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Advocates for Long-Term Care Residents 

Living in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home may often not be the first choice for anyone. Some people have no other option but to live in a facility and for this reason, it is important that their rights are protected.   According to an article...

Recognize National Senior Citizens Day 

President Reagan declared August 21, 1988, to be the first National Senior Citizens Day. Since then, it has been celebrated on August 21 every year. This day was designated by the former president to honor the many senior citizens in the United States that have made...

Stay Safe from the Summer Heat  

Summer is here! While some people may love to have some fun in the sun, it is important to keep safety precautions in mind. Older adults, especially those with existing health problems, are at greater risk when facing high temperatures  Excessive heat can be dangerous...

Advanced Directives for Health Care Options 

An advanced directive often referred to as a “living will” or “health care power of attorney,” is a legal document providing guidance to medical professionals regarding the type of treatment one will allow in the event of a medical emergency when they may be unable to...

Respite Tips for Family Caregivers 

Being a family caregiver can be demanding and more stressful during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent article written by Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Caregiver, he shares tips on how to achieve one day of COVID-19 safe respite per week for the rest of the...

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: fraud.org

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...

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