Teen & Senior Resources
Resources for Teens
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Resources for Seniors
Senior Centers are committed to enhancing a quality of life for older adults. Their programs and services emphasize productive and meaningful experiences, and encourage continued independence and involvement in the community. The Senior Center is located at 500 St. Mary’s Road. For more information contact Maureen Neumann or Molly Cohen at 925-284-5050 or visit the Senior Services page on the City of Lafayette website.
The following is a sample of the activities and services that the Lafayette Senior Services Center makes available:
- Each quarter a number of classes, workshops, activities, and entertainment are offered.
- Information is available on area resources, senior services, and senior care.
- Free legal counseling is offered by appointment.
- Free HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) counseling is offered by appointment on health insurance, long term care, Medicare, HMOs, and supplemental insurance.
Lamorinda Village supports Lamorinda residents over the age of 55 who want to remain living in their homes safely and independently with our help. We are a membership community who supports connections, caring, and choice as we grow older.
The Lamorinda Spirit Van equipped with a wheel chair lift takes older residents of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda to the CC Cafe lunch program in Walnut Creek, local medical appointments, and shopping errands. Call 925-283-3534. Generally 24 hours advance notice is required with 2 days notice for medical appointment rides.
Mobility Matters offers ambulatory, otherwise home bound senior residents of Contra Costa County free, one-on-one, door-through-door rides provided by volunteer drivers. These rides are primarily for the purpose of obtaining medical care, groceries, and other basic necessities. Training for volunteer drivers includes learning and practicing safety techniques. 925-284-2207
Alzheimer’s Support Group – 800-600-1993
American Cancer Society – 408-879-1032
American Heart Association – 408-977-4950
American Society on Aging – 415-974-9600
Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing Home Lists – 800-510-2020
Children of Aging Parents – 800-227-7294
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform – 800-474-1116
California Ombudsman Program – 800-231-4024
Center for Elders Independence – 510-433-1150
Contra Costa County Agency on Aging – 925-335-8750
Counsel on Aging – 408-296-8290
Elder Law Clinic – 925-969-3550
Gray Panthers – 925-210-9260
Greater Bay Area Alzheimer’s Association Hotline – 800-660-1993
Hospice of the East Bay – 925-887-5678
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa – 925-937-8607
Nursing Home Ombudsman – 925-685-2070
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program – 925-472-5760
Senior Fraud Fighters – 888-545-7233
Senior Legal Services – 800-510-2020
- Adult Day Care
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Family Caregiver Provider Program
- Friendly Visitors
- Assisted Transportation
- In-Home Registry
- Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
- Legal Services
For more information on these services and to get a handy “Mini Guide to Adult and Services” call 800-510-2020
The Agency also helps fund a variety of meal programs:
Congregate Meals – The Senior Nutrition Program serves meals at 21 different sites called “Cafes” throughout Contra Costa County. Transportation is provided for those who cannot drive. A registered dietician presents nutritional education programs at each of the congregate meal sites. For information on the Senior Lunch Sites call 800-510-2020.
Home Delivered Meals – Homebound seniors over 60 receive home delivered meals at least five days a week through the Senior Nutrition Program. For Meals on Wheels call 925-937-8607.
The Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC) Senior Center is open every Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Programs include crafts, games, exercises, and Bible study. The center tries to provide volunteer drives for guests needing transportation with the Lamorinda area. Bring a sandwich, the Center provides beverages, salads and desserts. A place where friendships are formed and everyone’s participation is treasured. For more information call LOPC at 925-283-8722.
Visit our Business Directory for other Chamber members who provide senior services.
Free Legal Assistance for the Elderly – First Friday of the Month at the Alder Room of the Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Rd. For further details & directions call 925-284-5050.
Long Term Insurance Counseling & HMOs, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Kaiser, etc. – First Wednesday of the Month at the Alder Room of the Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Rd. For further details & directions call 925-284-5050.
Dial-a-Ride – The County Connection LINK is a door-to-door, Advance Registration, dial-a-ride service in Central Contra Costa County. Call 925-938-7433 for reservations and more information.
Contra Costa Senior Legal Services – A private, non-profit California Corporation that provides Contra Costa County Seniors (over age 60) with free legal services. For more information visit www.seniorlegalservices.org.
National Council of Aging – Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors
National Aging in Place Council – Information on aging in place
Driving Safety Resources For Senior Drivers – A definitive guide to information on all areas pertaining to senior drives. For more information, visit www.driverknowledge.com/the-definitive-list-of-driving-safety-resources-for-senior-drivers.
The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide – An article on becoming aware of warning signs of unsafe driving and improving driving skills for senior driver.
Nursing Home Abuse Center – The Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) was founded on time-honored principles of restoring dignity for some of our most vulnerable and valuable citizens.
The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center – Dedicated to bringing attention to the dangers of asbestos and the deadly form of cancer it causes: mesothelioma. Their website serves as a repository of information for mesothelioma patients and their families, caregivers, advocates, and others who are looking to learn more about the disease.