Community Service … Marilyn Clough

In anticipation of 2022 and returning to Room Q80 in April, we will be able to have our Book Exchange thanks to (yay!) Sue Yeager.  There will not be a Treasure Chest as we do not have a chair for that position.

Sacred Heart Community Service is now accepting canned food (pull-tops a plus), clothing, and bedding.  The trick is going to be to not bury your committee chair with so many odd bags and boxes that her car will not be able to leave the parking lot.  Please don’t bring all your donations to our first meeting.  Think of my health!  And thank you to all who contributed to Sacred Heart during the holidays.  It is much appreciated; they are able to make donations of every sort go a long way.  Keep volunteering — it shows our community what senior power can accomplish!

Calling All Seniors … Joy Walsh

A very nice young man from The Harker School (a junior) and some of his friends (and parent sponsors) have formed a volunteer group to call seniors weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to:

(1)  Find out how you are doing.

(2)  See if you have any needs, i.e. grocery shopping, pick up medication/s.

(3)  Find out if you have any problems they could get help for.

(4)  Just chat if you’d like.  It can be about your life and experiences, his life, life in Santa Clara County, or where you lived before, etc.

Many people in our community do not have family or a support group to chat with, and the phone calls can be a way to get connected to other people.  This can be an engaging experience to bring you and the youth a sense of fulfillment through these friendly calls.  You never know when angels are sent into your life.

If you think you may enjoy chatting with one of these young people, please contact Joy Walsh. There is no obligation to continue if you do not wish to do so. Just tell the young man or contact Joy.

Blood Donations Are Critically Needed

Both Stanford and the Red Cross are in critical need of blood donations.

Stanford’s Blood Center has a site at 295 E. Hamilton Avenue and their general web site is:  

The Red Cross main location is on North First Street, San Jose.  Their web site is:

The Red Cross has a blood drive this Saturday, Feb 13 at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 2350 Winchester Blvd., from 9 AM to 3 PM. 

Great Plates Delivered…MaryAnn Scrivano

Were you aware of the California State program set up by Governor Newsom this past April, 2020, to provide lunch and dinner meals free of cost?  First responders, doctors, nurses, and Seniors qualify. The program is called “Great Plates Delivered.”  It is sponsored by Silicon Valley Strong and Sourcewise.  They connect older adults at high risk from COVID-19.  You can learn more about the program at

It is very easy to sign up (yourself or a relative).  Call Sourcewise at +1 408-350-3230 (option 1) or go to their website at  I signed up my mother, who qualifies, and can report the food is good and plentiful.