Happy Super Bowl Sunday! For those of you planning to watch the game, I hope your team wins.
(Notice how I didn't mention which team?) I confess, I am not much of a football fan, so I’ll be spending this day on other pursuits.
We’re also preparing to celebrate the holiday of love. So let me be one of the first to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.
In the spirit of all things romance and companionship, let’s kick off this week’s round-up of events with a look at online dating and some safety steps to keep in mind.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
National Council on Aging
Sweetheart Scams: How to Stay Safe with Online Dating
Time: 3PM Eastern - 12PM Pacific
Event Description: Online dating can be fun, but it's also important to stay safe. Older adults are a common target for sweetheart scammers since they have more cash savings and a tendency to be trusting. Adults 60 and older also tend to be less informed about online scams in general.
This next event is not directly focused in the caregiving space, but transportation is a key component and consideration for many elders or family members caring for them.
Depending on where you live, access to services and care is directly related to being able to ‘get’ to where you need to be. Learning more about how to influence and improve your local transportation options is never a bad idea.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
American Planning Association/California Chapter Northern
Riding with Transportation Equity
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific
Event description: How can the transportation industry approach issues of diversity and accessibility in the workforce, in transit riders, and in the community? How can we overcome historic and current injustices both by taking action now and by laying the groundwork for further transformation down the road?
Have an upcoming event others should know about? Submit here and let KIRC hear from you. And be sure to join the discussion for feedback, ideas and suggestions!
Sometimes ‘events’ are actually ongoing efforts to engage and learn. That’s the case with this Call for Research Applicants coming in from the University of Southern California, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
A researcher is seeking participants who are 50 and over, who identify as lesbian or gay. The principal investigator, Meki Singleton, MSW, has the following information included in the response form:
Description: The purpose of this study is to look at differences in beliefs about and actions around advance care planning, wishes for medical care, and healthcare experiences among older lesbian and gay adults. We hope to learn how racial and sexual minority identity may influence advance care planning.
Here’s a question for you. How livable is your community? It may seem like a simple question, but as we age, there are specific items we must consider, including:
It is a good way to get a glimpse at what areas of policy you might want to begin getting involved with to ensure you and your loved ones have what you need as you age.
I gotta tell you folks, my community here in Northern California didn’t score that great, reaching only 48 out of 100.
Looks like my region has some work to do!
On that cheery note, I guess I better get back to trying to impact change in whatever ways possible.
Until next time~