John XXIII Multiservice Center

Older Adult Services

Summary of services:

Asian Elder Program: Information, Referral, Assistance, Translation, Case Management, In-home Senior Companion Support provided by bi-lingual professional staff and volunteers to Vietnamese and Chinese seniors and families.

Alzheimer's Program for Asian Senior and Families: Caregiver and Family Support Groups, provided in Vietnamese and Mandarin. Memory screening also provided.

Nurse Managed Health Clinic: Nurse Practitioner provides diagnosis, treatment, and prescriptions for common illness, immunizations, advice, monitoring, and laboratory testing. Family members are welcome.

English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship Classes: Daily morning and afternoon classes (no cost) provided by certified instructors.

Senior Refugee Program: Vietnamese/English speaking specialists in senior refugee issues assist with processing and adaptation.

Senior Nutrition Lunch Program: $2.00 suggested donation for hot lunch. Monday through Friday service is 11:30 - 12:00.

Volunteer Opportunities: Adults of all ages work together to improve the lives of people and our community.

Special Services and Recreation: Hair Salon, Ping Pong, Mah Jong, Library, Piano Lessons, Chorus, Dance (Social and Traditional), Cultural Celebrations.

Health Insurance Advising, Brown Bag and Legal Assistance: By registration.

Who is eligible?

Individuals 55 years of age and older (60 years of age and older for selected programs)

Is there a waiting list?


Are there any fees?

No service fees, except $2.00 suggested donation for Nutrition/Noon meal

Membership available for $20.00 annually

What languages are spoken?

• English

• Mandarin

• Cantonese

• Vietnamese

• French

• Spanish (written and verbal)

What volunteer opportunities are available?

  • Bi-lingual adult volunteers of all ages are welcome.
  • Program assistants
  • Translators
  • Conversation Partners
  • Computer Instructors for small senior groups (Mandarin and Vietnamese)
  • Professional health educators (Mandarin and Vietnamese)
  • Support Service: greeters, computer data entry (Vietnamese and Chinese)

Frequently asked questions:

Q: Where is John XXIII?

A: Downtown San Jose, corner of Fifth and East San Fernando Streets. Entrance on Fifth Street. Public transit at E. San Fernando

Q: How many people are there at John XXIII?

A: More than 2,400 seniors each year participate in lots of
services and spend their days with other active seniors of their own culture.


You can call our number(s) and speak directly with a Vietnamese or Mandarin speaking service provider. You can also leave a private message in your own language in the voice-mail system.

Service sites and hours of operation:

195 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Monday through Friday: 9 to 3:30 p.m.

Special Programs, including Sunday Chinese Support Groups, scheduled throughout the year.