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Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2023

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February is National Senior Independence Month 

While many people may be aware that May was designated “Older Americans Month” by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, far fewer know that February also celebrates older Americans. Every February, the nation celebrates Senior Independence Month to support dignified and...

What the First-time Caregiver Needs to Know 

With the new year, many people may begin caring for a grandparent, parent, or other loved one for the first time. Caregiving may happen suddenly with an accident, or a medical diagnosis, or start gradually with driving your loved one to get groceries. Later, you may...

Staying Healthy this Winter 

The wintertime can be a more difficult season for seniors to stay healthy and active. From food access to the cold temperature to socialization access, a variety of factors can make it difficult for seniors to maintain their health. Since most fresh vegetables and...

Protection & 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: fraud.org

Report Fraud and Losses to Keep Yourself Safe Online

You might have heard that scams mostly affect older adults, but reports to the Federal Trade Commission tell a different story. Last year, adults under 60 — our Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z neighbors — were more likely to report losing money to fraud than people 60...

Be Alert for Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults

Scams targeting older adults are increasing. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “In 2021 there were 92,371 older victims of fraud resulting in $1.7 billion in losses. This was a 74% increase in losses compared to 2020.” Scammers tend to target...

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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Giving a Lift to Those in Need

Santa Clara, November 2022: Seventy-five-year-old Lillian Squiers no longer drives, and macular degeneration robbed her 74-year-old husband Larry of his ability to pilot a car years ago. They had nowhere to turn for transportation. Then they found Sourcewise — a...

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...

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