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Senior Information Guide Humboldt & del norte Counties 2012-2013

Active Body, Active Mind Advocacy & Support Caregiving Counseling & Mental Health End of Life Resources Financial, Insurance & Legal Food & Nutrition Housing Medical & Dental

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List of Sponsors The Senior Information Guide is made possible through the support of the following businesses and nonprofits. Find those firms on the following pages. Alder Bay Assisted Living 4 American Foot Comfort Center 65 Ayres Family Cremation 33 Broadway Medical 64 CAL-ORE Life Flight 18 Coast Central Credit Union 52 Champion Advocates 13 Cloney’s Pharmacies 56 California Telephone Access Program 9 Eureka Central Residence of Old Town 48 Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt 33 Gobles Chapel 32 Good Samaritan Society 42 Gorge Financial Services 41 Green’s Fortuna Pharmacy 14 Health Education Alliance 54 Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program 75 Hospice of Humboldt 27 Humboldt Senior Resource Center 30 Humboldt Audiology 63 Humboldt Cremation & Funeral Service 32 Humboldt Caregivers 23 Life+Guard 62 Lima’s Professional Pharmacy 55 Meadows Apartments (Kramer Investment Corp.) 49 Our Pathways to Health 7 Redwood Audiology 2 Redwood Healthcare Services 61 Sanders Funeral Home 32 Senior Finance Center 37 Senior News 45 St. Joseph Hospital 76 Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy 58 Timber Ridge 51 Visiting Angels 23

Education, Employment and Training Recreation, Fitness and Volunteering Senior Centers

Advocacy & Support 11 Abuse/Neglect/Crisis,General Resources Senior and Consumer Advocacy

Caregiving 17 Day Care/Respite Care Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Counseling & Mental Health 25 End of Life Resources 31 Funeral Services, Hospice Organ Donation

Financial, Insurance & Legal 35 Financial Resources, Insurance Prescription Drug Discount Programs Legal Resources

Food & Nutrition 41 Food Pantries Commodities and Congregate Meals Food Delivery Services Home Delivered Meals

Housing 47 Energy Assistance and Weatherization Housing Assistance and Advocacy Repair and Modification

Medical & Dental 53 Medical Clinics and Facilities, Dental Equipment Resources and Alert Systems Resources for Hearing and Speech Resources for Vision Health Organizations and Information

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Introduction The 2012-2013 edition of the Senior Information Guide is a directory of programs, services and agencies which assists older adults in their daily lives. Services are listed in alphabetical order by category. Specific organizations are listed under each category and sub-category. The Area 1 Agency on Aging (A1AA) has made every effort to compile a useful Senior Information Guide for residents of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. The A1AA does not recommend or endorse any of the listings in this guide. The A1AA does not warrant or guarantee any of the information or services provided by organizations listed in this guide. Users of the Guide are encouraged to consult with appropriate and accredited professional advisors. The material in this guide is current as of January 2012. All efforts have been made to obtain accurate listings. Should you experience difficulty in reaching or locating a service, please contact the Senior Information and Assistance program at A1AA: 707-442-9591 800-408-4636 Email: seniorinfo@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org If errors or changes are found, please notify our office: Area 1 Agency on Aging 434 Seventh Street Eureka, CA 95501 707-442-3763 707-442-3714 FAX We thank the many organizations, individuals and community supporters for their contributions and assistance with this guide. EDITOR: Todd Metcalf, Director of Programs, Area 1 Agency on Aging PRODUCTION, LAYOUT & DESIGN: Siobhan Ayres ADVERTISING: Carol Harrison PRINTING: North Coast Journal and Western Web SPECIAL THANKS TO: Marlaine Florencio, Jennifer Jones, Lynn Lowman, Vicki Okey, Laura Rhinehart and Maren Rose of Area 1 Agency on Aging

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Our senior population is growing – and the need to stay active and engaged is growing with it. One in every eight people in the U.S. – 13 percent – is an adult age 65 or older. Current life expectancy figures project a 65-year-old male will live another 15.5 years; a female 19.2. By 2030, older adults will grow to 72.1 million people and 19 percent of the population. And by 2050, the most optimistic life expectancy projection gives 65-year-old males another 25 years to live and women 35. More people are living longer than at any point in history, and they want those years to be full of social, educational and recreational opportunities. The North Coast is full of events and activities that keep older adults exploring, involved and engaged. Sources: Administration on Aging; Aging into the 21st Century by Jacob Siegel EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING California Department of Rehabilitation 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-6300 286 M Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-8347 Web Site: www.dor.ca.gov Assists people with disabilities to obtain and retain employment. Services include career exploration, training, education, transportation and job placement. College of the Redwoods 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 476-4100 Email: admissions@redwoods.edu Web Site: www.redwoods.edu Arcata Instructional Site 1125 16th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-8629

Del Norte Branch Campus 883 West Washington Boulevard, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-2300 Web Site: www.redwoods.edu/delnorte Provides vocational certificate programs, associate of science or arts degree programs, community education classes, educational advising, placement testing and General Educational Development testing. Courses transferable to the UC and CSU systems. Career Center is open to the public. CR Plus Program (707) 269-4000 Email: crplus@redwoods.edu Web Site: www.redwoods.edu/crplus Free and low-cost classes designed for those over age 50. Classes emphasize recreational, cultural, sports and academic programs. Del Norte READS 1080 Mason Mall, Suite 9, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7072 Web Site: www.workforcecenter.biz Provides General Education Development preparation, English as a Second Language, free tutoring and computer classes.

Eureka Downtown Instructional Site 605 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-4020 Klamath-Trinity Instructional Site 29 Orchard Road, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4846 McKinleyville Instructional Site 1520 City Center Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-6290

Del Norte Workforce Center 286 M Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-8347 Provides Job Finders Workshop, computer lab, access to unemployment insurance and disability applications. Job listings are available online. ➤

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Eureka Adult School Career and Education Center 2500 Cypress Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 441-2448 Web Site: www.eurekaadultschool.org Fitness classes for strength, flexibility, and osteoporosis. Computer classes for home and business; English as a Second Language classes.

Road Scholar (707) 826-3731 (877) 426-8056 Email: extended@humboldt.edu Web Site: www.humboldt.edu/extended Week long adult educational travel tours providing opportunities for in-depth cultural classes and field trips.

Experience Works, Inc. 409 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-6271 Web Site: www.experienceworks.org Provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income adults age 55 and older or for individuals who are unemployed and have limited employment prospects. Participants work an average of 18 hours a week at minimum wage in non-profit and public facilities.

Indian Action Council 2905 Hubbard Lane, Suite C, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-8401 American Indian education center; Native American library and computer lab.

Fortuna Senior Wellness Program Fortuna Senior Lunch Site 2130 Smith Lane, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-6245 Health and wellness speaker featured on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Humboldt Literacy Project 537 G Street, Suite 202A, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-3655 (707) 725-0655 Email: eurekalit@sbcglobal.net Web Site: www.humlit.org Provides volunteer tutors for adults seeking literacy skills. Humboldt State University One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Web Site: www.humboldt.edu/olli (707) 826-5880 Low cost, specially-designed short courses with no exams or grades, focusing on learners who are age 50 or over. Includes HSU privileges and benefits. Over 60 Program (707) 826-6233 Web Site: http://pine.humboldt.edu/registrar/ Discount on tuition for adults over age 60.

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Job Market 409 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-JOBS (441-5627) (800) 242-1353 Offers full range of free services for job seekers, including job search workshops, career exploration, help with resumes and job applications, and use of office equipment such as computer, fax and telephone while seeking employment. North Coast Small Business Development Center 520 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-9720 225 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-2168 Web Site: www.northcoastsbdc.org Information, consulting, counseling, and educational materials for small business development. Resource library, pre-ventures seminars and other workshops offered. North Coast Veterans Resource Center 109 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4322 Email: ncvrc@vietvets.org Network of services for veterans including housing assistance, job training, career development, job placement assistance, drug and alcohol recovery programs, and case management.

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Adorni Center Multi-Purpose Recreation Headquarters 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-4248 Exercise classes, weight and cardio rooms, stationary equipment and basketball gym. Arcata Community Pool 1150 16th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-6801 Year-round pool offering recreational and lap swimming, aerobic weight room, hot tub, sauna, water exercise, adaptive aquatics and a variety of aquatic educational programs. Arcata Parks and Recreation Arcata Community Center 321 Community Parkway, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 825-2027 Email: rec@arcatacityhall.org Web Site: www.cityofarcata.org/rec Sponsors recreational and health and wellness activities for seniors, including a lunch program and drop-in sports. Bridgeville Community Center 38717 Kneeland Road (Box 3), Bridgeville, CA 95526 (707) 777-1775 Web Site: www.bridgevillecommunitycenter.org/ Provides General Educational Development preparation, computer classes, Wi-Fi access, weekly lunches, senior outings, monthly cribbage tournaments, stretch classes and reservations for van trips to Eureka or Fortuna. Open TuesdayFriday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

California Department of Fish and Game 619 Second Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-6493 Web Site: www.dfg.ca.gov Low-income seniors may receive reduced fees on sport fishing licenses. Must show proof of income. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Humboldt-Del Norte Unit 118 South Fortuna Boulevard, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-4413 Campfire Permits & Safety (707) 442-1721 Camping Information Web Site: www.fire.ca.gov Provides campfire permits and camping information. California State Parks (800) 777-0369 Email: info@parks.ca.gov Web Site: www.parks.ca.gov Provides senior discount programs and passes. Senior volunteer opportunities. Del Norte Family Resource Center 464 Pacific Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-5500 Web Site: www.dnfrc.org Classes, programs, resources, health and human service-related information for children and adults. ➤

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Fortuna Parks and Recreation Five Park Street, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-7620 Web Site: www.sunnyfortuna.com Offers various activities and guest speakers, senior exercise programs and craft projects. A monthly activity calendar is available. Plans new activities and classes to meet interests. Bus service within Fortuna city limits for individuals aged 50 or older, or under 50 with disability. Fred Endert Municipal Swimming Pool 1000 Play Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-9503 Year-round heated pool, lap swimming, easy water aerobics and water walking. National Forest Service Senior/Golden Access Pass Programs 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-1721 Senior Passes are issued to people age 62 and older to waive entrance fees and provide a 50% discount on recreation use fees at federal recreation sites. Golden Access Passes are issued for blind and disabled individuals; free lifetime entrance pass. Peace Corps (707) 826-3342 (800) 424-8580 Web Site: www.peacecorps.gov Volunteer opportunities in over 70 countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS, math, science or English education to environmental preservation. No upper age limit. Redwood Coast Music Festivals 523 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-3378 Email: info@redwoodjazz.org Web Site: www.redwoodjazz.org Produces music festivals as fundraisers for community programs. Sponsors the Jazz Festival in spring and Blues by the Bay in summer.

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Senior News 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 476-9261 News (707) 476-9258 Advertising (707) 476-9259 Fax E-mail: seniornewseditor@gmail.com Advertising: seniornews@asis.com Web Site: www.humsenior.org Monthly newspaper published by the Humboldt Senior Resource Center. Includes issues and features of interest to seniors, family members and caregivers written by local writers and senior advocates. Submissions welcome. Subscriptions $12/year. Volunteer Center of the Redwoods & RSVP 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-3711 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7876 Connects individuals of all ages to meaningful and impactful volunteer opportunities. SENIOR CENTERS Senior Centers are the hub of community spirit for seniors and their families, offering opportunities to meet with others in a fun environment. There are many activities, services and programs offered. For example, you may find dance classes, exercise groups, arts and crafts, games, computer classes, WiFi access, hot lunches, transportation, senior outings, support groups, and programs to help maintain health and wellness. Del Norte Senior Center 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3069 Offers senior lunches, Strength Training Resources for Osteoporosis Northcoast Group (STRONG) classes, stretch, chair and other exercise classes, dance classes, table and card games, and many other activities. Ferndale Senior Resource Agency Ferndale Community Center, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4141 Provides exercise classes, congregate meals, transportation and other services.

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Fortuna Senior Services 929 N Street, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 726-9203 Web Site: www.fortunasenior.org Provides services and programs to give access to social activities, health and exercise, and recreation. Activities offered include educational and exercise classes, socialization, outings, walking groups, transportation, arts and crafts, dancing and much more. Healy Senior Center 456 Briceland Road, Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-2399 Web Site: www.humboldt.net/~senior/ Activities include senior lunches, monthly breakfasts and dinners, Strength Training Resources for Osteoporosis Northcoast Group (STRONG) and other fitness classes, card and table games, library, and many volunteer opportunities. Bingo offered. Humboldt Senior Resource Center 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 Email: hsrc@humsenior.org Web Site: www.humsenior.org Provides senior lunches, exercise classes, Internet and Wi-Fi access and a daily schedule of many other activities. Karuk Senior Center 459 Asip Road, Orleans, CA 95556 (530) 627-3056 Web Site: www.karuk.us/orleans Activities include diabetic education, fitness room, acupuncture, quilting group, community library and a Karuk language class. Lunch is available Monday through Friday, noon - 12:30 p.m. except federal holidays. Suggested donation for lunch is $3 for seniors and $6 for guests.

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Klamath Senior Center Klamath Community Center 219 Salmon Avenue, Klamath, CA 95548 (707) 482-0470 Provides hot meals, gift shop with homemade crafts, ballroom/tap dancing, bingo, exercise classes and computer access. McKinleyville Senior Center 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-0191 Offers variety of recreational activities including crafts, computer courses, community luncheons, table and card games and Bingo, Strength Training Resources for Osteoporosis Northcoast Group (STRONG) and stretch classes. Panamnik Center 459 Asip Road, Orleans, CA 95556 (530) 627-3056 Web Site: www.karuk.us/orleans Resources include computer lab with Wi-Fi access, computer classes, quilting group, Karuk language class, fitness equipment, acupuncturist, General Education Development preparation, job search help and a library. Rio Dell Senior Center 325 Second Avenue, Rio Dell, CA 95562 (707) 764-3989 Call for information.

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Advocacy aims to influence public policy by providing a conduit for individuals and organizations to voice an opinion. These opinions, in turn, provide policy makers an opportunity to respond to constituents’ needs. Advocacy can take shape though several types of action: online or in-person, and as individuals or groups. Advocates write letters, call or organize meetings to see legislators, attend town-hall meetings, organize or participate in protests, directly lobby legislators, and communicate with policy makers through social media and other methods. Effective advocacy is a mix of identifying the right audience (the policy maker), having the right message (clearly stating what you want to achieve and how it relates to the policy), and including an individual perspective (telling a story).

ABUSE/NEGLECT/CRISIS Adult Protective Services 808 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 476-2100 Web Site: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/ssb/ adultprotectiveservices.asp 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 Web Site: www.co.del-norte.ca.us Provides services to individuals age 65 and older and dependent adults ages 18 to 64 who are unable to protect their own interests or care for themselves. Investigates reports of adult abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation. Child Abuse National Hotline (800) 422-4453 Web Site: www.childhelpusa.org Child abuse prevention and reporting. Crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals. Child Welfare Services DHHS-Social Services Branch 929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-6180 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191, FAX (707) 465-1783 Provides emergency response to investigate reports of child maltreatment. Includes programs for family maintenance, reunification and/or preservation.

Department of Justice Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (800) 722-0432 Web Site: www.ag.ca.gov/bmfea Hotline to report Medi-Cal and elder abuse. Investigates and prosecutes elder abuse, neglect, and poor quality of care by long-term care facilities. Humboldt Domestic Violence Services P.O. Box 969, Eureka, CA 95502-0969 (707) 443-6042 24-hour crisis line (866) 668-6543 Web Site: www.hdvs.org Confidential emergency support services for clients who are in or transitioning from a domestic violence situation. Provides emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, information and referrals. North Coast Rape Crisis Team P.O. Box 1011, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 443-2737 Humboldt, TTY 443-2738 (707) 445-2881 Crisis Humboldt (707) 465-6961 Crescent City (707) 465-2851 Crisis Del Norte Email: ncrctdn@gte.net Provides crisis counseling, intervention, and advocacy, plus accompaniment to legal and medical proceedings. Counseling for all ages and genders. Self-defense training. ➤

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Rural Human Services Harrington House 286 M Street, Suite A, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7441 Web Site: www.ruralhumanservices.org Offers emergency food and shelter for battered women and their children with a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, referrals and domestic abuse education, as well as a full spectrum of services for male victims of domestic violence. Senior Legal Hotline 444 North Third Street, Suite 312, Sacramento, CA 95811 (800) 222-1753 Web Site: www.seniorlegalhotline.org Free assistance to individuals over age 60 with domestic violence issues, regardless of income. Two Feathers Native American Family Services 2355 Central Avenue, Suite C, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-1933 (800) 341-9454 Web Site: www.twofeathers-nafs.org Promotes the stability and security of families and protects the best interests of Indian children. Committed to incorporating cultural traditions that encourage a balance of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health. Women in Crisis in Southern Humboldt (WISH) (707) 923-4100 (800) 211-1188 24-hour Crisis Line Emergency shelter operating in rural southern Humboldt, providing aid and empowering women and their children in crisis and/or as victims of domestic violence. Services include housing and education about prevention of family violence. GENERAL RESOURCES Area 1 Agency on Aging Senior Information and Assistance 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-9591 (800) 408-4636 Email: seniorinfo@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Helps seniors, adults, and those caring for older adults to identify and locate resources to meet a variety of needs. Provides advocacy and follow-up as needed.

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California Department of Aging 1300 National Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 419-7500 (800) 735-2929 TDD Email: webmaster@aging.ca.gov Web Site: www.aging.ca.gov Manages statewide services for seniors and adults with disabilities. Provides information on topics related to aging and referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and other organizations helpful to seniors. Community Assistance Network (CAN) 355 Standard Veneer Road, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-9190 Food bank (one food box per month), access to hot showers, hygiene supplies, gently used clothing and professional clothing bank. Supplemental food programs, life skills education classes, homeless and housing services, community gardens, nutrition education and more. Eureka Rescue Mission for Men 110 Second Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-4551 Web Site: www.rescuemission.org Emergency housing and meals. Emergency breakfast and dinner seven days a week. Clothing exchange and showers available. Eureka Rescue Mission for Women 107 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-5016 Web Site: www.rescuemission.org Emergency housing and meals. Eureka Rescue Mission Thrift Store 1031 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-2523 Access to clothing, furniture, and other household items at reduced prices. Fortuna Community Services 2331 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-1166 Food and clothing available on a walk-in basis, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Humboldt Community Switchboard 718 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-1001 Web Site: http://www.theswitchboard.org/ Offers comprehensive database of information on resources available in Humboldt County. ➤

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Blue Lake Community Resource Center 111 Greenwood Drive, Blue Lake, CA 95525 (707) 668-5239 Web Site: www.bluelake.ca.gov/community/resourcesservices Non-profit community outreach service of St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt County that offers a food pantry, hygiene supplies, clothing, senior health clinic, classes, medical resource library, bus passes, housing and job application assistance, and access to computer, copier and fax machine. Bridgeville Community Center 38717 Kneeland Road (Box 3), Bridgeville, CA 95526 (707) 777-1775 Web Site: www.bridgevillecommunitycenter.org/ Provides General Educational Development preparation, computer classes, Wi-Fi access, clothes closet, food bank, referrals, hospice, medical clinic, weekly lunches, senior outings, monthly cribbage tournaments, stretch classes and reservations for van trips to Eureka or Fortuna. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

McKinleyville Family Resource Center 1459 Hiller Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 840-0905 Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Provides referrals to resources, food bank and assistance with basic needs, support groups, and a community garden. Rio Dell Community Resource Center 95 Center Street, Rio Dell, CA 95562 (707) 764-5239 Non-profit community outreach service of St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt County that offers a variety of services, classes, support groups, workshops, referral and health information toward every member and age group. Willow Creek Community Resource Center 38883 Highway 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-3141 Assists with paperwork for government assistance and other programs. Site for senior box and brown bag programs. Provides emergency food boxes every Thursday. Provides clothing closet, list of caregivers for In-Home Support Services and used medical equipment and supplies.

Del Norte Family Resource Center 464 Pacific Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-5500 Web Site: www.dnfrc.org Classes, programs, resources, health and human service-related information for children and adults. Eureka Community Resource Center 35 West Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-5239 Non-profit community outreach service of St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt County that offers a variety of services, classes, support groups, workshops, referral and health information for every family member and age group. Loleta Community Resource Center 700 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551 (707) 845-0464 Community outreach service of St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt County that offers assistance with completing applications for Medi-Cal and other benefit assistance programs. Locates resources based on need. Hours Wed.through Fri. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call for appointment. Senior information Guide | AreA 1 Agency on Aging | 2012-2013

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Humboldt Mediation Services 517 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-2505 Email: info@humboldtmediationservices.org Web Site: www.humboldtmediationservices.org Volunteers assist with conflict resolution for disputes related to divorces and separations, including child custody/support/visitation, landlord/tenant, housemates/roommates, conflict with neighbor(s), parent/child, elder care, property issues, seller/buyer, business/customer and the workplace. Humboldt Senior Resource Center Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 Email: socser@humsenior.org Web Site: www.humsenior.org Provides case management services to qualified elderly clients on Medi-Cal to enable them to remain at home.

Humboldt State University YES – Golden Years One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-4965 Web Site: www.humboldt.edu/yes/ Free, volunteer-based senior companionship program provides elders with friendship support and a lending hand. Schedule and availability typically based on academic calendar. North Coast Veterans Resource Center 109 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4322 Email: ncvrc@vietvets.org Network of services for veterans including housing assistance, job training, career development, job placement assistance, drug and alcohol recovery programs, and case management. Rural Human Services 286 M Street, Suite A, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7441 Web Site: www.ruralhumanservices.org Provides a wide range of resources, including domestic violence shelter, employment assistance, monthly food bank, Saturday Farmer’s Market from June through October, and Santa’s Workshop in December. Salvation Army 2123 Tydd Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-6475 Provides emergency food and clothing.

Area 1 Agency on Aging’s Health Insurance and Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers free Medicare counseling, workshops, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, families and caregivers provided in several locations in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Education and assistance with Medicare programs, Medicare supplements, enrollment in Medicare and subsidy programs that help pay costs.

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St. Vincent de Paul 513 K Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-6946 1440 Parkway Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-1322 Food and clothing vouchers available. Tri-County Independent Living Center 2822 Harris Street, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 445-8404 (707) 445-8405 TTY Web Site: www.tilinet.org Consumer controlled, community based, crossdisability, non-residential organization that is operated within a local community by and for people with disabilities. Offers a wide variety of free services to residents of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties.

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Americans with Disabilities (ADA) (800) 514-0301 (800) 514-0383 TTY Web Site: www.ada.gov Information and education about the rights of people with disabilities. Area 1 Agency on Aging Project for Senior Action 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-0449 Email: psa@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Provides advocacy instruction for seniors and their caregivers. Area Board 1 Developmental Disabilities 505 South State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 463-4700 Email: ab1@scdd.ca.gov Advocacy services for adults and children with federally-defined developmental disabilities. Better Business Bureau 1000 Broadway, Suite 625, Oakland, CA 94607 (866) 411-2221 Email: info@bbbemail.org Web Site: www.bbb.org Publishes reports on the reliability of businesses, works to reduce fraudulent business activities, educating both companies and businesses about rights and responsibilities, and resolves disputes. California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (800) 474-1116 Web Site: www.canhr.org Advocates for rights of individuals requiring longterm care. Provides information on Medi-Cal and long-term care issues. California Department of Consumer Affairs 1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N112, Sacramento, CA 95834 (800) 952-5210 Email: dca@dca.c.gov Web Site: www.dca.ca.gov Checks licenses of doctors, nurses, dentists and many other health care professionals, accepts and investigates complaints.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 1515 Clay Street, Suite 701, Oakland, CA 94612 (800) 884-1684 (800) 700-2320 TTY Web Site: www.dfeh.ca.gov Handles cases of discrimination and harassment in employment, housing, business, public accommodations, and acts of hate violence. Congress of California Seniors 1230 N Street #201, Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 543-3352 Email: info@seniors.org Web Site: www.seniors.org Offers tools for seniors, their families, caregivers and researchers. Advocates for senior citizens. Addresses senior concerns and ideas about state law and public policy. Local election held every other year. Department of Corporations Seniors Against Investment Fraud One Sansome Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104 (866) 275-2677 Web Site: www.corp.ca.gov Information and education on how to protect against mail and telephone fraud. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 1901 California Street, Suite 207, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-1330 Email: sfregeau@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Advocates for residents in skilled nursing facilities and residential care. Investigates reports of abuse/neglect of seniors and dependent adults. Mail Fraud Complaints U.S. Postal Inspection Service P.O. Box 88258, San Francisco, CA 94188-2528 (877) 876-2455 Provides process to file complaints for mail fraud or identity theft. Mobile Home Ombudsman P. O. Box 31, Sacramento, CA 95812 (800) 952-5275 Web Site: www.hcd.ca.gov Assists with complaints relating to matters of registration and titling, mobile home and mobile home park inspections (health and safety issues), installation and problems relating to dealer sales. ➤

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National Do Not Call Registry (888) 382-1222 Web Site: www.donotcall.gov Listing of phone numbers managed by the Federal Trade Commission to limit telemarketing calls. After registering your phone number telemarketers covered by the National Do Not Call Registry have up to 31 days to stop calling. Phone numbers remain on the list until they are disconnected or reassigned.

TO REMOVE YOURSELF FROM MAILING OR TELEPHONE LISTS Telephone Preference Service The Direct Marketing Association P.O. Box 3079, Grand Central Station, NY 10163 Mail Preference Service The Direct Marketing Association P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008

Northern California Senior Care Licensing Office 101 Golf Course Drive, Suite A-230, MS 29-11, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (707) 588-5026 State licensing division that investigates complaints against community care facilities. TASH, Inc. Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity for Disabled People 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 540-9020 Web Site: www.tash.org Promotes full inclusion of people with disabilities in education, employment, and community living. Collaborates among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers and others who seek equity, opportunity and inclusion. Veterans Service Office Humboldt County 825 Fifth Street, Room 310, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7611 Web Site: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/ssb/ veteranservices.asp Del Norte County 810 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-2154 Web Site: www.co.del-norte.ca.us Provides advocacy to the veteran community regarding entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefit programs. Assists with claim preparation, submission, and follow-up for service-connected compensation, war-era pensions, education, death pension, and burial benefits.

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Don’t Be Taken Remember that the most dangerous con artists are often the most convincing, most charming and hardest to spot! There are a few simple rules you can follow to protect yourself from fraud. • Take Your Time. Never let anyone push you into acting quickly. Research any offers before you make a decision. • Never give out personal information such as credit card numbers or your Social Security number to someone over the phone. • Never send money to someone who claims you have won a prize. • Be skeptical about charitable solicitations even if the name of the cause is familiar. Set a budget for your donations and give only to charities you know well. • If you have any doubts, get a second opinion. If you suspect a scam, call your local law enforcement immediately.

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Caregiving More than 44 million people care for an aging, disabled or seriously ill family member. The job of caregiver is vitally important. It is a challenging situation that can lead to the caregiver suffering from stress, frustration, depression and financial issues related to the care of a loved one. Informal (unpaid) family caregivers provide the majority of assistance that enables chronically ill disabled older adults to continue to live at home rather than in specialized care centers. Professional caregivers are employed by an agency or are privately hired by individuals needing assistance with their daily activities of living. Respite care is short-term care, in or out of the home, that relieves the caregiver. Our community provides a range of caregiver services to support care providers such as caregiver support groups. American Cancer Society Web Site: www.cancer.org/onlineclasses Online educational program for those facing cancer, their friends and family caregivers. Area 1 Agency on Aging Caregiver Services Program 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-4363 (877) 977-1604 Email: caregiver@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Offers caregiver training and registry of caregivers. Area 1 Agency on Aging Senior Information and Assistance 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-9591 (800) 408-4636 Email: seniorinfo@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Helps seniors, adults, and those caring for seniors to identify and locate resources to meet a variety of needs. Provides advocacy and follow-up. Alzheimer’s Resource Center 1901 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 444-8254, ext. 3220 Email: rriggs@humsenior.org Web Site: www.humsenior.org Provides education, support and resource library for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Offers the “Friends Café” for people facing early memory loss. Offers support groups to caregivers coping with all types of illnesses and caregiving situations in Arcata, Crescent City, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Garberville and McKinleyville.

Assisted Living Services, Inc. 408 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-1212 Provides private hire, in-home caregivers for hourly fee. Blue Lake Rancheria Caregiver Support Program P.O. Box 428, Blue Lake, CA 95525 (707) 668-5101 Elder meals program, caregiver and respite support for caregivers of Native Americans. California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) (800) 474-1116 Web Site: www.canhr.org Advocates for rights of individuals requiring longterm care. Provides information on Medi-Cal and long-term care issues. CANHR Lawyer Referral Service (800) 474-1116 Statewide referral service dealing primarily with elder law issues, using rigorous screening requirements to select qualified, experienced elder law attorneys that serve in a range of topics including elder abuse, neglect or injury, estate planning, long-term care and protective services. Champion Advocates 539 G Street, Suite 115, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-5300 Web Site: www.championadvocates.com Private fee-for-service care management service for seniors, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers. ➤

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Eldercare Locator (800) 677-1116 Web Site: www.eldercare.gov Nationwide directory assistance service helping older adults and their caregivers locate local support and resources. Helping Hands 539 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 444-3367 Provides private hire, in-home senior caregivers for hourly fee. Humboldt Caregivers, Inc. (877) 964-2001 Provides private hire, in-home senior caregivers for hourly fee.

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Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center (HCAR) 1707 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-7077 Email: hcar@hcar.us Web Site: www.hcar.us Day programs for disabled individuals. Education, community outreach, employment services, transportation and respite care. Non-emergency medical transportation and extended service area dial-a-ride services. Humboldt Mediation Services 517 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-2505 Email: info@humboldtmediationservices.org Web Site: www.humboldtmediationservices.org Provides volunteer conflict resolution for disputes related to divorces and separations, including child custody/support/visitation, landlord/ tenant, housemates/roommates, conflict with neighbor(s), parent/child, elder care, property issues, seller/buyer,business/customer and the workplace. Fees based on income.

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Humboldt Senior Resource Center Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 Email: socser@humsenior.org Web Site: www.humsenior.org Provides case management services to qualified elderly clients on Medi-Cal to enable them to remain at home. In-Home Support Services (IHSS) 808 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 476-2100 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 In-home care for aged and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their homes. Must be receiving Medi-Cal benefits to be eligible. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 1901 California Street, Suite 207, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-1330 Email: sfregeau@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Advocates for residents in skilled nursing facilities and residential care. Investigates reports of abuse/neglect of seniors and dependent adults. Making Headway Center for Brain Injury Recovery 305 O Street, Eureka CA 95501 (707) 442-7668 Web Site: www.mhwcenter.org Services include family and individual counseling, support groups, advocacy, community reintegration, therapeutic recreation and prevocational assistance for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Mended Hearts Support Group St. Joseph Hospital Conference Center 2700 Dolbeer Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-2529 Support group for people with heart disease and post-heart surgery and their family members. Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. National Family Caregivers Association (800) 896-3650 Email: info@thefamilycaregiver.org Web Site: www.thefamilycaregiver.org Advocacy, support and information for family members who care for chronically ill senior or disabled relatives. North Coast Association of Residential Care Administrators P.O. Box 6638, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 268-0147 Email: info@ncarca.net Web Site: www.ncara.net Web site provides current listing of openings at residential care facilities for seniors, developmentally disabled, and those with mental health issues. North Coast Veterans Resource Center 109 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4322 Email: ncvrc@vietvets.org Network of services for veterans including housing assistance, job training, career development, job placement assistance, drug and alcohol recovery programs and case management. Northern California Senior Care Licensing Office 101 Golf Course Drive, Suite A-230, MS 29-11, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (707) 588-5026 State licensing division that investigates complaints against community care facilities. Parkinson’s Support Group (707) 442-5245 Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family members. Meets the second Friday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Eureka area. ➤

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Humboldt Neuropsychology Center 1901 California Street, Building B, 2nd Floor, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 546-3300 Web Site: www.humboldtneuropsychology.com Provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive functioning of individuals with neurological, developmental, and other medical challenges using evidence-based protocols. Areas of emphasis include attention deficit disorders, learning disability and dyslexia, dementias, and traumatic brain disorders. Provides support, education and training for both family and professional caregivers in best practices related to cognitive disorders.


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Public Guardian/Conservator 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7343 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 Acts as the legally-appointed guardian or conservator for persons found by the Superior Court to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances or who are unable to resist undue influence or fraud. Redwood Caregiver Resource Center 141 Stony Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 443-4875 (800) 834-1636 Web Site: www.redwoodcrc.org Support groups and counseling for families and caregivers of brain-impaired adults with onset after age 18. Redwood Coast Regional Center 525 Second Street, Suite 300, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-0893 1301-A Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7488 Web Site: www.redwoodcoastrc.org Case management for individuals with developmental disabilities with onset before age 18, genetic counseling, and pediatric clinic. TASH, Inc. Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity for Disabled People 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 540-9020 Web Site: www.tash.org Promotes full inclusion of people with disabilities in education, employment, and community living. Collaborates among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers and others who seek equity, opportunity and inclusion. Tri-County Independent Living Center 2822 Harris Street, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 445-8404 (707) 445-8405 TTY Web Site: www.tilinet.org Consumer controlled, community based, crossdisability, non-residential organization that is operated within a local community by and for people with disabilities. Offers a wide variety of free services to residents of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties.

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Veterans Service Office 825 Fifth Street, Room 310, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7611 Web Site: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/ssb/ veteranservices.asp 810 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-2154 Web Site: www.co.del-norte.ca.us Provides advocacy to the veteran community regarding entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefit programs. Assists with claim preparation, submission, and follow-up for service-connected compensation, war-era pensions, education, death pension and burial benefits. Visiting Angels, Inc. 1112 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-8001 Provides private hire, in-home senior caregivers for hourly fee. R U OK? (Numbers below) Computerized telephone reassurance program for seniors over 55 years of age and other homebound individuals who want reassurance of a phone call on a regular basis. Arcata Police Department (707) 822-2428 Weekdays (707) 822-2424 Off Hours Del Norte Sheriff’s Department (707) 464-4191 ext. 5 Fortuna Police Department (707) 725-7550 24 Hours

DAY CARE/RESPITE CARE Area 1 Agency on Aging Caregiver Respite Program 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-9591 Email: seniorinfo@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Limited respite grant program for eligible unpaid family or other non-professional caregivers. ➤

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• Set up a daily routine of mealtimes, bedtime, and other activities so that the children have some predictability in their lives. • Help your grandchildren to feel that they are “home” by making room for them and their belongings. Your home needs to be welcoming, safe, and child-friendly. • Work on communication skills. Talk to your grandchildren, and make sure that the children know that they can always talk to you. • Practice positive discipline that emphasizes education, not punishment, and that rewards good behavior with praise. • Set up a few rules, and explain the rules to the children. Then, enforce them consistently. Finding shared activities. Building new relationships can be difficult. Sometimes, it helps to find things that you can do with your grandchildren to nurture your relationship and to make them feel secure and happy in their new home. • Read. Children love to hear stories, and even older children may surprise you by sitting quietly

as you read aloud. Children who see you read have a better chance of becoming readers themselves. • Get computer savvy. If you don’t have your own computer, use the one at the public library. The library may have classes or other free help for you. You’ll find lots of things that you and your grandchildren can do on the computer, from games to school research. • Join a group. There are many local support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren, and a number of these groups also provide activities for the children. You might also find welcoming groups at your place of worship or in the local schools or library. • Take up a sport or other outdoor activity. Children of all ages need to be active. Physical activity may help your grandchildren feel better and develop a healthy lifestyle, and it can be an important stress reliever for you. • Take care of yourself. If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and unhappy, you are not going to be able to provide the best care for your grandchildren. It’s important that you take care of yourself and not allow yourself to be overwhelmed by your parental responsibilities. Here are some suggestions: • Find a support group—either a group specifically for grandparents raising grandchildren or some other support group where you can share your challenges with others who will understand. • Talk to someone. This could be a friend or relative or a professional, such as a counselor, family doctor, or someone at your church or temple. Unburdening yourself can be a stress reliever. • Take a break. A short time away from your grandchildren may give you some time to relax. Look for a trusted adult who can babysit or take over while you’re out. • Take a parenting class. A class may help you to feel more comfortable with your status as a caregiver for young children. It will also provide resources in the form of your teacher and the other students in the class. • Learn to say “no.” You don’t have time to do everything. Learn to make priorities, and eliminate the unnecessary tasks in your life.

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Many grandparents today are stepping in to raise their grandchildren when the children’s own parents are not able or willing to do so. In fact, the U.S. Census of 2000 found that over 2.4 million grandparents have responsibility for their grandchildren. If you are one of these grandparents, you have made numerous sacrifices in order to provide a better life for your grandchildren. What are some things you can do now to provide the best possible care for your grandchildren while still preserving your own health and well-being? Making the adjustment. Often, grandparents take on this obligation when the grandchildren’s own parents abandon them or when the children can no longer live with them because of the parent’s mental disorder, substance abuse, or incarceration. Thus, you may have the added burden of caring for children who suffered from abuse or neglect from their own parents. These children may feel insecure and afraid; they may be angry at their situation and even embarrassed by it. It will take time for these children to feel safe and secure. You can encourage these good feelings and ease their adjustment to their new home in a number of ways:


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Adult Day Health Care of Mad River 3800 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-4866 Provides therapeutic, health, recreational, and social services to seniors and those over 18 years old who are dependent on others for care. Promotes independence, rehabilitation, and helps to prevent premature institutionalization. Adult Day Health Services 1901 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 Web Site: www.humsenior.org Therapeutic day program providing individualized plan of service developed by skilled team of professionals. Serves Humboldt Bay north to Arcata and Eel River Valley south to Rio Dell. Includes dementia care. Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center (HCAR) 1707 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-7077 Email: hcar@hcar.us Web Site: www.hcar.us Day programs for disabled individuals. Education, community outreach, employment services, transportation and respite care. Nonemergency medical transportation and extended service area and Dial-a-Ride services. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Area 1 Agency on Aging Caregiver Respite Program Senior Information and Assistance 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-9591 Email: seniorinfo@a1aa.org Web Site: www.a1aa.org Helps seniors and those caring for seniors to identify and locate resources to meet a variety of needs. Limited respite grant program for eligible unpaid grandparents or family caregivers of children under age 18.

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Changing Tides 2259 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 444-8293 (800) 795-3554 Email: info@changingtidesfs.org Web Site: www.changingtidesfs.org Provides help in finding child care, child care subsidies and in-home respite care for qualified clients, and mental health counseling for children with full-scope Medi-Cal. Child Abuse National Hotline (800) 422-4453 Web Site: www.childhelpusa.org Child abuse prevention and reporting, crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals. Child Welfare Services DHHS-Social Services Branch 929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-6180 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191, FAX (707) 465-1783 Provides emergency response to investigate reports of child maltreatment. Includes programs for family maintenance, reunification, and preservation. Del Norte Family Law Facilitator 450 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-1896 Web Site: www.delnorte.courts.ca.gov Legal consultations for divorce, custody, property settlements, legal separations, spousal support, guardianship and child support. Self-help resource library available located at main courthouse. Open Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins available in the morning and afternoons by appointment. Del Norte Family Resource Center 464 Pacific Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-5500 Web Site: www.dnfrc.org Classes, programs, resources, health and human service-related information for children and adults. ➤

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Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch (Humboldt/Del Norte) 929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-3590 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 Web Site: www.co.del-norte.ca.us Determines eligibility for public assistance programs such as Medi-Cal and other county health insurance coverage, food stamps (Cal Fresh,) Cal Works, and General Relief. Family Law Self Help Center 421 I Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7256 ext. 1321 Services include: intake, information and referral to legal services partners in the local community; individual assistance with legal document preparation; bilingual assistance and legal reference materials for non-English speakers; and assistance in conducting self-guided legal research. Foster Grandparent Program 950 Front Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-6800 Provides aid to children and youth being raised by grandparents. Foster Kinship Care and Education 333 Sixth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-6727 Web Site: www.redwoods.edu/eureka/foster Information, education and support for grandparents or non-relatives raising children. Helps with guardianship and other legal and family issues. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren USA.gov Web Site: www.usa.gov/topics/grandparents.shtml# Online resources linking grandparents to information about benefits, data, child care assistance and programs by state. Grandparents Support Group 922 N Street, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-1789 Support group for seniors or non-relatives who are raising children or who have a major role in parenting.

Healthy Kids Humboldt General Hospital Campus 2200 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-6066 Web Site: www.healtykidshumboldt.org Provides assistance with enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Programs for children ages 0 to 19, including Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Cal Kids. National Alliance on Mental Illness – Humboldt Parent Caregiver Support Group 720 Wood Street, Rainbow Room, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 407-7054 Support group for caregivers who are caring for children with mental illness. Northcoast Children’s Services 1266 Ninth Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-7206 Email: info@ncsheadstart.org Web Site: www.ncsheadstart.org Integrated services include early childhood education, child and adult mental health services; extensive family services, including adult education, social services, provision of basic needs, health, dental and nutritional services, case management, resource and referral, family literacy and parent involvement. Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 National (800) 325-0778 TTY Web Site: www.ssa.gov 3144 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95501 (866) 828-1991; TTY (707) 445-9658 785 East Washington Boulevard, Crescent City, CA 95531 (855) 727-3600; TTY (800) 325-0778 Processes applications for Social Security benefits, such as survivor benefits, disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income and processes applications to determine eligibility for the Medicare Extra Help program, for help with prescription drug plan costs. Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center 344 Humboldt Avenue, Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-1147 Assistance with basic needs, on-site medical and professional counseling services, community dinners, and weekend food for grandparents.

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Depression and suicide are significant public health issues for older adults. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders experienced by seniors, but fortunately is treatable by a variety of means. Adults approaching later adulthood, most notably the so-called Baby Boom cohort, seem to be evidencing depressive disorders at significantly higher rates than previous groups. The reasons for this trend are the subject of much debate and not clearly understood. Because depression tends to be a recurrent disorder, many older adults will have experienced previous bouts of depression and will be at increased risk. Depression is also associated with suicide. Older adults have the highest rates of suicide of any age group, and this is particularly pronounced among men. Geriatric depression will continue to be a topic worthy of much scientific and applied interest in the years to come. This resource guide provides some current information we hope will be useful as you learn more about this important health issue.

Adult Protective Services 808 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 476-2100 Web Site: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/ssb/ adultprotectiveservices.asp 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 Web Site: www.co.del-norte.ca.us Provides protective services to seniors (65 and older) and dependent adults (18 to 64) who are unable to protect their own interests or care for themselves. A team of social workers, nurses, and mental health clinicians investigate reports of adult abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. Aligning Forces Humboldt Our Pathways to Health 1125 16th Street, Suite 204, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 445-280 Our Pathways to Health is a six-week program to help improve the health of anyone living with a long-term health condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, depression, obesity, heart disease, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Child Abuse National Hotline (800) 422-4453 Web Site: www.childhelpusa.org Child abuse prevention and reporting. Crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals.

Caregiver Support Groups Alzheimer’s Resource Center 1901 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707)444-8254 ext. 3220 Email: rriggs@humsenior.org Web Site: www.humsenior.org Offers support groups in the following locations to caregivers coping with all types of illnesses and caregiving situations: Arcata, Crescent City, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Garberville and McKinleyville. Child Welfare Services DHHS-Social Services Branch 929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-6180 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191, FAX (707) 465-1783 Provides emergency response to investigate reports of child maltreatment. Includes programs for family maintenance, reunification and preservation. Community Assistance Network (CAN) 355 Standard Veneer Road, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-9190 Food bank (one food box per month), access to hot showers, hygiene supplies, gently used clothing and professional clothing bank. Supplemental food programs, life skills education classes, homeless and housing services, community gardens, nutrition education and more. ➤

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County Drug and Alcohol Programs 734 Russ Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 476-4054 Group treatment for substance abuse disorders and alcoholism. Applications can be picked up at the above address and turned in at orientation group on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-4813 Outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse disorders. Department of Mental Health - Humboldt 720 Wood Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7715 Suicide/Crisis Intervention (888) 849-5728 (707) 268-2900 Adult Outpatient (707) 923-2729 Garberville Outpatient Same day services and inpatient psychiatric emergency services for treatment of mental health crisis and acute psychological distress. Outpatient therapy and case management services for persons with severe mental illness. Street Outreach Services provides intensive case services for people who are homeless. Department of Mental Health - Del Norte 455 K Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7224 Suicide/Crisis Intervention (888) 446-4408 Walk-in crisis center open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 24-hour on-call crisis service. Programs provided for adults and older adults with persistent mental illness, including case management. Daily groups and activities such as self-esteem and social skill building, health and nutrition and managing dual diagnosis, bipolar disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Tele-psychiatry for ongoing psychiatric medication support. Emma Center 5251 Ericson Way Suite #3, Arcata CA 95521 (707) 825-6680 Web Site: www.emmacenter.org Education, referrals, support and advocacy for women who have survived abuse or trauma, provided free or on a low-cost sliding fee scale.

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Eureka Community Health Center 2412 Buhne Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-1624 Provides behavioral health counseling and support and opiate dependency treatment. Must be established clinic patient. Assists in determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, Medicare, County Medical Services Program, and other programs. Discounts available for uninsured. Eureka Veterans Clinic 714 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-5335 Offers specialty services including mental health, substance abuse and nutrition counseling for established patients. Hospice of Humboldt 2010 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-8443 Email: info@hospiceofhumboldt.org Web Site: www.hospiceofhumboldt.org Provides bereavement support groups and counseling. Humboldt Domestic Violence Services P.O. Box 969, Eureka, CA 95502-0969 (707) 443-6042 24-hour crisis line (866) 668-6543 Web Site: www.hdvs.org Confidential emergency support services for clients who are in or transitioning from a domestic violence situation. Provides emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, information and referrals. Humboldt Family Service Center 1802 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-7358 Provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children on a low-cost sliding fee scale. Free walk-in counseling clinic on Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Humboldt Open Door Clinic 770 10th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-8610 Web Site: www.opendoorhealth.com Provides behavioral health counseling and support, Transgender Clinic and Teen Clinic. Must be established clinic patient. Assists in determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, Medicare, County Medical Services Program, and other programs. Discounts available for uninsured.

Humboldt State University Community Counseling Clinic Behavioral & Social Sciences Building, Room 208 One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-3921 Web Site: www.humboldt.edu/~psych Counseling for adults and children, individuals, couples and families on a low-cost sliding fee scale provided by supervised graduate-level MFT Counseling or School of Psychology students. Serves entire community as well as HSU students in accordance with the HSU calendar. YES – Golden Years One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-4965 Web Site: www.humboldt.edu/yes/ Free, volunteer-based senior companionship program provides elders with friendship, support and a lending hand. Schedule and availability based on academic calendar. ➤

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Humboldt Neuropsychology Center 1901 California Street, Building B, 2nd Floor, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 546-3300 Web Site: www.humboldtneuropsychology.com Provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive functioning for individuals with neurological, developmental, and other medical challenges, using evidence-based protocols. Areas of emphasis include attention deficit disorders, learning disability and dyslexia, dementias, and traumatic brain disorders. Provides support, education and training for both family and professional caregivers in best practices related to cognitive disorders.


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Making Headway Center for Brain Injury Recovery 305 O Street, Eureka CA 95501 (707) 442-7668 Web Site: www.mhwcenter.org Services include family and individual counseling, support groups, advocacy, community reintegration, therapeutic recreation and prevocational assistance for individuals with traumatic brain Injury. Mobile Medical Clinic P.O. Box 2020, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 407-8311 Appointments (707) 443-1186 24-hour line Offers mobile medical services at designated sites in Eureka, Fortuna and Loleta to patients of all ages, including patients who are homeless, in transitional housing and migrant workers and their families. Services include behavioral health counseling and opiate dependency treatment. National Alliance on Mental Illness-Humboldt P.O. Box 1225, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 444-1600 Email: namihumboldt@gmail.org Web Site: www.nami-humboldt.org Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, promotes recovery, shares resources and provides advocacy, education and support for persons with mental illness and their families. Parent Caregiver Support Group 720 Wood Street, Rainbow Room, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 407-7054 Support group for caregivers caring for children with mental illness. North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals P.O. Box 5363, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 441-3832 Email: info@ncamhp.org Web Site: www.ncamhp.org/index.html Nonprofit organization consisting of psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and registered interns of these professions with the goal of providing a high standard of care for consumers of mental health services. Offers referrals to and a directory of professional mental health care providers.

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North Coast Rape Crisis Team P.O. Box 1011, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 443-2737 Humboldt (707) 445-2881 Crisis Humboldt (707) 465-6961 Crescent City (707) 465-2851 Crisis Del Norte Email: ncrctdn@gte.net 24-hour crisis counseling, advocacy and accompaniment to legal and medical proceedings. Counseling for all ages and genders. Self-defense training, child sexual abuse and rape prevention programs for all ages. North Coast Veterans Resource Center 109 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4322 Email: ncvrc@vietvets.org Network of services for veterans including housing assistance, job training, career development, job placement assistance, drug and alcohol recovery programs and case management. North Country Clinic 785 18th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-2481 Behavioral health counseling, support, and opiate dependency treatment for established patients. Also may be referred to case manager for assistance with housing, employment, paperwork and numerous other services. Parkinson’s Support Group (707) 442-5245 Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family members. Meets the second Friday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Eureka area. Public Guardian/Conservator 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7343 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 The Public Guardian/Conservator may act as the legally appointed guardian or conservator for persons found by the Superior Court to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances or who are unable to resist undue influence or fraud. Clients served are usually older, frail, dependent and vulnerable adults or individuals disabled due to severe mental illness.

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Redwoods Rural Health Center 101 West Coast Road, Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-2783 Family practice clinic providing medical and dental services. Also provides behavioral health counseling for established patients and acupuncture. Southern Humboldt Community Clinic 509 Elm Street, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-3925 Web Site: www.shchd.org General medical services including lab, radiology, physical therapy, and counseling for established patients. Stroke Support Group General Hospital Campus 2200 Harrison Avenue, Burre Room, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-8121 ext. 5655 Monthly support group for stroke survivors and their families, significant others and caregivers. Meets first Monday (except holidays) 10:30 a.m. to noon. Support After Suicide (707) 839-3349 Email: sasgroupinfo@yahoo.com Monthly support group and information for family and friends suffering from a loss due to suicide. Meets third Monday at the Adorni Center in Eureka, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Widows Group Sanders Funeral Home 1835 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-2941 Support and social gathering for women only, meets once a month (days vary) and meets for lunch together every other week.

Two Feathers Native American Family Services 2355 Central Avenue, Suite C, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-1933 (800) 341-9454 Web Site: www.twofeathers-nafs.org Promotes the stability and security of families, and to protect the best interest of Indian children. Committed to incorporating cultural traditions that encourage a balance of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health. Dedicated to collaborating with both Indian and non-Indian agencies to achieve these goals and to honor the privacy of Indian families. United Indian Health Services Web Site: http://uihs.org Behavioral health counseling and related services available to Native American patients. Services vary by clinic, call for more information. Elk Valley Office 2298 Norris Avenue, Suite A, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-2919 Howonquet Health Center 501 North Indian Road, Smith River, CA 95567 (707) 487-0215 Potawot Health Village 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata, CA 95503 (707) 825-5000 Weitchpec Health Clinic Libby Nix Community Center Route 96, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4300 Willow Creek Family Health Center 38883 Highway 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-3111 Medical (530) 629-1941 Dental Provides behavioral health counseling for established clinic patients. Women in Crisis in Southern Humboldt (WISH) (707) 923-4100 (800) 211-1188 24-hour Crisis Line Non-profit, community-based emergency shelter operating in rural southern Humboldt providing aid and empowering women and their children in crisis and/or victims of domestic violence. Services include a (community supported) 24-hour crisis line, housing, education about the prevention of family violence.

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Redwood Veterans Center 2830 G Street, Suite A, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 444-8271 Provides readjustment counseling and mental health services for combat veterans and military sexual trauma veterans.


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Death is a certainty of life, yet many fail to plan for it and nearly everyone is overwhelmed by the grief and anguish that follow the loss of a loved one. Each individual copes with dying, death, grief and loss differently. This chapter contains resources to help plan for life’s end, acknowledge the pain and deal with the aftermath. The time before and after can be confusing, stressful and frightening. No one has to deal with it alone or at the last-minute. Use the resources below to help you close an estate, donate organs, plan a funeral or cope with a terminal illness. Remember: all of the planning done ahead of time lightens the burden for everyone at the end of life. It enables individual wishes to be honored when the individual cannot speak for him- or herself.

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE The Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) provides two important functions: 1) It allows you to provide specific instructions to your doctor and hospital staff about the kinds of medical care and life-sustaining treatment you want to have in the event you are incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself, and 2) It allows you to appoint someone as your agent to carry out your wishes and to make medical care decisions on your behalf. In California, it is used in place of a “living will” or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. You can obtain an “AHCD Kit” published by the California Medical Association from the Area 1 Agency on Aging (707) 442-9591 or the HumboldtDel Norte Medical Society at (707) 442-2367, or you can contact Legal Services of Northern California for consultation and assistance. Once completed, provide copies to your agent, your doctor, your hospital, and anyone likely to be called in the event of an emergency. You should carry a card in your wallet that states how your agent can be reached in an emergency. POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR FINANCES A second important document is the Power of Attorney for Finances (DPOF) which allows you to choose someone you trust to handle your finances in the event you are not able to do so. The DPOF can take effect immediately upon signature, or it can it take effect only if and when you become incapacitated.

Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society P.O. Box 6457, Eureka, CA 95502 Email: hdncms@global.net Web Site: www.hdncms.org (707) 442-2367 Membership organization of approximately 220 physicians in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Provides directory and referral to member physicians. Handles unresolved doctor-patient disputes related to fees, and/or care. Legal Services of Northern California Senior Legal Services 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 123 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 ext. 1245 (707) 445-0866 ext. 304 (800) 972-0002 Web Site: www.lsnc.net Provides civil legal service, brief service and advocacy for individuals 60 years and older in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Areas covered include Advance Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney and Public Benefits. Office of Vital Records MS 5103, P.O. Box 997410, Sacramento, CA 95899-7410 (916) 445-2684 Web Site: www.dhs.ca.gov/chs Provides birth and death certificates for California residents. ➤

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Recorder’s Office 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7382 981 H Street, Suite 160, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7216 Provides birth and death certificates and marriage licenses. The Widows Group Sanders Funeral Home 1835 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-2941 Support and social gathering for women only, meets once a month, (days vary) and meets for lunch together every other week.

2720 Central Ave., Suite B, McKinleyville CA 95519

Phone:  707-839-1104 Fax:  707-839-1679 Email:  humboldtcfs@gmail.com   

Support After Suicide 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 839-3349 Email: sasgroupinfo@yahoo.com Support group and information for family and friends suffering from a loss due to suicide. Meets third Monday at the Adorni Center in Eureka, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FUNERAL SERVICES Cemetery and Funeral Bureau 1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite 208, Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 574-7870 Web Site: www.cfb.ca.gov Regulates the removal, transportation and burial preparation of deceased persons, inspects mortuaries and crematories to ensure sanitary conditions and investigates complaints.

When to contact the Social Security office: • If there is a death in the family • To obtain Social Security number • To change your name • If you become disabled • About three months before you plan to retire (if you’re going to keep working, call about three months before your 65th birthday to sign up for Medicare). • When your card or number has been lost or stolen

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Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt P.O. Box 856, Arcata, CA 95518 (707) 822-8599 Web Site: www.funerals.org/humboldt Non-profit consumer organization assists members in accessing simple, dignified and economical funeral services. Neptune Society 1455 B2, Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (800) 229-5719 Web Site: www.neptune-society.com Coordinates services that include taking cremation ashes to sea.

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Advanced Illness Management 983 Third Street, Suite D, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-8741 Resources for chronic or terminally ill persons must be ordered by physician. Offers services such as social worker, physical and occupational therapy, bath assistant, pain management, and wound care. Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice 464 Maple Lane, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-7276 Email: hospice@asis.com Conventional and alternative hospice services are available. Provides pain management, lending library and support groups. Serving southern Humboldt, northern Mendocino and western Trinity Counties.

National Kidney Foundation 131 Steuart Street, Suite 520, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 543-3303 (888) 427-5653 Web Site: www.kidneynca.org Supports research and organ donation programs. Willed Body Program UCSF School of Medicine AC14, San Francisco, CA 94143-0902 (415) 476-1981 Web Site: www.anatomyucsf.edu/wbp Coordinates whole body donations with the University of California.

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Hospice of Humboldt 2010 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-8443 Email: info@hospiceofhumboldt.org Web Site: www.hospiceofhumboldt.org Providing end of life medical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and their loved ones. Offers assistance with preparing Advanced Health Care Directives. ORGAN DONATION California Transplant Donor Network 1000 Broadway, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94607 (888) 570-9400 (800) 553-6667 24-hour donor referral line Email: info@ctdn.org Web Site: www.ctdn.org Coordinates organ and tissue recovery and distribution, and educates healthcare professionals and the public about the importance of organ and tissue donation and the success of transplantation. Living Bank 4545 Post Oak Place Drive #215, Houston, TX 77027 (800) 528-2971 Web Site: www.livingbank.org Information and registry for individuals to donate their organs and tissues.

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End of Life Resources

__ 1. Obtain 4-6 copies of spouse’s death certificate (funeral directors can supply these). Needed as proof of death benefits due to you.

__13. Review you current financial situation.

__ 2. Notify banks. Change all accounts into your name. If deceased’s estate is in trust, check with trust department of bank.

__ 15. Get hospital and medical statements as soon as possible.

__3. Notify spouse’s employer and employer’s personnel or insurance department. Check on ground insurance benefits, survivor’s benefits, profit sharing and/or pension monies which may be due to you. (Your funeral director can assist with insurance processing.) __4. Check monies in credit unions. Some supply life insurance. __ 5. Inquire about health insurance coverage for you and your children if carried by your deceased spouse. __ 6. Accident insurance. If spouse’s death was accidental, benefits may be due to you. If not, you may be due unused premium.

__ 16. Pay all bills and taxes owed as soon as possible (funeral, income tax, real estate, home mortgage, hospital, and other bills incurred). Check on credit life insurance that may have been carried on all debts (house, car, appliances, etc.). Close accounts covered by this insurance. __ 17. Contact attorney within 30 days following death. Discuss need for probate or other actions concerning joint tenancy or community property. Discuss attorney’s fees and have a written understanding. __ 18. Draw up or update your own will. __ 19. Change beneficiary on your life insurance.

__ 7. Automobile insurance.

__ 20. Transfer real estate title of jointly-held property. Does not always require probate.

__ 8. Check with labor union if spouse was member. Benefits may be due to you.

__ 21. Change stocks and bonds into your name. (Bank or stock broker has forms.)

__ 9. Check with fraternal organization. Benefits may be due to you.

__ 22. Transfer automobile title into your name at Secretary of State’s office – DMV if no probate, or if estate is probated, through Probate Court.

__ 10. File at Social Security office for benefits due to you and minor children. __ 11. If your spouse was a veteran, you may be eligible for a widow/er pension if she/he served during a wartime era. Check with Veteran’s Administration for the amount of burial allowance. __ 12. Collect any debts owed to the deceased by other persons.

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__ 14. Keep an up-to-date accounting for all cash, income and expenses.

__ 23. Check with your funeral director to see if he/she can assist you with any of the above items as part of their total service with no additional charges. __ 24. May need to file state and federal inheritance and estate tax forms. Normally done as part of probate proceedings.

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Each year, older adults on a fixed income face tougher financial challenges and more threats to their independence than ever before. The U.S. Administration on Aging National Center on Elder Abuse reports that elderly in the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion annually due to financial abuse and exploitation. The abuse can range from a person taking money or property, forging a senior’s signature on financial documents, getting an older person to sign a deed, will or power of attorney through deception, coercion or undue influence, or promising care in exchange for money or property and not following through on that promise. Such abuse occurs in every demographic and to an estimated one in 10 seniors, yet few of those cases are ever reported. FINANCIAL RESOURCES Annual Credit Report Request Service P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281 (877) 322-8228 Web Site: www.annualcreditreport.com Credit reporting agencies collect information about your credit history. Obtain a free, annual credit report every 12 months and dispute any errors. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the North Coast 1309 11th Street, Suite 104, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-8536 (800) 762-1811 Email: cccsnc@cccsnojuggle.org Web Site: www.cccsnojuggle.org Non-profit agency providing counseling and education to improve your financial situation. Topics include money and debt management, housing counseling, Social Security payee program, bankruptcy counseling and credit report review. Counseling can be provided in person, by phone or online. Department of Health and Human Services Social Service Branch (Humboldt/Del Norte) 929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-3590 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 Web Site: www.co.del-norte.ca.us Determines eligibility for public assistance programs such as Medi-Cal and other county health insurance coverage, food stamps (Cal Fresh), Cal Works, and General Relief.

Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 (800) 827-1000 Web Site: www.va.gov Provides benefits for eligible veterans and their families in outpatient clinics, medical centers and nursing homes. Information and publications on available services and benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental care, veteran’s pensions, and vocational rehabilitation compensation. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Consumer Response Center 1100 Walnut Street, Box 11, Kansas City, MO 64106 (877) ASK-FDIC (877-275-3342) Web Site: www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/ccc/ index.html Investigates all types of consumer complaints about FDIC supervised institutions and responds to consumer inquiries about consumer laws, and regulations and banking practices. Provides important information and links on credit. Federal Tax Information and Assistance Web Site: www.irs/gov/individual Individual tax information, Earned Income Credit and e-filing. Internal Revenue Service (800) 829-1040 Web Site: www.irs.gov

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National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives 560 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (800) 431-2804 Web Site: www.nosscr.org Services, information and support if you are claiming benefits or providing representation. Pacific Gas and Electric Company Programs Balanced Payment Plan (800) 743-5000 Web Site: www.pge.com Monthly payments are averaged to eliminate wide swings in energy costs and allow for better budgeting by having the same or similar payment amount each month. Bill Guaranty (800) 743-5000 A deposit alternative which enables customers to secure their account by having another qualifying PG&E customer who is willing to assume financial responsibility sign on their behalf. Californians for Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) (866) 743-2273 Provides monthly discount on energy bills for lowincome qualified households. Energy Saving Assistance Program (800) 989-9744 Web Site: www.pge.com/energysavings Provides income-qualified renters and homeowners free, easy solutions to help manage energy use. Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) (800) 743-5000 Web Site: www.pge.com/fera Monthly discount on electric bills provided for income-qualified households of three or more individuals. Medical Baseline Program P. O. Box 8329, Stockton, CA 95208 (800) 743-5000 (800) 652-4712 TTY Web Site: www.pge.com/medicalbaseline Residential customers dependent on life-support equipment and/or with special heating or cooling needs due to certain medical conditions may be eligible to receive additional quantities of energy at the lowest (baseline) price.

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Payment Arrangements (800) 743-5000 Web Site: www.pge.com/paymentarrangement Additional time may be provided to make payments for those who are having difficulty paying their bill by the due date. Pacific Power and Light Programs California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) (888) 221-7070 Web Site: www.pacificpower.net/care Provides monthly discount of up to 20% on energy bills for low-income qualified households. Home Energy Savings (800) 942-0266 Web Site: www.homeenergysavings.net Cash incentives for purchasing high-efficiency light fixtures, ceiling fans, clothes washers, dishwashers, electric storage water heaters, evaporative coolers, refrigerators, room and central air conditioners, ductless heat lamps, heat pumps, tune-ups for central air conditioners or heat pumps, windows and insulation. Eligible products and requirements are listed on web site. See Ya Later Refrigerator (866) 899-5539 Web Site: www.pacificpower.net/ Provides $35 incentive to customers for recycling refrigerators and freezers. Schedule a pick up online or by calling. Refrigerators or freezers must be in working condition and units must be larger than 10 cubic feet in size. Weatherization Pacific Power works with local agencies to provide free weatherization services to qualifying homeowners and renters living in single family homes, mobile homes, or apartments with the goal of lowering electric bills while keeping the home comfortable. Based on needs, measures may include insulation, energy-efficient showerheads, compact fluorescent light bulbs and more. Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) Salvation Army 2123 Tydd Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-6475

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Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 National (800) 325-0778 TTY Web Site: www.ssa.gov 3144 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95501 (866) 828-1991 (707) 445-9658 TTY 560 East Hoover Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531 (855) 727-3600 (800) 325-0778 TTY Processes applications for Social Security benefits such as survivor benefits, disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income and processes applications to determine eligibility for the Medicare Extra Help program for help with prescription drug plan costs.

Veterans Service Office 825 Fifth Street, Room 310, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7611 Web Site: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/ssb/ veteranservices.asp 810 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-2154 Web Site: www.co.del-norte.ca.us Provides advocacy to the veteran community regarding entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefit programs. Assists with claim preparation, submission, and follow-up for service-connected compensation, war-era pensions, education, death pension, and burial benefits.

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Garberville Public Health Department 727 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-1259 Limited financial assistance for overdue utility service bills for qualified applicants. Assistance is available for one time in a 19 month period. Some assistance for firewood and propane is available in the Garberville area.


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INSURANCE Area 1 Agency on Aging Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 444-3000 (800) 434-0222 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7876 (800) 434-0222 Web Site: www.a1aa.org Provides free help with questions or problems regarding Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare drug plans, Medicare supplemental insurance and long-term care insurance. Informational counseling is available. Please call for an appointment. Counseling sites: • Arcata • Crescent City • Eureka • Fortuna • McKinleyville • Redway • Willow Creek California Department of Insurance Consumer Services Division 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (800) 482-HELP (4835) Consumer Hotline Web Site: http://insurance.ca.gov/ Responds to general questions about insurance and formal requests for assistance on issues of claim delays, denials, cancellations, misrepresentation by agents/brokers/solicitors, and problems dealing with insurance rates and premiums. Department of Social Services 929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-3590 727 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-2759 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 (800) 891-8551 Web Site: www.dss.cahwnet.gov Provides applications for Medi-Cal and other health insurance programs for eligible low-income California residents.

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Healthy Kids Humboldt 517 Third Street, Suite 36, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-6066 Web Site: www.healtykidshumboldt.org Determines eligibility for and enrolls children ages 0 through 19 in various low- or no-cost health insurance programs, including Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and CalKids. Medicare (800) MEDICARE (800) 633-4227 (877) 486-2048 TTY Web site: www.medicare.gov Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65 years or older, people with disabilities who are under 65, and people of any age who have permanent kidney failure. Provides information on Medicare, Medicare claim information, Medicare Advantage, Medicare drug plans and publications. National Insurance Information Institute Web site: www.iii.org Online resources and low-cost brochures for a wide variety of insurance topics. Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 National (800) 325-0778 TTY Web Site: www.ssa.gov 3144 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95501 (866) 828-1991 560 East Hoover Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-5943 Processes applications for Medicare benefits including the Extra Help program for help with paying Medicare prescription drug plan costs. State Disability Insurance Employment Development Department 409 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (800) 480-3287 Web Site: www.edd.ca.gov/disability/ Determines eligibility for and generates payments to qualified applicants who are unable to work due to temporary disability.

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NeedyMeds, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Gloucester, PA 01931 Email: info@needymeds.org Web Site: www.needymeds.org Online information resource providing assistance to people unable to afford their medications and health care costs. Also offers discount coupons, discount drug cards, and access to other resources to help with prescription drug costs. Rx Assist Email: info@rxassist.org Web Site: www.rxassist.org Offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news and articles. Also offers discount drug program cards. LEGAL RESOURCES American Bar Association 740 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 (800) 285-2221 Web Site: www.americanbar.org/portals/public_ resources.html Web site provides practical guides and information related to a variety of legal issues, including estate planning, real estate, auto/ vehicles, personal injury, tax tips, health care and information on how the courts work. California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Lawyer Referral Service (800) 474-1116 Web Site: www.canhr.org Statewide referral service dealing primarily with elder law issues using rigorous screening requirements to select qualified, experienced elder law attorneys that serve in a wide range of topics, including elder abuse, neglect or injury, estate planning, long term care, and protective services. California Courts Self-Help Center Web Site: www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ Online resources to find assistance and information and to enhance working with an attorney or to represent yourself in legal matters.

California Indian Legal Services 324 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-8397 (800) 347-2402 Web Site: www.calindian.org Free and low-cost legal services to California tribes, tribal organizations and Native American individuals. Serves Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties. California State Bar Association 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 538-2250 Web Site: www.calbar.ca.gov Provides information related to numerous legal issues specific to California law. Provides a template that can be used to complete a will. Del Norte Family Law Facilitator 450 H Street Mall, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-1896 Web Site: www.delnorte.courts.ca.gov Legal consultations for divorce, custody, property settlements, legal separations, spousal support and guardianship and child support. Self-help resource library available. Open Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with walkin available in the morning and afternoons by appointment. Family Law Self-Help Center 421 I Street, Eureka, CA 95501(walk-in address) (707) 445-7256 ext. 1321 Free assistance by appointment. Services include: intake, information and referral to legal services partners in the local community, individual assistance with legal document preparation, bilingual assistance and legal reference materials and assistance in conducting self-guided legal research. Hoopa Tribal Court P.O. Box 1389, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4305 Provides fair, impartial, efficient and effective resolution of civil cases through the application of tribal laws and community standards. ➤

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT PROGRAMS (FOR THE UNINSURED)


Financial, Insurance & Legal

Humboldt Mediation Services 517 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-2505 Email: info@humboldtmediationservices.org Web Site: www.humboldtmediationservices.org Trained volunteers assist with conflict resolution for disputes related to divorces and separations including child custody/support/visitation, landlord/ tenant, housemates/roommates, conflict with neighbor(s), parent/child, elder care, property issues, seller/buyer, business/customer and the workplace. Fees based on income. Legal Services of Northern California 123 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-0866 ext. 304 Humboldt (800) 972-0002 Del Norte Web Site: www.lsnc.net Senior Legal Services 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 ext. 1245 Provides civil legal service, brief service and advocacy for individuals 60 years and older in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Topics covered include Advance Health Care Directives, Power of Attorney, Public Benefits, and landlord/tenant issues. Northern California Lawyer Access 120 North Auburn Street #214, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5962 Email: nclawyeraccess@gmail.com Web Site: www.norcallawyer.org Refers individuals, families, businesses and other organizations to lawyers experienced in family law, estate planning, divorce, personal injury, bankruptcy, business contracts, employment law, real estate, landlord/tenant, and criminal law. A $40 non-refundable processing fee required for initial consultation with a qualified and experienced attorney.   Public Guardian/Conservator 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7343 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 May act as the legally appointed guardian or conservator for persons found by the Superior court to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances or who are unable to resist undue influence or fraud.

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Senior Legal Hotline 444 North Third Street, Suite 312, Sacramento, CA 95811 (800) 222-1753 Web Site: www.seniorlegalhotline.org Free assistance to individuals over age 60 with domestic violence issues, regardless of income. Small Claims Advisor 825 Fifth Street, Room 305, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-1283 Small claims clinic held every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. for those who need assistance with small claims procedures and with the small claims paperwork. The civil self-help attorney is also available for assistance with small claims cases on a walk-in basis every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 305 on the third floor of the courthouse.  Small Claims Court Offices 825 Fifth Street, Room 223, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7256 Web Site: www.humboldt.courts.ca.gov Handles small claims cases not exceeding $7,500. 450 H Street Room 209, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-8115 Handles disputes involving deposits, monetary debts, or damages less than $5,000. Victim Witness Program District Attorney’s Office 712 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-7417 450 H Street, Suite 182, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7273 Assists and supports victims of crime by explaining the court process, accompanying them in court, and connecting them with community resources. Opens Victim of Crime claims to help with financial reimbursement of crime-related expenses such as: medical, hospital, counseling, funeral and burial expenses, loss of wages, job retraining and rehabilitation, crime clean up, relocation and home modification or vehicle because of crime. 

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The Older Americans Act of 1965 established two major food programs for seniors. “Congregate” meals, served in a dining site setting, and “home-delivered” meals delivered to homebound seniors in their place of residence. Nationwide, these programs provide approximately 242 million meals to seniors and their spouses annually. There are many resources available to people in need of supplemental foods. Some programs distribute government commodities on specific days, others offer emergency meals or groceries. Resources for food include food stamps (CalFresh), food pantries, home-delivered meals, private food delivery services and congregate meals. Some congregate meal programs are offered along with other types of services, such as socializing, recreational activities and health checks and some request a donation. Generally, the senior must be age 60 or over or be the guest of a senior. Meals are typically served during the noon hour and are well-balanced, low in fat and salt.

CalFresh (Food Stamps) Department of Health and Human Services 929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-3590 (800) 891-8551 727 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-2759 1200 Airport Road, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4251 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 Food for People, Inc. 307 West 14th Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-3166 Assistance in filling out food stamp applications and information on food stamp eligibility.

Del Norte Senior Center Commodity Supplemental Food Program 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3069 Distributes food the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Photo I.D. required. Lunch served daily Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Suggested donation $3.00 for aged 60 and older, $5.00 under age 60. Howonquet Lunch Site 101 Indian Court, Smith River, CA 95567 (707) 487-4463 Home-delivered and congregate meals served five days a week at 12:30 p.m. ➤

FOOD PANTRIES, COMMODITIES AND CONGREGATE MEALS DEL NORTE COUNTY Community Assistance Network (CAN) 355 Standard Veneer Road, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-9190 Email: can1995@charterinternet.com Provides one box of food and one visit to clothing bank per individual or family per month. Food days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays noon to 3:45 p.m. Senior information Guide | AreA 1 Agency on Aging | 2012-2013

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Our Daily Bread 1135 Harrold Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 445-2269 Web Site: www.dailybreadcc.org Meals served Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 p.m. for low-income and homeless individuals. Shower passes available upon request. Free outpatient drug and alcohol program. Rural Human Services 286 M Street, Suite A, Cresent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7441 Web Site: www.ruralhumanservices.org Emergency food boxes may be obtained once every four months Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Food bank distribution is every second full week of each month as follows: Klamath Community Center Salmon Avenue, Klamath, CA 95548 Second Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to noon. Lighthouse Community Church 2455 Oliver Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531 Second Tuesday 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. Rural Human Services 286 M Street, Suite A, Crescent City, CA 95531 Second Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Smith River Methodist Church 140 Beckstead Avenue, Smith River, CA 95567 Second Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to noon. Veterans Hall 810 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 Second Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to noon. Yurok Food Distribution Program 190 Nelson Road, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-1852 Program for eligible tribal members, contact program for application and more information.

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Fortuna & Eel River Valley Area

Eureka Area

Assembly of God Church Emergency Food Bank 95 Belleview, Rio Dell, CA 95562 (707) 764-5460 Food commodities available Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Serves hot meal every Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Eureka Rescue Mission for Men 110 Second Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-4551 Web Site: www.rescuemission.org Emergency housing and meals for men. Emergency breakfast and dinner seven days a week. Clothing exchange and showers available. Eureka Rescue Mission for Women 107 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-5016 Web Site: www.rescuemission.org Emergency housing and meals for women and children. Food for People, Inc. 307 West 14th Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-3166 Web Site: www.foodforpeople.org A variety of food programs including commodities, food pantries, home-delivered food bags, emergency food, senior brown bag and community gardens. Humboldt Senior Resource Center Eureka Lunch Site 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 Commodities and pet food available third Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Group dining and activities for seniors. Reservations requested. Salvation Army 2123 Tydd Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-6475 Provides emergency food and clothing.

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Ferndale Community Church 712 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4475 Web Site: www.ferndalecommunitychurch.org Food commodities to low-income individuals on the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ferndale Senior Resource Agency Ferndale Community Center, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4141 Low-cost congregate meals for senior residents of Ferndale or those with zip code of 95536 only starting at 12:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month, except July and August. Fortuna Community Services 2331 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-1166 Food and clothing available with interview on a walk-in basis, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Humboldt Senior Resource Center Fortuna Lunch Site (707) 725-6245 2130 Smith Lane, Fortuna, CA 95540 Group dining and activities for seniors. Reservations requested. Loleta Community Church 228 Church Street, Loleta, CA 95551 (707) 733-5751 Food pantry second, third and fourth Thursday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul 528 Second Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-8676 Food commodities on an as-needed basis. St. Vincent de Paul Dining Center 35 West Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-9588 Operates seven days a week, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. including holidays.

Loleta Community Resource Center 700 Loleta Drive Loleta, CA 95551 (707) 845-0464 Non-profit community outreach service of St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt County that assists with benefit applications and locates resources based on need. Hours Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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St. Joseph’s Pantry Shelf 2292 Newburg Road, Fortuna, CA 95531 (707) 725-1216 Food pantry available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Scotia Union Church Bread of Life Food Pantry 402 Church Street, Scotia, CA 95565 (707) 764-3249 Food distribution once a month and on an asneeded basis. EASTERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY Hoopa Food Distribution P.O. Box 498, Highway 96, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4646 Food commodities for Native Americans only.

NORTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY Arcata First Presbyterian Church 670 11th Street, Todd Room, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-1321 Food pantry Tuesday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring I.D. Humboldt Senior Resource Center Arcata Lunch Site 321 Community Parkway, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 825-2027 Food and commodities distributed on the third Thursday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to all-age low-income individuals. Senior dining program served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Suggested donation $3.50.

Karuk Senior Center 459 Asip Road, Orleans, CA 95556 (530) 627-3056 Lunch available Monday through Friday, Noon to 12:30 p.m. except for federal holidays. Suggested donation $3 for seniors and $6 for guests.

Blue Lake Community Resource Center 111 Greenwood Avenue, Blue Lake, CA 95525 (707) 668-4281 Non-profit community outreach service of St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt County that coordinates food distribution at the Mad River Grange, 110 Hatchery Road, Blue Lake, on the third Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

K’ima:w Medical Center Hoopa Senior Center Loop Road, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4834 Congregate meals served Monday through Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m. and home-delivered meals for homebound seniors.

Blue Lake Rancheria 428 Chartin Road, Blue Lake, CA 95525 (707) 668-5101 Offers congregate meals Monday through Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m. and a home-delivered meals program.

Klamath Senior Center Klamath Community Center 219 Salmon Avenue, Klamath, CA 95548 (707) 482-0470 Provides hot meals, gift shop with homemade crafts, ballroom/tap dancing, Bingo, exercise classes, and computer access.

Grace Good Shepherd Church 1450 Hiller Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-3726 Food commodities to low-income individuals on Tuesday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Willow Creek Community Resource Center 38883 Highway 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-3141 Site for senior box and senior brown bag programs and provides emergency food every Thursday.

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Mad River Grange Hall 110 Hatchery Road, Blue Lake, CA 95525 (707) 668-4281 Commodities distribution on the third Thursday of the month. McKinleyville Family Resource Center 1459 Hiller Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 840-0905 Food pantry available on Tuesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call ahead for appointment.

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Trinidad Lions Club Pantry Trinidad Town Hall 409 Trinity Street, Trinidad, CA 95570 Food pantry on third Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY Bridgeville Community Center 38717 Kneeland Road (Box 3), Bridgeville, CA 95526 (707) 777-1775 Web Site: www.Bridgevillecommunitycenter.org Provides food bank and senior lunch on Thursdays. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES Door Step Lunches 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 ext.1264 Fee-for-service program delivers mid-day meals to anyone in the service area regardless of mobility or health. Order by 3:00 p.m. the day prior. Food’s Here (707) 441-0775 Web Site: www.foodshere.com Delivers meals from any of 12 select Eureka area restaurants. There is a $7 delivery charge plus restaurant expense. Delivers to greater Eureka area only. ➤

Garberville Presbyterian Church 437 Maple Lane, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-3295 Food bank on Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Healy Senior Center 456 Briceland Road, Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-2399 Email: healysenior@gmail.com Hot lunches available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Food commodities available second Thursday of the month 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mateel Meal Program 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-3368 Free community lunches at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Presbyterian Church Food Bank Locust & Maple Streets, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-3295 Operates food pantry Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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McKinleyville Senior Center 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-0191 Luncheon available on the last Wednesday of the month, suggested donation $4.00, reservation requested. Homemade soup every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for $2.


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Ray’s Food Place 3460 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 442-9261 Grocery delivery in the greater Eureka area, $5 charge per delivery. Call Tuesday and Friday for delivery between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.. Free with $40 purchase. 1500 Anna Sparks Way, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-4413 Grocery delivery in the McKinleyville area, Monday through Saturday, free with $50 purchase, call for information about program status. HOME DELIVERED MEALS Blue Lake Rancheria 428 Chartin Road, Blue Lake, CA 95525 (707) 668-5101 Hot meals at the Rancheria Monday through Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m. Frozen meals delivered to outlying areas Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Del Norte Senior Center 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-5511 Nutritionally-balanced meal delivered five days a week for home bound seniors. Frozen meals available for weekends. Ferndale Senior Resource Agency Ferndale Community Center, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4141 Home-delivered meals five days a week for residents in 95536 zip code only. Healy Senior Center 456 Briceland Road, Redway, CA 95542 (707) 923-2399 Hot home-delivered meals Monday through Friday to homebound seniors in southern Humboldt county. Frozen meals for disabled individuals with no age restrictions.

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Howonquet Lunch Site 101 Indian Court, Smith River, CA 95567 (707) 487-4463 Home-delivered and congregate meals served five days a week at noon. Humboldt Senior Resource Center 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 ext. 1221 Delivers nutritionally-balanced meals to homebound seniors located in Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, McKinleyville and Trinidad, Monday through Friday. Karuk Senior Center 459 Asip Road, Orleans, CA 95556 (530) 627-3056 Home-delivered meals five days a week in Orleans area for eligible seniors. Must have doctor’s statement; form available at the Center. K’ima:w Medical Center P.O. Box 1288, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4834 Home-delivered meals for homebound seniors Monday-Friday in the Hoopa Valley. Mom’s Meals 718 SE Shurfine Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021 (866) 971-6667 Email: orders@momsmeals.com Web Site: www.momsmeals.com Private pay meals delivered fresh by UPS or FedEx ready to heat and eat for cost of $5.99 each plus shipping and handling. Features diverse menu and special diets. Rohnerville Rancheria 37 Bear River Drive, Loleta, CA 95551 (707) 733-1900 Home-delivered meals Monday-Friday. Provides hot meals to residents and limited frozen meals to outlying areas for Native Americans.

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Housing

Housing As we age, many of us are faced with the prospect of revising our living arrangements. While thinking about moving can be a source of anxiety and stress, planning ahead can give you more choices for the future, making a big difference in your level of independence and quality of life. There are many things to consider when deciding what living option is best. With some research and advance planning, the right senior housing can provide you or your loved one with beautiful surroundings, organized activities, a community of peers, and the right level of services to make life comfortable and easy.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE AND WEATHERIZATION Humboldt Senior Resource Center 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 x1228 Web Site: www.humsenior.org Seasonal firewood program for eligible low to moderate income seniors, limited to one cord per household annually. Pacific Gas and Electric Company Programs Balanced Payment Plan (800) 743-5000 Web Site: www.pge.com Monthly payments are averaged to eliminate wide swings in energy costs and allow for better budgeting by having the same or similar payment amount each month. Bill Guaranty (800) 743-5000 A deposit alternative which enables customers to secure their account by having another qualifying PG&E customer who is willing to assume financial responsibility sign on his/her behalf. Californians for Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) (866) 743-2273 Provides a monthly discount on energy bills for lowincome qualified households.

Energy Partners (800) 933-9555 Web Site: www.pge.com Weatherization program offered to low-income, disabled and senior customers. Energy Saving Assistance Program (800) 989-9744 Web Site: www.pge.com/energysavings Provides income-qualified renters and homeowners free, easy solutions to help manage their energy use and save money on their monthly energy bills. Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) (800) 743-5000 Web Site: www.pge.com/fera Monthly discount on electric bills provided for income-qualified households of three or more. Medical Baseline Program P. O. Box 8329, Stockton, CA 95208 (800) 743-5000 (800) 652-4712 TTY Web Site: www.pge.com/medicalbaseline Residential customers dependent on life-support equipment and/or with special heating or cooling needs due to certain medical conditions may be eligible to receive additional quantities of energy at the lowest (baseline) price. Payment Arrangements (800) 743-5000 Web Site: www.pge.com/paymentarrangement Additional time may be provided to make payments for those having difficulty paying their bill by the due date. ➤

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Pacific Power and Light Programs California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) (888) 221-7070 Web Site: www.pacificpower.net/care Provides a monthly discount of up to 20% on energy bills for low-income qualified households. Home Energy Savings (800) 942-0266 Web Site: www.homeenergysavings.net Cash incentives for purchasing high efficiency light fixtures, ceiling fans, clothes washers, dishwashers, electric storage water heaters, evaporative coolers, refrigerators, room and central air conditioners, ductless heat lamps, heat pumps, tune-ups for central air conditioners or heat pumps, windows and insulation. Eligible products and requirements are listed on web site.

See Ya Later Refrigerator (866) 899-5539 Web Site: www.pacificpower.net/ Provides $35 incentive to customers for recycling refrigerators and freezers. Schedule a pick up online or by calling. Refrigerators or freezers must be in working condition and units must be larger than 10 cubic feet in size. Weatherization Pacific Power and Light works with local agencies to provide free weatherization services to qualifying homeowners and renters living in single family homes, mobile homes, or apartments with the goal of lowering electric bills while keeping the home more comfortable. Based on needs, measures may include insulation, energy-efficient showerheads, compact fluorescent light bulbs and more. Redwood Coast Energy Authority 517 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-1700 (800) 931-7232 Web Site: www.redwoodenergy.org Information and services for energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy to increase home comfort, safety and affordability, call for a nocost/no-obligation assessment. Redwood Community Action Agency Free Home Weatherization 539 T Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 444-3831 ext. 204 Humboldt (800) 252-4440 ext. 206 Del Norte Crews identify methods for reducing energy waste, air pollution and related energy costs and test appropriate appliances for health and safety issues. Minor home repairs such as: repairing or replacing broken doors, windows, and other health and safety related issues, replacement of standard light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, or hard wired fluorescent fixtures, replacement of standard showerhead and faucet aerators with water-saving devices, replacement of inefficient refrigerators, installation of range hoods in mobile homes, installation of a programmable thermostat when possible, duct repair and replacement, installation of attic, floor, and duct insulation to reduce heat loss, water heater repairs and heater and microwave replacement.

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California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 1515 Clay Street, Suite 701, Oakland, CA 94612 (800) 884-1684 (800) 700-2320 TTY Web Site: www.dfeh.ca.gov Handles cases of discrimination and harassment in employment, housing, business, public accommodations, and acts of hate violence.

Lead Hazard Control Inspection Services (707) 444-3831 ext. 207 Inspection for lead based paint and on site supervision for removal available by trained staff on a fee for service or grant basis when available.

City of Eureka Redevelopment Agency 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-4209 Web Site: www.ci.eureka.ca.gov Programs for housing rehabilitation, home ownership and funding assistance for low income households, seniors and disabled persons.

Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) Salvation Army 2123 Tydd Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-6475 Garberville Public Health Department 727 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-1259 Limited financial assistance for overdue utility service bills for qualified applicants. Assistance is available for one time in a 19 month period. Some assistance for firewood and propane is available in the Garberville area. Call for eligibility requirements and application. Also offers REACH Plus which allows a credit of $100 for utility bill of a person over 62 years of age. It is not required that the bill be overdue.

Community Care Licensing 101 Golf Course Road, Suite A230, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (707) 588-5026 Web Site: www.ccld.ca.gov Licensing for adult residential facilities serving dependent adults and elders.

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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) (707) 444-3834 Humboldt on Mondays (855) 299-7336 Del Norte on Tuesdays Web Site: www.rcaa.org Annual payment as rebate of utility costs of firewood or propane gas for eligible individuals. If you live in Humboldt County, call on Mondays and if you live in Del Norte County, call on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. only.

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HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND ADVOCACY Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (800) 514-0301 (800) 514-0383 TTY Web Site: www.ada.gov Advocacy and assistance with regulations applying for equal access by persons with disabilities. Help with issues related to housing, employment, access and discrimination for homeowners and renters.

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Eureka Rescue Mission for Men 110 Second Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-4551 Web Site: www.rescuemission.org Emergency housing and meals for men. Emergency breakfast and dinner seven days a week. Clothing exchange and showers available. Eureka Rescue Mission for Women 107 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-5016 Web Site: www.rescuemission.org Emergency housing and meals for women and children. Housing Authority City of Crescent City and Del Norte County 235 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-9216 Web Site: www.crescentcity.org Subsidized housing program for low-income families, seniors and disabled individuals, dependent upon funding. Public housing available. Housing Authority City of Eureka and Humboldt County 735 West Everding Street, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 443-4583 Web Site: www.eureka-humboldt-hsg.org Programs for low-income families, seniors and disabled individuals, dependent on availability of funding. Humboldt Bay Housing Development Corporation 824 L Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-7312 Web Site: www.hbhdc.org Affordable housing in Arcata and McKinleyville for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. Humboldt Mediation Services 517 Third Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-2505 Email: info@humboldtmediationservices.org Web Site: www.humboldtmediationservices.org Trained volunteers assist with conflict resolution for disputes related to divorces and separations including: child custody/support/visitation, landlord/tenant, housemates/ roommates, conflict with neighbor(s), parent/child, elder care, property issues, seller/ buyer, business/ customer and the workplace. Fees based on income.

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North Coast Association of Residential Care Administrators P.O. Box 6638, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 268-0147 Email: info@ncarca.net Web Site: www.ncara.net Web site provides information on current listing of openings at residential care facilities for seniors, developmentally disabled, and those with mental health issues. North Coast Veterans Resource Center 109 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4322 Email: ncvrc@vietvets.org Network of services for veterans including housing assistance, job training, career development, job placement assistance, drug and alcohol recovery programs and case management. Redwood Community Action Agency Property Management 537 Ninth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-2014 Email: rentals@rcaa.org Web Site: www.rcaa.org Maintains and administers housing options for individuals of low and moderate income, dwellings, rentals and other options. Seniors must be able to live independently. Yurok Indian Housing Authority 15540 North Highway 101, Klamath, CA 95548 (707) 482-1506 (800) 281-4749 Web Site: www.yurokhousing.com Subsidized housing assistance for low-income Native American families, Elders, and disabled adults. REPAIR AND MODIFICATION 504 Loan and Grant Program Rural Development 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 443-6714 ext. 101 Web Site: www.rurdev.usda.gov/ca Low interest loans for the improvement of housing safety and sanitation. Covers Humboldt Hill south to county line, north from Indianola to Oregon county line. Excludes residents in the City of Eureka and in mobile home parks.

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City of Eureka Redevelopment Agency 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-4209 Web Site: www.ci.eureka.ca.gov Programs for housing rehabilitation, home ownership and funding assistance for low income households, seniors and disabled persons. Del Norte County Housing Rehabilitation 981 H Street, Suite 230, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-7271 Financial assistance for safety and health housing rehabilitation for owner-occupied homes. Owners must meet federal low-income guidelines.

G. H. Outreach 700 East Washington Boulevard, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-5089 Email: ghoutreach@aol.com Crews of developmentally disabled individuals are available for yard work, window washing, power washing, moving and minor construction. Humboldt Senior Resource Center Job Bank 1910 California Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9747 x1240 Web Site: www.humsenior.org Referral bank of fee-for-service handyperson services such as yard work, hauling, moving, carpentry, and computer repair. HSRC maintains a list of handypersons. Responsibility rests with the handyperson and HSRC is not responsible for workmanship.

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California Access P.O. Box 4904, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 444-8584 Accessibility surveys, accessible housing information and design, home modification services and ramp rentals.


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Senior Home Repair Program Provides minor home maintenance and home repair services for up to moderate income senior homeowners and renters, age 60 and older, residing within the Eureka city limits. If you are in need of safety related repairs call and request information. Mobile Home Ombudsman P. O. Box 31, Sacramento, CA 95812 (800) 952-5275 Web Site: www.hcd.ca.gov Assists with complaints relating to matters of the registration and titling of mobile homes. Also, provides assistance with mobile home park inspections (health and safety issues), installation and problems relating to dealer sales.

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Redwood Community Action Agency Housing Rehabilitation Program 904 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-2043 Web Site: www.rcaa.org Housing rehabilitation low interest loans for health and safety reasons, includes structural problems (foundations and roofing), electrical, plumbing and heating for low-income owner-occupied homes.

◆ Reverse Mortgages A reverse mortgage is a way for a homeowner who is over age 62 to borrow money against the equity in their home, at a low rate of interest, including fees, and make no payments on it for as long as they live in their home – no matter how many years that may be. Typically no repayment is made until all borrowers have died, the property has been sold, or none of the borrowers lives in the property. There are a variety of mortgage products available. Ask the lender for a comparison of all available products to see which works best for your situation.

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Independence for a lifetime is everyone’s dream – but it takes more than regular exercise and good nutrition. Medication management, emergency preparedness, and dental awareness make a difference and are some of the examples of the information available in this chapter. Almost 30 percent of hospitalizations for people age 65 and older are related to lack of adherence to prescription directions. Medicines can only help if taken as prescribed – and there’s equipment available to help you do that. According to the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, falls and fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults. Fall-related hip fractures account for 25 percent of injury deaths over age 65 and 34 percent of injury deaths among those 85 and older. Since nearly four of every five falls for older adults happen in or near the home, seniors living alone are often concerned about how to call for help in an emergency. Around the clock access to emergency medical services can be as easy as owning a home device to activate if assistance is needed. About a quarter of adults aged 60 and older have lost their natural teeth. That requires nutritional adjustments. Dentures are not as efficient for chewing food as natural teeth, so denture wearers often prefer soft, easily chewed foods and may avoid fresh fruits and vegetables. MEDICAL CLINICS AND FACILITIES DEL NORTE COUNTY Crescent City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1280 Marshall Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-6151 Skilled nursing home offering 24/7 inpatient nursing care. Del Norte Community Health Center 550 East Washington Boulevard, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-6925 Family practice services for primary medical needs, including diagnosis, treatment and referral for more advanced care, as necessary. Primary dental and restorative care, including routine dental examinations, fillings, root canals, and partial and full dentures for children and adults. Same day and urgent care provided. Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Branch 880 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-3191 Web Site: www.dnco.org Pregnancy testing, immunizations, flu shots and TB screening and HIV/AIDS testing and counseling.

Sutter Coast Home Health Care 983 Third Street, Suite D, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-8741 409 Hillside, Suite B, Brookings, OR 97415 (541) 469-1828 Services provided to ease transition from hospital to home including multiple specialty programs such as pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric nursing and enterostomal therapy. Sutter Coast Health Center 785 East Washington Boulevard, Suite 10, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-8818 Non-emergency, outpatient medical care. Sutter Coast Hospital 800 East Washington Boulevard, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-8511 Web Site: www.suttercoast.org Acute care hospital providing intensive care, emergency and cardiopulmonary services, radiology and teleradiology, pharmacy, maternity and laboratory services. ➤

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United Indian Health Services Web Site: http://uihs.org General medical and dental clinic. Provides nutrition education, diabetes program, flu shots, health and wellness programs, child and family services (including WIC), and on site pharmacy. Serves eligible Native American patients. Elk Valley Office 2298 Norris Avenue, Suite A, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-2919 Provides behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, diabetes and tobacco education programs. Serves eligible Native American patients. Klamath Health Clinic 241 Salmon Avenue, Klamath, CA 95548 (707) 482-2181 General medical clinic open Tuesdays and Fridays for eligible Native American patients. Howonquet Health Center 501 North Indian Road, Smith River, CA 95567 (707) 487-0215

CENTRAL HUMBOLDT COUNTY Eureka Area Eureka Community Health Center 2412 Buhne Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 441-1624 Family practice for primary medical needs including diagnosis, treatment and referral. Wellchild examinations and annual adult check-ups. Provides behavioral health counseling and support, opiate dependency treatment, diabetes education, nutritional counseling and women’s health services. Assists in determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, Medicare, County Medical Services and other programs. Discounts available for uninsured. Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 2353 23rd Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-3261 Skilled nursing home offering 24/7 inpatient nursing care. Eureka Veterans Clinic 714 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-5335 Offers preventive and primary care and specialty services such as mental health services, substance abuse and nutrition counseling. Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 2885 Harris Street, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 443-1627 Skilled nursing home offering 24/7 inpatient nursing care. Humboldt Medical Specialists Cardiology Clinic 1773 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-1182 Available by appointment. Physician referral not required.

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Mobile Medical Clinic P.O. Box 2020, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 407-8311 Appointments (707) 443-1186 24-hour line Offers mobile medical services at designated sites in Eureka, Fortuna, and Loleta to patients of all ages, including patients who are homeless, in transitional housing and migrant workers and their families. Additional services include behavioral health counseling and opiate dependency treatment.

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood 3225 Timber Fall Court, Eureka CA 95503 (707) 442-5700 Clinical Services (707) 442-2961 Administration Web Site: www.srpp.org Provides services and information on sexuality and educational information on menopause and aging issues for women. St. Joseph Health System Rehabilitation Center General Hospital Campus, 2200 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-5111 Web Site: www.stjosepheureka.org Comprehensive acute medical rehabilitation including in-patient and out-patient services. St. Joseph Home Care Network 721 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9332 Provides care to qualified patients at home, including services of skilled nursing staff and physical, occupational, and speech therapy, home health aide and medical social workers. ➤

Pacific Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 2211 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-9767 Skilled nursing home offering 24/7 inpatient nursing care. Public Health Branch (707) 445-6200 Web Site: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ Offers home visits from Public Health Nurses, Women Infants and Children (WIC) services, flu shot clinic, immunizations, and AIDS/HIV and tuberculosis testing. Provides permits and inspections from Environmental Health, birth and death certificates, and many health education programs. Seaview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 6400 Purdue Drive, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 443-5668 Skilled nursing home offering 24/7 inpatient nursing care.

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Humboldt Neuropsychology Center 1901 California Street, Building B, 2nd Floor, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 546-3300 Web Site: www.humboldtneuropsychology.com Provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive functioning of individuals with neurological, developmental, and other medical challenges using evidence-based protocols. Areas of emphasis include attention deficit disorders, learning disability and dyslexia, dementias and traumatic brain disorders. Provides support, education and training for both family and professional caregivers in best practices related to cognitive disorders.


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St. Joseph Hospital 2700 Dolbeer Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-8121 Web Site: www.stjosepheureka.org Acute care hospital including specialties in cancer treatment, emergency/urgent care, imaging, heart program, rehabilitation, occupational health, sleep disorders, surgical services, women and children’s health and pain management. Telehealth and Visiting Specialist Center 2426 Buhne Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4038 Web Site: www.opendoorhealth.com/opendoor/ locations/telehome Offers access to out-of-area medical and health care specialists for certain health conditions, and evening and urgent care clinics. Services are available to established Open Door Community Health Clinic patients by referral from their primary care provider.

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Vector Rehabilitation 2121 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-6463 Email: vector@humboldt1.com Web Site: vectorpt.org Non-profit orthopedic and sport rehabilitation specializing in hand therapy and custom splinting. Other services include exercise, gait training/ strengthening, orthotics, pedorthotics, neurological rehabilitation, arthritis therapy, work site evaluation and early intervention. Fortuna Area Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 2321 Newburg Road, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-4467 Skilled nursing home offering 24/7 inpatient nursing care.

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St. Joseph Home Care Network 1131 Main Street, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-3389 Provides care to qualified patients at home, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, home health aide and medical social workers. United Indian Health Clinics Fortuna Health Clinic 940 Main Street, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-7988 Web Site: http://uihs.org General medical clinic open Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Provides health and wellness programs that serve Native American eligible patients and their spouses. EASTERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY K’ima:w Medical Center 1200 Airport Road, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4261 Provides health care to Native American people and others seeking services for the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation and surrounding areas. Patient transportation available for medical and dental appointments. Six Rivers Medical Center 850 Highway 96, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-3116 Web Site: www.madriverhospital.com Rural health outreach center for Mad River Hospital providing family care for all ages. Includes laboratory, health maintenance and promotion, and diagnosis and management of health conditions.

United Indian Health Services Weitchpec Health Clinic Libby Nix Community Center Route 96, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4300 Web Site: http://uihs.org General medical clinic open Fridays only. Other services include behavioral health counseling on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and needle exchange program on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Serves Native American eligible patients and their spouses. Willow Creek Family Health Center 38883 Highway 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-3111 Medical (530) 629-1941 Dental Family practice services for primary medical needs, including diagnosis, treatment and referral for more advanced care, as necessary. Primary dental care, including routine and preventive dental examinations for children and adults. NORTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY Humboldt Family Medical Care 1733 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-4852 Family practice satellite site for Mad River Hospital, providing outpatient care for all ages. Humboldt Open Door Clinic 770 10th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-8610 Web Site: www.opendoorhealth.com Family practice for primary medical needs including diagnosis, treatment and referral. Well-child examinations and annual adult checkups. Behavioral health counseling and support, Transgender Clinic, Teen Clinic, nutritional counseling and women’s health services. Assists in determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, Medicare, County Medical Services, and other programs. Discounts available for uninsured. ➤

Six Rivers Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 850 Highway 96, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-3338 Web Site: www.madriverhospital.com Offers a full range of therapy for orthopedic problems, sports injuries, industrial safety and injury prevention. Fitness centers open to the public for a monthly fee.

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Redwood Memorial Hospital 3300 Renner Drive, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-3361 Web Site: www.redwoodmemorial.org Acute care hospital with emergency services, laboratory, surgery, radiology and Birth Center.


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Mad River Community Hospital 3800 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-3621 Web Site: www.madriverhospital.com Acute care hospital. Specialties include Birth Center, cardiopulmonary services, emergency care, occupational health, surgical services, radiology, intensive care, wound care and hyperbolic medicine and pain management. Mad River Home Health Service 4605 Valley West Boulevard, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-8420 Web Site: www.madriverhospital.com Provides progressive, compassionate care to people at home, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, home health aide and medical social workers. Serves residents from Fortuna to Orick and east to Fieldbrook, Kneeland, and Blue Lake. Mad River Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 1650 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA 95521 (707) 839-5905 1703 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 825-4950 Web Site: www.madriverhospital.com Offers a full range of therapy for orthopedic problems, sports injuries, industrial safety and injury prevention. Fitness centers are open to the public for a monthly fee.

McKinleyville Community Health Center 1644 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-3068 Family practice including diagnosis, treatment and referral. Well-child examinations and annual adult check-ups. Teen Clinic, nutritional counseling and women’s health services provided. Assists in determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, Medicare, CMSP, and other programs. Discounts available for uninsured. North Country Clinic 785 18th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-2481 Family practice including diagnosis, treatment and referral. Well-child examinations and annual adult check-ups, behavioral health counseling, opiate dependency treatment, women’s health, and referral to case manager for assistance with housing, employment and other paperwork. Assists in determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, Medicare, County Medical Service Program, and other programs. Discounts available for uninsured. United Indian Health Services Potawot Health Village 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 825-5000 Web Site: http://uihs.org Full spectrum health services including vision and dental, nutrition education, diabetes program, flu shot clinics, behavioral health counseling, health and wellness programs, child and family services (including WIC) and on site pharmacy. Serves eligible Native American patients. SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY Bridgeville Community Center 38717 Kneeland Road, Bridgeville, CA 95526 (707) 777-1775 Health clinic open on Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call Southern Trinity Health Clinic at (707) 574-6616 to schedule appointment. Redwoods Rural Health Center 101 West Coast Road, Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-2783 Family practice clinic providing medical and dental services and acupuncture. Provides behavioral health counseling for established patients.

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Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District Jerold Phelps Community Hospital 733 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-3921 Web Site: www.shchd.org Acute care district hospital in southern Humboldt County offering emergency care, laboratory, skilled nursing facility and radiology services. DENTAL 1-800-Dentist (800) 336-8422 Web Site: www.1(800)dentist.org Offers free, in-person online and on-the-phone 24/7 help in locating a pre-screened dentist. Burre Dental Health Center 959 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-7078 Web Site: www.opendoorhealth.com Primary dental care, including routine and preventive dental examinations and care for children and adults. Limited same-day appointments for emergency dental care. Accepts Medi-Cal (limited to tooth extraction and pain medication), County Medical Services Program and has sliding-fee scale. Proof of income required. College of the Redwoods Dental Health Center 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 476-4250 Reduced cost dental services performed by a licensed dentist and registered dental hygienist assisted by students enrolled in the CR Dental Assisting Program. Available to the community with priority given to CR students and staff. Emergency care not available, and appointments are required. Does not provide complex or extensive dental treatment and does not perform extractions or root canal therapy.

Del Norte Community Health Center Dental Services 550 East Washington Boulevard, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-4636 Primary dental care including routine and preventive dental examinations and care for children and adults. Next day appointments for emergency dental care. Accepts Medi-Cal (limited to tooth extraction and pain medication), County Medical Services Program, and has sliding-fee scale. Humboldt-Del Norte Dental Society & Senior Dental Referrals P.O. Box 6368, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 443-7476 Web Site: www.hdnds.org Referrals to local member dentists and specialists. K’ima:w Medical Center 1200 Airport Road, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4261 Dental care services for Native Americans. Redwoods Rural Health Center 101 West Coast Road, Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-2783 Family clinic providing medical and dental services, and behavioral health. United Indian Health Services Potawot Health Village 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 825-5000 Web Site: http://uihs.org Howonquet Health Center 501 North Indian Road, Smith River, CA 95567 (707) 487-0215 Provides dental services for eligible Native American patients. Willow Creek Community Health Center Dental Office 38883 Highway 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-1941 Dental services for individuals of all ages. ➤

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Southern Humboldt Community Clinic 509 Elm Street, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-3925 General medical services including lab, radiology, physical therapy and behavioral health counseling.


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EQUIPMENT RESOURCES AND ALERT SYSTEMS AbleData (800) 227-0216 Web Site: www.abledata.com Searchable database for assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment. Accessible Environments, Inc. (800) 643-5906 Email: accessinc@aol.com Web Site: www.acessinc.com Adaptive equipment for persons with disabilities. Alert! Security Medical Response (209) 634-2527 (866) 411-3110 Web Site: www.alertmedicalresponse.com Fee-based service for rapid medical alert response system. American Cancer Society – Humboldt/Del Norte 2942 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-2241 Web Site: www.cancer.org Equipment loan closet available. American Medical Alarms 1314 Cape Coral Parkway East, #208, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (800) 542-0438 Email: office@americanmedicalalarms.com Web Site: www.americanmedicalalarms.com Business providing fee-for-service alert system that establishes communication with emergency monitoring center to bring assistance in an emergency. Life Alarm (800) 780-5433 Email: lifealaram@aol.com Web Site: www.life-alarm.com Consists of wearing a button that activates a twoway, 24-hour voice alert response system.

Life+Guard Personal Emergency Response System 3302 T Street, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 445-9911 (888) 710-0911 Web Site: www.life-guard.us Locally-based 24-hour emergency medical alarm system, fee-for-service. LifeStation, Inc. 354 Neptune Avenue, Sheepshead Bay, NY 11235 (877) 478-3390 Business providing fee-for-service alert system that establishes communication with emergency monitoring center to bring assistance in an emergency. Medic-Alert Foundation Interns 2323 Colorado Avenue, Turlock, CA 95382 (800) 432-5378 Email: customerservice@medicalert.org Web Site: www.medicalert.org Provides fee-based Medic-Alert bracelet or necklace that alerts emergency responders about important medical conditions when activated. Phillips Lifeline 111 Lawrence Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702 (800) 635-6156 (800) 380-3111 Web Site: www.lifelinesys.com Fee-for-service 24-hour emergency medical alarm system. Vector Rehabilitation 2121 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501-3323 (707) 442-6463 Provides an equipment loan/rental program consisting of wheel chairs, walkers, commodes and other assistive devices.

LifeFone 16 Yellowstone Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607 (800) 882-2280 Email: info@lifefone.com Web Site: www.lifefone.com Fee-for-service individualized life alert plan for emergency medical alert response.

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RESOURCES FOR HEARING AND SPEECH California Public Utilities Commission Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) California Relay Service California Telephone Access Program (800) 806-1191 (800) 806-4474 TTY Email: consumeraffairs@ddtp.com Web Site: www.ddtp.org Programs for speech-to-speech telephone services and assistive telecommunications equipment for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Provides free products and services for individuals who have difficulty using the telephone due to hearing, vision, movement, speech or cognitive impairment. Ear of the Lion Hearing Foundation 850 San Jose Avenue #115, Clovis, CA 93612 (800) 546-6634 Web Site: http://www.md4lions.org/projects.html Collects used hearing aids, refurbishes and conditions them, and lends them to people of low income. There is a lifetime $150 fee per hearing aid. Starkey Foundation Hear Now Program 6700 Washington Avenue South, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (800) 328-8602 Email: hearnow@starkey.com Web Site: www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org Provides hearing aids to income eligible persons every five years. Must not have insurance benefit that covers hearing aids.

Vestibular Disorders Association P. O. Box 13305, Portland, OR 97213 (800) 837-8428 Web Site: www.vestibular.org Offers information on disorders of the inner ear including management and diagnosis of dizziness and searchable database of related health care professionals. RESOURCES FOR VISION Blind Veterans Association (800) 669-7079 Web Site: www.bva.org Promotes the welfare of blind veterans. Braille and Talking Book Library P.O. Box 942837, Sacramento, CA 94237 (800) 952-5666 (888) 657-7323 TTY Email: btbl@lirary.ca.gov Web Site: www.btbl.ca.gov California State Library loans braille, cassette and digital talking books, magazines and playback equipment to individuals unable to read conventional print. Braille Transcribers of Humboldt P.O. Box 6363, Eureka, CA 95502 10 West Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4048 Email: supergeezer@earthlink.net Volunteers transcribe written material into Braille upon request. Also teaches Braille. California Council of the Blind 1510 J Street, Suite 125, Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 221-6359 Email: ccotb@ccbnet.org Web Site: www.ccbnet.org Provides the “California Connection� which includes weekly news and announcements of interest to blind individuals. Provides information and referral, technical assistance, advocacy, leadership development, publications, emergency funds, accessible technology loans, and scholarships.

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Fortuna Lions Club P.O. Box 432, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-9293

Diabetes Action Network National Federation of the Blind 39481 Gallaudet Drive #27, Fremont, CA 94538 (877) 558-6524 Web Site: www.nfbcal.org Support and information networks for all diabetics and especially for those who have lost or are losing their vision due to diabetes.

McKinleyville Lions Club P.O. Box 1336, Blue Lake, CA 95525 (707) 839-3768

Eye Care America (800) 222-3937 Web Site: www.eyecareamerica.org Free eye health education materials and free eye exam for qualified applicants age 65 and older. Lighthouse of the North Coast 1910 California Street, 3rd Floor, Eureka CA 95501 (707) 268-5646; TTY (510) 845-8703 Email: northcoastinfo@lighthouse-sf.org Web Site: www.lighthouse-sf.org Vision rehabilitation, training, and equipment for people who are blind or visually impaired, age 55 and older. Low Vision Support Group McKinleyville Senior Center 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 822-4850 or (707) 839-0191 Please call for more information.

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California Vision Foundation 2415 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 (800) 877-5738 Web Site: www.californiavision.org Offers referrals and assistance programs for free eye exams and low cost glasses for uninsured lowincome, working families.

Garberville Lions Club P.O. Box 161, Garberville, CA 95542 (707) 923-3295

Six Rivers Lions Club P.O. Box 37, Bridgeville, CA 95526 (707) 574-6426 Trinidad Lions Club P.O. Box 536, Trinidad, CA 95570 (707) 677-3401 Office of Services to the Blind 744 P Street, MS 8-16-94, Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 657-3327 Email: BlindAccess@dss.ca.gov Web Site: www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG83.htm Provides information and referral services, programs, entitlements, and products of benefit to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and their families or service providers. Administers the Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program and publishes a comprehensive directory of social, financial, medical and technology related to ➤ services and products throughout the state.

Northcoast Lions Eye Foundation P.O. Box 335, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 839-3768 Assists with travel expenses for out-of-area vision care. Each Lions Club works on case-by-case basis in covering vision care, including exams and eyeglasses, in their area and has its own application process. Eureka Host Lions Club (includes Arcata) P.O. Box 274, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 444-8569 Ferndale Lions Club P.O. Box 262, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4404 Senior information Guide | AreA 1 Agency on Aging | 2012-2013

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Reading Service of the Redwoods 920 Samoa Boulevard #214, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-1247 Email: rsr1@sbcglobal.net Web Site: www.rsraudio.org Provides on-air reading of local newspapers and other printed materials for qualified applicants. Requires receiver, which is given on loan with application. HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION Aligning Forces Humboldt Our Pathways to Health 1125 16th Street, Suite 204, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 445-280 Our Pathways to Health is a six-week program to help improve the health of anyone living with a long-term health condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, depression, obesity, heart disease, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

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Alzheimer’s Association 921 11th Street, Suite 601, Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 272-3900 Email: info@alz.org Web Site: www.caalz.org Information and support services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. American Cancer Society 2942 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-2241 Web Site: www.cancer.org Information for cancer patients and their families, including help with locating financial and community resources. Also provides programs to help with travel costs related to cancer treatment and testing. American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 (800) 342-2383 Email: ada@diabetes.org Web Site: www.diabetes.org Information and education on preventing, treating and living with diabetes.

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American Lung Association 424 Pendleton Way, Oakland, CA 94621 (510) 638-5864 (800) 548-8252 Helpline Web Site: www.lungusa.org Information about lung health and lung disease. American Stroke Association 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 (888) 478-7653 Web Site: www.strokeassociation.org Information and education on preventing or living with stroke and related conditions. Arthritis Foundation 657 Mission Street, Suite 603, San Francisco, CA 94105 (800) 464-6240 Email: info.nca@arthritis.org Web Site: www.arthritis.org Information concerning all types of arthritis and arthritis-related illnesses, including how to manage symptoms and exercise programs that have been shown to improve arthritis pain and functioning. Provides drug guide and physician referral service for treatment of arthritis.

Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education 1814 Franklin Street, #620, Oakland, CA 94612 (888) 266-3015 Email: info@fore.org Web Site: www.fore.org Resources and information on bone health and osteoporosis.

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American Heart Association 2007 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 242-8721 (916) 446-6505 Web Site: www.americanheart.org Information and education on preventing or living with heart disease and related conditions.

Health Education Alliance 3100 Edgewood Road, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-0124 Web site: http://hea.hdnipa.com/ Provides diabetic and nutrition counseling and classes and teaches patients how to self-manage their diabetes and other nutrition related chronic diseases. Humboldt Community Breast Health Project 987 Eighth Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 825-8345 (877) 422-4776 Web Site: www.hcbhp.org A community resource for education, support and advocacy. Services are provided by breast cancer survivors. Humboldt-Del Norte Medical Society 3100 Edgewood Road, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 442-2367 Patient/physician dispute resolution, order information for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Advance Healthcare Directive forms.

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Californians for Patient Care 1017 L Street, PMB #718, Sacramento, CA 95814 (888) 828-0885 Web Site: www.myhealthresource.org Nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the interests of patients and ensuring consumers have fair and equitable access to high quality healthcare. Online tool provides directory that connects people to comprehensive low- and nocost healthcare services and programs in their communities throughout the state.

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It’s Me Again Mastectomy Care Specialist (707) 725-2722 Email: itsmeagain@suddenlink.net Board certified post mastectomy fitter and consultant. Compassionate care for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Offering breast prostheses and mastectomy bras. Medicare approved. Kris Kelly Health Information Center Evergreen Lodge 2700 Dolbeer Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-9094 Web Site: www.kkhic.org Email: sje-kkhic@stjoe.org Comprehensive consumer health information resources, pamphlets, books and electronic databases. MediGuard Safe Med Service Web Site: www.safemedservice Allows you to register for a free online medication monitoring service designed to screen for drugand drug-disease interactions, sends email alerts and updates as important safety information arises for medications and shares feedback from other members on side effects and other important information. Once registered, provides a printable list of medications. Mended Hearts Support Group St. Joseph Hospital Conference Center 2700 Dolbeer Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-2529 Support group for people with heart disease and post-heart surgery and their family members. Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. National Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline (800) 473-4636 Email: helpline@parkinson.org Web Site: www.parkinson.org People with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends and health care providers can receive current and up-to-date information about Parkinson’s disease, emotional support, and referrals to health professionals and community resources.

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Parkinson’s Support Group (707) 442-5245 Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family members. Meets the second Friday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meetings held in Eureka area.

Care for Yourself Being a caregiver for someone you love is one of the greatest gifts you can give, but it can also be very stressful. As you care for your loved one, there are resources that can help and things you can do to ease the strain on your own health and well-being. Here are some ways to care for yourself while caring for your loved one: 1. Talk to your doctor if you feel depressed or anxious. Signs that you may need help include crying more, sleeping more or less than usual, changes in appetite, and lack of interest in your regular activities. 2. Find out about sources of support and help in your community. Reach out to family members, friends, neighbors, your place of worship, your Area Agency on Aging or your workplace for help with caregiver tasks. 3. Realize that your health matters – it benefits everyone if you stay healthy and less stressed. Visit your doctor every year for a check-up and be sure to get a flu shot. 4. Be aware of the toll stress takes on your health. Try to find time for exercise, eating well and sleeping enough. 5. Learn about the condition your loved one is facing and how it may affect his/her physical and emotional state.

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Health and medication management is yet another way of maintaining health and wellness and can be just as important as regular exercise and drinking enough water. Take this with you to each medical appointment and write down any important information while you are in the office. Make copies and give to a friend, family members or your health provider in case it is needed in an emergency situation, or if you have multiple health providers. Show it to care providers if they assist you in remembering to take medications or prepare meals for you.

INFORMATION ABOUT MYSELF

MY MEDICAL HISTORY

Name

I recently had or have the following conditions:

Address

Blood Type Seizures

Home Phone

High Blood Pressure

Emergency Phone

Diabetes

Emergency Contact / Relationship

Dialysis Heart Condition

Insurance Carrier

Respiratory Conditions Depression

Insurance / Medicare / MediCal Number

Arthritis Glasses/Contact Lenses

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Glaucoma

Primary Physician

Pacemaker Cancer

Other

Dentures Chronic Pain

Other

Recent Surgeries

FOOD AND MEDICATION ALLERGIES

Ulcer

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Other

What Happened Name

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Trains, planes, automobiles -- to some in urban settings, dependable transportation is a choice, not a concern. However, in rural settings, the availability of transportation is often limited if provided at all. Reliable transportation is critical to helping rural communities and community members remain healthy and productive. It is what binds communities together and supports economic growth. Each year, many older adults stop driving and become dependent on others to meet their transportation needs. Others give up driving due to disabilities and other medical reasons. This is more than a personal problem – it’s a social issue. At a recent White House Conference on Aging, mobility was ranked the third highest critical issue for older adults. Transportation is also a pivotal factor in determining whether the disabled and aged populations are able to remain in their homes and their communities. Enhancing transportation opportunities for a rural community can improve economic growth and community development that will ensure quality of life for residents in rural environments. A variety of transportation options exist in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties ranging from public transportation to specialized door-to-door services. GENERAL TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES AARP Driver Safety Program (707) 677-0147 Web Site: www.aarp.org Offers course for drivers age 50 and older consisting of an eight-hour class or a four-hour renewal class leading to a three-year certificate. Amtrak (800) 872-7245 Web Site: www.amtrak.com Serves over 500 travel destinations in 30-plus routes across North America. Arcata Transit Center 925 E Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-3775 Tickets Only Web Site: www.arcatatransit.org Email: trans@arcatacityhall.org Transit center providing access to Redwood Transit, Arcata/Mad River Transit and Greyhound. Dial-a-Ride ticket information. Bridgeville Community Center Van P.O. Box 3, Bridgeville, CA 95526 (707) 777-1775 Provides transportation from Bridgeville to Eureka and Fortuna for a variety of needs. Operates on first Thursday of the month. Donations welcome. California Highway Patrol 255 East Samoa Boulevard, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-5981 Driver safety information and presentations.

California Department of Motor Vehicles 322 West 15th Street, Eureka, CA 95501 1475 Parkway Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (800) 777-0133 (800) 368-4327 TTY Web Site: www.dmv.ca.gov Senior Driver Information Web Site: www.dmv.ca.gov/about/senior/senior_top. htm Information about driver’s licenses, automobile registration, and the rules and regulations about driving. Includes information specific to senior drivers. Caltrans Highway Information (800) 427-7623 Web Site: www.dot.ca.gov Road Conditions Web Site: www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi Current highway conditions. City Cab 135 West Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-4551 Cab services available in the Eureka/Arcata and greater McKinleyville areas. Door-to-Door Airporter P.O. Box 8241, Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 839-4186 (888) 338-5497 Web Site: www.doortodoorairporter.com Shuttle service from any location to and from the Eureka-Arcata airport. ➤

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Transportation

Ferndale Senior Resource Agency Ferndale Community Center, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4141 Low-cost transportation for seniors residing in the 95536 zip code area for shopping and medical or dental appointments. Must call at least 24 hours in advance, medical appointments take first priority. Van hours limited and not available at certain times of day. Fortuna Senior Bus Five Park Street, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-7625 Bus service by appointment only to Fortuna locations. Available to people with disabilities or age 50 and over. Reservations required. Greyhound 925 E Street, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 825-8934 (800) 231-2222 after hours Web Site: www.greyhound.com Companion fare program, buy one ticket and get half off another ticket. Available with advance reservations. Humboldt Transit Authority 133 V Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-0826 Email: admin@hta.org Web Site: www.hta.org Public transportation bus service that operates Eureka Transit, Redwood Transit and Southern Humboldt Transit. Schedules and fare information available online or by telephone. Dial-A-Ride application & certification. Klamath-Trinity Non-Emergency Transportation (K-T Net) P.O. Box 1147, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-1192 Email: ktnet@earthlink.net Coordinating transportation service from Hoopa, Orleans, Weitchpec, Pecwan and Willow Creek to meet with Redwood Transit System service to Arcata or Trinity Transit to Redding. Redwood Coast Transit 140 Williams Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 464-6400 Web Site: www.redwoodcoasttransit.org Scheduled routes available from Crescent City to Klamath, Arcata, Smith River, and Gasquet. Provides Dial-A-Ride Service in the Crescent City area only.

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MEDICAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION Angel Flight West 3161 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (888) 426-2643 Email: info@angelflightwest.org Web Site: www.angelflightwest.org Non-profit, volunteer-based organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. Area 1 Agency on Aging Volunteer Driver Program 434 Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-3763 Web Site: www.a1aa.org Email: vcor@a1aa.org Volunteer-based transportation service offering rides to and from medical appointments for those aged 60 and over in the Eureka and Eel River Valley areas. Minimum 48-hour notice required. CAL-ORE Life Flight P.O. Box 1986, Brookings, OR 97415 (707) 465-3804 (541) 469-7911 (800) 761-5183 Email: info@cal-ore.com Web Site: www.cal-ore.com Provides 24-hour emergency ground and air transportation. Transports patients to destinations throughout California, Oregon and other bordering states as authorized by the sending physician. City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc. CAE Med-Trans 135 West Seventh Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 445-4907 Web Site: www.cityambulance.com Provides ambulance service to the majority of Humboldt County from Eureka to the Humboldt/ Mendocino County line. Stations in Eureka, Fortuna, and Garberville. Provides hospital-to-hospital transports. Offers non-emergency wheel-chair and gurney transportation staffed by Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. Coastline Enterprises 950 Front Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-4720 Transportation services limited to dialysis and Redwood Coast Regional Center clients only.

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Dial-A-Ride (707) 442-4555 - to schedule a ride only Contracted to provide Dial-A-Ride services in Eureka, Arcata and McKinleyville, which is a shared ride system for seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to use the public transportation system. Applications through Humboldt Transit Authority. Ferndale Senior Resource Agency Ferndale Community Center, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4141 Low-cost transportation for seniors residing in the 95536 zip code area for shopping and medical or dental appointments. Must call at least 24 hours in advance, medical appointments take first priority. Van hours limited and not available at certain times of day. Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center (HCAR) Dial-A-Ride Care-a-Van 1707 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 443-7077 Web Site: www.hcar.us Non-emergency medical transportation for low-income eligible persons. Must give at least a 24-hour notice. Call for routes. K’ima:w Medical Center 1200 Airport Road, Hoopa, CA 95546 (530) 625-4261 Transportation available for established KMC patients for medical and dental appointments. Mercy Flights, Inc. 2020 Milligan Way, Medford, OR 97504 (800) 903-9000 Web Site: www.mercyflights.com Air and ground ambulance for emergency and non-emergency transportation.

1-800-Dentist 59 504 Loan and Grant Program Rural Development 50 AARP Driver Safety Program 69 AbleData 60 Accessible Environments, Inc. 60 Adorni Center 7 Adult Day Health Services 22 Adult Day Health Care of Mad River 22 Adult Protective Services 11, 25 Advance Health Care Directive 31 Advanced Illness Management 33 Alert! Security Medical Response 60 Aligning Forces Humboldt 25, 64 Alzheimer’s Resource Center 17 Alzheimer’s Association 64 American Bar Association 39 American Cancer Society 17, 60, 64 American Diabetes Association 64 American Heart Association 65 American Lung Association 65 American Medical Alarms 60 American Stroke Association 65 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 15, 49 Amtrak 69 Angel Flight West 70 Annual Credit Report Request Service 35 Arcata Community Pool 7 Arcata First Presbyterian Church 44 Arcata Parks and Recreation 7 Arcata Police Department 20 Arcata Transit Center 69 Area 1 Agency on Aging 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 38, 70 Area Board 1 Developmental Disabilities 15 Arthritis Foundation 65 Assembly of God Church 43 Assisted Living Services, Inc. 17 Better Business Bureau 15 Blind Veterans Association 62 Blue Lake Community Resource Center 13, 44 Blue Lake Rancheria 17, 44, 46 Braille and Talking Book Library 62 Braille Transcribers of Humboldt 62 Bridgeville Community Center 7, 13, 45, 58 Bridgeville Center Van 69 Burre Dental Health Center 59 CalFresh (Food Stamps) 41 California Access 51 California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform 15, 17, 39 California Council of the Blind 62

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Del Norte Ambulance 2600 Moorehead Road, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 487-1116 24-hour emergency ground transportation services.


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California Courts Self-Help Center 39 California Department of Aging 12 California Department of Consumer Affairs 15 California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 15, 49 California Department of Fish and Game 7 California Department of Forestry 7 California Department of Insurance 38 California Department of Motor Vehicles 69 California Department of Rehabilitation 5 California Highway Patrol 69 California Indian Legal Services 39 California Relay Service 62 California State Bar Association 39 California State Parks 7 California Telephone Access Program 62 California Transplant Donor Network 33 California Vision Foundation 63 Californians for Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) 36, 47, 48 Californians for Patient Care 65 CAL-ORE Life Flight 70 Caltrans Highway Information 69 CANHR Lawyer Referral Service 17 Care-a-Van 71 Caregiver Respite Program 20, 22 Caregiver Services Program 17 Caregiver Support Groups 25 Cemetery and Funeral Bureau 32 Champion Advocates 17 Changing Tides 22 Child Abuse National Hotline 11, 22, 25 Child Welfare Services 11, 22, 25 City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc. (CAE Med-Trans) 70 City Cab 69 City of Eureka Redevelopment Agency 49, 51 Coastline Enterprises 70 College of the Redwoods 5, 59 Community Assistance Network (CAN) 12, 25, 41 Community Care Licensing 49 Congress of California Seniors 15 Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the North Coast 35 County Drug and Alcohol Programs 26 CR Plus Program 5 Crescent City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 53 Del Norte Ambulance 71 Del Norte Community Health Center 53,59 Del Norte County Housing Rehabilitation 51 Del Norte Family Law Facilitator 22, 39 Del Norte Family Resource Center 13, 22

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Del Norte READS 5 Del Norte Senior Center 8, 41, 46 Del Norte Sheriff’s Department 20 Del Norte Workforce Center 5 Department of Corporations Seniors Against Investment Fraud 15 Department of Health and Human Services 24, 35, 53 Department of Justice 11 Department of Mental Health - Del Norte 26 Department of Mental Health - Humboldt 26 Department of Social Services 38 Department of Veterans Affairs 35 Diabetes Action Network 63 Dial-A-Ride 71 Door Step Lunches 45 Door-to-Door Airporter 69 Ear of the Lion Hearing Foundation 62 Eldercare Locator 18 Emma Center 26 Employment Development Department 6 Eureka Adult School 6 Eureka Community Health Center 26, 54 Eureka Community Resource Center 13 Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 54 Eureka Rescue Mission for Men 12, 43, 50 Eureka Rescue Mission for Women 12, 43, 50 Eureka Rescue Mission Thrift Store 12 Eureka Veterans Clinic 26, 54 Evergreen Lodge 66 Eye Care America 63 Experience Works, Inc. 6 Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) 36, 47 Family Law Self-Help Center 24, 39 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 35 Federal Tax Information and Assistance 35 Ferndale Community Church 43 Ferndale Senior Resource Agency 8, 43, 46, 70, 71 Food for People, Inc. 41, 43 Food’s Here 45 Fortuna Community Services 12, 43 Fortuna Parks and Recreation 8 Fortuna Police Department 20 Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 56 Fortuna Senior Bus 70 Fortuna Senior Services 10 Fortuna Senior Wellness Program 6 Foster Grandparent Program 24 Foster Kinship Care and Education 24

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Job Market 6 Karuk Senior Center 10, 44 K’ima:w Medical Center 44, 46, 57, 59, 71 Klamath Senior Center 10, 44 Klamath-Trinity Non-Emergency Transportation (K-T Net) 70 Kris Kelly Health Information Center 66 Lawyer Referral Service 17 Legal Services of Northern California 31, 40 Life Alarm 60 LifeFone 60 LifeGuard 60 LifeStation, Inc. 60 Lighthouse of the North Coast 63 Living Bank 33 Loleta Community Church 43 Loleta Community Resource Center 13, 43 Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 15, 19 Low Vision Support Group 63 Mad River Community Hospital 58 Mad River Grange Hall 44 Mad River Home Health Service 58 Mad River Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 58 Mail Fraud Complaints 15 Making Headway Center for Brain Injury Recovery 19, 28 Mateel Meal Program 45 McKinleyville Community Health Center 58 McKinleyville Family Resource Center 13, 44 McKinleyville Senior Center 10, 44 Medic-Alert Foundation Interns 60 Medicare 38 MediGuard Safe Med Service 66 Mended Hearts Support Group 19, 66 Mercy Flights Inc. 71 Mobile Home Ombudsman 15, 52 Mobile Medical Clinic 28, 55 Mom’s Meals 46 Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) 14, 19 National Alliance on Mental Illness-Humboldt 24, 28 National Do Not Call Registry 16 National Family Caregivers Association 19 National Forest Service 8 National Insurance Information Institute 38 National Kidney Foundation 33 National Organization of Social Security Claimants Reps 36 National Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline 66 NeedyMeds, Inc. 39 Neptune Society 32 North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals 28

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Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education 65 Fred Endert Municipal Swimming Pool 8 Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt 32 G. H. Outreach 51 Garberville Presbyterian Church 45 Garberville Public Health Department 37, 49 Grace Good Shepherd Church 44 Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 54 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren USA.gov 24 Grandparents Support Group 24 Greyhound 70 Health Education Alliance 65 Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) 38 Healthy Kids Humboldt 24, 38 Healy Senior Center 10, 45, 46 Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice 33 Helping Hands 18 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 49 Hoopa Food Distribution 44 Hoopa Tribal Court 39 Hospice of Humboldt 26, 33 Housing Authority 50 Howonquet Lunch Site 41, 46 Humboldt Bay Housing Development Corporation 50 Humboldt Caregivers, Inc. 18 Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center 18, 22, 71 Humboldt Community Breast Health Project 65 Humboldt Community Switchboard/2-1-1 12 Humboldt Domestic Violence Services 11, 26 Humboldt Family Medical Care 57 Humboldt Family Service Center 26 Humboldt Literacy Project 6 Humboldt Mediation Services 14, 18, 40, 50 Humboldt Medical Specialists 54 Humboldt Neuropsychology Center 19, 27, 55 Humboldt Open Door Clinic 27, 57 Humboldt Senior Resource Center 10, 14, 19, 43, 44, 46, 47, 51 Humboldt State University 6, 14, 27 Humboldt Transit Authority 70 Humboldt-Del Norte Dental Society & Senior Dental Referrals 59 Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society 31, 65 Indian Action Council 6 In-Home Support Services (IHSS) 19 Internal Revenue Service 35 It’s Me Again Mastectomy Care Specialist 66 Jerold Phelps Community Hospital 59


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North Coast Association of Residential Care Administrators 19, 50 North Coast Rape Crisis Team 11, 28 North Coast Small Business Development Center 6 North Coast Veterans Resource Center 6, 14, 19, 28, 50 North Country Clinic 28, 58 Northcoast Children’s Services 24 Northcoast Lions Eye Foundation 63 Northern California Lawyer Access 40 Northern California Senior Care Licensing Office 16, 19 Office of Services to the Blind 63 Office of Vital Records 31 Our Daily Bread 42 Our Pathways to Health 25, 64 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 36, 47 Pacific Power and Light 36 Pacific Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 55 Panamnik Center 10 Parkinson’s Support Group 19, 28, 66 Peace Corps 8 Phillips Lifeline 60 Power of Attorney for Finances 31 Presbyterian Church Food Bank 45 Project for Senior Action 15 Public Guardian/Conservator 20, 28, 40 Public Health Branch 55 R U OK? 20 Ray’s Food Place 46 Reading Service of the Redwoods 64 Recorder’s Office 32 Redwood Caregiver Resource Center 20 Redwood Coast Energy Authority 48 Redwood Coast Music Festivals 8 Redwood Coast Regional Center 20 Redwood Coast Transit 70 Redwood Community Action Agency 48, 50, 52 Redwood Memorial Hospital 57 Redwood Veterans Center 29 Redwoods Rural Health Center 29, 58, 59 Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) 36, 49 Rio Dell Community Resource Center 13 Rio Dell Senior Center 10 Rohnerville Rancheria 46 Rural Human Services 12, 14, 42 Rx Assist 39 Salvation Army 14, 36, 43, 49 Scotia Union Church 44 Seaview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 55

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See Ya Later Refrigerator 36, 48 Senior Information and Assistance 12 Senior Legal Hotline 12, 40 Senior Legal Services 31, 40 Senior News 8 Six Rivers Medical Center 57 Six Rivers Planned Parenthood 55 Six Rivers Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 57 Small Claims Advisor 40 Small Claims Court Offices 40 Social Security Administration 24, 37, 38 Southern Humboldt Community Clinic 29, 58 Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District 59 Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center 24 St. Joseph Health System 55 St. Joseph Home Care Network 55, 57 St. Joseph Hospital 56 St. Joseph’s Pantry Shelf 44 St. Vincent de Paul 14, 43 St. Vincent de Paul Dining Center 43 Starkey Foundation Hear Now Program 62 State Disability Insurance 38 Stroke Support Group 29 Support After Suicide 29, 32 Sutter Coast Health Center 53 Sutter Coast Home Health Care 53 Sutter Coast Hospital 53 TASH, Inc. 16, 20 Telehealth and Visiting Specialist Center 56 The Widows Group 29, 32 Tri-County Independent Living Center 14, 20 Trinidad Lions Club Pantry 45 Two Feathers Native American Family Services 12, 29 United Indian Health Services 29, 54, 57, 58, 59 Vector Rehabilitation 56, 60 Vestibular Disorders Association 62 Veterans Service Office 16, 20, 37 Victim Witness Program 40 Visiting Angels, Inc. 20 Volunteer Center of the Redwoods & RSVP 8 Volunteer Driver Program 70 Willed Body Program 33 Willow Creek Community Health Center Dental Office 59 Willow Creek Community Resource Center 13, 44 Willow Creek Family Health Center 29, 57 Women in Crisis in Southern Humboldt (WISH) 12, 29 YES – Golden Years 14, 27 Yurok Food Distribution Program 42 Yurok Indian Housing Authority 50

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