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Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2022

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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...

Protection and Security

We are committed to educating our community members about scams targeting seniors in Santa Clara County; as well as providing up-to-date information offering protection against such scams. This page offers timely data about scams reported, steps to take when targeted, and how to avoid these scams. Guidance is made available as scams are identified.

Receive updates on identified scams targeting seniors by visiting the national database:

Protect Yourself from Scams and Find Support

Everyone has a right to safety and justice. However, it is estimated that millions of older adults, from all walks of life encounter harmful scams every year. Providing necessary supports to keep everyone safe and engaged as we age is crucial. Ageism (biases against...

FTC Warns of Scams Related to Economic Payments

Becca Kelly Slaughter, Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), validates that the American Rescue Plan is now law. That means a lot of individuals will soon be getting desperately needed economic impact payments of up to fourteen hundred dollars. ...

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Volunteers Handwrite Cards for Homebound Seniors

Santa Clara, December 20, 2021: Dozens of volunteers from corporations, community groups, and local schools dedicated their time and talents to handwrite holiday cards for homebound seniors in Santa Clara County. Sourcewise received a record amount of handmade and...