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14Jul

Easy Zoom instructions for upcoming TRIAD Senior Safety workshop.

Are you new to ZOOM?  

Many families and friends are staying connected, doctors are meeting with their patients, and meetings and seminars are taking place with ZOOM, a popular video chat program.  

It's like everything else with technology, there's a LOT to it, but you don't need to know it all in order to use it and enjoy it.  Below are instructions for the quickest and the easiest way to join the Chesapeake TRIAD's upcoming SAFETY AND SENIORS: 2020 EDITION workshop on Thursday, July 29th at 2pm.  The workshop is co-hosted by the Chesapeake Task Force on Aging and Chesapeake's 55+.  You must register for the event online, then you'll receive a confirmation email with link to the ZOOM workshop 24 hours prior to the event. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO JOIN  

1. Click on the ZOOM meeting link that was sent to your email.  It will look a little something like this: https://zoom.us/12121212  (this is not the link just an example)

2. When you click the link, a new window will appear saying that ZOOM is launching your meeting. You’re going to click “Join from your browser”  Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari seem to work best.

3. Type in your name and click “Join”

4. You’ll see a message saying your host will let you in soon.  Be patient and you will soon be let into the meeting.

5. Once you’re in the meeting, it will ask how you want to join audio.  Click to join with computer audio. Make sure your speakers are on and the volume up.

The above didn't work for you?

Alternative Directions: If for some reason the direct link from your email does not work for you following the directions above, go directly to zoom.us and click “Join a Meeting” at the top.  Enter in the MEETING ID that was in the email with the link and follow the instructions on your screen. 

Need more help?  Here is a link to ZOOM with video instructions.  Also Senior Planet has put together a great simple guide to using ZOOM

All Connected? 

Now here are some important controls at the bottom of your screen you need to know about...

1. Your microphone will be muted by default when you join, so you’ll see a red slash through it. It’s always best to stay muted during a presentation unless you are called upon to speak.  

2. When you see a red slash on Start Video that means your video is not showing. Click on it to Start Video (if you want to be seen on video). 

3. If you have a question, click “Chat” . You can type in your question there and hit enter.

4. Like what you’re hearing?  You can click here to “clap” or “thumbs up”!

5. If you must leave before the meeting is over, click “end”, or it may display, “leave”.

REGISTER FOR THE TRIAD'S SAFETY AND SENIORS WORKSHOP TODAY!

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01May

A month long celebration of Older Adults in our communities.

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month.

This year's theme is "Make Your Mark".

This theme was selected to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. Communities, organizations, and individuals of all ages are also making their marks. This year’s theme highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities.

Visit the website for artwork, activity ideas, and other materials to help you observe Older Americans Month. CTFOA is working with the Chesapeake 55+ Steering Committee to put together a plan to spread awareness. Stay tuned for more info.

LET'S FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIA WITH #OAM2020 plans, stories, & events!


The Hampton Roads Coalition on Aging has created a Facebook Frame so we can all celebrate and show our support of Older Adults.  Search "Older Americans Month 2020"

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08Apr

A list of available food resources in Chesapeake, VA.

MONDAY – FRIDAY

  • Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command 5525 Raby Road, Norfolk, VA 23502
  • 1 – 3:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID 

MONDAY

  • Oaklette United Methodist Church 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23325; 757.545.7434
  • 10 AM – NOON; must live in 23320/23324/23325/23464/23523; valid ID, 1x monthly access
  • Great Bridge Church of Christ 101 Hurdle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.204.1864
  • 10 – 11 AM; Offering curbside pickup to all, valid ID
  • Providence United Church of Christ  2200 Vicker Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324; 757.545.8347       
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID
  • House of Blessing Benevolence Ministry 525 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.9341
  • 5 – 7 PM; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution at trailer marked HOB (House of Blessing)

TUESDAY

  • Solid Rock Worlwide Outreach Ministry 245 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.421.2795    
  • 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM;  curbside pickup
  • Food Bank of SEVA Greenbrier YMCA    1033 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320     
  • 5:30 – 7:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID
  • Greenbrier Presbyterian Church 1100 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.8535
  • 10 AM – NOON; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution
  • Providence United Church of Christ  2200 Vicker Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324; 757.545.8347       
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID

WEDNESDAY

  • House of Blessing Benevolence Ministry 525 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.9341
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution at trailer marked HOB (House of Blessing)
  • Solid Rock Worlwide Outreach Ministry 245 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322;  757.421.2795         
  • 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM;  curbside pickup
  • Prince Of Peace Catholic Church 621 Cedar Road, Great Bridge Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.410.7957
  • 9:30 AM – NOON; must live in 23320, 23321, 23322, 23323 or 23324, valid ID, proof of residency
  • Oak Grove United Methodist Church 472 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM; Chesapeake residents, curbside pickup

THURSDAY

  • Great Bridge Baptist Church 640 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757.482.2111
  • 9:30 AM – NOON; curbside pickup at the playground entrance
  • Solid Rock Worlwide Outreach Ministry 245 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322;  757.421.2795        
  • 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM;  curbside pickup
  • Greenbrier Presbyterian Church 1100 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.547.8535
  • 10 AM – NOON; Chesapeake residents only, curbside distribution
  • Providence United Church of Christ 2200 Vicker Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324; 757.545.8347       
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID

FRIDAY

  • Food Bank of SEVA Greenbrier YMCA    1033 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320     
  • 9 – 11 AM; Offering curbside pickup, valid ID

SATURDAY

  • Faithway Baptist Church 2123 Smith Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23320; 757.420.1260
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM; valid ID 

Compiled and Updated by Access Partnership 3/31/20

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