Monthly Thrive with Pride Virtual Cafes

 

Here you will find the announcements, Zoom links, discussion questions, and archived recordings for each month’s virtual plenary presentation. The most recent month is posted below; scroll down for archived videos.

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September 2020

Our September Cafe Plenary will be held via Zoom at 11am on Tuesday, September 22nd. We will be joined by attorney Michael Stone, Legal Director of the Center for Disability and Elder Law. Mr. Stone will offer an update on the services CDEL offers, and their new partnership with AgeOptions to preserve housing for older adults during the age of COVID-19. Plus, you’ll find out how to receive free legal help from CDEL!

Click HERE to join us via Zoom on September 22nd at 11am. You can also join by phone! Call (312)626-6799 and enter Meeting ID 966 6129 4106 when prompted.

We will record the informational presentation and archive it here a few days after the plenary – watch this space!

If you are an older adult interested in connecting with a cafe near you, please email kate.spelman@ageoptions. org, or call us at (800)699-9043.

 

August 2020

Our August Cafe Plenary was held via Zoom on August 25th. Joy Aaronson, Benefits Access and Information Specialist from AgeOptions. Joy offers some ways you can Boost Your Budget with extra help from public benefits programs. Remember: Benefit Eligibility Criteria changes periodically. Information in this presentation is accurate as of August 2020. AgeOptions is not responsible for determination of eligibility or the amount of benefits granted. Always consult with current eligibility guidelines at the time of application.

Click here to view the entire presentation on YouTube.

Click here to view all of Joy’s slides, including links to the resources mentioned and current eligibility requirements, by clicking here.

Click here to fill out our follow-up survey, which is quick and confidential, and help us show our funders we are helping older adults thrive.

If you are a small group leader, click here to view August’s follow-up materials.

Looking to Boost YOUR Budget? Answer some questions at the Benefits Check Up from the National Council on Aging to check your eligibility for thousands of benefits. Click here to get started. Or call AgeOptions’ Information and Assistance line for free and personal consultation at (708)383-0258 xt 393 or toll-free at (800)699-9043.

If you are an older adult interested in connecting with a cafe near you, please email kate.spelman@ageoptions. org, or call us at (800)699-9043.

 

August 2020

Our July Cafe Plenary was held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 28th. Watch the video from our conversation with Paula Basta, Director of the Illinois Department on Aging by clicking here. All of the links and resources mentioned by Paula and Diane are listed in the video description. Don’t forget to fill out our survey! (Click here to take the survey quickly & anonymously.)

Follow up materials for small groups are here.

If you are an older adult interested in connecting with a cafe near you, please email kate.spelman@ageoptions. org, or call us at (800)699-9043.

 

June 2020

June Zoom flyer

Our June Cafe Plenary was held on June 23rd. We offered an overview of the program, and insight into what AgeOptions and AgeGuide have to offer. 

Click HERE to watch a video of this informational presentation.

Follow-up materials for local small groups are here. (This link will take you to a Google doc that is publicly view-able.)

If you are an older adults interested in connecting with a cafe near you, please email kate.spelman@ageoptions. org, or call us at (800)699-9043.

 

Funds for this website were provided in part by grants from Community Memorial Foundation and the LGBTQ Community Fund of the Chicago Community Trust.