AARP Coronavirus Tele-Town Halls

AARP Coronavirus Tele-Town Halls

Expert answers on COVID-19 prevention and care
  1. Join Us for 2 Coronavirus Tele-Town Halls
    Thursday, January 28 

    Call toll-free 855-274-9507 to submit a question and listen to the live events here. 


  2. 1 p.m. ET – Vaccine Distribution and Protecting Yourself

    This live Q&A event will focus on the latest vaccine information, including updates on candidates and the current distribution process, with a particular emphasis on nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The experts will also address how communities and local governments are responding and assisting in distribution. 

    Meet the experts:

    • Steven C. Johnson, M.D.
      Professor of Medicine,
      Division of Infectious Diseases,
      University of Colorado School of Medicine,
      Anschutz Medical Campus Multidisciplinary Center on Aging 

    • Lori Smetanka
      Executive Director,
      The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care 

    • Clarence Anthony
      Chief Executive Officer,
      National League of Cities 
  3. 7 p.m. ET – A Virtual World Awaits: Finding Fun, Community and Connections

    This live Q&A event will highlight the virtual resources available to help older people heal, make friends and build community. The experts will also address mental wellness and self-care through positive activities – like meditation, yoga and dance – and highlight the wealth of resources available via the web, social media, apps, podcasts and the AARP Virtual Community Center.

    Meet the experts:

    • Dr. Andrea Bonior, Ph.D.
      Clinical Psychologist,
      Author and Advice columnist for The Washington Post’s “Baggage Check”
    • Jo Ann Allen,
      Host, WNYC’s “Been There Done That Podcast”
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  5. Replay previous AARP Coronavirus Tele-Town Halls