Join us for an improved old tradition—a catered picnic at Edith Morley Park, 615 Technology Parkway (off McGlincey) right after our September 19 General Meeting.


                                          BBQ Ribs                     BBQ Chicken                     Beans & Franks

Burger (Beef, Chicken, or Veggie)                       Corn on the Cob

Cole Slaw                     Caesar Salad                      Potato Salad

Fresh Fruit                  Cupcakes                            Drinks

All this for only $7.00! How can you go wrong? This meal is subsidized by our Chapter. Bring a senior friend at $7.00 and your price is just $5.00! Please bring exact amount or check. Parking is limited, so we strongly suggest carpooling from the Community Center (it’s not far away). Directions will be in September Dispatch. Please buy your tickets at the August 15 meeting or call Paddy Wray (408-249-3263) before Sept. 9. No tickets will be sold at the Sept. 19 meeting or at the park.

Opportunity Tickets…Barbara Robinson

August drawings at three for $1 are:


$25 Gift Certificate

Hillsdale & Meridian (Thanks to Libby Harbour)


Two Subscriptions

408-374-9700 (Thanks to Stephon Hansen)


Bag of Fresh Coffee

Locally Roasted (Thanks to Rick Loek)

July winners were:

Mama Mia’s: Veronika Phillips

Campbell Express: Mary Lee & Norman Schwartz

Weekend Coffee Roasters: Ron Combs

True Signs


“We will heel you, We will save your sole, We will even dye for you.”


“If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.”


“We repair what your husband fixed.”


“Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”


“The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.”

Cybersecurity: Public WiFi…Rick Loek

I enjoy working in coffee shops, restaurants, airports and even hotel lobbies. However there are crooks everywhere. Public WiFi is apparently easy to fake or overtake. If you are connecting to a public WiFi, confirm with the establishment that you are on the correct network. Pretty much everyone agrees never do banking on a public WiFi. If you must do online banking while away from your home network, consider connecting with your phone’s network. This video and webpage go deeper on this subject: < https:// >. Never ever give personal financial information in email, never! Look at < > for more useful posts and resources and join a webinar at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Go to < > to sign up.

Legislative Report…Daniel Nnorth and Claudia Schott

Three things that are hanging in the balance:

What does affordable health care mean for you?

Tell Congress: nothing can fix this bad bill. Congressional leaders are still trying to push their higher cost, less coverage health care bill through the Senate – our efforts are working! But we still have far to go. To protect health care for millions, we need to show Senators that this is about people. Will you share how the health care bill will impact you? Tell us what health care means to you and we’ll share it with elected officials before they vote. Here’s the website:


Make sure the loophole stays closed.

Last year, thanks to thousands of AARP advocates like you, the Department of Labor closed the loophole that allowed some financial advisers to take advantage of Americans saving for retirement. Now Wall Street special interests and their allies in Washington want to reopen the loophole, and we need your help to stop them. Tell Congress to protect your hard-earned retirement savings. Here’s the website to take action:


Health care update: Could this bad bill get worse?

It may seem impossible, but the Senate is considering the Cruz amendment that would make the bad health care bill even worse. Call your Senators at 1-844-222-0110 and tell them to say NO to skyrocketing premiums for Americans 50-64 years old and those with preexisting conditions like cancer, diabetes, and asthma. Watch our update now!


AARP advocates are telling Senators to vote NO. Don’t forget to let your Senators how you feel about this, too! Every little bit helps. Keep up the good work and keep those phones and computers buzzing!

Program…Gene Lennon

Vanessa Merlano is the Healthy Aging Program Coordinator at the Santa Clara County Public Health Department where she has worked for the last 8 years. Vanessa received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nutrition from California State University, Chico. She started offering nutritional counseling to atrisk mothers and quickly transitioned her focus to the older adult population. The Age Friendly County Initiative is one of her focus areas and she partners extensively with community partners, like Tina Wong-Erling to ensure that Age Friendly strategies and policies are tied to data and population-based indicators.

Tina Wong-Erling is the Senior Services Supervisor at the Campbell Adult Center. Specializing in gerontology for 25 years, Tina has worked in senior housing, case management, and recreation programming and management. Tina is a graduate of San José State University where she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work. As an advocate, Tina is especially passionate in helping seniors and caregivers access services that enhance quality of life.


10:00 a.m.   Social Time 9:30 a.m.

Please bring books to share. Leave clean clothing and bedding and nonperishable food for Sacred Heart on the bench outside. Please do not bring garage sale type items for Sacred Heart. Put new and used greeting cards in the box on the troop table. Bring your items for the GI’s into the meeting area. Put your volunteer hours in purple envelope at TROOP table.

Lunch after meeting:

BLUE SKY Restaurant 408-378-0424

2028 Winchester Blvd, at Campbell Ave

Diagonally across from Comm. Center


Program: Vanessa Merlano and Tina Wong

County and City of Campbell Age Friendly Initiative