Senior Resources and Home Sharing Info:
The Senior Resource Guide from the Area Agency on Aging is a wonderful source of helpful info and contacts to assist with many concerns of seniors and other SLO County residents. Read it online here.
Alzheimer's Association of the Central Coast: The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The California Central Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. For more information, please visit alz.org/CACentral or call 805.892.4259.
SLO Village: SLO Village is a community-based membership organization focused on empowering older adults to live happily, healthfully, and successfully in their own homes as they age. SLO Village provides easy access to a screened network of volunteers and local businesses. They also organize social events. www.slovillage.org
Wilshire Community Services: Wilshire Community Services supports individuals and families throughout San Luis Obispo County who are facing challenging circumstances and difficult life transitions. Together, Wilshire Community Services' three primary organizations - Caring Callers, Senior Peer Counseling and Creative Mediation - provide possibilities for healing, connection, resolution and renewal. www.wilshirecommunityservices.org
Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens: www.centralcoastseniors.org/senior-connection/
Dignity Health Public Education: Dignity Health holds regular support group meetings and healthier living workshops at locations around the central coast. https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-coast/locations/frenchhospital/classes-and-events
211: Free resource with information on more than 900 nonprofit and social serving agencies. Call 2-1-1 or (800) 549-8989 with your question.
Hospice of SLO County: Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (Hospice SLO County) is a locally based 501c3 volunteer hospice serving San Luis Obispo County residents dealing with a life-limiting illness through providing in-home respite care, emotional, spiritual, practical and non-medical support; grief counseling support through group and individual counseling services; education about dying and death for professionals and the community through classes, workshops, trainings, book groups and outreach programs. Call 805-544-2266. Website: https://www.hospiceslo.org/
Elder Abuse Prevention Information: www.centralcoastseniors.org/stand-up-against-elder-abuse/elder-abuse-prevention-fact-sheets-and-resources
Learn more about shared housing: www.NationalSharedHousing.org
Senior Volunteer Services: www.seniorvolunteers.org/about/
ElderHelp of San Diego HomeShare: www.elderhelpofsandiego.org/programs-and-services/homeshare/
Affordable Living for the Aging Los Angeles (ALA) Homeshare Video: www.alaseniorliving.org/program-video
HIP Housing HomeShare: www.hiphousing.org/programs/home-sharing-program/
Elderhelp San Diego: www.elderhelpofsandiego.org/programs-and-services/homeshare/
Caring.com, a resource for information about assisted living. Key signs it may be time for assisted living here: https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living#key-signs-it-may-be-time-for-assisted-living