Public Health Guidance
With constant Covid 19 virus-related news and many sources of information, it is a challenge to know what is valid and useful. County health departments are the”go to” source for local data and recommendations in California. The State of California is issuing orders and guidance to flatten the curve of infections. The CDC and WHO have excellent materials on safe practices.
Village leaders are rapidly adapting their operations to meet the needs of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. They understand that building connections during a time of physical distancing is crucial for village members’ health and well-being. Villages across California have made thousands of calls to check in on members and assure them that they can depend on the village community. Many villages are sending daily updates to their volunteers and members. Nearly all villages have moved their programs online and taught members how to access web based platforms.
Weekly Zoom Calls: Villages Respond to COVID-19
Village Movement California is convening village leaders to share information and learn about best practices in a rapidly evolving context.
March 9 Video-Recording – How Villages Are Responding to COVID-19
March 18 Video-Recording – How to Use the Zoom Platform
March 18 PowerPoint Slides – How to Use the Zoom Platform
March 25 Video-Recording – Volunteers
March 25 PowerPoint Slides – Volunteers
April 1 Video-Recording – Online Programs
April 1 PowerPoint Slides – Online Programs
April 8 Video-Recording – Fund Development
April 8 PowerPoint Slides – Fund Development During COVID-19
April 15 Video-Recording – COVID-19 and Medicare Scams
April 15 PowerPoint Slides – COVID-19 and Medicare Scams
April 22 PowerPoint Slides – Community Resilience
May 20 Video-Recording – What’s Next? Navigating California’s Re-Opening
Our nation’s experts and innovators are writing excellent pieces on a range of topics. Village Movement California is curating articles and resources related to villages’ work.
California AARP coronavirus page features downloadable Covid Resource Cards in multiple languages
AARP weekly “tele-town” halls
Administration for Community Living COVID-19 page
SAGEUSA’s SageConnect an online platform to connect older and younger LGBT adults during the pandemic
Senior Medicare Patrol COVID-19 Fraud Alert Fact Sheet