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Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2023

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Honoring a Tireless Advocate in Our Community 

For over fifty years, Ellen Rollins has been devoted to helping people as a nurse and health care provider. Ellen has served on several public boards and commissions in Santa Clara County (SCC), including eight years on the Sourcewise Advisory Board back when it was...

Communicating Efficiently with Your Loved One 

For any family caregiver, effective communication with your loved one is important to have. Good communication skills can help to build trust, prevent misunderstandings, and improve overall well-being.  Keep several of these basic communication principles in mind when...

Tips for Aging Well 

It could eventually be easy to forget to take care of yourself when you are surrounded by people who need you the most. However, it is essential to remember the one thing that needs you the most is yourself – mind, body, and spirit. There are many contributing factors...

Observe Older Americans Month 

Every year, May is recognized as Older Americans Month in the United States which is led by the Federal Administration for Community Living. This is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of older adults in our communities. According to the...

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:

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...

Latest News & Articles

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...