(KION) AARP has partnered with Governor Newsom and the California Department of Aging to release the California For All Resource Card, a coronavirus information guide designed especially for older adults.
According to AARP, the card is part of the "Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In." campaign to encourage community members to check in on vulnerable neighbors.
“With the large volume of information currently bombarding all of us, AARP wanted to provide to its 3.3 million California members and their families a single, trustworthy resource with clear guidance on where to get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19,” explained AARP California State Director Nancy McPherson. “This Resource Card provides information about where to find community resources, how to avoid scams and fraud, as well as how to stay safe at home and get caregiving support if you need it. It’s important information for Californians of all ages.”
Some of what is on the card includes resources for reporting fraud, abuse or neglect and information about how to find resources through the California Aging and Adults information line.
AARP has physical cards, but is also giving a digital, printable version to governments, businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations around the state. Governor Newsom and the Department of Aging are trying to get the cards distributed to Californians of all ages, but especially those aged 50 or older.
The card can also be downloaded here.
An electronic copy can be requested by emailing CAARP@aarp.org.