Assisting Older Adults

EASTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

Address: 2150 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose CA 95116
Contact: Uyen Pham, Program Supervisor, UPham@catholiccharitiessscc.org, 408 251 0217
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Eastside Neighborhood Center offers education classes, recreation, and wellness activities for older adults. Services include health and wellness education, such as healthy steps, and chair exercise, computer literacy.

HEALTHY STEPS VOLUNTEER
Volunteer Responsibilities: Facilitate community health education classes based on the “22 Healthy Steps” module by The Health Trust
Requirements: Comfortable working with seniors, positive attitude, patient, flexible and open minded self-starter.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training. Dates/Times: Every 1st and 3rd Friday for one hour (10 – 11:00AM)
Length of appointment: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

COMPUTER LITERACY VOLUNTEER
Responsibilities: Assist seniors with learning how to use certain applications or electronic devices. Help solve computer/phone issues, Guide seniors through online application processes, creating email addresses.
Requirements: Competency in basic computer skills to assist seniors with common questions regarding their phones, tablets and computers. Patient, excellent communication skills.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training Dates/Times: 3 days per week, 2 hours each day (mornings 9 – 11AM or afternoons 12 – 2PM)
Length of appointment: : 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

CHAIR EXERCISE FACILITATO VOLUNTEER
Volunteer Responsibilities: Lead exercises reoutines based on the Center for Disease Control guidelines, facilitate group discussions on safety and prevention.
Requirements: Comfortable working with seniors, positive attitude, patient, flexible and open minded self-starter.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training. Dates/Times: one day a week for one hour each day (Wednesday 10 – 11:15AM)
Length of appointment: : 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

RECEPTION DESK VOLUNTEER
Responsibilities: Welcome and signing in Center members and guests, collect and scan membership cards into the AQWARDS system, Scan or copy documents per requests of senior and/or staff; answer and forward phone calls.
Requirements: Competency in basic computer skills to assist seniors with common questions regarding their phones, tablets and computers. Patient, excellent communication skills.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training Dates/Times: one day per week, 4 hours each day (mornings 9 – 1:00PM most needed) x5 volunteers needed.
Length of appointment: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

John XXIII Multi-Service Center

Address:  John XXIII Multi Service Center, 195 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112
Reception Desk Contact: 408.831.0440
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: John XXIII Multi-Service Center offers education classes, recreation, and wellness activities for older adults in a culturally sensitive environment. Services include ESL classes, citizenship information and referral, health screening and monitoring, wellness education, computer training, noon meals, tai chi, dances, and health education.

Senior Nutrition Program
Program Description:  Catholic Charities' Senior Nutrition Program serves hot, nutritious meals to more than 100 older adults (60+ years old), Monday through Friday in a social environment.
Note:  This is an opportunity to help with hot lunch program for seniors.  Choose a job, a site and day(s) of the week:

LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:
EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
Address:  2150 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
Contact:  Margaret Marrujo, Site Manager (408) 937-3924, mmarrujo@catholiccharitiesscc.org

Kitchen Assistant
Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteer would help with set-up in dining room, prep, serving lunch and clean up depending on time volunteer is available
Dates/Times: Monday - Friday.  We are open between 7:30am-2pm
Minimum age: 16 years

Table Leader and Servers
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Set up begins at 7:45am, help with sign-ins beginning at 10:30am, and help serve, or help with clean-up ending at 1pm
 

Brown Bag Programs

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Hosted by Catholic Charities and Second Harvest Food Bank. Help prepare and distribute bags of groceries to seniors.  NOTE:  Heavy lifters welcome for unloading/delivery of food.
LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:  
EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
2150 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
Days/Times:  Friday mornings 9am-11am
Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish, and Tagalog
Minimum age for volunteers accompanied by parent or guardian: 13
Contact: Milton Cadena, Program Manager (408) 251-0217, mcadena@catholiccharitiesscc.org,
Margaret Marrujo, Site Manager 408 937 3924
 
Day Break Respite and Caregiver Support Services

Make a Difference for Seniors – Become a Volunteer

Day Break Cares’ Adult Day Care centers provide a safe environment for dependent seniors so that their family caregivers can get a much-needed break.  Volunteers help the seniors engage in recreational activities (arts & crafts, games & puzzles, etc.) to stimulate cognitive and social skills; physical activities such as exercise and yoga to maintain physical functioning; and social interaction amongst peers to reduce isolation.  Volunteers are encouraged to share their unique talents.
 
High School Student encouraged to apply. Great opportunity to fulfill school, Senior Boy/Girl Scouts community service hours.

Requirements:
• Background/fingerprinting check
• Tuberculosis test
• Minimum Age: 14

Volunteer Days/Times:
Monday thru Friday 9AM - 3PM (San Jose)
Monday thru Friday 8AM - 6PM and Saturdays 10 - 4:00PM (Sunnyvale). Volunteers are urgently needed on Thursdays

LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:
DAY BREAK CARES: SAN JOSE  
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
5111 San Felipe Road 
San Jose, CA 95135
Kelly Callahan, Site Manager (408) 270-4900 (English)
 
DAY BREAKCARES: SUNNYVALE
First United Methodist Church
535 Old San Francisco Rd. 
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Hien Nguyen, Site Manager (408) 282-1134 (Chinese/Vietnamese)
Email: info@daybreakcares.org
 

SENIOR DAY CARE VOLUNTEER AID
Summary: Help seniors to reduce isolation by engaging them in recreational activities such as mild exercise. Key Responsibilities: Promote warm, friendly and safe environment for seniors; assist and participate with seniors in the activities; assist with inventory, maintenance and storage of center equipment/supplies. Volunteers are mandated reporters and thereby required to report any suspicions or elder abuse or neglect.

Skills and abilities: Friendly approach and ability to put clients at ease. Empathy and understanding. Requirements and Training: Initial orientation provided. Background/fingerprint (18 years and older) and TB clearance required.
Date Time: Minimum 4 hour shift Monday – Friday 9AM – 4PM; Saturday 12 – 5PM.
Minimum age: 14 with parental consent
Contact: Hien Nguyen, Site Manager, hnguyen@catholiccharitiesscc.org, 408 530 8734

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Advocate for long term care residents. The primary purpose of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is to receive, identify, investigate and impartially resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of residents of long term care facilities. Successful completion of the mandated Ombudsman training and certification by the State of California required.

Volunteers are required to attend the Ombudsman Certification Training which is held twice yearly. The next Ombudsman Certification Training will take place in Winter 2016. All classes are held at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, located at 2625 Zanker Road, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95134

The date and times for the next scheduled Ombudsman Certification Training is pending.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact:
Wanda Hale, Program Manager Long Term Care Support Services, whale@catholiccharitiesscc.org, 408 831 0440  ext. 423

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