President…Ken Schieck

Did you know that May is the last month of the year where each day is longer than the one before? May is also Older Americans’ Month. Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans’ Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities. Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you—those are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start. We hope you will join in and Engage at Every Age!

Use the materials, activities, and resources on this site to promote and celebrate #OAM18! Go to

As you know, our chapter was one of the sponsors of the local candidates’ forum at St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church; AARP members who participated: Kathy Mattingly (organizer and mistress of ceremonies), myself (moderator), Barbara Robinson and Margaret Schieck (AARP table reps). Two other members volunteered but got sick and couldn’t attend.

President…Ken Schieck

March brings St. Patrick’s Day (wear green to the general meeting!), daylight savings time, comes like a lion and goes out like a lamb (or so I was taught in grammar school). This letter is very short because I want to highlight three local AARP-sponsored events, all of which take place before the general meeting.


Intro to Android 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Beyond the Basics 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Intro to Android 2:30 AM to 4;00 PM

Beyond the Basics 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Hilton San Jose – San Carlos Room, 300 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose 95110

Register by Phone 1-800-213-4587

Register Online:

Paid Street and Lot Parking 401 S. Almaden Blvd.

Devices will be provided for practice and all participants will get a free touchscreen stylus pen. Sign up today— seating is limited.

(RE)ENERGIZE YOUR JOB SEARCH Join us and learn how to master the online job search, Effectively network, and ace the interview! Tuesday March 13

Job Search in the Digital Age 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Almaden Community Center Classroom

6445 Camden Avenue, San Jose 95120 (This location does NOT take RSVPs)

Register by Phone: 1-866-237-7027

Register Online:

Complimentary Onsite Parking

CAREVERSATIONS A FREE and fun event for family caregivers Join AARP for an engaging conversation about family caregiving. Connect with other family caregivers around your table, Enjoy complimentary light snacks, and learn more about How to build a support network, tips to care for yourself and Where to find local resources. Sunday, March 18 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Flames Eatery & Bar, Private Room

88 S. 4th Street, San Jose 95112 (This location does NOT take RSVPs)

Register by Phone: 1-855-380-2139 Register Online: