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Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2024

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Easy Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful opportunity for anyone to express their love and appreciation. However, this holiday does not have to be only celebrated by romantic partners. This Valentine’s Day, consider some easy, meaningful ways to celebrate with your loved...

Hassle-Free Tax Preparation for the 2024 Tax Season

Tax season can be overwhelming for anyone, but there are resources available that can help you with preparing your tax return seamlessly and at no cost for those who are eligible.   The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Direct Pilot Tax Preparation program has partnered...

How to Combat Social Isolation Using an iPad

According to the National Institute on Aging, “Loneliness is the distressing feeling of being alone or separated, while social isolation is the lack of social contacts and having few individuals to interact with on a regular basis.”   Older adults are at higher risk...

Support and Training for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one can be difficult, demanding, and overwhelming whether you have cared for someone in the past or if this is your first time. New caregivers could benefit from proper training on how to care for their loved ones, and experienced caregivers could...

Get Involved in Your Community with Sourcewise 

The Sourcewise Intergenerational Activities Volunteer Program recently kicked off in Fall 2023. The program aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness among older adults through activities that connect volunteers of all ages with older adults residing in Santa...

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...

Latest News & Articles

Sourcewise Celebrates its 50th Year Anniversary 

Santa Clara, November 2, 2023: Sourcewise, a community-based nonprofit organization, has achieved a significant milestone—five decades of successfully serving older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers in Santa Clara County. In 1973, the organization...

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...