Stamps and Mail
A maximum of five 46¢ postage stamps can be purchased at the front counter. There is also an outgoing mail basket.
Other Services Offered In The Community
Health Service Resources
Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center
Avenidas Senior Day Health Center is located at 270 Escuela Avenue in Mountain View. Call 650-289-5499 for enrollment and general information.
Guide to California Medicare HMOs
Free guide provided by Consumers Union/Consumers Reports. Call 1-888-430-2423.
Multi-purpose Senior Services Program
Care management to help elderly remain at home or return home from hospitalization. Call (408) 296-8290. Provided by Council on Aging, Silicon Valley.
Health Resource Center
El Camino Hospital offers services including support groups for many medical issues, health library, lectures, classes, Vial of Life, Communi-Call, Roadrunners and other health services. Call (650) 940-7210.
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Social Services Resources
SOURCEWISE, Community Resource Solutions
Sourcewise formally known as Council on Aging is a resource for a variety of senior services and also works with the public and private sectors to help older adults with home and community based care. Call SOURCEWISE at (408) 350-3200. http://www.mysourcewise.com/
Benefits Check Up
A free program to help seniors find assistance programs you are qualified for. Visit BenefitsCheckUp.org or call (408) 280-7791. Offered by the National Council on Aging.
DMV Driving Test Study Materials
Copies of the California Driver's Handbook and the Senior Guide for Safe Driving are available in multiple languages at the front counter of the Senior Center. There are no sample tests available.
“Where to Live, A Guide for Older Adults” is available for $8.00 (add $2.50 if mailed) from Avenidas. Call (650) 289-5433.
Senior Home Repair
Low-cost handyman services to Mountain View homeowners 50+ years. Services include electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, yard cleaning, and installation of safety & security devices. Call (650) 289-5426. Offered by Avenidas.
Proven People: Senior Employment Project
Matches jobs to people 50+ years, no fee. Call (408) 730-7368.
Senior Services Directory Available
The Council on Aging has developed a Senior Services Directory for Santa Clara County. This directory offers resources for seniors, family members and caregivers. All services are listed by category on their website, which makes it very easy to use. To view the directory, visit the Council on Aging Silicon Valley website at www.coasiliconvalley.com/site/ord
Senior Case Manager
Consultation with seniors & families regarding life changes. On the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m., representatives from the Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos will be on-site at the Mountain View Senior Center to answer your questions. A different topic each month; check the newsletter to see this month's topic. Call 650-903-6330 for an appointment.
Tax Preparation Assistance
During the months of February, March and April, volunteers from AARP will be at the Senior Center to assist with Federal and State Tax returns. Please call the Senior Center at (650) 903-6330 for an appointment. Space is limited, and an appointment is necessary.
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Meals on Wheels
Weekly delivery of meals is available through the Council on Aging and the Health Trust to homebound seniors 60+ years. Participant donation suggested. Call Council on Aging at (408) 269-8290 or the Health Trust at (408) 961-9870.
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VTA & Caltrain
Valley bus and train schedules are available in the lobby of the Senior Center.
The #35 bus stops at the corner of California & Escuela Ave. weekdays from the Mountain View View Transportation Center on Castro & Evelyn Ave. The #34 bus runs from San Antonio Shopping Center to downtown Mountain View with a stop at the Senior Center. Please call VTA at (408) 321-2300 or use the convenient Trip Planner for specific route information.
VTA Transit Discount Clipper Cards
SENIOR DISCOUNT CARD
This card is for passengers 65 years of age and older. Proof of age is required to receive a card (same day). Available for $3.
(RTC) CLIPPER CARD
This card is for disabled passengers 64 years of age or younger. A photo is required. Available for $3.
A Senior Clipper Card Application (available at the front desk) is required to receive a Senior Discount Card or to take a photo for a RTC Clipper Card.
VTA will be at the Senior Center every other month from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. to accept applications for discount Clipper cards, valid for VTA, Caltrain, and other Bay Area public transportation.
Call 650-903-6330 for dates. For more information regarding the Clipper Cards, please call the VTA ticket desk at (408) 321-5527 or visit www.clippercard.com or www.vta.org/clipper.
Outreach Transportation Agency
Outreach Transportation Agency provides rides for qualified applicants who are unable to use public transit. Must apply to Outreach. Call 1-800-400-6222.
Rides are provided for within 10 miles of El Camino Hospital on weekdays, 8:00-3:45 p.m. Fee based on miles driven. Call (650) 940-7016. Sponsored by El Camino Hospital.
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