Senior resources gather for Wellness Fair

San José State University’s Center for Healthy Aging and Multicultural Populations is a sponsor of the 21st Annual Senior Resource and Wellness Fair Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Timpany Center, 730 Empey Way, in San Jose.

The annual event is co-sponsored by the County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency Department of Aging and Adult Services and Friends of Human Resources. The free event will provide information on services, resources, opportunities, screenings and activities in the area that are available to older adults, their caretakers and other adult service professionals. During the event, SJSU’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts faculty members and students are planning to volunteer. Some of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts departments and schools involved with CHAMP include Health Science and Recreation, Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Science, Occupational Therapy and Social Work, with departments from other colleges on campus also involved.

The first 150 visitors will be able to receive a free flu vaccination. Other health screenings and education topics include:

Blood pressure

Nutrition screening and advice

Balance screening and fall prevention

Mood and wellness screening

Physical activity demonstrations

Hearing loss advice

There will also be community resources related to housing, legal advice, home care, transportation, health care, mental health, nutrition and elder protection.

The Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations has a mission of promoting healthy aging among multicultural and diverse populations living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The faculty involved come from all academic disciplines at San José State University to complete interdisciplinary aging research, education and training and create strategic partnerships with community-based organizations working with older adults.

For more information on the Wellness Fair, call 408-755-7600 or visit For more information on CHAMPS, visit


by Roger Elrod

A flu immunization can greatly reduce your chance of getting the flu and can reduce the severity of flu-related illnesses. Getting immunized also makes it less likely you will share the flu with co-workers, classmates, friends and family. Many nearby pharmacies, medical providers and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department offer flu shots. SJSU students can make an appointment at the Student Health Center for a shot ( More information about how to stay healthy this cold and flu season is available at the following websites:

Santa Clara County Public Health

Centers for Disease Control