on Facebook Thursday, September 10th and 24th from 5:30-6 p.m. PT by following and visiting 102.9 KBLX or AARP California’s Facebook pages. Learn more HERE.

Woman Practicing Self-Care

Caregivers Count – Virtual Conference: September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd
Join us for Caregivers Count – a 4-part FREE virtual conference series hosted by Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County from September 12th to October 3rd. The conference is designed for families and friends caring for their loved ones and will cover well-being, finance, tools and more. Learn more and register HERE.

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival: September 13th
Join us for a virtual chalk festival! This year, Luna Park Arts is taking their annual chalk art festival virtually to help keep everyone safe. Register to participate in the event, then safely secure your chalk and create fun art right outside your own home. Learn more and register HERE.

Please note, this is not an AARP hosted event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy. 

Webinar Wednesday – Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA) for Santa Clara County: September 16th
Join us for a Facebook Live conversation with Sylvia Kennedy, Senior Staff Attorney at SALA. Learn about Santa Clara County legal resources for older adults and upcoming virtual housing workshops. Tune-in to AARP California’s Facebook page from 12:30-1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 or watch the recording anytime thereafter. 

SPUR Digital Discourse – A Vision for an Age-Friendly Urban Village: September 17th
Join us for a conversation on the Berryessa/BART Urban Village in San Jose. The Berryessa/BART station provides a unique opportunity to create a livable, transit-oriented community for people of all ages and abilities. Come learn about ideas to support the age-friendly development of this urban village, as well as how to ensure the guideway and creek beds that run through the Berryessa/BART Urban Village serve as gathering points in the community. Learn more and register HERE.

Webinar Wednesday – Voter Registration: September 23rd
Join us for a Facebook Live conversation with Jose Posadas, Election Worker for Santa Clara County Registrar of Voter, as we talk about voting and making sure your vote is counted. Tune-in to AARP California’s Facebook page from 12:30-1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 or watch the recording anytime thereafter. 

LOCAL RESOURCES: 
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.  

The provided links will direct you to a third-party vendor. Any information provided will be governed by the vendor’s privacy policy. 

AARP RESOURCES: 
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 aarp.org/coronavirus and in Spanish at aarp.org/elcoronavirus 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 
AARP’s Fraud Watch Network works to stop fraud and scams and protect individuals, especially as criminals leverage pandemic fears to take advantage of victims. 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 aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for 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. 

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You can find CDC’s latest coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

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