Mission: Proudly serving Santa Clara County since 1973, Sourcewise strives to empower our community by providing access to information through a comprehensive network in collaboration with Santa Clara County, state, and local resources. As we continue to support seniors and caregivers, we expand our reach to include persons with disabilities and all adults in Santa Clara County. We aim to inform, educate, and prepare all adults within Santa Clara County to better navigate their health and life options. Direct services include Information & Awareness, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program, Care Management, Meals on Wheels, Senior Employment, and Public Authority Services
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Geographic areas served: Santa Clara County
Programs: Provided services to elderly in santa clara county including in-home assistance,meals & nutritional services, day health care, transportation, respite services,insurance counseling, legal assistance, job training and placement opportunities.
I received exceptional help here from Stephanie Thompson at Sourcewise in San Jose. She really took the time to explain things and help me understand all the issues. She followed up by mailing me additional information she said she would after running some comparisons. She is a real gem!
As a local gerontoogy columnist in Santa Clara County, I am always looking for organizations who strive to make a difference in the lives of seniors and their caregivers. In doing so, I discovered Council on Aging Silicon Valley.
The most interesting and innovative part about COASV is that they have created a 'one-stop' comprehensive system of community resources. They have been successful in overcoming the multiple point entry system or piece meal approach to helping seniors and their caregivers which is often frustrating a feels like a wild-goose-chase.
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