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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

April 10th, 2020

California Health Advocates warns consumers to be vigilant as scams related to coronavirus testing have begun to circulate. Never give out your Medicare number over the phone or to door-to-door solicitors offering tests.

Visit www.cahealthadvocates.org, download the informational flyer in nine languages, or call 855-613-7080 for more information.

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

April 9th, 2020

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley will continue to provide emergency repairs, specifically for those impacted by the coronavirus, to restore hot water or heat and respond to other emergencies. The repairs will be made by vetted contractors.

Call the main number at 408-578-9519 for more information.

Silicon Valley Strong’s New Website for Volunteer Sign-ups and Resources

April 8th, 2020

 

Santa Clara County residents are encouraged to go to siliconvalleystrong.org to locate resources, request resources not yet available, and to find volunteer opportunities throughout Santa ClaraCounty. They are currently working on creating a directory, which will list what all non-profits, faith-based organizations, and cities are doing to help with the effort. A direct email portal to request volunteers and a universal intake form for donations and needs are coming soon.

AARP Community Challenge Application Deadline Extended to May 15

April 7th, 2020

Due to the evolving coronavirus situation, the 2020 AARP Community Challenge application deadline has been extended to 8:59 pm PDT on Friday, May 15.

Challenge funds support quick-action projects that advance key livability areas of improving public spaces, transportation, housing, building “smart cities,” and
encouraging civic engagement.

Please email CommunityChallenge@aarp.org with questions.

Department of Aging and Adult Services Working Remotely: Services Continue

April 6th, 2020

Though the lobby is temporarily closed to the public, the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) continues to serve its clients and the community, with little disruption to existing services. Most face-to-face client contact has been halted and in situations for which it is necessary, DAAS has implemented safety measures to protect both clients and staff.

The Senior Nutrition Program has 37 out of its 40 congregate meals sites serving meals to-go or offering delivery. Click here for a map of locations and hours of operation.

SNP is concentrating on serving existing congregate clients, their Meals on Wheels clients, and those who have been previously ineligible for their services but need support due the shelter-in-place. For more information, visit the SNP website or call 408-755-7680.

Adult Protective Services’ 24/7 hotline remains operational to accept reports of suspected or known abuse and neglect to elders and dependent adults: 408-975-4900 or 1-800-414-2002.

During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic, APS is following State guidelines and are prioritizing responses for the safety of everyone. For those at highest risk and in imminent danger, APS may coordinate with law enforcement or first responders as needed.

In-Home Supportive Services continues to accept intakes remotely and respond to phone calls. They are working diligently to ensure clients are provided proper care. Staff is responding to the call lines and there are no outstanding voicemails to be returned. IHSS can be reached at 408-792-1600.

The Office of the Public Administrator, Guardian, and Conservator continues to provide services to over 800 court-appointed clients who are at risk. Referrals continue to be submitted to all programs (Probate, LPS and PA) and are investigated on a case-by-case basis.

Senior Nutrition Program serving meals to-go or offering delivery at 37 out of its 40 congregate meals sites

April 6th, 2020

TheSenior Nutrition Program (SNP) has 37 out of its 40 congregate meals sites serving meals to-go or offering delivery. Click here for a map of locations and hours of operation.

SNP is concentrating on serving existing congregate clients, their Meals on Wheels clients, and those who have been previously ineligible for their services but need support due the shelter-in-place.

For more information, visit the SNP website or call 408-755-7680.

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