AARP is working nationwide to make communities more livable for people of all ages – this includes ensuring communities are healthy, equitable and safe. As part of our efforts, AARP California is launching a Climate Chat series that aims to provide educational information and resources on climate and health. We invite you to learn more below!
Climate Chat #1 – A Conversation on Air Quality & Protecting Your Health: June 3rd @ Noon PT
California’s wildfires are getting worse, and so is the quality of the air we breathe. In 2020, many parts of our state suffered weeks to even months of severely harmful air pollution, which health experts are worried will increase risk to heart and lung disease—especially for older adults.
Learn what you can do to prepare and protect yourself, your family, and your home from poor air quality, including smoke caused by this year’s wildfire season. Hear from Afif El-Hasan, M.D., specialist in asthma and lung health; Steven Jimenez, American Lung Association; and Brian Sheridan, Coalition for Clean Air.
How Climate Change Impacts Older Americans’ Daily Lives
Learn about the impact of extreme weather events and a changing environment on the finances, health, housing and daily activities of older adults HERE.