Senior Centers, Assistance

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose Ca

posted May 20, 2011, 7:55 PM by Danny Grissom

2625 Zanker Road, #200, San José, CA 95134


Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and

beliefs rise from poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. They

provide a broad range of services, including job skills training and placement,

older adult services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, housing

assistance, financial education, immigration support and refugee resettlement.

They provide educational programs that help young people develop into selfsufficient


Meals on Wheels, Council on Aging

posted Apr 15, 2011, 4:53 PM by Danny Grissom

Meals On Wheels (MOW)

Council on Aging Silicon Valley’s Meals On Wheels (MOW) Service is available to homebound individuals who are 60 years of age or older. This program delivers nutritious meals to homebound individuals in Santa Clara County.

Weekly deliveries include seven frozen lunch/dinner meals plus seven breakfast meals supplemented with a week's worth of milk, fresh fruit, bread, and juice.

Participants receive meals at prearranged times each week. Microwave ovens are  made available to those seniors who don't already own one or cannot afford to purchase a unit.

Program participants are encouraged to contribute $1.80 per day in order to offset costs and to help provide this vital service to as many seniors as possible.

No person will be denied meals if unable to contribute all or any portion of the encouraged contribution.

In Santa Clara County: 1 (800) 510-2020. Outside County Area call: (408) 296-8290.

Heart of the Valley, Services for Seniors, Inc.

posted Apr 15, 2011, 4:46 PM by Danny Grissom

Senior Logo

Heart of the Valley


Who We Serve

Heart of the Valley serves adults 59-years-of-age and older who reside in West Santa Clara Valley.

Our Service

We can help you with:

  • Shopping & Errands
  • Escorted Transportation
  • Minor gardening
  • House projects
  • Telephone assistance
  • Filling out forms
  • Writing letters or bills
  • Computer assistance
  • Liaison between children/parents
  • Temporary respite
  • Companionship/visitation
  • Taking your pet to the vet or groomer
  • Cleaning out closets or sheds
  • Handyman projects
  • Small home repairs
  • Referral assistance
  • Hazardous waste pickup

If you have other needs in mind, run them past us. We may be able to help or refer you to someone who can.

Services are provided on a single or short-term basis. Every time you need us, you will have to set up an appointment. We require a seven day advanced notice.

Service Area

You can view a version of the Heart of the Valley Service Map at Google Maps. This is a map of the areas we serve. Clicking on the points shows a list of zip codes that we serve in the respective cities.

If you would like to contact Heart of the Valley, you can call our office at (408)-241-1571, send us an email at,

Cypress Senior Center, San Jose Ca

posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:24 PM by Danny Grissom

Cypress Senior Center
403 Cypress Ave
San Jose, Ca 95117
408 244-1353

Southside Senior Center, San Jose, Ca

posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:11 PM by Danny Grissom


FAX: 408-629-3442

5585 Cottle Road, San Jose, CA 95123

Southside Senior Center caters to all seniors (50 and older) in the San Jose area. They provide a multitude of activities resulting in something for everyone. For example, card games, dancing, drama, ceramics, computer classes and computer availability, sewing, a variety of exercise classes, ping pong, horseshoes, etc., etc. Some activities have a fee while most are free or almost free. View the March monthly brochure for a list of all activities and their day and time

St James Senior Center, San Jose, Ca

posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:03 PM by Danny Grissom

199 N 3rd Street
San Jose, Ca 95112
408 277-4194

Willows Senior Center, Willow Glen, San Jose, Ca

posted Mar 30, 2011, 12:59 PM by Danny Grissom

2175 Lincoln Ave
Willow Glen
San Jose, Ca 95125
408 448-6400

Mexican American Community Services Agency

posted Mar 18, 2011, 2:59 PM by Danny Grissom

Affordable Housing Development

MACSA has built three senior housing units:

  • Girasol: 1710 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
    60 unit subsidized senior apartment complex.
  • Jardines Paloma Blanca: 132 N. Jackson Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
    42 unit subsidized low-income apartment complex.
  • Las Golondrinas: 77 Kentucky Place, San Jose, CA 95116
    55 unit complex.
All three housing complexes include a community room, TV/reading room, multi-conference room, hair salon, lounge, laundry room, library and computer lab. The average monthly rent is $250.00-$400.00 per unit.
MACSA Administration

660 Sinclair Drive
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: 408.928.1122
Fax: 408.928.1169
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(closed from 12:00pm - 1:30pm)

Council on Aging Silicon Valley-San Jose Ca

posted Mar 5, 2011, 6:35 PM by Danny Grissom

Council on Aging Silicon Valley
2115 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

visit website>

The Goal of the Council on Aging Silicon Valley (COASV) is to provide leadership in addressing issues that relate to older Californians: to develop community-based systems of care that provide services which support independence within California’s interdependent societies, and which protect the quality of life for older persons and persons with functional impairments; and to promote citizen involvement in the planning and delivery of services


posted Mar 5, 2011, 5:52 PM by Danny Grissom

American Indian Education Resource Center, Inc.
Rene Samayoa
749 Story Road, Suite 300
San Jose, CA  95122
Fax: 408-299-0591


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