COVID-19 Resources March 20, 2020 | General Age-Friendly Arizona (AFA) is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19, particularly on older adults. AFA is committed to sharing updated news to support the health and well-being of your family and friends during these challenging times. A number of partners are receiving calls from older adults who need help getting groceries and calls from people who want to volunteer to get groceries for older adults. Please visit AARP's "Create the Good" site to register as an agency that helps older adults with grocery shopping and need volunteers. If you are an individual who wants to volunteer, please register/ login and enter in the keyword section "Volunteer Grocery Shopper" under the senior category. If you have already registered, it would be helpful to visit the site and make sure your contact information is correct. Generations United continues to monitor the evolving situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on intergenerational connections across the United States and the world. With all the changes that the crisis has brought, we know that intergenerational relationships and supporting grandfamilies is now more important than ever. They recently released their new resource on Intergenerational Programs and Physical Distancing. They are also co-hosting with Encore.org their next Zoom conversation on Friday, April 24th This session will include deeper conversations and lessons-learned with practitioners using high-tech and low-tech solutions to connect the generations during this crisis. Learn more and register. Here are consumer tip sheets about scams that are beginning to come about as a result of COVID-19. Please share them with family and friends. Individuals should be encouraged to call the numbers listed on the documents below. For local information, please call 1-800-432-4040 (Arizona statewide) or visit https://des.az.gov/services/older-adults/medicare-assistance Fraud Surrounding COVID-19 is Increasing COVID-19 Consumer Tip Sheet Protect Yourself Against Scams Resources and Additional Information The links below are provided so you can find accurate and update information. --From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-- COVID-19 Guidelines for Older Adults. https://www.cdc.gov/# --From the State of Arizona Health Department-- https://www.azdhs.gov/ Information on statewide testing and updated recommendations. The agency has established the COVID-19 hotline: 1-844-542-8201. --From the Maricopa County Public Health Department (Updates on COVID-19 in Maricopa County)-- https://www.maricopa.gov/5302/Public-Health https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019 --From AARP-- https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/tele-town-hall-coronavirus.html AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Halls on Thursdays at 10:00 am (Arizona time) Please check this website weekly for more information. --From the Crisis Response Network, Arizona-- https://211arizona.org/ The statewide COVID-19 hotline provides basic information on coronavirus and the link includes websites with up to date information on food, shelter and financial resources. The 211 hotline also serves people who need emergency shelter, access to food, assistance with utilities and other basic needs throughout the year. The line is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and responds to calls in English and Spanish.