Resources

Administration on Aging

The AoA is the federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers. AoA works with and through the Aging Services Network to promote the development of a comprehensive and coordinated system of home and community-based long-term care that is responsive to the needs and preferences of older people and their family caregivers.

California Department of Aging

The CDA administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State.

California Health Advocates

This nonprofit advocates and educations regrading Medicare in California. The organization’s HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) provides free and objective information and counseling about Medicare. Volunteer counselors can help you understand your specific rights and health care options. HICAP also offers free educational presentations to groups of Medicare beneficiaries, their families and/or providers on a variety of Medicare and other health insurance related topics. Call 800-434-0222 or 805-928-5663.

Center for Successful Aging

http://www.csasb.org/ 805-898-8080

Offers a free telephone reassurance service (Careline) seven days a week to frail and elderly people who are isolated in their homes. A daily phone call is made to check on the senior’s welfare, remind them about daily chores and create a connection with them to the community. Call to enroll.

Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens

This nonprofit corporation was established by the California Department of Aging as the Area Agency on Aging for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Services include: maintaining seniors’ independence and dignity as people; encouraging seniors to be socially and economically successful; caring for the frail elderly.

Community Action Commission

CAC is an established nonprofit social service agency providing a variety of services to about 10,000 low-income individuals and families, including seniors.

CAC’s Energy Services program helps to reduce energy costs to the consumer and provides utility payment assistance to qualified low-income households.

The Senior Lunch Program provides nutritious, high quality meals to low-income seniors in our community. OASIS is one of  CAC’s regular lunch locations. Lunch delivery is available for homebound seniors.

National Center on Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse is the major source of available statistics on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in the United States. It collects and analyzes national data on cases referred to and investigated by adult protective services, and serves as a resource to investigators worldwide.

National Council of Aging

The NCOA is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization bringing together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

RSVP, a program of Senior Volunteer Services, matches the interests of persons 55 and older with rewarding part-time volunteer opportunities.  San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties’ RSVP volunteers perform high-impact service with police, senior centers, food banks, museums, parks, libraries, the Senior Nutrition Program, Amtrak, the airport, Caring Callers, and health care facilities.

Senior Center Without Walls

Senior Center Without Walls is a telephone program offering activities, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support groups to elders who find it difficult to go to a community senior center. The program is based in Oakland but available to seniors throughout California. Connect to activities from the comfort of your home using the telephone.

SeniorNet

SeniorNet’s provides older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration delivers services through a nationwide network of more than 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our state and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.

USA.gov

USA.gov went online on Sept. 22, 2000, under the name FirstGov.gov, changing its name to USA.gov in 2007. It is a general portal for citizens to access a range of government services and information.