The Pacific Palisades Senior Alliance, which was meeting twice a month not only to discuss matters that affect the town’s seniors, but also for camaraderie, had to discontinue these meetings back in mid-March.
The first meeting since the Covid-19 shutdown will now be held on Thursday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. online via Zoom. The meeting will last about 90 minutes and participants must register in advance. Zoom meeting
A Zoom “practice session” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, November 10, for those who want an opportunity to get comfortable with the technology, get some coaching, and iron out any kinks that might stand in the way of participation. One will need a separate link for the practice session. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and state your name, phone number and the device you will be using (computer, laptop, cellphone).
Organizers note that “Some Palisades seniors are already experienced using the Zoom platform. Others may not yet be comfortable with it. At the November 12 meeting, we will open the Zoom meeting room an hour early, at 9:30 a.m., to allow time to work out any individual tech issues. If you are not comfortable using Zoom, please arrive early.”
Please note that the full meeting will start PROMPTLY at 10:30 a.m. and “once it begins, we will not be able to respond to ‘help-me-I-can’t-get-in’ questions. Thus, even the Zoom-proficient are advised to join the meeting by 10:15 a.m. to allow time to resolve the inevitable tech challenges that may arise.”
There will not be a featured speaker at this meeting, but rather participants will share experiences during this pandemic.
Palisades Senior Alliance offers the following Covid-19 Risk Assessment resources:
COVID-19 CDC GUIDELINES:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for older adults, including separate sections for those considering: venturing out into a public setting, having in-person visits with family and friends, or participating in an event or a gathering. Covid Older Adults
In order to assess the potential risk of getting Covid-19 through an activity, such as walking alone or eating at a restaurant, this digital tool on the Covid Can I Do It? website ranks activities.
Medical and public health researchers assess the potential risk of getting and spread ing COVID-19 posed by doing common, everyday things. The site is updated each week to reflect changing research. The website states that aims are “(1) to make risk relatable, (2) to equip people with the skills to mitigate risk, (3) to point people to more information, and (4) To help people understand the scientific context.”
This is a project (microcovid.org/about) that estimates the COVID risk from ordinary daily activities. It examines the data for the likelihood of getting COVID from different situations and combines the data into a model that people can use. Creators estimated COVID risk in units of microCOVIDs, where 1 microCOVID = a one-in-a-million chance of getting COVID.