Teen & Senior Resources
Resources for Teens
A Brighter Day was created to help teens and young adults recognize and access resources to cope with the risks of stress and depression. Download the Teen Depression Toolbox for info about the Signs of Depression, How to Help Someone with Depression, How to Encourage Someone to Get Help, and how to find Free Mental Health Resources. Learn more here >>
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 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. They 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
Orinda’s Senior Around Town program (for Orinda residents only), takes seniors on customized trips including Trader Joe’s. 925-402-4506
Volunteer Drivers Needed!
Mobility Matters – 925-284-2207
Seniors Around Town (this service is only for Orinda residents) – 925-402-4506
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.