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Community Conversations with Tea & Coffee Tuesdays

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From the comfort of your home—or wherever you may be—join us for AARP CALIFORNIA TEA AND COFFEE TUESDAYS TM, a monthly, virtual series featuring speakers who share their expertise on healthy aging, livable communities and how to thrive in an age-friendly lifestyle.

Previous topics include reaching optimal wellness, improving sleep, understanding long-term care, building financial security, fraud prevention and much more.

The virtual community conversations are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 9 AM PST.

Other topics this year will cover herb gardening, travel and safety, psychology of money, medicare and caregiving costs, composting, understanding cannabis and general wellness. Stay tuned for dates!

Winterizing Your Herb and Vegetable Garden - November 14 at 9 a.m.
Are you wondering how to prepare your herb garden for winter? Join our virtual chat with master gardener Sara June and learn about winter watering, fertilizing, and tips on the best plants to grow in the winter. Register HERE.

To watch our 2022 on-demand videos, click HERE.

Recycling: The Cold Hard Truth about Plastic - October 10
Recycling professional, Mark Bowers, returns to our series to talk about recycling plastics. Learn about which plastics are eligible for reuse, and get tips on waste reduction and composting.

Medicare Basics - October 3 Special Edition (video pending)
Learn about the different Medicare plans, including hospital insurance, medical insurance, prescription drug coverage and Medicare Advantage Plans. Returning guest, Charlene Wall, will cover the basics of Medicare, how to enroll, where to get help, the appeals process and more.

Summer Heat Safety for Older Adults - August 8
Extreme heat is deadly and it kills more people than any other type of weather event. Join the American Red Cross and the Tea & Coffee Tuesdays team to learn about heat wave alerts, symptoms of a heat stroke, how to properly stay hydrated and more.

How to Know What's Expired in Your Kitchen - July 11
Is there a funky, foul smell coming from your kitchen? Join the Tea & Coffee Tuesdays team for a conversation about food safety. Hear from Meredith Carothers, public affairs specialist with USDA, and learn about expiration dates, refrigerated food items, cleaning 'pre-washed' produce and much more.

Difficult Conversations: Discussing Money with Your Kids and Grandkids - June 13
Hear from Martin Booker, a member of AARP's Financial Resilience Team, and Mary Liz Burns, a certified behavioral finance specialist, who discuss why money conversations tend to be difficult. Get tips on how to start money conversations, how to establish expectations and boundaries, and resources on money management.

Caring for your Fur Family - May 9
Pets can provide an increased sense of purpose, help to reduce stress and encourage physical activity. But they can become more challenging to entertain and take care of when strength, balance and mobility begin to fade. Learn about strategies for taking care of your fur family as you age.

Herb Your Enthusiasm, Container Gardening - April 11
Master gardener Sara June is back! Learn how to successfully grow herbs through container gardening, inside or outside your home. Get tips on how to select seeds, learn how to repot plants/herbs, determine best lighting and more!

What You Need to Know about Climate Change - March 14
The change in climate is affecting how older adults live, from finances and housing to health and lifestyle. Hear from AARP California's David Azevedo, associate state director, about the impact of climate change on older adults, AARP’s work and what you can do.

Online Dating 101 February 14
A growing number of adults are turning to online dating to find companionship. In fact, 30% of adults say they have used a dating site/app, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Wondering how to get started or how to navigate the swipes? Hear from relationship expert, Dr. Jenna Emerson about dating apps and websites, tips on writing dating profiles dating do’s and don’ts, advice on how to avoid being catfished and more.

What’s New with Social Security in 2023? – January 13
Starting January 2023, Social Security beneficiaries will receive an 8% increase or an average of $146 per month. Hear from AARP Speaker’s Bureau, Charlene Wall, about how and when to apply for benefits, what to do if you’re denied, changes in 2023 and more.

AARP CALIFORNIA TEA AND COFFEE TUESDAYS TM is made possible with the support and dedication of volunteers and staff. Are you interested in volunteering with our team? AARP California is looking for Community Education Volunteers to help facilitate presentations. Click HERE to learn more.

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