In addition to providing free webinars for Avenidas members, the League of Women Voters of California has launched the Easy Voter Guide. You can download the PDF in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Skilled nursing homes, home health agencies, residential care facilities and home care agencies face challenges each week to procure sufficient PPE (personal protective equipment) to protect their seniors and their staff. […] The goal of Operation PPE is to coordinate the donation of these essential supplies and to distribute them to care communities.Operation PPE Mission Statement
In addition to our Avenidas @450 Bryant facility, Jyllian Halliburton, Director of Community Engagement, and Paula Wolfson, Manager of Avenidas Care Partners feature prominently in the photos.
Stanford Medicine’s Dean Lloyd Minor and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and member of the White House coronavirus task force, discuss COVID-19’s recent resurgence, tracking and testing efforts, and our path to overcoming the pandemic.
Get the latest news on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and tracking data: https://med.stanford.edu/covid19.html
This feature article about Operation PPE appeared in Stanford Health Center’s MedStaff Update, ISSUE 05, June 12, 2020. The cover photo shows a volunteer carrying a box of PPE supplies through the lobby of Avenidas @450 Bryant.
For the Northern Santa Clara County District (and neighboring Districts), there will be no face-to-face tax appointments with AARP Tax-Aide for the remainder of 2020.
The AARP National Headquarters is attempting to develop alternative ways involving telephone/internet assistance for helping taxpayers with 2019 tax returns. However, given the severe time constraints and perceived limitations, we also want to mention some currently available alternative non-AARP options.
An IRS VITA tax program (through United Way Bay Area) is already giving telephone/internet assistance that avoids face-to-face contact. Although that VITA program has income limits, taxpayers with simple returns can start here.
One simple option already available through AARP sends willing taxpayers directly to a free online site where they can do their own taxes. There are also limitations on income type and total income.
For those who do not find these options suitable, other choices are using a paid web-based tax program, hiring a professional, or waiting patiently for any better options that might appear.
AARP’s Tax Counselors will soon be calling taxpayers who have signed up for assistance to discuss their situation, make suggestions, and address other issues needing assistance (extensions of time to file and possible tax year 2020 needs for estimated taxes).
Now we have a new community partnership forming with Operation PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The Avenidas Door to Door transportation program and Avenidas Care Partners social work program have teamed up with compassionate doctors from PAMF and Stanford to distribute masks and other personal protection equipment to skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care facilities, as well as home health care agencies.
The purpose of the project is to help protect staff, vulnerable seniors and caregivers from exposure in congregate living situations by providing surgical or N95 masks, face shields and gowns. Dr. Lam of PAMF, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Ayati from Stanford, are among the geriatricians coordinating this critical service with Avenidas, with the help of Pat Robinson, retired home health care nurse. This project will continue as long as necessary, possibly through the Fall and in the advent of future waves of the pandemic.
If you are interested in helping, please call (650) 289-5400 to leave a message for Jyllian Halliburton, Director of Community Engagement, or email email@example.com. We are seeking volunteers to do outreach and deliveries, donors, and donated supplies for this important project.