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?

No.

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.

Other:

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.