Timely resources and activities

Why COVID-19 Preys on Older Adults: What the Science Says (and Doesn’t Say)

Recorded webinar June 9, 2020

This webinar was the first in a series presented by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Grantmakers In Aging, in which scientists and geriatricians will present the research behind care, lifestyle interventions, and programs that can help decrease older adults' vulnerability to COVID-19. AFAR experts will share perspectives that can influence clinical, social, and self-care and inspire new collaborations between the scientific, medical, aging services, and philanthropic communities.

Berkeley Conversations (LIVE and Recordings)

Across the UC Berkeley campus, researchers are rising to meet the complex challenges of COVID-19 even as the crisis generates waves of news and information that can be confusing and contradictory at times. In response, the university is launching a new online video series, “Berkeley Conversations: Covid-19”, to connect our leading experts with the public they serve, and each other. Through Q&A’s, seminars, and panel discussions, faculty from a wide range of disciplines—from epidemiology to economics to the computing and data now undergirding their work—will share what they know, and what they are learning.

Race, The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In (Part 3)
Live webcast: Friday, October 9, 12–1 pm PT
Screening of Race, The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In (Part 3) followed by a live-screened panel discussion on the development of whiteness and structural racism in America.
Webinar link

Reopening and reimagining after COVID-19
Live webcast: Monday, October 12, 4–5:30 pm PT
As part of the Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 series of live webcasts, Berkeley School of Public Health Dean Michael C. Lu will moderate a panel of experts in epidemiology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, biostatistics, and genome research to answer the questions on all of our minds about how we can re-open safely and reimagine how we will tackle future pandemics.
Webinar link 


Video recordings available online after live presentation

At Home, On Air Weekly Radio Hour

At Home, On Air: A Conversation with the Founders of Ourselves: Gretchen Addi, Margaret Tung, & Emily Varnam

Wed, October 15, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PT

The Path to Building a Movement and Wellness Platform for Women in Midlife and Beyond

Understanding Ageism and Covid-19


This infographic, developed by the Gerontological Society of American, highlights several false narratives about older adults in the pandemic and reframes them in the context of science.

Curtainup by Seniorly


The show starts every weekday at 1 pm (PST)
A live free show streaming daily for 1 hour via the Seniorly YouTube Channel and FaceBook page. Viewers can watch performers in real-time, ask questions, or sit back and enjoy the show.