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P.O. Box 201056
333 E. Washington Street
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 468-1000

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CONTRACT SENIOR SERVICES

The Department of Aging and Community Services contracts with the following agencies to provide additional services to seniors 60 years old and above:

Catholic Charities contracts to provide personal care and homemaker services to low income seniors who are not eligible for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).  In addition, Catholic Charities contracts to provide the following services:  Caregiver Respite, Caregiver Chore, Home Modification, Telephone Reassurance and Caregiver Training.  Call Catholic Charities at (209) 444-5927 or visit their website at http://ccstockton.org/ for more information.

Council for the Spanish Speaking contracts to provide legal assistance to seniors and their caregivers.  Staffed with a paralegal and consulting attorney, the program offers legal advice and various advocacy services. Other services include educational workshops, presentations pertaining to wills, powers of attorney, restraining orders, small claims, filling out forms, writing legal letters, and many other problems encountered by seniors. Contact Council for the Spanish Speaking at (209) 644-2625 or visit them on the web at www.elconcilio.org for more information.

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) contracts to provide Medicare and health insurance counseling and advocacy to all Medicare eligible individuals or individuals soon to be on Medicare.  Call HICAP at 1-800-434-0222 to talk to a counselor.

Jene Wah, Inc. provides Congregate Meals, Homemaker, Personal Care, and Telephone Reassurance services. Traditional Chinese congregate meals meeting a minimum of one-third Daily Reference Intake are served in downtown Stockton. The Homemaker Program assists seniors by providing light-duty, routine maintenance of household chores for clients not eligible for In-Home Supportive Services. Personal Care services provided by Jene Wah, Inc. include bathing, hygiene, grooming, light cooking, and feeding. The Telephone Reassurance Program provides contact and safety checks to reassure and support older individuals. Jene Wah, Inc. can be reached at (209) 7654 for more information.

Lodi Memorial Hospital operates a State-licensed Adult Day Services Program at Hutchins Street Square for older and disabled adults who cannot fully care for themselves. The Adult Day Services Center helps fill the gap between senior centers and full time residential care. The Adult Day Program provides a safe, stimulating environment, and includes meals, supervised exercise, music therapy, computer memory skills programs, entertainment, and arts and crafts. Individual care plans are developed by a multidisciplinary team in conjunction with family members. Supportive services are also available to assist caregivers. For more information, please visit http://www.lodihealth.org/html/adult_day_care.html or call (209) 369-4443.

LOEL Center and Gardens based in Lodi, offers a variety of programs and services for seniors to help them remain independent and active. LOEL Centers and Gardens, though a contract with the Department of Aging and Community Services, serves hot, congregate meals meeting a minimum of one-third of the nutritional needs for seniors. Congregate meals provide not only nutrition, but an opportunity for seniors to socialize in an activity-based center. For more information on the Congregate Meal Program, or other senior activities at LOEL Center and Gardens, please visit http://loelcenter.net, call (209) 369-1591, or send an email to loelcenter@loelcenter.net.

Second Harvest Food Bank administers the Senior Brown Bag Program, which provides bags of nutritious supplemental groceries to low-income seniors in San Joaquin County. Bags of groceries are available twice a month at distribution sites located in Stockton, Lathrop, Manteca, Tracy, Lodi, Ripon, and Escalon .  The Senior Brown Bag Program enhances the lives of low-income seniors by balancing their daily dietary needs; providing additional groceries; and by allowing savings to be spent towards other living expenses. To qualify for this program, income can be no higher than 125% of the annual basic benefit level provided under the State Supplemental Program for a blind applicant or recipient. Please contact Second Harvest Food Bank at (209) 239-2091, or visit their website at http://www.localfoodbank.org/

University of the Pacific provides a Medication Management Program and a Osteoporosis and Falls Prevention Program. The Medication Management Program is coordinated through the efforts of pharmacy faculty and students, and reviews safe and appropriate medication use by giving older adults and caregivers the tools to recognize and manage common side effects, improve medicine use, and avoid errors. The Osteoporosis and Falls Prevention Program educates seniors and/or their caregivers by providing personalized intervention, education, and risk-reduction strategies to prevent future falls and fractures. For more information, please contact the University of the Pacific at (209) 946-7391.

 

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