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Health

Santa Clara County H1N1 Vaccine Information

FREE H1N1 Vaccine is available for following group:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children and young adults between the ages of 6 months and 24 years
  • People who live with or provide care for infants under 6 months
  • Adults between the ages of 25 and 64 years who have medical conditions that put them at risk for serious illness and death from the H1N1 flu virus
  • Healthcare and emergency service care workers

For More Information and vaccination clinics: please visit www.sccphd.org

Chinese Family Diabetes Education Project

The UCSF School of Nursing is recruiting participants for a research project about ways to cope with family and social issues related to diabetes. This project is conducted in collaboration with Donaldina Cameron House and North East Medical Services. If you have Type 2 diabetes, are a Chinese or Chinese American, are born outside of the US, aged 21 or above, and have a family member who is involved in your diabetes care, you may be eligible to participate. Payments in cash will be provided for participation. Only Cantonese-speaking groups are available at this time.

For More Information: 415-476-3889

Public Charge: Public Service Announcement

Are you an immigrant? Did you know that you might have the right to use public benefits without any problem from immigration or without affecting your application for legal residency? Yes, this is true, regardless of whether or not you have the proper immigration documents. If you are undocumented you can still qualify for some public benefits like Medi-cal and food assistance programs! If you are pregnant, have a serious medical emergency, or have breast or cervical cancer, you may qualify for free medical care through Medi-cal. Also, many counties will give your children health insurance even if they do not have immigration documents. Using these benefits will not prevent you from becoming a legal resident. If you or your children are already legal residents, you may qualify for more programs. Call the legal Aid Society of San Mateo County for more information. The number to call is 1-800-381-8898.

Extra Financial Help For Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources may be eligible for extra financial help. The extra help can increase their cost savings by paying for part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments under the new prescription drug program. The extra help could be worth an average of $3,700 per year.

Apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020)

HICAP Volunteer Medicare Counseling Training
Date: Mid April through Mid May
Time: Various
Location: San Mateo, 1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., # 302, 94402

HICAP is a non-profit organization that provides counseling at no cost to Medicare recipients through volunteer counselors. You will have an opportunity to understand the Medicare system and give time back to your community. Bi-Lingual Cantonese and Mandarin speakers welcome.

For more information call Christine at 800-434-0222

 

WIC Program for Women, Infants and Children

This program is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. If moms including pregnant moms or kids are qualified for this program, they will get special checks to buy healthy foods, nutrition education, and other related services. Qualifications are listing as below:

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or recently had a baby.
Infants and children under 5 years old.
The family Gross Income per month is under a specific amount. (Amounts vary upon the size of family; for the amounts information, please contact San Francisco Department of Public Health WIC program)

For more information: 415-575-5788

San Francisco Health Plan

The San Francisco Health Plan is providing an Early Pre-Natal Visit Program for all its members who are in their pregnancy period right now. It is a health program that both benefits the pregnancy mother and her newborn child for better health cares and needs. Each member applies for the visit will be receive with a $50 of either Macy’s, Target or Old Navy gift certificate. For non-SFHP members, please contact the following number for more detail.

For more information and how to apply, 1-800-288-5555.

Free Eye Examinations for Chinese Eye Study

The University of California San Francisco Department of Ophthalmology is seeking persons aged 40 and over of Chinese descent to participate in a study looking at eye diseases in the Chinese community. Participants must reside in the Chinatown neighborhood. Representatives carrying UCSF picture ID will be going door to door to contact you.

Health Improvement Seminar

Date: A Saturday in every month
Time: Afternoon
Location: Milpitas Town Center Vision & Acupuncture Care, 645 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (Besides Mervyn’s)

Tickets: Free

A seminar provides for people who are having heavy pressures, as well as worries for their love ones who are experiencing psychological annoyances.

For more information and reservation: 408-262-2114.

Youth

Prevention of Children Abuse

If you or someone you know is being affected by abuse or neglect, please call The TALK Line Family Support Center at 415-441-KIDS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit www.sfcapc.org.

Children’s After School Dance Class

Ms. Chu has more than 10 years of teaching experience in children’s dance. This children’s dance class now accepts enrollment for Wednesday’s afterschool classes.

For more information: 510-501-1893 (after 7PM)

Kids on Trails

Date: Every Wednesday through Sunday
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: 603 Mason at Halleck, San Francisco

Admission: Free

Grab a magnifying glass and get down to the Warming Hut, near the fishing pier and Golden Gate Bridge at the western end of Crissy Field. There, you’ll find a booklet that describes your mission and directs you down the Mystery Trail, hidden along a 1-mile stretch of San Francisco’s most scenic new park. So, take the Crissy Field Mystery Trail challenge this summer.

For more information: 415-561-7752 or www.crissyfield.org.

Chinatown Teen Zine

Date: Meetings are every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday
Location: Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell St., San Francisco

Admission: Programs are free for teens age 13-18

Learn computer and journalism skills while doing a workshop for a new bilingual zine written by and for APA teens.

For more info: 415-355-2888 www.youthaccess.org/sfteenzine

Seniors

Community Source Service for Elders

Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Location: 407 Sansome St., San Francisco

For More Information: (415) 677-7585 or visit www.selfhelpelderly.org

Self-Help For Elderly – Jackie Chan Activity Center

Location: 5757 Gear Street (between 21st and 22nd street), San Francisco

Thanks to the International Artist Jackie Chan, UPS, many organizations and friends donations and help, Self-Help For Elderly – Jackie Chan Activity Center is finally open to serve the public. Inside the center, elders can enjoy the special meal plans design by professional nutritionists; participating in different culture festival celebrations, foods and so on; as well as free health seminars and activities, games, classes and etc. Welcome anyone to join the center, it is a fun and warm place for elder to hand out and make friends.

For more information, (415) 751-3394 or www.selfhelpelderly.org.

The Chinese American Senior Center of Contra Costa County

Time: Monday, 9am – 9:30pm; Tuesday, 9am – 9pm
Location: 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507

It is a fun place for seniors. There are classes such as Yuanji dance, Chinese Arts & crafts, English conversation, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Pinyin, Folk dance, Line dance, Ballroom dance, Karaoke and more.

For more information, (925) 915-0476.

Experience Corps

APA seniors are needed to join a team of older adults serving children in San Francisco, by helping out in classrooms, providing homework assistance, supervising afterschool activities and generally being role models for the APA community. A monthly stipend of $150 is available for volunteers who serve 15 or more hours per week, and no prior experience is necessary.

For more info: 415-759-3690 Or www.experiencecorps.org.