Join AARP for April Events in the Bay Area!

Posted on 03/27/24

The AARP San Jose Office is here locally offering events, local resources, and more throughout the Bay Area. Join us for virtual and in-person events!

HomeFit with Grace-Sonia and Andrew (April 5 @ Noon – 1 p.m. PT | Virtual)
Join Grace-Sonia Melanio and Andrew Mersmann for a practical room-by-room discussion about how to make your home safer and more accessible. Grace-Sonia is an AARP volunteer and a certified aging in place specialist and Andrew is the director of programs and services at the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

An Introduction to Manage Your Privacy (April 11 @ 9 – 10 a.m. PT | Virtual)
Join us for a FREE, interactive, online tech class designed for learning, self-improvement, and fun. During this introductory lecture, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP will review online privacy tips, how ads target us online, how to limit tracking, and where to find browser settings and extensions to better control how our information is shared. We’ll also discuss some of the key features of password managers and why they’re a safe and secure option. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

This is Pretirement: A New AARP Platform to Help Your Prepare for Retirement (April 19 @ Noon – 1 p.m. PT | Virtual)
Join AARP California for an introduction to, a new campaign from AARP and the Ad Council that encourages those thinking about retirement to plan for their financial future. Small steps taken during those “pretirement” years can help you accomplish retirement-planning goals like paying off debt, building an emergency fund and understanding your retirement savings options. Carly Roszkowski, vice president of financial resilience programs, and Sherie Winston, project manager of integrated communications and marketing, from AARP’s national headquarters, will walk you through this online platform – the helpful quiz, the action planner – as well as retirement-planning resources available on the AARP website. Learn more and register HERE. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Let’s Take it Outside: Downtown San Jose Mural Walk (April 24 @ 10:45 am – Noon PT | San Jose)
Join AARP California for a leisurely walking tour as we explore some of the distinctive murals that adorn the buildings in downtown San Jose. Downtown San Jose is home to over 100 murals that highlight the heritage and diversity of the city. This walking tour, facilitated by Local Color, will showcase the creative spirit of downtown San Jose, and offer participants a deeper understanding of the city’s artistic vibrancy and the unique stories of the murals along Santa Clara Street. Learn more and register HERE. This in-person event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Find more virtual events on the AARP Virtual Community Center.

Advocacy & Education Podcast: In Clear Terms with AARP California™ 
Stay up to date by subscribing and listening to In Clear Terms with AARP California™ - a free podcast that focuses on issues impacting Californians of all ages. The podcast features conversations with community leaders, issue experts, and AARP staff and volunteers to help you understand critical issues that impact our state. Learn more and listen HERE.

Fraud and Scam Preventions
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at 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 Fraud Watch Network also offers news, tips, and online learning videos on how to spot and stop common scams.

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 Individuals taking care of a loved one can also call the AARP Caregiver Support Line at 877-333-5885.

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

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 or looking to advance your career, AARP has custom tools and services that can help you, available at

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