County Communications Office, County of Santa Clara

Dear Neighbors,

Santa Clara County is expecting extended rain beginning Sunday, January 13 through Friday, January 18.  Rain and cold temperatures put people at risk for serious health conditions, including hypothermia, which is caused by dangerously low body temperature. Please share this information with those who may need it.

Daytime and overnight warming centers and expanded shelters services will be available starting Sunday, January 13 through Friday, January 18, 2019. For a printable PDF listing of facilities click here:

For more information on shelter locations and warming centers around Santa Clara County, visit the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing at

Please check on family, friends, neighbors and others who might be at risk of cold-related health conditions:

•           Older adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heating.

•           Babies or individuals with pre-existing medical conditions sleeping in cold rooms.

•           People who remain outdoors for long periods — the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.

•           People who drink alcohol or use drugs.

If someone experiences a body temperature below 95° F, please get immediate medical attention.

•           Look for a warm room or shelter and remove any wet clothing.

•           Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin—using warm blankets.

•           Warm beverages can help increase body temperature, but DO NOT consume or give

            alcoholic beverages or try to give beverages to an unconscious person.

Older adults can be more at risk because they often make less body heat due to a slower metabolism and less physical activity.

People 65 years of age and older should take cold weather precautions:

Cold Weather Tips for Older Adults (English):

Consejos para gente de edad avanzada durante temporadas de frio (Spanish):

年長者過好寒冬的秘訣 (Chinese):



FEBRUARY 2, 2019 10:00 AM, Saint Frances Cabrini Church, 15333 Woodard Road, Between Bascom Ave. and Union Ave.; southside of Camden, San Jose, 95124

Coordinated by Willow Glen Post 318 The American Legion

This service is open to veterans organization, patriotic and fraternal organizations, and individuals who want to share in a tribute to four chaplains of differing faiths who, in brotherhood, gave their life so others may have a second chance at living theirs.
Their act exemplified the meaning of duty to their God and Country, and love of their fellow man. They were truly men of God who, in brotherhood, conscientiously made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow troops.

The four chaplains, of the Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant faiths, were aboard the troop ship ATS Dorchester in the winter dark North Atlantic sailing toward England when a torpedo struck in the early morning hour of February 3, 1943. The ship sank within a very short period of time beneath the icy waters along with over 700 of the 900 aboard. Many of those who survived attributed their survival directly to the assistance and acts of compassion of the four chaplains aboard the ship that night.

Organizations are encouraged to bring their National Colors and unit banner for an opening ceremony procession and posting during the ceremony. Groups must bring their own flag stands for the posting of their colors. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Share in this remembrance and tribute to four men whose service to our men and women in uniform, in war and peace, is often forgotten.

Gene Fanucchi, Adjutant

SAVE THE DATE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19th 2019 For the AARP Annual Luncheon at

Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant

The $26.00 price will include one of 4 entrees, salad, beverage, and dessert.

Entree #1 Lasagna baked in a meat sauce, served with zucchini
Entree #2 Garlic chicken served with pasta and zucchini
Entree #3 Fettuccine Prawns Alfredo in a cream sauce

Entree #4 Vegetarian selection penne primavera in a red sauce tossed with zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms in a marinara sauce.

The social committee will accept checks and your firm menu selection at the January meeting or by mail to Paddy Wray at her address in the Dispatch. Please write your menu selection on the bottom of your check, which should be made out to: AARP Chapter 5151.

Opportunity Tickets…Sharon and Paul Levine

January 15, 2019 — Three Tickets for $1:

CAFÉ’ SAN JOSE in San Jose $25 Gift Certificate (Thanks to Libby Harbour)

(Thanks to Angie Jaggers)


Good Luck

December winners were:


$25 Gift Card – Lin Kao


$15 Gift Card – Rita Beck


One FREE Subscription – Joyce Donahoo


Paul Levine

MEMBERSHIP…Shelly Schwartz

Beginning this month, you can pay your 2019 Membership. As before, all member fees will include the monthly newsletter, The Dispatch. If you would like your Dispatch by regular mail, the membership fee is $17. If you would like to receive your Dispatch via e-mail, the fee is $14, giving you a $3 discount as we save on printing and mailing costs. If you bring in a new member, the membership fee they pay will be for 2019. The fee for the remainder of 2018 will be waived.

Opportunity Tickets…Barbara Robinson

October drawings at three for $1 are:

SAM’s BBQ Restaurant

$25 Gift Card

1111 S. Bascom Ave, SJ (Thanks to Libby Harbour)


Free Charburger w/Cheese OR Equal Value Item 2000 S. Bascom Ave (Thx to Angie Jaggars)

Campbell Express

ONE FREE subscription 408-374-9700 ** (Thanks to Stephon Hansen)

September winners were:

The BLUE DOOR Restaurant

$25 Gift Card @ Westgate

Paddy Wray


$15 Value N.E. Pruneyard

James Kosevich

Jeanne Ulrich

Nominating Committee…Jan Deluchi

We need you to volunteer to fill a very important position in

our Chapter, Community Service. Scared Heart is a Charitable Organization, to which we donate items you give for the needy, donation of backpacks & school supplies every year and other projects during the year.

If you do not volunteer now to help our Chapter, the Board of Directors will need to decide what action to take for 2019 . PLEASE CALL me and say I will help. Jan 408-379-7587

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