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AARP, Governor Newsom, CA Department of Aging Introduce COVID-19 Resource Card

Governor Gavin Newsom
Posted at 5:48 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 10:03:54-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — AARP, in partnership with Governor Newsom and the California Department of Aging, is releasing the California For All Resource Card, a one-stop information guide on COVID-19 for ALL Californians – but especially designed for older adults.

The Resource Card is a centerpiece of the "Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In." campaign, which urges all Californians to help combat social isolation and food insecurity by checking in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, a text, or a "physically-distanced" knock on the door.

"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."

The information card also includes contacts to report fraud, abuse, or neglect, as well as how to find important resources through the California Aging and Adults Information line.

In addition to the physical card, AARP is providing a digital, printable version to local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, and faith-based organizations across the state, and is working with the Governor's Office and the Department of Aging to distribute it to Californians of all ages, with an emphasis on individuals who are 50 and older.

The card is also available online to download here. Individuals and organizations can also request an electronic copy by emailing CAAARP@aarp.org.

To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

This article was originally shared by AARP - California.