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Helping Isolated Older Adults Use iPads

For some older adults, using a new form of technology like tablets can be intimidating. As a result, some older adults decide against learning how to use these devices and may not understand the applicable benefits they can bring to their daily lives. In 2021,...

Balancing Caregiving with Technology

Older adults and caregivers are adapting and taking on new technological advances as they come and find new ways to stay connected, live longer, and all within the comfort of their own homes. Caregivers can take the time to show their loved ones how to use some of...

Celebrating Older Americans Month

Did you know President Gerald Ford proclaimed Older Americans Month (OAM) in the year 1976? When it comes to aging, no two journeys are the same. Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) celebrates older adults' contributions over the years as well as...

Stay Active to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19

We are all familiar with common preventions against the spread of COVID-19; whether it is social distancing, thoroughly washing our hands, or wearing face masks. However, something not often considered is physical activity. Aerobic exercise is ideal as it strengthens...

Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Since January 19, Americans have been able to request four free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the federal government. On March 7, President Biden announced the second batch of free at-home COVID-19 tests is available for distribution upon request. In addition, a...

Expansion of the Sourcewise Transit Service

The Sourcewise Transit Service (STS) was initiated for Sourcewise South County Services after a needs assessment was conducted in 2016. One of the services originated included door-to-door transportation for adults 60 years of age and older to go to the Gilroy Senior...

Social Security Adjustments for 2022

The annual Social Security Administration (SSA) cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is based on the change in prices of a market basket of goods. To measure these changes and to determine how much the COLA will be, SSA uses the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners...

Getting Enough Vitamin D in Wintertime

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced within the body when the sun hits the skin. It can also be obtained from foods and supplements. Vitamin D is an important component to maintaining health and vitality in people of all ages, especially...

Caring for the Caregiver

A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need, such as an ill partner, a disabled child, or an aging loved one. However, family caregivers who are actively caring for an older adult may not self-identify as a “caregiver.” Recognizing this role can...

Take Action to Prevent the Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity typically spreads in the winter and is most often peaked in February. However, every flu season is different and the substantial health impacts can vary widely from season to season. The...