Resources for seniors

November 28, 2007 7:06:07 PM PST
Here are some community and Internet resources for seniors or loved ones looking to assist their relatives:

  • Institute on Aging
    (415) 750-4141
    The Institute on Aging (IOA) is the Bay Area's most comprehensive senior services agency. Working with older adults needing varying degrees of care, the IOA's mission is to help seniors live independently in the community. Its full range of programs and services assist older adults and their families with daily activities, medical care, and emotional needs.

  • Senior Job Bank
    It's a non-profit online job database for workers age 50 and older.

  • Age of Reason
    A Web site geared towards people 50 and over and provides practical information relevant to older people's lifestyles.

  • Green Thumb
    America's oldest and largest provider of mature and disadvantaged worker training and employment.

  • Care Guide
    A care management company dedicated to helping people at every stage of the aging process lead more comfortable, secure and independent lives. Through our national network of care managers, toll-free Support Center and Web site, CareGuide provides families with everything they need to assess, plan, manage and monitor the best care for their loved ones.

  • SeniorNet
    (415) 495-4990
    The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

  • Self Help for the Elderly
    (415) 982-9171
    Provides social services and hot meals to low-income and isolated elderly.

  • United Way's Help Line
    (415) 772-HELP
    Call for information about organizations in the entire Bay Area.

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