Community Events

Sidewalk Office Hours returns in September and October 2021. 

Past Events

September 2021: Learn how to get affordable health insurance.

The 2021 American Rescue Plan is making access to affordable healthcare easier than ever. You may qualify for newly expanded and increased subsidies to lower your costs. Learn more about Covered California, Medicare and Medi-Cal through these virtual sessions. Join experts from Valley Health Plan (VHP), Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) by Sourcewise, and Ravenswood Family Health Network.

This special enrollment event was offered virtually via Zoom in English (Thursday, Sept. 9). The event in Spanish (Saturday, Sept. 18) will be rescheduled for later in the fall.

June 2021: Affordable Transportation for Seniors

Residents 65+ in Saratoga, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, and now parts of San Jose can use R.Y.D.E. to visit friends, go to appointments, and shop. 

If you missed the R.Y.D.E. webinar with Joe on Wednesday, June 2 from 3-4 p.m., watch or listen to it now!

Read the press release​

May 2021: Understanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience

Join Joe and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) for a three-part series of panel discussions on Understanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience, that will feature a diverse group of AAPI leaders and community members from across the country. All events are virtual, free and open to the public.

Read more about each panel or watch the recordings. 

February 2021: Virtual Community Town Hall Series

Vaccines: When, Where and How

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian hosted a series of virtual town halls for each city in his district to talk about vaccinations – when residents are eligible, where to get them and how to sign up. City mayors, County staff, and local healthcare leaders joined Joe to share information and answer questions from the public.​  On February 11, County Supervisor Otto Lee, who also represents Sunnyvale, joined Supervisor Simitian.  

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills​ - Unable to attend? View the webinar here​.

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Sunnyvale - Unable to attend? View the webinar​ here.

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Mountain View - Unable to attend? View the webinar here

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Saratoga - Unable to attend? View the webinar here.

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Santa Clara County, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Palo Alto​​ - Unable to attend? View the webinar here.

- Participating healthcare providers included Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.​

Cupertino - Unable to attend? View the webinar here.

- Participating healthcare providers include El Camino Health, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

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