Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Northside AARP Community Group wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. The year 2020 has and continues to challenge us as no other year has since our founding. We also want to thank you for your involvement in our efforts. Together we continue to make a difference by serving one another.

We are grateful for our presenters who can be found on Learn and Get Involved in this year of COVID-19. We started the year looking at how media influences our perceptions of candidates, took a look at Ballot Ready and Zoomed with Dick Simpson, David Orr, Willie Ree Shaw and Betty O’Shaughnessy. We also watched an interview with Nancy LeaMond, AARP’s Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer on the topic of older voters, all of this hoping to help each other be responsible voters in this year’s national election.

Finally we would like to share with you the above video See how a Simple act of kindness Creates an Endless Ripple from Viddsee a platform for storytellers who: “…hope to empower storytellers with Viddsee’s platform by curating, marketing, and creating content that we know our audiences will engage with anywhere on their desktop and mobile devices.” We think it expresses well, our belief of the importance of serving one another through simple often unnoticed acts of kindness.

Dr. Bill’s November 2020 Report

Retired Doctor William Komaiko reports at Northside AARP Community Group’s monthly meeting keeping members entertained and informed. His November report includes a brief summary of seven current medical studies from around the world possibly explaining such phenomena as our current political divide, the building blocks of the origin of life, new ways of diagnosing diseases and changes in our understanding of how our bodies work. These reports are not meant to give medical advice, but only briefly present snippets of work being done on our behalf by the scientific community. Click on the above video and feel free to “Comment” below.

Salute to Our Veterans

Happy Veterans Day to our members and family members who served in the United States Armed forces on their special day this November 11, 2020. The above short but heartfelt video lists the names of our heroes. We invite you to join in the salute with a simple comment using a đź‘Ť and/or, if you’re so inclined some words. 

Recognizing that we have probably omitted members or family member(s) who have served. we apologize and request that you add yours or your family members name(s) in the comments so we all might recognized them this year as well as in the years to come.

We also encourage you to visit The Old Farmer’s Almanac to get a full history of Veteran’s Day as well as ten specific ways you can show your appreciation with simple acts like displaying a U. S. Flag or calling a vet to wish them Happy Veterans Day.