Community Service … Leona Fails

Friends of Campbell Library Book Sale is the 2nd Saturday of every month, 10:00 – 1:00, at the Campbell Library.

County of Santa Clara’s House Sharing Program matches people who have under-utilized homes with individuals living and working in Santa Clara County who are seeking affordable housing options. This is operated by: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA, 95134, 408-325- 5134

Community Service…Marilyn Clough

Hopefully, many of you helped in your own way with getting out this month’s vote in the mid-term election.  What a relief that’s over!   Now we can concentrate on collecting our volunteer hours; rounding up eyeglasses, hearing aids, books-on-tape, and other useful items; and putting a bag together for Sacred Heart Community Service.   A year-round need exists for all these items (except the election!)  As Thanksgiving season draws near, we in our community can certainly appreciate how fortunate we are personally and that so many organizations, including our chapter, exist to help others.

Community Service – Marilyn Clough

We scored a big grocery bag full of eyeglasses last month! You were spared a fashion show of times past as they left the meeting early for their appointment with the Lions Club. Perhaps your church or other organization has these kicking around with no home. We can get them on their way to people who really need them easily — just bring them to our chapter meeting.

It’s not too early to get ready for Sacred Heart’s Pack-a -Back program. If you see a good buy on general school supplies or back packs as you shop, please consider shopping also for neighboring children very less fortunate than our own. Contributions are very much appreciated, especially at our next three meetings.

New Year. New VTA Fares. New Service!

Starting January 1, 2018 VTA will implement new fare changes. Adult fares will increase to $2.25 while youth fares will drop to one dollar.
Enjoy faster service and free transfers for the first 2 hours when purchasing single ride fares with Clipper Card or the EZfare app across VTA buses and light rail, except express buses. Additionally, VTA will be extending service hours on select routes.
For more information regarding fares and service improvements, please visit around/2018-f…
Dec 8 in General to subscribers of Valley Transportation Authority

Lipreading Classes

Back by popular demand, Lipreading (speechreading) Classes returned to the Jewish Community in Los Gatos on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. There was also a new class offered at the Saratoga Senior Center beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The classes are open to all adults whether or not hearing aids are worn, and whether or not a hearing loss is present.  ***The Winter Quarter has just begun and there is still time for some new students.  However, as they are ongoing classes, most of the students have already had several classes and if someone wants to begin at the beginning so to speak, they probably should wait until the Fall Quarter 2017.  Having said that, people will not be turned down so if they want to join classes in progress.***

The goal of the classes is to improve students’ ability to understand speech, especially in group and/or noisy listening environments. Techniques for identifying individual sounds as well as methods to improve the listening experience in general will be presented.  In addition to learning specific speechreading techniques, interpretation of students’ audiograms, maximizing hearing aid performance, brief anatomy and physiology of hearing, prevention of hearing loss and preservation of hearing are among the topics discussed.
Three levels of classes are being offered: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. All 3 levels of Lipreading Class are available at the Jewish Community but as the Saratoga Senior Center class is new, only the Beginning Level is available. The classes are being offered through Foothill College; however, there is no fee for these non-credit classes. Each session is 12 weeks long and consists of weekly 2 hour classes.
For additional information call: JCC: 408-357-7492; SSC: 408-868-1254, or the instructor: Marcia Fariss, M. A., F-AAA: 669-444-0LIP. You may also reference her web page: Pre-registration is advised; forms may be obtained by contacting Foothill College: 650-949-7103. However, registration is also available at the first class meeting.


Southwest Experience Trip by Talbot … Marlene Hruby

Please join Merry Wilkins and me on this great trip, September 27 to Oct 2, 2016, to Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Pink Jeep Tour, with many, many other sights and museums all included. Of course, Talbot Tour’s extras are included: home pickup and airport transfers, tour manager, hotels, many meals,  baggage handling, all tours, taxes, and gratuities for all service. Lots of brochures were taken at our last meeting. Where are you? More will be available at the tour table.  You can also call me to receive a copy.

Campbell Adult Center Classes

Campbell Adult Center Travel Party—Free—Tuesday Oct. 4 10:15 Rm C35

If that trip doesn’t interest you, find out about all the different travel possibilities. A slide presentation from Talbot Tours will be featured as well as info about the Adult Center’s upcoming one-day and overnight trips. There will also be refreshments and door prizes. Please RSVP at 408-866-2146 by Friday 9/30.

Diet Mythbusters—Friday Aug. 26  10 am-12 pm  Rm E42  $12

Are you struggling to make sense of all the news about what to eat and what diet to follow?  If so, then this workshop is for you! Learn the various pros and cons of the many diet recommendations in the media, such as paleo, vegetarianism, my plate and more. Explore why these diets may or may not be working for you. Nutritionist Marcia Sivek will discuss what foods are causing many to become sick and overweight and how to look for those foods in your pantry and eating out. Bring some food labels from your pantry to learn how to understand the ingredients and nutrients listed.

What You Need To Know About Your Bone Health– Friday Sept. 16 10-11 am  Rm Q80-Free

Educational program to learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Learn how to be Fit to a T (T-score measures bone density) so you may continue to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Please RSVP by 9/15 at 408-866-2146.

Harvest Hoedown—Friday Sept. 30  12:00-2:-00 pm   Orchard City Banquet Hall  $15

Celebrate the beginning of Autumn and the Harvest Season with food and fun. Doors open at 11:30. BBQ chicken, BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, garlic bread, Caesar salad, fruit, desert and beverage. Line dance demonstration and lesson; enjoy music by the Peninsula Banjo Band. Tickets on sale at the Adult Center Office starting Mon 8/29. Vegetarian entrée must be requested upon purchase. Deadline 9/28. NO tickets at door

Community Service

Community Service…Sheila Gold

Some of you are downsizing and I have a book that may be of interest to you. It’s “The Homeowner’s Journal.  What I Did and When I Did It” by Colleen Jenkins published by Blue Sky Marketing, Inc. in St. Paul,  MN.  As the title suggests, it contains different sections on rooms, wall coverings, insulation, etc.  It also gives suggestions on how to file papers and a tax worksheet.  It’s probably a good idea to fill it out at your leisure rather than when you decide to move! I also have one called NETBOOK which contains sections for your email addresses.  The only indication of publisher is Mouse Network.