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Information & Assistance

We provide information and assistance and we are available to answer questions and provide referrals by telephone. If the senior prefers face-to-face contact, please call to schedule an appointment. If the senior is unable to come to us, a Care Navigator can be sent to the home for further care management services. There is no charge for this service but donations are always welcome.

For additional information on this program call (707) 525-0143.

Senior Social Clubs, an Adult Day Program

Four convenient sites in Sonoma County offer isolated seniors an opportunity to gather for meals, exercise, entertainment and companionship for otherwise homebound, isolated individuals through our Senior Social Clubs. They also provide a needed respite for caregivers.

For additional information on this program call Laurel Anderson at 707-525-0143 X103.

Care Navigator

Care Navigators are available to travel to the home of the senior for a confidential assessment of needs. After consultation with the senior, a care plan is created and the Care Manager can assist with appropriate referrals to other resources in the community or programs within the Council On Aging. There is not a charge for this program but donations are always welcome.

For additional information on this program please call (707) 525-0143.

Senior Care Coordination

When long-term, intensive care management is needed, this program provides senior advocacy-based care management by experienced staff. The mission of this program is to provide an individualized care plan that reflects and preserves the senior’s values and lifestyle choices while maximizing opportunities for positive change and maintaining quality of life. We will develop and maintain care plans on a reasonable, fee-for-service basis. There is a fee for this program.

For more information on this program call (707) 525-0143.

Senior Peer Support

Sponsored by the Sonoma County Department of Mental Health, this volunteer program is designed for seniors who are suffering from various mental health issues. Under the supervision of a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, volunteers are trained to help clients help themselves. Twelve to 24 weeks of assistance are provided to each client. Volunteers are supervised by a licensed, clinical social worker.

For additional information on this program call Susan Greene at 525-0143 ext. 125.

Healthy Ideas

Healthy Ideas is a community depression program designed to detect and reduce the severity of depressive symptoms in older adults with chronic health issues and functional limitations. The program includes screening, case management and referrals to appropriate professionals.

For additional information on this program call Susan Greene at 525-0143 ext. 125.

Family Justice Center

Elder Advocacy: Our Elder Advocate provides case management services for seniors who may be homeless or victims of violence or elder abuse. The focus is to empower the senior to change their circumstances, stabilize their lives, deal with the criminal justice system and have the support and protection necessary to achieve these goals. There is no charge for this service but donations are always welcome. For additional information on this program call Jeanie O’Neill at 707-565-8265.

Care Coordination: The FJC Care Coordination Program is for seniors, 65 and older, who have had a history of abuse. The Care Coordinator visits individuals anywhere in Sonoma County, helping them get connected to supportive services including help with finding affordable housing, hiring a caregiver, accessing senior benefits and participating in a support group. Referrals can be made by anyone in the community by calling 565-8278.

Circle of Hope Support Group: Circle of Hope is a support group for victims of abuse who are 50 or older. Weekly meetings are open to new members regardless of ethnicity, race, faith, tradition, sexual orientation, or lifestyle choice and provide a place for you to share your story in a safe, confidential setting.  You’ll also hear about others’ experiences and explore ways to move forward in your life. For more information call 565-8278.

 

 

Funding Sources

Funding Sources

Donations: 37%

Government Funding: 43%

Program Fees: 20%

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