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New Jersey COVID-19 News and Information

Below are the latest articles, information, and resources collected or provided by AARP New Jersey. For questions or concerns, contact the office at nj@aarp.org

Latest COVID-19 News and Information
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Resources for government services, home health visits, food banks, grocery access, meal delivery and unemployment benefits.
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We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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How do I maintain a healthy emotional state when I feel isolated. This week’s live Q&A  will focus on the topic of Coronavirus: Navigating the New Normal.
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This bilingual live event will provide an overview of the key health and financial security issues facing Hispanics/Latinos during the coronavirus.
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This live Q&A event will address some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from members and users over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic. Get the latest information on how to stay safe, protect loved ones and access health resources as hospital and nursing home visitation bans and physical distancing measures are lifted.
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This live Q&A event will address how to navigate unemployment, furloughs and manage your career during this uncertain economic time. Get expert advice that can help you understand your benefits, rights and what to expect as physical distancing measures are relaxed and people return to work.
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At AARP, we have been promoting the health and well-being of older Americans for more than 60 years. Our top priority is the health and well-being of staff, volunteers, members and the community at large.
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During the pandemic, AARP New Jersey hosted numerous Telephone Town Hall forums connecting New Jerseyans with their representatives and state experts. AARP New Jersey’s guests provided information on how to stay informed and stay healthy during the pandemic. From March through June, there was more than 40,000 participants on the calls combined.
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Every New Jerseyan has been impacted by COVID-19 in some way. During the public health emergency, the state, businesses and individuals were faced with new and urgent issues. AARP New Jersey has been tracking and advocating on some of the most pressing and important issues to YOU. Below is a summary of some of AARP New Jersey’s staff and volunteers’ work fighting on behalf of you and all New Jerseyans.
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(June 9, 2020) - Across New Jersey more than 1 million family caregivers help their parents, spouses and other loved ones - and we can expect COVID-19 to increase the number of individuals who are providing short-term or long-term care to an older loved one.
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On May 27, AARP New Jersey joined NJ Health Care Quality Institute’s webinar: "Telehealth Visit Best Practices for Caregivers and Older Adults.”
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On Monday, May 18, AARP New Jersey hosted a coronavirus information Telephone Town Hall with U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Senator Booker discussed the coronavirus in New Jersey, recent economic stimulus laws, and the work he is doing in Congress to provide support for New Jerseyans during the public health emergency. Listen here to a recording of the live conversation.
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New Jersey's Primary Election is Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Urges New Jersey to Implement Broad, Statewide Campaign to Educate Voters on Upcoming Changes
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1 p.m. ET — Veterans and 7 p.m. ET — Stay at Home with Experts Ty Pennington, Carla Hall & Matt Paxton

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