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AARP Hawai'i Offers Free Webinars

You might not be able to physically attend events, but AARP Hawaiʻi is hosting workshops virtually for you to stay connected! Below is a list of upcoming AARP Hawaiʻi Webinars that you can join for free. Topics include disaster planning, home improvements and brain health.

If you’re interested in a webinar, click on the link for more information and to register. An email confirmation will be sent to you giving you additional details to connect to the Webinar via WebEx Meetings.

How to Connect to WebEx Meetings

Join via phone or tablet

· If you join by smartphone or tablet, you should download the Cisco Webex Meetings app from the Apple, Chrome or Android store.

o Tap Open after the app is installed and accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.

o Tap Join Meeting, enter the meeting number—which is in the email invitation—and tap Join. You can also go to the confirmation and click on the meeting link.

o Enter the meeting password—which is also in the email invitation—and tap OK.

o When the Webex Meetings app opens, your video preview lets you see how you'll look to others if you want to use your camera.

Join from Windows or Mac computer

· You can download the Webex Meeting desktop app for Windows at https://www.webex.com/downloads.html/ or go to the Apple or Google store for Mac or Andoid systems.

· Otherwise open your email invite and click Join.

· If this is your first time, Webex automatically downloads the app.

· Click the installer file to install the app.

· Enter your name and email address and click Next.

· If you're asked for a meeting password, enter the meeting password - it's in your email invitation - and click Next.

· Use the default setting from your computer for audio or

· Call in by phone for audio when the meeting starts. A list of the global call-in numbers is available in your meeting invite via email. (If you have slow internet connection, choose this option.)

· By default, your microphone and camera are turned off. The video and microphone buttons are both red.

· To join with your video on, click Start video

· Lastly, click Join Meeting.

Join via web browser

· If you do not want to download anything you can use you web browesr to join a Webex meeting. Most versions of Chrome, Explorer,Edge, Safari and Mozilla are supported.

· Open your email invite, and click Join.

· Webex will connect you to your meeting. Select Join from your browser.

· For frequently asked questions, please visit the WebEx Meetings Help webpage.

Upcoming AARP Hawai`i Webinars

Homefit - Modifying Your Home for Aging in Place

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (HST)

Learn about home modification solutions that can help address common age-related physical changes and increase the comfort and safety of your home.

Telephone Town Hall Q&A w/ Sen. Mazie Hirono

When: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (HST)

Sign up to join a Telephone Town Hall with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono. Go online to receive a phone call on Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. to participate in a virtual Town Hall meeting using your phone. Sen. Hirono will answer questions from participants on how the next coronavirus stimulus package may affect Hawai’i and share information on caregivers and the coronavirus. The event will also be simulcast on the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page.

Stuck at home? Maximize Your Brain Health!

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (HST)

Join us with featured speaker Christine Spencer “Spence”, Regional Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter to learn about the latest research in healthy aging! Plus, get strategies you can implement at home for aging well in each of the four areas that impact brain health— cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.

How to Prepare Your Family and Home Natural Disasters

When: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (HST)

Learn about local hazard risk, evacuation planning, how to retrofit homes to reduce risk, insurance, emergency supplies to keep on hand, and more.

Managing Your Moods & Staying Connected in a Socially Distant World

When: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (HST)

Get tips and tricks on how to spot and avoid depression and what you can do if you know people being affected by it. Learn how to maintain your mental health while being physically apart from people and learn fun ways to connect virtually with others!

Book Discussion: "The Happiness Advantage"

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (HST)

Join AARP Hawaiʻi Community Outreach Director Jackie Boland in a facilitated book discussion on the book, "The Happiness Advantage" by Shawn Anchor. For more details go to the events page.

Webinar on Understanding Mindfulness

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (HST)

Learn from Honolulu clinical psychologist Lucas Morgan, the benefits of mindfulness in your everyday life to reduce stress and participate in a “practice.”

Discussion: "The Husband's Secret"

When: Thursday, Jun 18, 2020
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (HST)

Join a discussion of “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty.

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