Local, State & National Resources
Report Elder Abuse
Anyone who knows or suspects that an elder or dependent adult is being neglected
or abused should immediately report this abuse to Adult Protective
Links to resources for seniors, caregivers & health professionals.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, & Memory Loss Resources
Alzheimer's Association Northern California
Information, Advocacy, and Research
Memory & Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 476-6880
Community & Education Resources
Aging Your Way
Aging Your Way is a radio show airing on KALW 91.7 FM each Monday, 8pm-9pm, PST. Tune in each week to hear leading experts discuss what it means to grow old in America. Call in to talk to the experts, or share your questions and insights on the Aging Your Way blog. For more information about the show topics, guest speaker bios, and additional resources provided by the speakers, visit the Aging Your Way website.
Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk at Treasure Island
The Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. For more information on the walk, to donate, and to register, visit the official SF Memory Walk website.
Bay Area Older Adults Website
A website offering free information about the outdoors, fitness, social and cultural activities. Designed for older adults, specifically, to be easy to use and accessible to seniors with a broad range of experience with computers and the internet. All you need to venture out with confidence.
Bay Area Summit
A quarterly online newsletter highlighting programs and services around the Bay Area available to people aged 50 and older. A wide breadth of subjects are covered, from health and exercise to educational opportunities and ways to give back to the community.
Buck Institute for Age Research
A non-profit research institute in Marin that focuses on the connection between aging and disease. Scientists at the Buck Institute for Age Research are striving to develop diagnostic tests and treatments that will prevent or delay these conditions, with a goal to increase people's healthy years of life so that growing older no longer means growing ill. Visit the Buck Institute site for "news you can use," basic research and health news from the general press.
Allows you to make a free website to share anything that requires updates, from long-term illness to new babies.
Center for Learning in Retirement
Center for Learning in Retirement (CLIR), a 34 year old program of UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, offers educational and cultural opportunities for people 50 and older.
City College of San Francisco - Older Adults Department
Free classes designed for adults 55 years old or better (though everyone is welcome to attend), at more than forty locations in San Francisco. Classes include Art, Music, Crafts, Health, Theatre, Writing, Discussions, Internet, Excercise, Medicine, Computer, Literature & Sewing.
For further information call (415) 920-6021.
The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning
Located at the University of San Francisco, offering daytime courses for retired adults over 50 years of age.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Simple ways for friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to assist loved ones in need.
The New Old Age Blog
Jane Gross explores the intergenerational challenge of caring for an older parent. Gross shares readers' stories, professionals' advice, and wisdom gleaned from her own experience caring for her late mother in her waning years.
Educational program for people over 50.
Phone: (415) 405-7111
A touching and poignant slideshow of a parent's wish during their old age... Recommended viewing for children whose parents suffer from old age diseases (parkinsons, alzheimers, dementia, etc.)
Senior New Ways
A multi-faith, non-profit organization providing programs, activities, resource referral, consultation, and support to older persons and their adult children and caregivers.
Healing & Support
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
Spiritual support and healing in the Jewish tradition.
Phone: (415) 750-4197
Home Care & Care Management
Older Adults Care Management (OACM)
A division of Institute on Aging
Phone: (650) 329-1411 - Palo Alto, CA
Toll Free: (866) 926-6226
San Francisco Village - Northside
An innovative, multi-generational membership program that provides many of the benefits of a retirement community without giving up one’s independence, identity, and own home or apartment.
Phone: (415) 395-8418
National Hospice Organization
Lists services for the terminally ill.
Toll Free: (800) 658-8898 - Alexandria, VA.
Information & Advocacy
Advanced Directives Information & Tool Kit
from the American Bar Association
Aging with Dignity
Creator of Five Wishes Advance Directive, available in 20 languages.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Toll Free: (888) OUR-AARP
U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)
Provides a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services AoA works to heighten awareness among other Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the Nation and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information and referral and outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them.
Phone: (202) 619-0724 - Washington, D.C.
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California Nursing Home Search
Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly (CASE)
Non-profit, multi-purpose organization providing community senior service agencies with advocacy, leadership development, resources, and community outreach to better serve San Francisco Seniors.
Department of Aging & Adult Services (DAAS), City & County of San Francisco
The Area Agency on Aging for the City and County of San Francisco, specifically charged with planning, coordinating, providing and advocating for community-based services for adults and adults with disabilities.
Phone: (415) 355-3555
A service of the U.S. Administration on Aging
Toll Free: (800) 677-1116
National Institute on Aging Health
Information and national aging research
Senior Legal Hotline
Legal assistance to survivors of abuse in later life. We provide legal services to adults over 60 who have been abused emotionally, physically or sexually by a family member, partner (or former partner), caretaker, or someone with whom they live, or who are stalking victims. For Sacramento and neighboring counties we provide form preparation and representation at restraining order hearings. For victims outside of Sacramento, we are able to help with consultation and form preparation.
Phone: (916) 551-2140, option "8"
Toll Free: (800) 222-1753, option "8"
Download a flyer (pdf)
A service of the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services - DAAS. Assistance for older adults and people with disabilities who need to locate supportive services and resources in order to continue living at home and in the community.
Phone: (415) 626-1033
Toll Free Information & Referral Line: (800) 510-2020
CA Health Advocates
HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)
Free Medicare Benefits counseling information funded by the state of California. Provide information and help on types of supplemental insurance available, resolution of problems with Medicare, and legal assistance such as appeals.
Phone: (800) 434-0222
Toll Free: (800) MEDICARE
Activity Centers for Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
San Francisco offers a wealth of activities for seniors at locations throughout the city. At these centers, seniors can learn tai chi, painting, quilting or computer literacy, or sign up for exercise programs, social events, day trips, English as a second language classes, and so much more. Services are free or low-cost. Many centers offer low-cost meal programs and social services referrals on-site as well. Best of all, the centers are a great way to make friends, have fun and stay connected with the community.
Parkinson's Disease Resources
American Parkinson Disease Association
Phone: (310) 474-5391 - Los Angeles, CA
Toll Free: (800) 908-2732
American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral
Partnership between the APDA and Stanford Medical Center.
Phone: (650) 724-6090 - Stanford, CA
The Center for Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders
San Francisco VA Medical Center National referral and treatment center.
Phone: (415) 379-5530
Parkinson's Disease Clinic & Research Center
University of California, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 353-2273
The Parkinson's Institute
Phone: (408) 734-2800 - Sunnyvale, CA
San Francisco & Marin
Phone: (415) 674-1821
American Heart Association, National Center
Toll Free: (800) 242-8721 - Dallas, TX
Phone: (415) 356-1230
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