Father’s Occupation

“What’s your father’s occupation?” asked the school secretary on the first day of the new academic year. “He’s a magician, ma’am” said Little Johnny.
“How interesting. What’s his favorite trick?”

“He saws people in half.”
“Wow! Now, next question. Any brothers or sisters?”

“One half brother and two half sisters.”

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR

SATURDAY JUNE 16 10 AM TO 1 PM
LDS Church Parking Lot 925 Cera Dr, San Jose

This family friendly event includes a no-cost raffle for emergency preparedness items. View displays and demonstrations. Learn how to equip your house, apartment or vehicle for common potential emergencies and disasters.

Governmental and non-governmental presenters:

  • Office of Emergency Management
  • San Jose Search and Rescue
  • Fire Department Exhibits:
  • Food storage
  • Water purification
  • Emergency communication
  • Earthquake proofing your home
  • 72-hour kit preparation

JUNE 19 IN Q80

Social Time 9:30 am Meeting 10 am
Leave clean clothing, bedding and nonperishable food for Sacred Heart on the bench outside. Please do not bring garage sale type items for Sacred Heart. Please bring books to share. Place these items on the first table: donations for the troops, new and used greeting cards in the box; your volunteer hours in purple envelope.

Lunch after Meeting:
El Greco Grill (Greek Food)
2325 S, Winchester Blvd
Campbell 408-412-8585

Program:
What Your Legal Documents Do and Don’t Do For You Dedra Jize

Program – Gene Lennon

There are various documents that make up an Estate Plan. These documents not only direct your wishes at death but can be very important to help you while alive and may even help preserve your estate assets . What are these documents? There are various types of documents such as a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Living Trust and a POLST. They each have a different function to help your loved one help you should you lack physical or mental capacity to make your own decisions.

Dedra Jize holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University and is a Certified Senior Advisor and Geriatric Care Manager at the Law Offices of Roy W. Litherland. She helps families as they may be struggling with the care or plan for a loved one. This involves assessing (physical, psychological and social health), advocating (assures that the senior’s wishes and voice is being heard) and assisting (providing resources and finding payment options such as Medi-Cal) seniors and their family members. Combining Geriatric Care Management (GCM) with an Elder Law Attorney provides a unique approach that is comprehensive beyond the standard services offered by GCM’s.

President – Ken Schieck

Those of us who are of a certain age will always remember June 6, 1944-D Day. I wasn’t around, but I graduated high school on the 20th anniversary of the attack (1964).
Other memorable events in the month of June:
June 4, 1989-Chinese government kills at least 300 people in Tianamen Square;
June 5, 1968-Bobby Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles;
June 6, 1978-Ca.lifornia voters pass Prop. 13 which curbs property taxes;
June 13,1971-N.Y.Times starts to print THE PENTAGON PAPERS;
June 18,1978-Sally Ride becomes first female astronaut;
June 25, 1876-Sioux defeat General Custer at the Little Big Horn in Montana;
June 25,1950-Pres.Truman commits US troops to South Korea;
June 26,1945-United Nations charter is signed in San Francisco;
June 28,1919-Signing of Versailles Treaty officially ends World War I;

June 30,1971-25th amendment is passed, lowering the voting age to 18.

Last month, I spoke briefly about the issue of ‘AARP Livable Communities’; I will be communicating with the State office in San Jose to bring more of these updates to your attention. Also, National Service Day will be coming during the summer, providing opportunities for service in the community. A happy summer to all members and their families.

Community Service…Marilyn Clough

While scraping mustard off the Vial of Life in my frig, I checked its contents and was horrified at how out-of- date my information was. This led me, after many amazing phone calls, to the new, personal emergency information L.I.F.E. File. Who knew? This 21st centu- ry version of the Vial will be available at our upcoming meeting for you, your family, friends and neighbors. It is a pouch 6″x 9″ which attaches to the outside of your frig (no mustard!). If paramedics are called to your home for an emergency, this information is immediate- ly available: the general information form, plus POLST, advance directive, and do-not-resusitate forms (if you have taken care of these last three de- tails; if not, please do!). This is an easy, organized method to have vital documents immediately available and could ultimately be life-saving.