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A Directory for Older Adults 19th Anniversary Edition

Napa County 2019 An image of a beautiful Napa Valley sunrise.


RCFE #280100627

707-224-7925 | 1800 Pueblo Avenue




907 Trancas Street 707-224-7921 |

Helping Families Create Paths to Healthy Aging In-Home Care Non-Medical In Home Care Referrals Providing non-Medical In Home Care to residents of the Napa Valley has made Hearts That Matter the first choice for finding care. We are committed and dedicated to servicing the needs of seniors in the community, and offer a wide range of referrals to ensure a better way of life and to help seniors maintain independence. Call today for the “heart that matters” in your life!

• Personal Care • Companionship • Meal Preparation

CALL: (707) 252-7569

Hearts That Matter, Inc. of Napa Valley since 1995

Napa Valley Senior Living

Trusted Excellence in Residential Senior Care

We provide 24-hour care for the elderly from the comfort of residential homes. Our warm and inviting Napa homes are owned and managed by a masters prepared nurse. 24-hour professional caregivers provide assistance with walking, repositioning, meals, personal hygiene, and medications. We offer private rooms at two Napa locations.

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Quality of Life

Final Wishes

Activities................................................................................ 8 Advance Directives For Health Care............................ 11 Affordable Housing........................................................... 11 Attorneys.............................................................................. 12 Certified Senior Advisor.................................................. 12 Congregate Meals............................................................. 12 Conservators/Trustee....................................................... 12 Consumer Advocacy Services...................................... 12 Counseling Services......................................................... 12 Driving Courses and Driving Concerns...................... 13 Education............................................................................. 13 Energy Bill/Weatherization Assistance...................... 13 Estate And Financial Planning Services....................14 Fall Prevention....................................................................14 Fiduciary & Trust Services...............................................14 Food Pantry/Market Days...............................................14 Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Services .....16 Home Improvement/Repair..........................................16 Home Repair Loans..........................................................16 Home Sharing....................................................................16 Housing Counseling/Dispute Resolution.................16 Independent Living.......................................................... 17 Information & Assistance............................................... 17 Insurance Counseling....................................................... 17 Legal Services..................................................................... 17 Long Term Care Insurance Counseling...................... 17 Long Term Care Planning /Medi-Cal Planning....... 17 Realtors.................................................................................18 Reverse Mortgage.............................................................18 Senior Centers....................................................................18 Senior Government..........................................................18

Adult Day Health Care..............................................................20 Adult Protective Services........................................................20 Alzheimer’s Information Referral & Education................20 Assisted Living - Board & Care..............................................20 Assisted Living - Facilities..........................................................21 Assisted Living - Alzheimer’s/Dementia/Memory...........21 Assisted Living Complaints......................................................22 Care Management/Planning...................................................22 Caregivers for Hire/Companion Services...........................23 Chore Services..............................................................................28 Chronic Stress/Illness................................................................28 Continuing Care Retirement Communities.......................28 Dentures And Dental Care Assistance................................28 Elder Abuse Advocacy...............................................................28 Friendly Visitors............................................................................28 Guide Dogs For The Blind........................................................28 Health & Medical Supplies.......................................................28 Hearing Aid Collections (Used)..............................................28 Hearing Impaired Advocacy....................................................28 Home Health Care Services...................................................30 Home-Delivered Meals/Congregate Meal Locations........30 In-Home Supportive Services...............................................30 Medical Equipment...................................................................30 Medical Transportation............................................................30 Membership Services................................................................32 Mental Health Screening..........................................................32 Nursing Home Complaints / Litigation................................32 Nursing Homes............................................................................32 Oxygen Equipment....................................................................32 Palliative Care...............................................................................32 Pharmacies....................................................................................32 Placement Services....................................................................32 Recycled Health & Medical Supplies....................................32 Respite Care Out-Of-Home...................................................32 Shopping / Errand Services.....................................................32 Support Groups...........................................................................33 Telephone Reassurance............................................................37 Transportation & Escort Services...........................................37 Veterans Services.......................................................................40 Visually Impaired Services......................................................40 Wheelchair Transportation.....................................................40 Wound Care.................................................................................40

Body & Organ Donation.................................................43 Burial, Cremation and Funeral Services....................43 Estate Administration......................................................43 Grief Support Groups......................................................43 Hospice................................................................................44 Palliative Care.....................................................................44 Trust / Probate Administration.....................................44

The Bay Area’s Premier Directory for Older Adults

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Indexes to Articles on Planning, Quality of Life, and Final Wishes are included at the beginning of each section.

A NOTE TO OUR READERS: Efforts were made to ensure that the entries were current at the time of printing. Please be aware that changes may occur. Response to information contained in this directory, including any corrections or updated information should be directed to: Born to Age 707-652-9966

The Napa Directory for Older Adults is published annually by:

Born to Age P.O. Box 59 Cotati, CA 94931

Publisher: Ginger Kelly Cover Photos: Tom Sanders Design & Layout: Sean Boylan

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As Born to Age celebrates its 19th anniversary in Napa County, we want to say “Thank You” to the advertisers who have made those 19 years possible! Row 1:

Neanna Gracia, Family Drug Napa Lia Miller, The Berkshire Paul Oseso, Aegis Living Jennie Falcon, Love & Joy Senior Care Krystal Smith, Napa Valley Senior Living Howie Braxton, Share the Care

Row 2:

Kim Geis, Hearts That Matter Kits Roa, Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc. Joey Palma, Abba In-Home Care Services Debbie Santos, D.A. Santos & Associates LLC Leisa Matthes, Napa Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Edith Simmons-Body, Your Home... Nursing Services

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Kamilee Gantan, The Greenhills Care Home Ofelia Hernandez, Piner’s Administrative Assistant Cora Fulton, Cora Home Companions Liz Kirkaldie, Share the Care Fran Rosenberg, Molly’s Angels Celine Regalia, Collabria Care

Row 4:

Kerry Baldwin, Silverado Orchards Sue Richey, Finance of America Yvonne Baginsky, Share the Care Brenda Tormis, Murphy Medical Transport Starr Piner, Piner’s Naomi Dreskin, Law Office of Naomi Dreskin-Anderson

Row 5:

Camie Bianchi, Your Home... Nursing Services Katie Siemont, Wright and Falls Linda Gibson, Collabria Care Robert Nations, Senior Helpers North Bay Alex Schauffert, New Standard Realty Tom MacDonald, Reverse Mortgae Consultant

Row 6:

Duffy Conneely, Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary Jessica Velazquez, Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary Neil Peaty, Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary Danielle Clark, Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary Serafina Carson, Home Helpers In-Home Care Jennifer Shugar, Piner’s Activity Director

Row 7:

Erick Larson, Hired Hands Homecare Cristina Duenas, Hired Hands Homecare Jim Nord, Independant Administrator Fair Housing Napa Valley Scott Lobdell, Healthy Living at Home North Coast Energy Services, Inc., HEAP

Jim Nord

Row 8:

Home Instead Senior Care Hospice by the Bay The Meadows of Napa Valley Claffey and Rota Funeral Home Rohlffs Manor Town of Yountville

Rohlffs Manor

Row 9:

Viewmont Villa Tulocay Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory Kindred Hospice Rianda House Senior Activity Center Compassion Home Health Care Advanced Home Health Alzheimer’s Association


Compassion Home Health Care

From the Editor ago to cirrhosis of the liver when she was just 49 years old, so I didn’t have the opportunity to experience her aging. My father, aside from several heart attacks that resulted in stents, had always been healthy and active -- until he wasn’t.

Ginger Kelly, Editor/Publisher

As I sat, pondering what to write for my first official editorial, ideas flooded in - none of which I liked. I decided to call a good friend of mine to talk it through, and she emphatically ordered me to “let my guard down and write from my heart.” I don’t do that very well, and I told her so. I tend to safeguard the good, the bad and the ugly, only sharing my personal life with those very close to me. However, this good friend happens to be very wise, and I trust her judgment. So, here I sit - at 4am - with my guard down. When I was ready to embark on the next chapter in my life, I hadn’t intended to purchase an informational directory, much less one that focuses on older adults. I lost my mom 21 years

In 2016, six months after back surgery to relieve nerve pain, my father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. The tumors were destroying his spine. We were shocked, bewildered. How had this transpired in the six months since his last CT scan? He was admitted to the hospital immediately, and he began chemotherapy treatments. During a second back surgery, he had to have a three-inch titanium rod inserted in his spine because so much of it had been gnawed away by the tumors. It was a frantic and confusing time. After a 30-day stay in the hospital, it was time for my father to be discharged to a skilled nursing facility. My brother and I needed to select which facility, but we were lost. We knew absolutely nothing about this type of care. With help from our insurance agent (of all people!),

we finally figured it out.

Fast forward to late 2017. After a successful bone marrow transplant, my father was doing amazingly well. So, I decided it was time to begin my search for a business. About a month later, I saw the listing for Born to Age. The description was a bit vague, but I was intrigued enough to meet with the business broker. After seeing the directory itself, I was impressed both by the content and the objective. I officially purchased Born to Age on March 15, 2018, and it already has been quite a journey. I am elated to tell you that I have added my dad to the payroll - he is one of my kiosk drivers and is thoroughly enjoying the work. I wholeheartedly believe that older adults have active roles to play in our society; their involvement enriches our lives and theirs. Going through the health and hospital experience with my father has made me fully aware of how valuable this directory is. Now, when I am out and about, I am always thinking about what my readers might need and how I can get them that information. I

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know Born to Age is an excellent resource, and the emails and phone calls I receive each week confirm my opinion. Recently, I made the directory available online and created a searchable database. All you have to do is type in the service you need and the available resources will be listed. You can search by specific county, or you can search the entire database. This is a useful tool to professionals out in the field, as well as to out-of-state family members seeking activities and services for their loved ones. It has been a pleasure getting to know the advertisers who support the directory, meeting the readers, and discovering how to meet and exceed the ever-growing needs of the counties in which we publish. I am proud to be a part of this gracious community, and I will strive to make each edition more complete than the last. Please contact me with questions or suggestions - I look forward to being of service! - Ginger Kelly Editor/Publisher

Napa County Information Kiosks Thank you to all these businesses for their community-sided efforts in keeping all of us aware of life and care choices though time!

Piner’s Medical Supply, 907 Trancas St


La Siesta Mobile Home Village, 4433 Solano Ave

Calistoga Springs Senior Mobile Homes, 45 Magnolia Dr Chateau Calistoga Senior Mobile Homes, 223 Champagne West

Napa Raley’s Pharmacy, 217 Soscol Ave Family Drug, 1805 Old Sonoma Rd Vintage Senior Apartments, 2360 Redwood Rd

Queen of the Valley Hospital Cancer Center, 1000 Trancas St

Napa Post Accute, 705 Trancas St Disability Services & Legal Center, 1820 Jefferson St Rohlffs Concordia Manor, 2400 Fair Dr Kaiser Medical Offices, 3285 Claremont Way 1st Custom Digital Hearing Aid Center, 3179 Solano Ave

Oak Tree Vineyard Mobile Homes, 2001 Salvador Blvd Jefferson Street Housing, 3400 Jefferson St Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St Napa Valley Care Center, 3275 Villa Ln OLE Health, 1141 Pear Tree Ln Redwood Retirement 2350 Redwood Rd


Rancho de Napa Senior Mobile Homes, 6468 Washington St Yountville Parks & Rec Building, 6516 Washington St

Call 707-652-9966 To place a complete information kiosk in your lobby, entrance or business, today! 7

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Planning Index Articles in this section: How to Avoid Financial Scams.........................................10 Hearing Loss - Did You Know?..........................................13 The Importance of a SRES Realtor..................................14 Robot Caregivers..............................................................15 New Senior Assemblymember for Napa and Solano....18 Survey of Napa County Senior Apartments...................19

Beekeepers of Napa Valley Group, from 10:15a-Noon at the

3331 Solano Ave (707) 227-2489 3rd Monday, 3:30pm Round Table Pizza

California Native Plant Society Napa Valley Chapter

Caltistoga Community Center

1307 Washington St, Calistoga, CA (707) 942-2838 Lengthen and Strengthen Class Tues/Thurs 10:30 - 12:30 - $5 per class.

Cribbage Club

Activities Alliance Francaise (707) 252-2673

Alliance on Aging

3448 Villa Ln, Napa, CA (707) 226-7127 A network alliance advocating for and promoting the development, coordination and implementation of older adult services in the Napa Valley. Meets at noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the Queen of the Valley Outreach Conference Room. Brown Bag Lunch. $10 annual membership dues.

American Canyon Family Resource Center 3423 Broadway St, Ste D-1, American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 980-7024


American Canyon Senior Center

2185 Elliot Dr, American Canyon, CA (707) 647-5350 Fitness classes, Stitchers Social club, Pinochle and more! Senior Nutrition program M-F 11:30 12:30 $3 suggested donation.

3275 Browns Valley Rd (707) 224-2345 Tuesdays, 6:15pm Napa Moose Lodge and 1:00 - 3:00 every Thursday at the Napa Senior Center

Democrats of Napa Valley Meets 3rd Monday of each month. Check website for meeting locations.

American Needlepoint Guild Ivy Rebekah Lodge (707) 738-1463 Contact Janet Perry for locations & times

Ballroom Dancing

(707) 927-5050 Elks Club Tuesday nights, 7:30pm Alternating bands

Ballroom Dancing in Yountville

(707) 944-4900 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 1:30 - 3:30 p.m Yountville Veteran’s Home -Contact Grant Hall

1800 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 259-1908 Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 2pm The Meadows (See Ad on Page 17)

Latinos Unidos

(707) 332-7119 Contact Hector Olivera

LGBTQ Connections

780 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-9432 Every first Tuesday of the month, LGBTQ Connection hosts the Napa LGBT Seniors Discussion

group’s usual location (Queen of The Valley Community Outreach, 3448 Villa Ln, Ste 102). There is plenty of parking and nearby bus transportation. There are no strict age qualifications, so for those that consider themself a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender older adult, please come.

Library Grandparent Volunteers (707) 253-4079 Contact Althea Kent

Mah Jong

(707) 255-5638

Master Gardeners (707) 253-4221 Visit website for class info


1249 Coombs (off Pearl St), Napa, CA (707) 252-4847 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living

Napa Bocce Association

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA (707) 224-8593 Meets at the Napa Senior Center. Call Jim Holland for days/times.

Napa Boots and Belles (707) 252-3161 Square Dance Club Wednesdays 7-9pm

Napa Commission on Aging

1195 Third St, Napa, CA

(707) 337-0878 Meets 4th Monday, 2-4pm Board of Supervisor’s Chambers. No meetings in May or December. To confirm meeting date, time and place call Heather Stanton

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Napa County Historical Society (707) 224-1739

Napa Orchid Society

(707) 254-0467 Meets 2nd Friday of every month 7pm, Napa Senior Center

Napa Senior Center

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-1800 NOTE: The Napa Senior Center will be closed for renovations thru the end of May 2019. Classes will be held at alternative locations please call or check website.

Napa Valley Adult Education Napa Valley College Trips 1600 Lincoln Ave, and Tours Napa, CA (707) 253-3594

Napa Valley Ballroom Dancers

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA (707) 255-5890 2nd Saturday of each month Napa Senior Center Bob Peterson

Napa Valley Bonsai Club

(707) 945-0908 1st Saturday of the month Napa Senior Center

Napa Valley Bridge Club 1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA (707) 255-7813 Anastasia Loban

(707) 967-2900 then press 2

Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society

(707) 252-2252

Napa Valley Harmonizers 2303 Trower Ave, Napa, CA (707) 261-0989 Tuesdays, 7pm Napa Valley Baptist Church.

Napa Valley Needlers

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA (707) 255-7612 Every 2nd Thursday, 11:00am Napa Senior Center

Napa Valley Quilters

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA (707) 257-1058 Every 2nd Saturday, 10am Napa Senior Center

Rianda House Senior Activity Center

1475 Main St, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-8555 M - F 9am - 5pm. Wellness activities, arts, lectures, exercise classes and support groups. Congregate meals M, T and F. Monday-Friday.Some classes offered in Calistoga - check monthly schedule.

Sew and Chat

(707) 226-8230

Sing Napa Valley 707-255-4662 Sing Napa Valley is the auditioned, intergenerational community chorus. Ages range from teens to senior citizens. Members are accepted by audition and attend weekly rehearsals during the performance season.

Sons in Retirement #149 Napa Valley Women’s Club 2840 Soscol Ave 218 Franklin St, Napa, CA (707) 224-3924 Every 4th Tuesday, 6pm





wine appreciation class

his program is designed for ages 50 years and up. Become a Member today and choose any or ALL of the classes to participate in! The Golden Ticket program continues to bring a wide variety of programming geared to encourage you to be healthy, happy and active in Yountville.

Everyone is invited to join!
















FOR QUESTIONS, call 707 944 8712






Napa Vintage Republican Women Federated

(707) 257-6204 4th Thursday, 5pm Social, 6pm Dinner. Call for location

Napa-Solano Audobon Society (707) 224-6133

Old Goats Men’s Group

(707) 226-2327


(707) 255-7871 President: Tom Marek - call for meeting dates/times. Meets once per quarter on the last Friday.

(707) 224-1636 Meets 1st Tuesday, 11am lunch at the Napa Elks Ledge

Sons of Italy

937 Coombs St, Napa, CA (707) 224-5432 Temporarily at the Native Sons Hall 4th Monday, 6pm Call to confirm dates/locations

TOPS Chapter 1542

4433 Solano Ave, Napa, CA (707) 253-8363 8:25am – 10:30am every Thursday until 1/5/19 then call for times. Meets in Club House La Siesta Village continued on page 11... 9

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Identifying Phone Scams Even those who have registered their phone numbers on the “Do Not Call” lists are finding that the phone calls are still getting through. What robocalling counts on is that someone is going to bite. And, people do. Older people, or people stay at home are disproportionately targeted because they are home to answer the phone.

The phone rings. Though the number isn’t recognized., Caller ID shows it’s a local number... maybe Napa or St. Helena. So, the receiver is picked up, and there’s a moment or two of silence. “Hello? Hello?” And that’s when the pitch starts. Talking quickly, without a pause, the voice says: “This is the IRS. You owe $3,000, and unless you send it right now, you will be arrested.” Or, “Your grandson, Billy, is in jail and you need to send $10,000 for bail right away.” Or, “You missed jury duty, and there is a warrant out for your arrest. You need to send $500 to pay the fine, or you will be arrested right away.” If the phone is hooked up to WIFI (At&T, Comcast are two examples), calls can come in weekly, sometimes daily. This is called, “robocalling,” and it’s happening to everyone.


I’ve been told that Sheriff Departments take 2-3 reports every week of someone who’s convinced that the threat is real and heads over to Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s or Rite Aid and buys a cash card. They are guided by the caller to use a store with locations throughout the United States. Once the scammer has the cash card or the number on the card, your money is gone. The scammers use computers and IP addresses to find just about everyone. The really good ones will google a name, and then relatives will pop up. That’s the most popular with older people because that’s how they find the names of the grandchildren. Other than hanging up, there is no way to protect oneself. Even cell phones are getting the calls now. As a general rule of thumb, if a phone number isn’t recognized, let it go to voicemail. The scammers never leave messages. And, if someone asks for money or a cash card....verify, verify, verify. And remember, the IRS does not make phone calls, they send letters. The truth is that most robocalling scammers won’t be caught. Suspected scams can be reported to any police department and for rural areas, contact your county Sheriff’s department.

Telemarketing Scams These are classic scams, designed to trick you into wiring money or sending a check to the person on the phone, who is pretending to be someone he is not. 1. Fake charities, particularly after a major disaster that has everyone’s attention: A person calls up a senior claiming to be raising money to help victims of a flood, or hurricane, or some other tragedy. The person will be friendly, but also relentless to try to have you donate via their charity (which will never go to the people in need). This charity works with older people because they want to help people in need, but also because they are reluctant to just hang up the phone on someone they’ve been talking to. If you would like to donate to a charity to help victims of a hurricane, for instance, by all means, do so, but do it via a well-known and respected charity, not via some unknown person calling you on the phone. 2. Fake accidents, often involving someone close to the senior: A scammer will call up pretending to be someone close, like a grandchild, saying they have had a bad accident and are in the hospital and need you to wire money right away. You wouldn’t think so, but it can be very convincing. On the Internet, it’s easy to find out your relatives’ names, and if your grandchild lives across the country, maybe you aren’t sure by their voice if it’s them or not. They might tell you not to tell their parents, or start out by asking, “Who’s your favorite grandson,” and whoever you guess, that’s who they’ll pretend to be. Any time you get a call like this be suspicious, since this is a common scam, and do not verify with someone they recommend....if they say, “Here, talk to my lawyer or doctor,” don’t bother. It’s just another scammer. 3. Fake lotteries and sweepstakes: These scams are clever, and have been used by scammers for years because they provide a big payoff if successful. The basic premise is that the victim is told they have won a big prize in a lottery of some sort, but to claim the prize, the winner needs to send some money first so that the prize can be ‘unlocked’, perhaps because taxes or handling fees are due first. What makes this scam so devious is that often the purported lottery will even send the ‘winner’ a good faith check for a small amount of money to cover these costs. The check is deposited, shows up in the account although as not yet available (until the check clears), and the winner, thinking he has the money, sends his fees to the lottery. The lottery check bounces in a few days, but the ‘winner’ is now the loser, as his check clears and his money is gone.

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Activities Town of Yountville, Parks and Recreation

6516 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599 (707) 944-8712 (See Ad on Page 9)

Veteran’s Home of California - Yountville 100 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599 (707) 944-4601

Widowed Senior Social Club - WSSC

(707) 254-0467 2nd Friday of each month, noon potluck at Elks Lodge. Every Tuesday at 8:00am breakfast at Black Bear Diner. Contact Karen Whitecotton for more information.

Wine Country Needlepoint Guild

(707) 479-8875 Meets 4th Saturday of each month. Napa Senior Center

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Advance Directives Affordable Housing For Health Care Christian Church Homes Advance Directives for health care state your Final Wishes for health care decisions. Everyone should have one completed, no matter of age or health condition. Forms are available at hospitals, hospice and local medical offices. California Medical Association

(800) 882-1262 Call to order a kit.

Honoring Choices Napa Valley

414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 287-5937 Promotes Advance Care Planning for all adults in Napa County.

Napa Long-Term Care Ombudsman

1443 Main St, Ste 125-D, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-4236 For residents in nursing homes and assisted living.

Senior Living in the Heart of Napa Valley. Experience the Lifestyle for Yourself.

707-255-9555 In a setting of over 15 oak-shaded acres, at first glance Rohlffs Manor appears more like a park than an apartment community. After a quick visit, you will realize that Rohlffs combines the best of both – a gracious living experience with country comfort and charm. 2400 Fair Drive Napa, CA 94558

City of Napa Housing Authority

1115 Seminary St, Napa, CA 94559 Main Office 303 Hegenberger Rd, Ste 201, (707) 257-9543 Oakland, CA The Housing Division operates a variety of affordable housing (510) 632-6712 programs in the City of Napa Established in 1961, Christian including first time homebuyer Church Homes is a non-profit and rehab loan programs. The organization that has been City’s Housing Division also building and managing affordable staffs the Housing Authority housing communities where of the City of Napa (HACN). seniors can live and thrive in the HACN provides Section 8 rental comfort of their own home. assistance countywide.

Christian Church Homes: Jefferson St Senior Housing 3400 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 258-8875

Laurel Manor

3201 Laurel St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 254-1837 The Housing Authority owns this 50 unit senior housing complex. The apartments house low income seniors. continued on page 12...

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Silverado Orchards Retirement Community

“We’re all about Family!” Affordable, All-Inclusive Monthly Rent No Lease, Buy-ins or Add-ons

• Three Nutritious Meals Every Day • Delicious, Fresh Salad Bar • Activities & Excursions • Housekeeping • Transportation • Beauty Salon • Health & Wellness Program • Guest Rooms • And Much More...

(707) 963-3688

601 Pope Street, St. Helena, CA 94574

Family Owned Since 1978


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Affordable Housing Napa Creek Manor

1300 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 257-1878

Napa Valley Community Housing. (707) 253-6140 This agency has multiple locations.

Napa Park Homes

790 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA Napa Park homes consists of 140 rental units, 116 of which are designated for persons eligible for Section 8 housing.

The Reserve

Napa Senior Apartments 710 Trancas St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 252-4070

Rohlff’s Manor

2400 Fair Dr, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 255-9555 (See Ad on Page 11)

Silverado Orchards Retirement Community

601 Pope St, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-3688 or (800) 339-1229 (See Ad on Page 11)

Vintage at Napa

Woodbridge Village

727 Hunt Ave, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-3231 HUD Housing

Attorneys Law Office of Naomi Dreskin-Anderson

2180 Jefferson St, Ste 207, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 252-8900 Elder Law Attorney (See Ad on Page 12)

Wright and Falls - Social Security & Worker’s Compensation Law

400 Santa Clara St, Ste 102, Vallejo, CA 94590 (707) 552-2298

Certified Senior Advisor Hearts That Matter, Inc. Kim Geis, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® 68 Coombs St, Ste A-9, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 738-0413 (See Ad on Page 3)

2360 Redwood Rd Napa, 94558 CA (707) 224-4550 55+ - Income restrictions apply.

Experienced Legal Advocate for Concerns of Elders and their Families Wills &Trusts - Powers of Attorney - Assisted Living/Nursing Home Issues - Elder Abuse Conservatorships - MediCare Appeals and other Healthcare-Related Concerns

Law Office of Naomi Dreskin-Anderson

Home Visits Available - Call for Appointment: (707) 252-8900 2180 Jefferson Street, Suite 207, Napa, CA -


Congregate Meals American Canyon Senior Center

2185 Elliott Dr, American Canyon, CA (707) 647-5338 M-F 11:30 - 12:30. Suggested donation is $3, but not necessary - no one is turned away

Napa Senior Center

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-1800 M-F 11:30. Call for reservations. Suggested donation is $3, but not necessary - no one is turned away. NOTE: The Napa Senior Center will be closed for renovations thru the end of May 2019. Classes will be held at alternative locations please call or check website.

Rianda House Senior Activity Center

1475 Main St, Saint Helena, (707) 963-8555 For reservations call 253-6111. Check website for info and monthly schedule.

Conservators/ Trustee Jim Nord

P.O. Box 690, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-5429 (See Ad on Page 12)

Napa County Public Guardian (707) 253-4049

Consumer Advocacy Services Better Business Bureau (501) 238-1000

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P.O. Box 59, Cotati, CA 94931 (707) 652-9966

California Department of Consumer Affairs (800) 952-5210


(800) 434-0222 Medicare & Long Term Care Insurance Counseling

Napa County Consumer Affairs

(707) 253-4059

Share the Care (707) 492-3198 (See Ad on Page 39)

Counseling Services Comprehensive Services for Older Adults 650 Imperial Way, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-3818 or toll-free: 1-(800) 498-9455

Healthy Minds / Healthy Aging

(707) 251-2058

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- Jim Nord -


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Counseling Services HICAP

1-(800) 434-0222

Mentis (Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services) 709 Franklin St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 255-0966 Sliding fee counseling.

Driving Courses and Driving Concerns AARP Smart Driver Sourse / AARP Driver Safety (888) 687-2277 The nation’s largest classroom

and online driver safety course designed especially for drivers 50 and older. Check website to find a location near you!

Napa Senior Center

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-1800 NOTE: The Napa Senior Center will be closed for renovations thru the end of May 2019. Classes will be held at alternative locations please call or check website.

Rosemary Robles Senior Driver Ombudsman, DMV

7677 Oakport St, Ste 220, Oakland, CA 94621 (501) 563-8998

Education Collabria Care

414 S. Jefferson, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 258-9080 Caregiver trainings, memory screenings, community workshops (See Ad on Page 33)

Napa County Alliance for Senior Education

(707) 256-7645 Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am Napa Valley College

Energy Bill/ Weatherization Assistance North Coast Energy Services, Inc. / HEAP

1100 Coddington Center, Ste 1, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 495-4417 Provides energy conservation, consumer education & advocacy, home improvement, utility assistance, job training, and other services to people in need. We serve Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties. (See Ad on Page 16)

Hearing Loss: Did you know...? • Many of people over age 65 suffer from some amount of hearing loss. • Thousands of people ignore the fact that they don’t hear clearly anymore. • Untreated hearing loss causes isolation and increases the chance of developing dementia. • Hearing loss can affect your balance and contribute to unnecessary falls. • Studies have shown untreated hearing loss requires much more effort for your brain to comprehend speech and takes much more effort to hear.

But there is help!

• Wearing a hearing aid means you don’t have to work as hard to understand and have a conversation with loved ones. • Wearing a hearing instrument can give an immediate improvement in your ability to understand speech in social situations and improves brain function. • Hearing aids contribute to your over all good health and wellbeing. • Hearing aids are tiny computerized devices that will be set exactly for your own personal hearing loss and abilities. • Hearing aids can connect wirelessly with your phone allowing you to hear more clearly and understand more effortlessly. • Treating hearing loss is painless!

YOU can qualify for Medi-Cal while protecting your assets! We dispel the myths, answer your questions and serve as your beacon to help you successfully navigate your way through the Medi-Cal, financial and long-term maze


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Estate And Financial Planning Services D.A. Santos & Associates

P.O. Box 6109, Napa, CA 94581 (877) 254-7276 or (707) 254-7276 (See Ad on Page 13)

Law Office of Naomi Dreskin-Anderson

2180 Jefferson St, Ste 207, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 252-8900 (See Ad on Page 12)

Fall Prevention Share the Care (707) 492-3198 Volunteers will install grab bars on a sliding scale basis. Grab bars and other equipment can be donated or purchased. Some grab bars are available without charge for very low income people. (See Ad on Page 39)

Fiduciary & Trust Services Jim Nord

P.O. Box 690, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-5429 (See Ad on Page 12)

Food Pantry/Market Days Community Action of Napa Valley - CANV

1766 Industrial Way, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 253-6128 Provides a variety of nutritious food to low-income individuals, families, seniors and non-profit organizations throughout Napa County through four programs: Emergency Food Pantries; Senior Brown Bag; the USDA Commodity Program; and NonProfit Access. To receive services you do not need a referral. Just go to the location in your geographic area during the hours of service. To receive food, one person per household must provide two

forms of ID, one with current address and one with birthdate. It is suggested that you bring your own shopping bags or box.

Angwin Pantry

1 Angwin Ave, Angwin, CA Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm

Community Church of Lake Berryessa

Napa Store House

1746 Yajome St, Napa, CA Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8:45am - 11:45am and Thurs 10:45am - 1:45pm

Pope Valley Pantry Pope Valley Farm Center

5800 Chiles/Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley, CA First Wednesday of every month 2pm to 5pm

Older Americans can recall a time when all transactions were done in person. Business owners’ reputation depended upon the

That’s why Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES) REALTORS® are an invaluable resource. They are educated to create a

An SRES is a realtor that has additional training in senior-related fields. They understand how the older generation processes information, understands their preferred methods of communication and is a believer in person to person customer service. They stand on their word and build a relationship with their clients on trust, integrity, and


1435 Oak St (Tubbs building), Calistoga, CA Second and Fourth Thursday’s 3pm to 6pm

240 Rio Del Mar 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm

customized approach to each situation: older homeowners planning life after retirement, transitioning from retirement with a companion to live alone or contemplating selling the family home.

(707) 207-1475 (cell 24/7)

Calistoga Cares

Harvest Freewill Baptist Church

utmost quality of service. In today’s fast-paced world, most communications come in the form of emails and text messages; not phone calls or in-person meetings that our older generations have been accustomed to.

Realtor - DRE# 02059615 "Your Senior Transition Specialist"

1777 Main St, Saint Helena, CA Tuesday’s Thursday’s and Friday’s from 2:30 to 4pm

6008 Steele Canyon Rd, Lake Berryessa, CA Thursday’s from 11am to 5pm

What is a Senior Real Estate Specialist and why should I use one?

Laura McLaren, SRES

Saint Helena Community Pantry

ultimately a successful transaction. In addition, SRES REALTORS® have experience in navigating the sometimes delicate dynamics of other family members. An SRES REALTOR® usually has a network of connections and collaborations with many reputable senior organizations. Should you decide to move closer to the grandchildren, downsize, upsize to your dream home, or need a bit more assistance, they can guide you through the transition smoothly. When it comes to guiding seniors, SRES REALTORS® are a great place to start!

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Robot Caregivers The day when you can ask a robot to help find your glasses isn’t too far behind. With more people needing help at home, and fewer caregivers available to help them (never mind the rising costs), technologists are taking a closer look at developing a caregiver robot to help people caring for others, “keep an eye on things.” Already, several prototypes are being market-tested in California, including Ohmni, created by OhmniLabs and Fern created by Ben Reinhardt. The U.S., in fact, is a little behind as caregiving robot prototypes are already out in Japan, Sweden, and France. Reinhardt, a Ph.D. engineer from Cornell University, is currently working on a prototype of a full-time caregiving robot. He calls the robot, “Fern.” And, she is managed by a person watching a computer monitor some distance away. Think of Fern as a Skype on wheels, allowing remote caregivers to help out. Fern can’t actually help someone up if they fall, or assist in a bath. Instead, she watches so no harm will come. Someone at the other end can watch three or four monitors at the same time, thereby allowing one person to be a simultaneous caregiver to several people at a time. Fern is probably most effective at night, according to Reinhardt. This way, a person sleeping can trigger an alert if they wake up and wander around the house, or go outside. Help can be issued

immediately. The truth is, that along with Alexa, Siri and numerous cameras and security systems, many people are already using technology to keep an eye on things when they’re no longer home, or in the next room. Sleeping babies are monitored, people ask Alexa and Siri questions all day long, and with outside cameras hooked up to the web we can see who’s at the doorbell from our computer screen. Think, too, of the self-driving cars. It’s a matter of only a few years when told that we are no longer able to drive, we will transfer ownership to a car that operates on its own. We already have voice control for lights, running water and even answering the phone. Technology is catapulting us in the future much faster than we can track. Reinhardt states that there are still kinks to be worked out. “It’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation: everybody says they want to try it... once it’s tested and polished and does everything. Unfortunately, the only way that happens is through people using an unpolished product and being willing to iterate on it. It’s tricky because we’re building something that’s useful in people’s homes, so it’s a higher stake than just an app or a toy. Robots are always tricky because you need to find all of the corner cases and problems will pop up that you never expected: weird internet connections, aggressive

Fern in action! dogs knocking things over, a very bouncy floor knocking the robot off its charger when someone walks by ...” Then, there’s also the feature of whether people will accept a machine in the house watching them all the time. “Nobody wants to live in a panopticon - that’s exactly why we’re using a mobile robot instead of a system of cameras. A robot only sees what it’s looking at and you always know exactly where that is. Since its interactive,

you can tell it to come and go the same way you could with a human caregiver. “ Will robots ever replace humans altogether? “Maybe,” says Ben, “but I bet I won’t live to see it if we’re talking about fully automated helpers. Human interactions are the hardest thing in the world to automate - that’s why we’re focusing on machines that let people do what people are best at and take care of the rest.”


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Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Services HICAP

1304 Southpoint Blvd, Ste 280, Petaluma, CA 94954 1-(800) 434-0222

Home Improvement/ Repair Calistoga Affordable Housing

1332 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515 (707) 942-5920 Rebuilding Calistoga is a volunteer program under the sponsorship of CAH that repairs the homes of elderly and disabled citizens


THAT COULD BE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION. The only way to stop housing discrimination is to report it, so we can investigate it. Visit or call 1-707-224-9720 (Eng/Spa)1-800-735-2922 (TTY)


“We don’t take kids.” “The apartment you asked about on the phone has been rented.” “We only take people who speak English clearly.” “We don’t take teenagers.” “The ad was wrong – the rent is really $50 more.” “I can’t assign you a handicap parking space.” The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, family status or disability.

who are either low-income and/ or physically challenged so they may live in warmth, safety, and independence.Limitied to City of Calistoga.

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

(707) 252-6222 Funding available for low income repairs and appliances Jim Tomlinson

North Coast Energy Services, Inc. / HEAP

1100 Coddington Center, Ste 1, Santa Rosa, CA 94501 (800) 233-4480 or (707) 495-4417 Provides energy conservation, consumer education & advocacy, home improvement, utility assistance, job training, and other services to people in need. We serve Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties. (See Ad on Page 16)

Home Repair Loans Housing Authority of Napa (707) 257-9642 Contact Sheral Brekke

Home Sharing Napa Valley Community Housing 150 Camino Dorado, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 253-6140

Housing Counseling / Dispute Resolution Fair Housing Napa Valley

1804 Soscal Ave, Ste 203, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 224-9720 (See Ad on Page 16)

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Independent Living Rohlff’s Manor

2400 Fair Dr, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 255-9555 (See Ad on Page 11)

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Silverado Orchards Retirement Community

Collabria Care

601 Pope St, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-3688 or (800) 339-1229 (See Ad on Page 11)

Share the Care

Information & Assistance (707) 492-3198 Share the Care is a Napa Valley based information, referral, assistance and advocacy organization which is privately funded by the Gasser Foundation. One phone call helps match you up with a business, service or organization that will provide you with the help you need. (See Ad on Page 39)

P.O. Box 59 Cotati, CA 94931 (707-652-9966 414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559

707-253-4248 Contact: Tiffanie Walker A joint program of Collabria Care and Napa County The Meadows of Napa Valley providing information and resources to seniors. 1800 Atrium Pkwy, (See Ad on Page 33) Napa, CA 94558 (707) 307-4904 or (707) 307-5215 Napa County Network for Aging and Independence (See Ad on Page 17) Napa, CA 94558 (800) 510-2020 or (707) 253-4248

Insurance Counseling HICAP

(800) 434-0222

Legal Services Bay Area Legal Aid

575 Lincoln Ave, Ste 210, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 259-0579

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CAHNR) 650 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (800) 474-1116

Long Term Care Insurance Counseling HICAP

(800) 434-0222

Long Term Care Planning /Medi-Cal Planning Comprehenisive Services for Older Adults

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Revel in Peace of Mind A premier Life Plan Community in the heart of wine country, The Meadows of Napa Valley offers resort-style retirement living with all levels of care on one campus, from assisted living to memory support, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. That means that no matter how your needs change over time, you can rest easy knowing you will be taken care of for life.

How’s that for peace of mind? Call to schedule your personal tour of our incredible community today:



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Long Term Care Planning /Medi-Cal Planning D.A. Santos & Associates

Reverse Mortgage

Finance of America Mortgage Susan Richey

588 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Ste 100, Danville, CA 94526 (707) 688-9537

P.O. Box 6109, Napa, CA 94581 (877) 254-7276 or (707) 254-7276 Reverse Mortgage (See Ad on Page 13) Consultant Tom MacDonald

Realtors New Standard Realty

517 Gordon Ct. Benicia, CA 94510 707-332-8301 (See Ad on Page 5) (707) 265-6385

Senior Centers American Canyon Senior Center 2185 Elliott Dr, American Canyon, CA (707) 647-4567

Berryessa Senior Center 4380 Spanish Flat Loop Rd, Lake Berryessa, CA 94558 (707) 966-0206

Napa Senior Center

1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-1800 NOTE: The Napa Senior Center will be closed for renovations thru the end of May 2019. Classes will be held at alternative locations please call or check website.

Rianda House Senior Activity Center

1475 Main St, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-8555 Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm.

Monthly schedule includes Wellness activities, arts, lectures, exercise classes and support groups. Congregate meals M, T and F. Some classes offered in Calistoga - check monthly schedule onlie.

Senior Government

Napa County Commission on Aging

1195 Third St, Napa, CA 94559 Commission-on-Aging (707) 253-3818 Meets every 4th Monday, 2-4pm, Napa County Administration Building, Supervisor’s Chambers, 3rd floor.

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NEW SENIOR ASSEMBLYMEMBER FOR NAPA/SOLANO COUNTIES Yvonne Baginski, an outspoken advocate for older adults, was recently elected to serve a two year term in the California Senior Legislature (CSL) as a Senior Assemblymember representing Napa and Solano Counties. The CSL is a volunteer, nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of and representing older adults throughout the state. The CSL submits legislative proposals each year that are specifically targeted to improve the lives of older adults. 18

Baginski, the president of the Napa Alliance on Aging and Director of Share the Care Napa Valley, has over 30 years of career-based effort working on issues of aging, services and support. She started her career creating The Senior News, a monthly newspaper in Eureka, then moved on to the Bay Area Senior Care Directory, Born to Age, and has consulted with numerous committees, boards and organizations on information and resources for older adults, caregivers and their families. “Working grassroots has taught me a lot about the gaps and issues facing people as they age,” said Baginski. “I

hope to take this to a higher level and work to affect change in our system so that as people age, there are some protections and safety nets in place.” For one, there are more people living alone, and getting very, very old. In her work at Share the Care, Baginski sees that there are very few care options for low income people with cognitive decline. One problem needing to be tackled is “the thousands of people who have progressive cognitive decline and are not able to afford assisted living,” she said. “People don’t realize that nursing homes are no longer orienting for long term care.

And, that means that for many, there is no place to go.” Finding a place to live, money lasting for a longer life, loneliness, isolation, lack of adequate care are all issues facing older adults in our culture, said Baginski. “In an ageist culture, we are neglecting our own humanity when we face the reality of aging.” Baginski is available to speak to organizations, clubs, and meetings on a variety of issues/solutions facing older adults, and welcomes input from the community. She can be reached at 707-226-7127 or

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1800 Atrium Parkway Napa, CA 94559 Not-for-Profit Community 707.257.7885 (See Ad on Page 17) Park setting on 20-acres. Amenities include three Dining Venues. Brand new 8,000 SF recreation center and heated indoor salt water pool. Bocce court, Putting green, Billiards and Game Room, Library,  Chapel, Gift Shop. Monthly fee includes generous dining credit, expanded cable TV service, most utilities, scheduled transportation and unlimited use of fitness center and pool.  One bedroom 540 SF including kitchenette beginning at $3500 monthly for one person. Two bedroom monthly rental from $5624 (single occupancy) feature 1,050 SF with in home laundry and full size kitchen appliances.  Every apartment includes a private patio or balcony. $1,000 application fee.

Silverado Orchards

Retirement Apartments 601 Pope Street St. Helena, CA 94574 707.963.3688 (See Ad on Page 11) Rates include your own quiet, private apartment with kitchenette and refrigerator and three nutritious meals are served seven days a week with a vegetarian or regular option at

each meal. We offer complete housekeeping and linen service each week and scheduled daytime transportation to your local appointments. There are many planned programs, activities and excursions as well as a Health & Wellness program. We also have Guest Rooms and a full-service Beauty Salon is available and open to the public. No long-term lease is required, only calendar month-to-month rental - No initial investment or “buy-in” is required. Some apartments are approved for your small pet...Utility costs, property taxes, garden and yard maintenance are included in the rates. Please call, email or stop by for rates and more information.

LOW INCOME HOUSING Jefferson Street Housing 3400 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94558 707.258.8875 (77 Apartments)

Laurel Manor

3201 Laurel St, Napa, CA 94558 707.254.1837 Housing Authority owns this 50 unit senior housing complex managed by Hedgerow Property Management.

Napa Creek Manor

1300 Jefferson Napa, CA 94558 707. 257.1878 (84 Units, Accepts Section 8)

Woodbridge Village

727 Hunt Ave. St. Helena, CA 94574 707. 963.3231 (50 Apartments) HUD-subsidized housing for low-income seniors. To qualify, you must verify that annual income is below 50% of Napa median income. Must be over age 62, single person earns less than $30,600 a year. Couple, $34,950. Rent is determined as 30% of adjusted gross income. All apartments are one-bedroom with full Kitchen.

Rohlff’s Manor

2400 Fair Drive Napa, CA 94558 707. 255.9555 (See Ad on Page 11) (Dial 711 for TDD hearing & speech disabled for a tour) Single story & 2 story apartments. Must be 55 years+. Rent for studios $516 -$663. One bedroom $797- $935. Full kitchens & patios or gardens. Community Garden, Whirlpool Bath & Hair/Nail Salon on property. Section 8 vouchers available on a regular basis. Small pets welcome. Income cannot be over $39,120 for one person or $44,700 for 2 people annually. Not for Profit Corporation. Waiting list is 3 months to one year.

The Reserve at Napa

710 Trancas St. Napa, CA 94558 707.252.4070 Must be over age 62. Maximum household income cannot exceed $39,120 for one person, $44,700 for two persons. One bedroom, $995. Two bedroom, $1,186. Includes full kitchen. Security deposit is $700 for one bedroom, $800 for two bedroom. One pet allowed, up to 25 lbs. Additional $500 pet deposit.

Vintage at Napa

2360 Redwood Rd. Napa, CA 94558 707. 224.4550 Must be over age 55 and total household income, including income from assets, be less than or equal to 50-60% of the median income for Napa County. Maximum income for 1 person, $32,600 or $37,250 for two people. Rent for one bedroom is $846, two bedroom is $1,007 a month. The 60% rate is applicable for income levels of $39,120 for one person, or $44,700 for two. Rent for one bedroom is $1,020 two bedroom is $1,217 a month. There is a nonrefundable $35 application fee. For consideration, applicant must be interviewed and all income and assets are verified. Full kitchens. Regular security deposit, $300. Pet rent, $25/mo.

Veteran’s Home of California

260 California Drive Yountville, CA 94599 707. 944.4601 Offers multiple levels of care for California Veterans. Call or visit for detailed information.

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Quality of Living Index Articles in this section:

What Home Care Agencies are Charing in Napa County.......... 24-27 Rock Steady Boxing...................................................................29 Therapeutic Horseback Riding.................................................31 Dementia Whisperer.................................................................35 Sound Therapy............................................................................36 Veterans Benefits to Pay for Long Term Care........................37 Residential Care Facilities................................................... 38-39 Together we are Better!............................................................41 Volunteer Opportunities..........................................................42

Adult Day Health Care Collabria Care

414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9080 A combination of medical, social, and therapeutic services for adults over age eighteen, needing assistance in activities of daily living. Care is provided at the center. Additional services include Alzheimer’s specialty care and chronic care management. Free consultations. (See Ad on Page 33)

Adult Protective Services Comprehensive Services for Older Adults

650 Imperial Way, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-3818 or (800) 498-9455

Alzheimer’s Information Referral & Education

Serving Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties



Alzheimer’s Association

Information, referral, support

1450 Neotomas Ave, Ste 140 Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (707) 573-1210 or (800) 272-3900 (See Ad on Page 20) WE OFFER • Caregiver support groups • Family and community education (English and Spanish) • Training program for professionals • Family care planning

San Rafael Office

4340 Redwood Highway Suite D-314 San Rafael, CA 94903


• Early Stage support group program • MedicAlert + Safe Return identification program • Annual education conferences: ♦ Spring - Sonoma County ♦ Winter - Napa County

Santa Rosa Office

1450 Neotomas Avenue Suite 140 Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Alzheimer’s Association

4340 Redwood Hwy, Ste D-314, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 472-4340 or (800) 272-3900 (See Ad on Page 20)

Collabria Care - Napa County’s Alzheimer’s Resource Center 414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9087

Free consultations and memory screenings for individuals or families who have questions about memory loss, loss of independence, driving, and other senior care issues. (See Ad on Page 33)

U.C. Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center

100 Wiget Ln, Ste 150, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (855) 420-2612 Comprehensive assessment and evaluation for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Clinic services are available to the public

U.C. Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center

(855) 420-2612 or (925) 357-6515 Northern California Diagnostic Center and Clinic

Assisted Living Board & Care Greenhills Care Home 115 Thayer Way, American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 558-8487 (See Ad on Page 22)

Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc. Vintage House 2541 Vintage St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 265-8652 or (530) 333-8509

Wine Country Senior’s Villa 3552 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 265-8652 or (530) 333-8509 (See Ad on Page 27)

Napa Valley Senior Living Downtown

2025 Clay St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 312-2971


3100 Hamilton St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 312-2971 (See Ad on Page 3) continued on page 21...

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A Private & Upscale Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Located in the Idyllic and Beautiful Napa Valley. It can be overwhelming, wondering where to start when first considering care for a loved one. We are here to help; here to provide the support needed for your loved ones and to give you confidence that your loved ones are enjoying the highest standards of care at all times. Our beautiful & serene setting has views all around and focuses on a more holistic and total wellness approach to assisted living. Private & semi-private options, 24/7 care.

Our facility is located at 3158 Browns Valley Road, Napa, CA 94558 Please call for an appointment. Thank you. • 707.287.0118 •

Assisted Living Board & Care Piner’s Guest Home

1800 Pueblo Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7925 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover)

Viewmont Villa

3158 Browns Valley Rd, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 287-0118 (See Ad on Page 21) Become an advertiser in the Born to Age directories! We publish directories in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin/Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties. For more information visit or call 707-652-9966.

Assisted Living Facilities Aegis Assisted Living 2100 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-1409 (See Ad on Page 38)

The Berkshire

2300 Brown St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 252-9037 (See Ad on Inside Back Cover)

The Meadows Villas

1800 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 320-2188 (See Ad on Page 17)

Assisted Living: Alzheimer’s/ Dementia/Memory Aegis Assisted Living 2100 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-1409 (See Ad on Page 38)

Greenhills Care Home 115 Thayer Way, American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 558-8487 (See Ad on Page 22)

Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc. Vintage House

2541 Vintage St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 265-8652 or (510) 333-8509

Wine Country Seniors Villa

3552 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 265-8652 or (510) 333-8509 (See Ad on Page 27)

Napa Valley Senior Living Downtown

2025 Clay St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 312-2971


3100 Hamilton St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 312-2971 (See Ad on Page 3)

The Berkshire

2300 Brown St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 252-9037 (See Ad on Inside Back Cover) continued on page 22... 21

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Assisted Living: Alzheimer’s/ Dementia/Memory

Assisted Living Complaints

Department of Social The Meadows Memory Care Services Community Care

2000 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 320-2188 (See Ad on Page 17)

Viewmont Villa

3158 Browns Valley Rd, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 287-0118 (See Ad on Page 21) Become an advertiser in the Born to Age directories! We publish directories in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin/Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties. For more information visit or call 707-652-9966.

Licensing Division 101 Golf Course Dr, Ste A-230, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (707) 588-5026

Napa Long-Term Care Ombudsman

1443 Main St, 125-D, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-4236 Volunteers serve as patient advocates in providing assistance with quality of life issues. The ombudsman office also maintains a binder of citations and actions against local residential care facilities.

Care Management / Planning CARE Network at Queen of the Valley Medical Center

3448 Villa Ln, Ste. 102, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-2000 Provides complex care, transitional care and brief care management addressing both medical and psychosocial needs of the client. All services are free of charge to Napa County residents.

Collabria Care

414 S Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9080 Care management, related to serious illness or chronic conditions, provided through the Day Program,

Palliative and Hospice services. Consult with a social worker to identify the program most appropriate for your situation. (See Ad on Page 33)

Share The Care (707) 492-3198 Share the Care, available throughout Napa Valley, matches people to the help they need. This is a FREE services, privately funded by the Gasser Foundation. Share the Care will assist in finding: rides, companionship, home care, legal assistance, counseling, gardening and handyman services, home repairs, medical equipment, grocery pickup and delivery, mail management and paperwork, support groups, meals, activities and whatever else might be needed. Coordinates assistance, and builds relationships with neighbors and community.

.the . . . .Greenhills . . . . . . . . . . . .Care . . . . . .Home ...... .Residential . . . . . . . . . Care . . . . .Facility ......

Welcome to Our Family! License 280111959

Affordable Rates Family Owned Since 1994

Providing care for the elderly including specialized care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Phone/Fax: 707-558-8487 22

Our residents are part of our family at Greenhills. We hope that if you choose Greenhills, you will consider us part of your extended family, and Greenhills - your home away from home.

115 Thayer Way American Canyon, CA 94503

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Caregivers for Hire/ Companion Services Abba In-Home Care

3860 Broadway, Ste 102, American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 704-6489 North Bay: 707-704-6489, Sacramento Valley: 916-690-0097, East Bay: 510-224-8637 (See Ad on Page 25)

Cora Home Companion Care Home Helpers In-Home Care Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc.

310 Mark Way, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 255-6260 or (707) 363-2220 (See Ad on Page 26)

Hearts that Matter, Inc.

68 Coombs St, Ste A-9, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 252-7569 (See Ad on Page 3)

Hired Hands Homecare

1754 Second St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 265-6400 (See Ad on Page 25)

Compassion Home Health Care

(707) 253-2758

829 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 337-8102 (See Ad on Page 24)

3552 Jefferson St Napa, CA 94558 (707) 226-3055

Senior Helpers North Bay

1100 Trancas St, Ste 214, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-1540 or (707) 200-6665 (See Ad on Page 26)

Home Instead Senior Care

3429 Broadway, Ste C-7, American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 552-2266 Your Home Nursing Services (See Ad on Page 27) 3188 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558 Love & Joy Senior Care (707) 224-7780 Services 340 Northrup Ln, American Napa: 707-224-7780, Canyon, CA 94503 UpValley Napa: 707-963-4913, Vallejo/Benicia: 707-642-4711, (707) 342-5613 Fairfield/Vacaville: 707-428-5733, Yolo County: 530-753-7478 (See Ad on Page 26) (See Ad on Page 23)

We Care More Than You Can Imagine • 30 Years of Caring! • The Very Best Caregivers (140) • Available 24/7 • State Licensed (CA Dept. of Health Services) • Complimentary Skilled Assessment B ia n c h C a m ie

• All Levels of Care


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(no extra cost)

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Alzheimer’s/ Dementia


Parkinson’s Stroke/COPD All Fx’s/Falling Pneumonia


Hospice Care

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Cancer Support Services Post-Surgical Care


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WHAT HOME CARE AGENCIES ARE CHARGING FOR SERVICES IN NAPA Getting help at home is usually the first thing that people think about when chores and/or personal care is becoming difficult or impossible. Housekeepers, gardeners and occasional handymen are the easiest for most of us to consider because they don’t carry the psychological burden of no longer being able to do for ourselves. Caregivers can be resisted because of cost, fear of loss of independence, autonomy and privacy, or just due to stubbornness and personal will. While most prefer a family member or prior knowledge of the caregiver, this may not always be possible. Family members might have good intentions, and while promises are made, commitments may be more difficult to keep. It’s may not be the best thing to have a family member, friend or neighbor as a caregiver. The most reliable solution is hiring outside assistance with a regular schedule.

This way, family members remain as family and others can be counted on to do the hands-on work. There are many choices in help at home. If hired privately, the hours worked and wages paid are between you and the employee. You are also liable for worker’s compensation and IRS withholding. Here’s a brief rundown on the types of agencies in Napa County.


These agencies provide services that are 100% covered by Medicare, Med-Cal or private health insurance. This service must be ordered by a doctor. However, you still have a personal choice of agency. Requirements to qualify for care are: 1: Homebound, 2. Need for skilled care. Skilled care means that you need a nurse, a physical, speech or occupational

therapist. This is also a time and visit limited services. Some aide service can be available, if there’s a skilled need. This is a service NOT covered by Long Term Care Insurance. Born to Age doesn’t list these prices because the costs are directly reimbursed by Medicare. You are not billed for services.

Healthy Living at Home 1320 Willow Pass Rd. Ste. 555 Concord, CA 94520 510.362.4503 or 877-513-7363 (See Ad on Back Cover)

Taking Care of the Greatest Generation…Yours! We’re There When You Need Us

Home Helpers In-Home Care Services is more than an in-home health care agency: we’re your extended family when family can’t be there. We’re a locally owned, trusted provider of quality, compassionate in-home care, and we customize our home care solutions to your unique situation for an affordable solution that keeps your loved one where they’re happiest: at home.

Free in-home consultation and assessment Comprehensive in-home care Affordable customized solutions Locally owned and operated - (707) 337-8102 - 24

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These agencies provide both skilled and non-skilled care. The services might be covered by long term care insurance, other insurances, and private pay. The agency is the employer. Caregivers are hired, screened and paid for by the agency. If the caregiver is ill or unable to work, a substitute caregiver is available. The agency pays payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, and maintains liability coverage. The agency also determines what the caregiver can and can’t do. There is often a minimum number of hours for services. Care provided by these agencies can include: skilled care, personal care, transportation/errands, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Shifts can be hourly, live-in or sleepover.

Abba In-Home Care Services

3860 Broadway, Suite 102 American Canyon, CA 94503 Business Office - 707-704-6489 North Bay - 707-771-4660 South Bay - 510-224-8637 Sacramento Valley: 916-690-0097 Fax Number: 877-904-7574

HCO# 284700004 (See Ad on Page 25)

Abba In-Home Care is a family registered company serving the seniors with consistent quality care. Our rate starts from $25 $30 from few hours to flexible round-the-clock care. Our Patient Care Attendants are employees, bonded, fingerprinted, reference checked, TB tested, with General, Professional Liability and Workers Compensation Insurances and registered with the California Home Care Bureau. We are serving the Bay Area, Sacramento, and LA Counties. We offer free tours as Facility resource for Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Hearts That Matter

68 Coombs St., Suite A-9 Napa, CA 94559 707- 252-7569 (See Ad on Page 3)

a special request. This agency is private pay. They will accept and bill Long Term Care insurance policies. Caregivers are all criminally background checked; CPR and First aid certified and mandated elder abuse reporters. Caregiver working in Napa County must obtain a caregiver permit.

Hired Hands Homecare 1754 Second St. Napa, CA 94559 (707) 265-6400 HCO# 214700014 (See Ad on Page 25) Hired Hands Homecare is a Family Owned & Operated Home Care Organization (HCO), licensed by the state of CA to provide a wide variety of senior care services, including assistance with all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

We have offices in Napa, Marin, Sonoma counties, as well as the Tri-Valley area, and are proud to be celebrating our TWENTY-FIFTH Anniversary supporting Seniors! All Caregivers are our Employees, and are CA registered Home Care Aides (HCAs). They are thoroughly screened and trained, and we handle all wages, taxes, insurance & workers’ comp. Caregivers are available on a hourly, overnight & live-in basis, with hourly rates starting at $30 per hour. Complimentary Care Consultation, home safety evaluation, and ongoing care management provided at no cost. Proud BBB member with A+ accreditation. We look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you and your family!

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This agency provides caregivers to assist with all activities of daily living. This can include dressing, bathing, meal preparation, bed care as well as daily supervision. Rates are $25/hr – 4hr minimum. Live-in rate $325/day, $375/ 2-12 hr shifts. Rates range depending on the number of hours per shift. 4-12 hour shift cost $25/hr., 12 hours or more $23/hr. 24-hour care rates are $325 per day. All of our rates are negotiable upon

Quality Service, Family Owned, Great Reputation _________________________________________________

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Please Call: 707-704-6489 Visit us at

Serving the all Bay Area, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Los Angeles

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Also serving Sonoma, Marin and the Tri Valley.


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829 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 337-8102 (See Ad on Page 24)

Home Helpers is a non-medical home care agency that serves Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties. Our mission is to be the extended family when the family can’t be there – providing top quality in-home care and home health care services that improve quality of life and create peace of mind. We work with you to help your family make the best care decisions with customized, affordable options that keep your loved ones where they belong: At Home, Living safe, Independent, and Engaged Lives. We feel strongly that our clients

should continue to receive care from the same caregiver, so we take the time to match our caregivers to our client’s – it makes a difference! All of our caregivers are experienced, speak English, have valid driver’s licenses, and are paid too for their continuing education/ training. We have NO minimums and our rates range from $28 $32 per hour.

Home Instead Senior Care

3429 Broadway, Ste C-7 American Canyon, CA 94503 707-552-2266 Provides service in Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. HCO#284700009 (See Ad on Page 27) Our caring and compassionate caregivers provide services such

as personal care and grooming, errands, medication reminders, transportation, light housekeeping, companionship and more. Our staff is highly experienced and receive ongoing training, including dementia management. We accept long-term care insurance, and all major credit cards. Our caregivers are our employees who also receive a benefits package. Complete supervision and management is provided. Payroll taxes, workers compensation and bonding insurance are included. All of our employees are thoroughly screened including criminal background as well as drug and TB testing. We also monitor our caregivers’ driving records and auto insurance on an ongoing basis. We provide 24/7 services and phone/ text support as well as ongoing case management. Our rates range from $27 – $32 per hour, 3-hour minimum shifts. Call us for a FREE in-home assessment.

Love & Joy Senior Care Services





is Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 days of initially being discharged.

Senior Helpers’ Staying Home Safe™ program offers trained and

340 Northrup Lane American Canyon, CA 94503 707-342-5613 & 925-408-7122 Contact: Jennie Falcon HCO# 284700005 (See Ad on Page 26)

per hour, no minimum. Live in care rate starts from $200 per day. Services can be stopped anytime, no contract needed. We accept checks and long-term care insurance. Free in-home assessments and safety checks. Caregivers are bonded, insured, background checked, and TB tested. Provide services for dementia/Alzheimer’s care, personal care, companionship, transportation, and hospice care. Licensed nurse conducts caregiver supervisory visits, regular client check-ins, and advocates for care with client’s doctors. We also provide, 24 hour/ Live in care package, please contact us for information.

Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc.

3552 Jefferson St Napa, CA 94558 (707) 226-3055 (See Ad on Page 27)

This is a private duty, non-medical home care agency. Rates: $22$30 hour. Minimum 4-hour shift. $350-450 for 24-hour care. All caregivers are criminal background checked ) FBI and Department of Justice), TB tested, receive first aid and CPR and medication assistance training. Bonded and trained in caring for elderly. Wheelchair transportation available.

Love & Joy is a non-medical home care and board & care placement agency. Rates range from $21-$28

needed post-discharge to keep your senior loved one safely at home throughout their recovery process, including: • Professionally managed care • One-on-one personal care • Transportation home and to follow-up appointments • Pre-inspecting home for safety concerns before arrival • Medication coordination and reminders • Grocery shopping and nutrition planning • Support therapy plans

Senior Helpers’ personalized approach to in-home recovery care keeps seniors safe at home. That’s Senior Care, Only Better.

707-200-6665 | All rights reserved. Senior Helpers locations are independently owned and operated. ©2018 SH Franchising, LLC.


Cora Home Companion Care (707) 363-2220 (707) 255-6260

Providing caring and compassionate assistance with meal preparation, personal hygiene/showers, shopping/errands, companionship, medication, treatment/therapy, housekeeping, and medical appointments.

Call Us. We Care.

Care available 2 to 24 hours a day. Reduced rates for 12 to 24 hour shifts.

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1100 Trancas Street, Suite 214 Napa, CA 94558 707-251-1540 or 707-200-6665 HCO# 284700002 (See Ad on Page 26) Senior Helpers North Bay is a care management company providing care management, transitional care, placement, and non-medial home care. FREE assessments and safety checks. We make recommendations based on needs. Employees are insured, bonded, background checked, and trained for various situations. A patented dementia training program called GEMs is used for all caregivers. Rates are $31.00 per hour or $650.00 per 24-hour shift “Livein”. We also offer case management for $60 per hour.

Your Home... Nursing Services

3188 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94558 Napa: 707-224-7780 Sonoma: 707-996-4135 Fairfield/Vacaville: 707-428-5733 Vallejo/Benicia: 707-642-4711 Yolo County: 530-753-7478 HCO# 010000218 (See Ad on Page 23) A State Licensed, Family owned,

Local, Private Duty Home Care Agency providing all levels of care in Solano, Napa, Yolo Counties and the town of Sonoma (including surrounding areas). Our agency has been providing our communities with care for 29 years! Our services range from Homemaker/Companion to Hands-On Caregivers to Licensed/Skilled Nursing Services. There is no extra charge for nights or weekends and our services can start the moment you need us. We provide a complimentary Skilled Assessment to determine your special needs and then develop a care plan, and offer a Home Evaluation for safety. To ensure quality of care, we provide Home Revisits, and your care is always managed by an RN (at no cost to you). All our caregivers are insured, bonded, finger printed and have background checks. We offer 140 caregivers, and many of them have been with our agency for 10 years or more. Our agency provides many types of care: Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Post-Surgical needs, Strokes, Parkinson’s, Cancer support services, Fractures of all types, Falls, Pneumonia, Hospice Support Services, Frail Special Needs, Care of Pets, and our Caregivers are available for Worldwide Travel...and of course, any special family requests for care. Our agency accepts private pay, all insurances, and we are very proud Vendors of the Veteran’s Adminis-

trative Programs. Our Rates: 4-hour minimum at $32 per hour, 5+ hours at $29 per hour, and we offer Live-Ins and Sleep overs. Also, we provide Skilled Nursing Services. Our agency doesn’t require deposits and our services can start immediately!

of interviewing or letting the agency match the appropriate caregiver. The agency assists in negotiating the rate between the client and caregiver, including agency fee. Caregiver earnings are reported to the IRS. Substitute caregivers are available.


Cora Home Companion

These agencies provide non-medical caregivers/companions to help with personal care, transportation, meals, baths, light housekeeping, etc. They provide many of the same services as private home care agencies, however, the caregiver is not an employee of the agency... the caregiver is an independent contractor. The agency finds and screens the caregiver. The client has the option

310 Mark Way Napa, CA 94558 707-255-6260 707-363-2220 Bus. Lic. #30820 (See Ad on Page 26) This is a non-medical home companion service providing personal care in your home. Rates range from $18-$20 per hour. Minimum four-hour shift. Live in care starts at $360, and depends on level of care and needs of patient.

Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc. For information about our in-home care services and our residential care facilities, or to schedule a free in-home consultation, please call:

Kits Roa, Licensee / Administrator

707/265-8652 or 510/333-8509


Wine Country Senior’s Villa 3552 Jefferson St, Napa (RCFE#286801534)

Vintage House 2541 Vintage St., Napa (RCFE#286802049)


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Chore Services In-Home Supportive Services

(707) 259-8359 This service is for aged, 65+ or disabled people whose income and assets are low and need housework or personal care to remain safely at home. Employment possible for those wanting to provide those services. Must be eligible for Medi-Cal.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Comprehensive Services The Meadows of Napa Valley for Older Adults 1800 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 257-7885 (See Ad on Page 17)

Chronic Stress/Illness Dentures And Dental Care Assistance Attitudes for Health & Healing

3421 Villa Ln, Napa, CA (707) 815-1557 Peer support for healing attitudes as a result of illness, loss, needed support, financial fears, relationships and other life challenges. Based on the work of Gerald Jampolsky, M.D. Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm. Contact Nancy

Elder Abuse Advocacy

Share the Care (707) 492-3198 Provides financial assistance for low income people who are unable to qualify for Medi-Cal assistance and are unable to afford basic dentalcare. Emergency funds available for dentures

amily Drug

650 Imperial Way, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-3818 or (800) 496-9455

Law Office of Naomi Dreskin-Anderson

2180 Jefferson St, Ste 207, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 252-8900 (See Ad on Page 12)

Napa County’s District Attorney Office of Elder Abuse Unit 1127 First St, Ste C, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 299-1414

Napa Long-Term Care Ombudsman

1443 Main St, Ste 125-D, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-4236

Friendly Visitors Share the Care

Locally Owned. Locally Operated.

Pharmacy since1952

Locally Loved.

One Stop Shopping forAll Your Pharmacy & Home Health Care Products.

1805 Old Sonoma Road, Napa

707-224-7807 · Come by and see us for all your pharmacy needs! 28 (707) 492-3198

Guide Dogs For The Blind Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc

350 Los Ranchitos Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 1-(800) 295-4050

Health & Medical Supplies Family Drug

1805 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 224-7807 (See Ad on Page 28)

Piner’s Medical Supply

907 Trancas St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7921 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover)

Hearing Aid Collections (Used) Share the Care

3205 Montclair Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 492-3198 Please drop used hearing aids off at 3205 Montclair Ave, in Napa. Leave on front porch. Share the Care works with local hearing aid dispensaries to cleaning and fixing them to give to people who can’t afford to purchase.

Hearing Impaired Advocacy Hearing Loss Association of Napa Valley (707) 226-9870 Contact Jeannine Scott.

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Fighting Parkinson’s Disease: Rock Steady Boxing delivers a knock out punch! When Don Streeper, 71, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease two years ago, he was surprised. After all, he wasn’t shaking (which is a prominent symptom), and he thought there was just something wrong with his knees. It seemed his gait was off... something he believed his knee replacement surgeries would fix.

tiple exercises that each work to build support in areas where people might be suffering in terms of muscular or coordination loss.

But, he was wrong. His knees and gait were off due to Parkinson ’s, and Streeper knew life had to change. He quit his job as the director of the Petaluma Senior Center and began to focus on keeping the illness at bay for as long as possible.

It’s a full body workout using non-contact boxing for balance, coordination, agility, strength, mental focus, and flexibility. People also listen to rock and roll music and yell a lot. It’s the shouting and yelling which adds a lot of oomph to the day...and helps strengthen vocal projection and speech.

“The physical therapist at Kaiser prescribed boxing and physical fitness,” said Streeper, who now attends Rock Steady Boxing three times a week, and a fitness club four days. He’s as active as he can be, and, he believes, “it’s working.” “I think I’ve seen a change. I’ve improved...I’m not at status quo, and I’m not getting worse,” he said. Streeper only uses a walker for balance and gait. Rock Steady Boxing is a unique exercise program based on training used by professional boxers and adapted to people with Parkinson’s. Yes, it is taking the country by storm. The core footprint of all the exercises is built on three concepts: Connection: Building relationships and rapport between those in the exercise group. Consistency: Engaging in mul-

Compassion: Every disease is a hard battle if you’re alone, so by having a group of people who care about you, and are present with you, many benefits can be found.

Rock Steady Boxing is a nonprofit organization. Streeper pays only $90 a month to attend as many sessions as he wants. “There could be anywhere from 15-25 people in a class,” said Streeper who feels a part of the “fighting back” community. I was anxious to see a Rock Steady Class so on a sunny Thursday morning in May, I dropped in on a 10:00am Rock Steady Boxing class at Studio Fit Petaluma. I spoke with the owner, Scott Sinan and he educated me on the Rock Steady program and the classes taught by himself, Ryan Markey and Jeanette Perry, all certified instructors. What I heard was compelling, and I was eager to meet the participants and see them in action! What I first witnessed was this: men and women ranging be-

tween the ages of 55-85 entering the gym with big smiles and what seemed like a sense of purpose. As they made their way to the back studio where the class was going to be held, they chatted and caught up with one another. I could immediately tell that this was more than just a typical exercise class; it was a community. On this particular day, their coach was Ryan Markey. When Ryan walked into the studio, there was a distinct uptick in energy. Classic rock n’ roll started to pump out of the speakers (I think it was Stevie Ray Vaughn), and Ryan greeted his class, asking how everyone was feeling, what was new and if they were ready for the task ahead of them. He received a resounding “Yeah!”, and then it was go time! For the next hour, Ryan lead his class through a warm-up, mobility movements, and an impressive boxing workout that was peppered with commands, including ones to shout and yell at the top of their lungs. These students were driven; they pushed themselves and achieved their goal - finish the workout while giving it their all. The participants that I spoke with at Studio Fit Petaluma credit the Rock Steady Boxing Program for helping them improve their symptoms, which

in turn has dramatically improved their quality of life and given them a fantastic support system. Now that’s delivering a knockout punch to PD! Find a Rock Steady Boxing Program near you! Official Rock Steady Boxing classes are lead by certified Rock Steady instructors that have attended a training camp that teaches how to conduct a class and scale for every ability level. The affiliates listed below have met these criteria. The official site for Rock Steady Boxing is You will find a listing of every location, worldwide, that offers the program. Here are most of our “local-ish” ones! Napa Synergy Medical Fitness 3421 Villa Lane Email: Phone: 707-257-4143 Petaluma Studio Fit 822 Petaluma Boulevard North Petaluma, CA 94952 Phone: (707) 769-4745   707-595-6548  Email: petaluma@rsbaffiliate. com  For more information about PD, visit The National Parkinson Foundation at www.parkinson. org or call 1-800-4PD-INFO. 29

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Home Health Care Services Advanced Home Health

1100 Rose Dr, Ste 160, Benicia, CA 94510 (707) 643-2100

Healthy Living at Home

1320 Willow Pass Rd, Ste 555, Concord, CA 94520 (510) 362-4503 Scott Lobdell (See Ad on Back Cover) Become an advertiser in the Born to Age directories! We publish directories in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin/Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties. For more information visit or call 707-652-9966.

Home-Delivered Meals/Congregate Meal Locations Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV)/Meals on Wheels

2310 Laurel St, Ste 1, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-6111 or 1-(800) 788-0124 CANV Senior Nutrition Program offers nutritious meals to seniors age 60 and older in American Canyon, Napa, Yountville, Saint Helena, and Calistoga through the following programs: Meals on Wheels, Congregate Dining, and Weekend Meals. Home Delivered meals are delivered by volunteers Monday - Friday between 10:00am - 1:00pm All meals are freee of charge and donations are accepted.

WE DELIVER PERSONALIZED CARE 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week! Call to schedule your service:

(707) 425-0100

Ambulatory, Wheelchair, Gurney, and Stair Chair Service *10% Discount for Veterans! • ADA compliant wheelchairs, gurneys • Drivers & Care Attendants are trained and stair chairs, which undergo and certified in CPR and First Aid. We thorough and regular safety assist Clients from time of pick-up to inspections to ensure the safety drop-off to ensure that they arrive at of our clients, and state-of-the-art their destinations safely and on time. technology for schedule accuracy, punctuality, and reliability. • Providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation to and from Doctors • Drivers & Care Attendants undergo Offices, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing background screening, defensive Facilities, Dialysis Centers and Rehab driving courses, drug testing, Centers throughout Solano, Stanislaus, classroom and on-the-job training. San Joaquin, Napa County and Adjacent Areas.


Application for Congregate Meals and Meals on Wheels needs to be completed. You can download the application from the website. For more information, contact Lisa DeRose-Hernandez at 707-2536100 ext. 111.

American Canyon Senior Center

2185 Elliot Dr, American Canyon, CA 94503 M-F 9:00am - 1:00pm Lunch served at 11:30. Meals are free of charge, donations accepted.

New Life Tabernacle

2625 First St, Napa, CA 94559 M-F 8:00am - 1:00pm Lunch served at 11:30. Meals are free of charge, donations accepted.

Rianda House

1475 Main St, Saint Helena, CA 94574 Monday, Tuesday, Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm Lunch served at 12:00pm Meals are free of charge, donations accepted.

Piner’s Medical Supplies

907 Trancas St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7921 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover)

Share The Care - Want to donate used equipment?

3205 Montclair Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 226-7127 Free Wheelchairs, commodes, canes, shower chairs and other equipment can be borrowed from Share the Care. Equipment is also available at Williams Transmission and Repair - 707-224-9466- 238 Soscol Ave, Napa and at Ace Hardware - 707-942-4396 1450 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga

Medical Transportation Murphy Medical Transportation

Medical Equipment

2349 N. Watney Way, Ste C, Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 425-0100 Murphy Medical Transport provides Non-Emergency transportation for clients who require safe, professional, and friendly assistance with their travel needs. They provide a reliable and compassionate transport service for individuals requiring assistance with ambulatory, wheelchair and gurney travels. (See Ad on Page 30)

Family Drug

Piner’s Ambulance

In-Home Supportive Services Comprehensive Services for Older Adults

650 Imperial Way, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-3818 or (800) 498-9455

1805 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 224-7807 (See Ad on Page 28)

1820 Pueblo Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-3123 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover) continued on page 32...

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Never Too Old to Ride Bay Area Older Adults Experience Benefits Of Equine Therapy There is something magical about horses. These beautiful animals have the uncanny ability to mirror the feelings of their handlers and riders. Despite their large and intimidating size, horses offer their humans a sense of connection, cooperation and trust.

horses,” horses whose previous owners could no longer keep them. Dougherty feels these horses are particularly intuitive to their riders. “Each of our horses is gentle and has a different personality, so we can easily accommodate our older riders.”

Riding or walking a horse also provides a low-impact exercise that is beneficial for both the mind and the body. As a result, horses are used for therapeutic purposes for all ages.

According to Julie Larson, program director of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Petaluma, “Horses really know who is on their back and will take care of who needs to be taken care of… They will slow down for riders who don’t have the best balance and make other adjustments.”

“You are never too old to ride a horse,” says Charlotte Dougherty, executive director of SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of the San Francisco Bay Area. Dougherty explains that her center currently serves about seven adults who are over the age of 60. Some of these adults rode horses in their youth, and others are learning to ride for the first time, Dougherty explains. One of the current SpiritHorse riders is a woman in her 60’s who was confined to a wheelchair for a year after a hip replacement. “At first, we had to hold her on the horse, but now she rides quite well on her own,” Dougherty says. “Since a horse’s gait is similar to our gait, riding or walking a horse is great exercise.” All of the animals at SpiritHorse are “second-chance

Larson says her center currently has about 15 regular riders who are over the age of 60. These riders include people recovering from a stroke or living with memory impairment. The center offers lifts and other accommodations for people who cannot walk. “The movement of the horse helps regulate the (rider’s) brain,” Larson points out. “It also builds core strength and spatial planning.” Mentioning a current rider who has Alzheimer’s Disease as an example, Larson says, “Riding can bring back happy childhood memories for some people.” “I want older adults to know that riding is not just for

children,” Larson stresses. “Adults can benefit from equine therapy just as much as kids, and it is never too late to learn to ride.” Jen McWherter, an instructor at Giant Steps, agrees, adding that riding lessons can be an enjoyable social activity for older adults. “We put people in classes with others of similar ages and abilities,” she explains. “They really get to know each other and develop a bond.” Both centers provide safety helmets for riders and request that riders dress comfortably in long pants or jeans and wear closed-toe shoes or boots. It’s important to check with your doctor before beginning a riding program, and physical conditions such as spinal injury, seizures or osteoporosis may preclude you from riding.

However, you may still be able to gain the physical and mental benefits of equine therapy through grooming and walking a horse. “We like that we can offer a safe place for adults to learn something new or to continue doing something they love,” Larson concludes. For more information: SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of the San Francisco Bay Area At the Corner of Wetlands Edge Rd. & Eucalyptus Dr. American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 720-6360 Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center 7600 Lakeville Hwy Petaluma, CA 94954 707-769-8900 31

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Medical Transportation Taxi Scrip

625 Burnell St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-2800 Eligible persons must live in Napa, Yountville or within portions of the County (call for verification), and be 65 or older or disabled of any age. Registration is required, call for a packet. May purchase up to 3 booklets of tickets monthly. Booklet valued at $20 at a cost of $10 each. Booklets may be purchased by U.S. Mail or at the VINE Transit Center (1151 Pearl St in Napa) or at Napa Senior Center (1500 Jefferson St)

Membership Services UpValley Village - A Program by Collabria Care

1474 Oak Ave, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 244-5042 The UpValley Village is a membership organization for adults 60+ from Yountville to Calistoga. We offer in-home servies, referrals, and activities so older adults can remain safely in their homes and communities as long as possible.

Mental Health Screening Mentis

709 Franklin St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 299-1885


Nursing Home Complaints / Litigation California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

650 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107 1-(800) 474-1116 Online resource for all information made public about local nursing homes.

Napa Long-Term Care Ombudsman

1443 Main St, 125-D, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-4236 The Ombudsman Program maintains files of state surveys (which include deficiencies and citations) on each local facility.

Nursing Homes Piner’s Nursing Home

1800 Pueblo Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7925 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover)

The Meadows of Napa Valley 1900 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 307-4993 Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (See Ad on Page 17)

Oxygen Equipment Piner’s Medical Supply

907 Trancas Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7921 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover)

Palliative Care Collabria Care

414 South Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559

Recycled Health & Medical Supplies Share the Care

3205 Montclair Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 258-9080 Provides support and care for (707) 492-3198 people with serious illness. We work with your physician to Recycled health & medical supplies improve you and your cargiver’s can be dropped off and picked quality of life by providing up at 3205 Montclair Ave, Napa. symptom and pain management, Leave donations on front porch. access to specially trained clinicians, and ensuring informed Respite Care decisions about the patient’s care. Out-Of-Home (See Ad on Page 33)

Pharmacies Family Drug

1805 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 224-7807 (See Ad on Page 28)

Placement Services

Aegis of Napa

2100 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-1409 (See Ad on Page 38)

Collabria Care

414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9080 (See Ad on Page 33)

Abba In-Home Care Services Viewmont Villa 3860 Broadway, Ste 102, American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 704-6489 (See Ad on Page 25)

Love & Joy Senior Care Services

3158 Browns Valley Rd, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 287-0118 (See Ad on Page 21)

Shopping / Errand Services

340 Northrup Ln, American Canyon, CA 94503 Cora Home Companion Care 410 Mark Way, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 342-5613 (707) 255-6260 or (707) 363-2220 (See Ad on Page 26) (See Ad on Page 26)

Your Home Nursing Services Home Instead Senior Care 3188 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7780 (See Ad on Page 23)

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Shopping / Errand Services Your Home Nursing Services 3188 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7780 (See Ad on Page 23)

Support Groups Aging Womens Support Group

OLE Health

1141 Pear Tree Ln, Napa, CA (707) 254-1770 Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30pm

ALS Support Group Cancer Support ALS Golden West Chapter Group (707) 861-0257 Meets Quarterly, usually at 414. S. Jefferson St, Napa. Contact Facilitator, Daniel Potapshyn, M.A., for dates and times. (707) 861-0257

Alzheimer’s Support Group Collabria Care

414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9087 Collabria Care offer multiple support groups throughout the year and in multipe locations. Call for locations, dates, and times. (See Ad on Page 33)

American Cancer Society

860 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste E, Napa, CA 94558 1-(800) ACS-2345 The American Cancer Society offers FREE programs and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. Call for transportation to treatment appointments, assistance with appearance-related side effects, or for information or referral 24 hours a day.

Bosom Buddies - Breast Cancer Support

3421 Villa Ln, Napa, CA (707) 257-4047 Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays frm 4:00 - 5:30pm in the Wellness Center. Contact Claudia Davis

Cancer Support Group 3448 Villa Ln Ste 102, Napa, CA

(707) 251-2012 Open to individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer. Please note, preregistration is not required; however, schedules and locations are subject to change. You may wish to call and confirm prior to attending your first meeting.

Look Good…Feel Better

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When it comes to serious illness, we’re here for you and your family ALZHEIMER’S SERVICES PALLIATIVE SERVICES COLLABRIA HOSPICE

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Support Groups Caregiver Support Group

Calistoga Community Center - L/M verify

1307 Washington St, Calistoga, CA (707) 287-4363 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3:30 -5:00pm

Collabria Care

414 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9087 Support groups throughout the year and in multiple locations. Call for locations, dates, and times. With and without respite care. English and Spanish groups offered. (See Ad on Page 33)

Rianda House

1475 Main St, Saint Helena, CA (707) 963-8555 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 3-4:30pm

The Meadows of Napa Valley 1800 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94559 2nd Thusday of the month 5:30pm - 6:30pm (See Ad on Page 17)

Chronic Pain Management Support Group

OLE Health - Chronic Pain 1141 Pear Tree Ln, Napa, CA (707) 254-1770 Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:00pm


Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group OLE Health

1141 Pear Tree Ln, Napa, CA (707) 812-4555 First Tuesday of each month, 7-8pm 2nd floor conference room

Clutterer’s Support Group Clutterer’s Anonomyous In working the Clutterers Anonymous program of recovery from cluttering,

Lost in Clutter

650 Imperial Way, Suite 202 Napa, CA 94559 (go through double glass doors, then go upstairs to Veteran’s Services conference room) Group begins November 15th from 4-5:30pm; If you are interested please call: Kari Pramuk MSC, AMFT at 253-4046 or kari.pramuk@

Depressioin Support Group OLE Health

1141 Pear Tree Ln, Napa, CA (707) 254-1770 Mondays 4:30 - 5:30pm

Diabetes Support/ Education Group OLE Health

1141 Pear Tree Ln, Napa, CA (707) 254-1770 Diabetes Educational Group Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm; Diabetes Support Group Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm

Family Caregiver Support Services Collabria Care

414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9080 Multiple support groups throughout the year in multiple locations. Call for locations, dates, and times. With and without respite care. English and Spanish groups offered. (See Ad on Page 33)

LGBT Seniors Discussion Group

3448 Villa Ln, Ste 102, Napa, CA (707) 251-9432 1st Tuesday each month, LGBTQ Connection hosts the Napa LGBT Seniors Discussion Group, from 10:15am - Noon at Queen of The Valley Community Outreach, 3448 Villa Ln, Ste 102. There are no strict age qualifications, so for those that consider themself a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender older adult, please come. Contact Ian Stanley for more information.

Low Vision Support Group Earle Baum Center

1800 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94559 1-(800) 834-1636 (707) 523-3222 Share the Care Earle Baum Center of the Blind provides low vision support. (707) 492-3198 Meets monthly at the Meadows Meets with families to help plan and of Napa from 10am – 11am. Check calendar on website for dates assess needs for care and support. This is an independent, community- or more information call Patricia Jefferson at 707-636-2314. based nonprofit agency, totally supported by donations.

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Food Addicts Recovery Support Group

OLE Health - Women Only Food Addicts in 1141 Pear Tree Ln, Napa, CA Anonymous (707) 254-1770 Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30am

LGBTQ Support Group

1000 Trancas St, Napa, CA (707) 254-7699 Mondays 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Queen of the Valley Medical Center, main conference room 2. Contact Jane for more information.

Lupus Support Group Lupus

3421 Villa Ln, Napa, CA (707) 226-9838 1st Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7pm Queen of the Valley Wellness Center 2nd floor classroom. Denise Bleuel, LCSW at 707-226-9838 or Beth Emerson at bethe11@mac. com for more info. continued on page 36...

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The “Dementia Whisperer” What Wayman learned, she now teaches others. Her motto about dementia is: “We can’t stop, fix or change it. It’s a permanent loss of brain function. We can only learn how to manage it.” Statistically, about 50% of people over age 80 will get dementia. Dementia, however, isn’t a diagnosis. It’s a symptom with over 100 different causes of dementia, it takes a lot of investigation and medical tests to determine the cause.

There is nothing like personal experience to guide a career into a new reality. That’s what happened to eldercare manager Laura Wayman, a Roseville-based international speaker, and trainer on dementia. It was her own parent’s experience that provided the wakeup call to what she saw happening to people throughout the world, yet few understood or knew how to manage the symptoms. Her dad’s dementia is what she believes caused the death of her otherwise healthy, mother. “Mother was valiantly taking care of him for years. It brought her down, and she suffered a massive heart attack. She left dad with fairly advanced dementia, we (their five biological children), had no idea, because she was so adept and covering the extent it had progressed,” remembered Wayman. Along with her brothers and

sisters, Wayman jumped in to fill her mother’s shoes. It wasn’t easy. Mistakes were made. Many mistakes. They tried to pass him around to live with each sibling a few months at a time, it made his behaviors worse. He ended up at her brother’s house for eight months, and “hated it,” she recalled. In fact, though his dementia was far advanced, he did manage to get an airline ticket and flew from Alaska to Denver. Then, he boarded a bus and went to the town where he had once lived with his wife. A social worker eventually found him in a motel room, and she called Wayman in California. “Thank God, We were frantic. He had been missing for a couple of days,” she said. That’s when the family got better organized, developed an extensive care plan and four years later he was moved to a skilled nursing facility where he eventually died.

Wayman pointed out that “someone is exhibiting dementia symptoms, but the underlying disease could be Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or something else. Some of the conditions are treatable, but the rest are permanent.” In her work as a consultant, she often travels to consult with families and train staff memory care retirement homes on how to deal with dementia. With her experiences with assisted living homes, an issue that particularly vexes her is the use of medications as chemical restraints, rather than working with people who are agitated or acting out certain behaviors. What she’d like to see is one caregiver assigned to each person who has dementia, similar to what is done for special needs children in schools. In a recent visit to her grandson’s school for autism, she found that each child had their own student aid that was with them throughout the day. “That’s what good dementia

care is. Why can’t we have staff or volunteers working one-on-one with the people who need the most care?” Her goal, in the next five years, is to work all over the world in changing the perspective and stigma of dementia. Her book, “The Dementia Whisperer,” is being translated into Russian, and soon, she hopes, will be available in China. “Dementia care in China… well, it’s people stacked in bunk beds, 3-4 high, where they’re chained to the beds.” In the United States, she is flabbergasted that emergency room doctors and nurses aren’t trained in dementia care and that hospitals are ill-prepared to care for people with dementia. “We’re still thinking that it won’t happen to us. Dementia…it’s not about memory loss, it’s about the loss of ability to process information.” Millions of people are affected. Wayman is available for speaking engagements and trainings and can be reached at 916-792-7512 and by email at

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Support Groups Parkinson’s Support Group

Rianda House

1475 Main St, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-8555 Meets 2nd Thursday, 3:30 4:30pm

Spinal Cord Support Group

Stroke Support Group

Substance Abuse Support Group

3448 Villa Ln Ste 102, Napa, CA (707) 252-4411 ext. 2600 Last Friday of the month 1:00 - 3:00pm Except November & December due to holiday schedule.

3448 Villa Ln, Ste 102, Napa, CA (707) 252-4411 ext- 2819 2nd Tuesday of each month, 3:00 - 4:00pm Contact Kate Candland for more information.

1000 Trancas St, Napa, CA (707) 224-3824 Every Friday & Sunday 7:30pm 8:30pm. Conact Mike for more info.

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Good Vibrations:

Sound Therapy uses music and vibrations to heal the body Do you know that feeling you get when a favorite song comes on the radio? Within just a moment or two, you are transported to a different time and place – and you feel good. Music and sound have a powerful connection with the human body. That relationship is the basis for sound healing, the use of the energy of sound to promote mental and physical wellness. David Gibson, author of The Complete Guide to Sound Healing and director of the Bay Area’s Globe Institute, is a recognized expert in sound therapy. “It is all about the flow,” says Gibson. “When the body is healthy, there is a smooth flow to it…Music has a flow that triggers a smooth flow in us.” Research by the Globe Institute’s and non-profit research arm, Sound Healing Research Foundation, has found that sounds and vibrations are useful in healing many health issues including depression, anxiety, aches and pains, PTSD, Parkinson’s Disease and various muscular and neu-


rological disorders. The Foundation also is working with Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield on long-term studies using sound therapy to treat Alzheimer’s. Gibson also says there have been promising results in the use of sound therapy to boost the immune system and to treat certain forms of cancer. Gibson promotes two basic ways of using sound as therapy – listening to the music and feeling the sound waves on your body. His therapies can be useful for children on up to older adults. “We have frequencies designed to treat the full range of body parts and body systems,” says Gibson, explaining that some treatments do not involve listening but rather applying the sound or vibrations directly to a painful area of the body. If you are interested in learning more about sound therapy, a good place to start is by visiting the Globe Institute’s website. Gibson points out that his company produces about

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60 CDS, many of which have demonstration recordings you can try out. “The next step is to have an assessment done to find out your natural rhythm and to have CDs that are attuned to you,” Gibson says. Another option is to listen to recorded instruction or to attend live online or in-person classes. The Globe Institute offers a certificate program and a degree program in sound healing, but courses also are available on an individual basis without enrollment in the program. Workshops are held throughout the year at the Institute, 351 9th Street in San Francisco, and at other locations in the Bay Area, such as Paradise Estates in Fairfield.

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Sound healing and sound therapy study can help us physiologically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually, according to Gibson. He encourages people of any age to explore the way certain sounds and vibrations can help you feel more grounded, emotionally stable and centered. “When you are aware of your own root frequency, you feel more connected to your own center,” he explains. “When the challenges of life move you off center, you will learn how to draw upon certain sound techniques to bring yourself back to that centered place.” Visit or call 415-777-2486 for more information.

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Support Groups Weight Managemnt Support Group

Weight Watchers

1240 Pearl St, Napa, CA (800) 651-6000 Thursdays 10am and 12:30pm, Fridays 9:00am and Saturdays 8:00am American Legion Post #113

Telephone Reassurance Molly’s Angels

433 Soscol Ave, Ste A-100, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 224-8885 Molly’s Angels volunteers make weekly wellness check-in calls to over 65 seniors living alone in Napa County. Local seniors receive a free weekly call to check on their well-being or simply hear a friendly voice.

Transportation & Escort Services American Cancer Society (707) 255-5911, press 3 or 1-(800) ACS-2345, press 3 Volunteer drivers assist cancer patients with transportation to and from treatment facilities. Limited out of county transportation. Assistance with out of county lodging during cancer treatment.

American Canyon Transit american-canyon-transit (707) 557-7557 American Canyon Transit (ACT) provides a fixed route bus service

aimed at getting local residents to shopping and healthcare facilities within American Canyon. If you cannot walk to the bus stop, ACT will pick you up from home. ACT connects to the Napa VINE bus routes 11 and 29 allowing passengers to travel to Napa, Vallejo, the Vallejo Ferry and even BART in the East Bay. The cost of fixed route services is $1 per adult ride and 0.50 cents for older adults. The fare for door-to-door services is $1 for seniors.

Calistoga Shuttle (707) 963-4229 Calistoga Shuttle is an on-demand, door-to-door, transit service within city limits. No advanced reservations are required. Buses are wheelchair accessible. The cost is $1 per ride. Call the number above to schedule a pick up. Hours of Operation: M - Th: 7am - 9pm Friday: 7am - 11pm Saturday: 8:15am - 11pm Sunday*: 11am - 9pm *May-November only

Lifeline Taxi Program

625 Burnell St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 253-4649 For evening trips or on a day when you may not feel well enough to take the bus, our Taxi Scrip program provides a lifeline service within the City limits of Napa. Under the program, Napa residents 65 and older or persons with disability of any age may take a cab ride anywhere in the City of Napa and pay up to half the cost of the cab ride. The average out-ofpocket cost for riders is $4 per ride. You must be a resident in the City of Napa. You can purchase up to three booklets of tickets monthly. Some program restrictions apply continued on page 40...

Veteran’s Resources to Help Pay for Long-Term Care Veterans and their surviving spouses who are in need of assisted living or in-home care may qualify for a pension with Aid and Attendance that is offered by the Veteran’s Administration. The Veteran must have served 90 days of active duty while in the service with at least one day of service falling during a period of war. Note that they did not have to see battle themselves. They could have been stateside, but they had to be in the service for at least one day while a conflict or war was occurring. And they had to have a discharge that was honorable in nature.  The pension can pay up to $2,169 per month to a married Veteran or $1,830 to an unmarried or widowed Veteran and a surviving spouse of a Veteran can received up to $1,176 a month. This pension is tax free.  Under this program, money is awarded based on need and there are certain income and asset requirements. The Veteran or surviving spouse applying must show that while assistance may not be needed with everything, there is help needed with some of their activities of daily living, such as; bathing, dressing or undressing, medication management or administration, transfers from chair to chair or chair to bed, or other help with personal care on a daily basis. This is the same type of care provided in assisted living, or by an in-home care companion. Assets cannot be excessive or over $80,000, excluding their home and cars, as determined by the VA on a case by case basis. 

What about Net Worth? Net worth means the net value of the assets of the surviving spouse and his or her children. It includes such assets as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, some annuities and trust funds and any property other than the surviving spouse’s residence and a reasonable lot area. There is no set limit on how much net worth a surviving spouse and his or her children can have, but net worth cannot be excessive. The decision as to whether a claimant’s net worth is excessive depends on the facts of each individual case. All net worth should be reported and VA will determine if a claimant’s assets are of a sufficient amount that the claimant could live off these assets for a reasonable period of time. Several VA forms must be accurately completed. These forms can often be confusing, and it is recommended that a veteran’s advocate be involved – at no cost! A certified copy of the Veteran’s discharge form is also required. Other documents that are needed: copy of marriage license and Veteran’s death certificate.  If all necessary information is submitted initially, the claim is usually processed within one to two months, but if any information is missing, it could take longer. For more information, or to begin a claim, contact the Napa County Veteran’s Service Office at 650 Imperial Way, Napa CA 94559 (707)253-4558.


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2100 Redwood Rd. Napa, CA 94558 Contact Tara MacDonald Smith 707.251.1409 (See Ad on Page 38) Victorian retirement community offers Assisted Living and Memory Care services. Conveniently located minutes from medical facilities and shopping centers. Rental rates include homemade healthy meals, snacks, housekeeping and laundry services, personalized and unique activities, and local transportation. Care fees are additional and are based on a personalized assessment. Respite/short term $250 per day Shared rooms starting at $3,750 Studios starting at $5,100 1 bedroom starting at $6,300 Second person fee $1,050

Piner’s Guest Home

1820 Pueblo Ave. Napa, CA 94558 707.224-7925 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover) Guest Home Base Rates: Semi-Private: $90/day Private: $146/day Semi-Private: $2,700 Private: $4,350

The Berkshire

2300 Brown St. Napa, CA 94558 Contact: Lia Miller 707.252.9037 (See Ad on Inside Back Cover) Locally Family owned and operated Residential Care Home offering Assisted Living and Memory Care services. Rates include 24 hour awake care

staff, full medication management, basic ADL assistance, homemade meals and snacks, hydration program, housekeeping and laundry/linen services, personalized and group activities and transportation arrangements. Fully furnished and unfurnished accommodations and complimentary Wi-Fi. Additional fees for Memory Care, Hospice services and other services based on a personalized pre-admission assessment. NO Community Fees, Month-toMonth rent. Respite/short term stay $230/day Private room starting at $4600 Shared room starting at $3,500

The Meadows - The Villas Assisted Living and Memory Care

2000 Atrium Parkway Napa, CA 94559 Not for Profit Community 707.320.2175 (See Ad on Page 17) Four levels of care in a 20-acre park-like setting. Independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Monthly rental or entry fee option. 40 Assisted Living apartments, 20 private memory care apartments. 1 bedroom starting at $6,145 2 bedroom starting at $7,562 Second person fee $1,128


social butterfly who made new friends since moving into Aegis of Napa. We offer assistance so you can continue to live your life to the fullest. NEVER STOP BEING YOU

LUXURY ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE We care for your loved one as if they were a member of our own family. Where days are filled with indulgent amenities, unexpected activities, local excursions, lots of laughter, food, new friends, and so much more. We offer compassionate care to make life easier.

Call to take a tour and meet our compassionate care staff.

Come see for yourself!


Email: | Online: | 2100 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558 RFCE# 286803028


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BOARD AND CARE HOMES Greenhills Care Home

115 Thayer Way American Canyon, Ca 94503 707.558.8487 (See Ad on Page 22) Alzheimer’s and Dementia specialty facility. Shared room $2,900. Private Room $3,100. Hospice $4,000. Additional rates based on care assessment prior to admittance. No community or add-on fees. Includes transportation to medical appointments. Administrator Kam Gantan personally accompanies each resident to all medical appointments. This is a family run establishment.

Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc.: Vintage House

2541 Vintage St. Napa, CA 94558 (707) 265-8652 or (530) 333-8509 Contact Kits Roa

Wine Country Senior’s Villa

3552 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94558 (707) 265-8652 or (530) 333-8509 Contact Kits Roa (See Ad on Page 22)

Napa Valley Senior Living Downtown

2025 Clay St. Napa, CA 94558 (707) 312-2971 Contact: Krystal Smith RN, MSN


3100 Hamilton St. Napa, CA 94558 (707) 312-2971 Contact: Krystal Smith RN, MSN (See Ad on Page 3) Two well-established Napa residential care homes owned and operated by a masters prepared registered nurse. All inclusive monthly rates starting at $5500 for a private room. No variable month-to-month charges for care points. 24-hour caregiving providing assistance with activities of daily living in spacious home-like environments. Home cooked meals, activities, laundry, housekeeping, in-room TV’s with cable, WiFi, telephone, and medication management all included. Accepting memory care and hospice.

Viewmont Villa

3158 Browns Valley Road Napa, CA 94558 Contact: Denise O’Reilly 707.287.0118 (See Ad on Page 21) Both facilities accept all levels of Brand new, private & upscale Alzheimer’s and dementia. Fee care facility for the elderly for basic services, private rooms, focused on a more holistic $4,000-$5,000 a month, and total wellness approach to shared room, $3,300-$3,800. assisted living. Beautiful, serene Includes meals, snacks, activities, setting with views all around. laundry, housekeeping, most care, Memory care & hospice accable TV, manicures and hairstyl- cepted. Private & semi-private ing. Rates assessed monthly. No options. 24/7 care. All-inclusive community fee. rates between $4800-$6800. 39

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Transportation & Escort Services Mileage Reimbursement Program

625 Burnell St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 253-4649 The Mileage Reimbursement Program was created to encourage volunteer based transportation for older adults and persons with disabilities who cannot drive and do not have access to public transit. You find a volunteer driver to transport you to medical or grocery trips and we will reimburse the mileage. Your volunteer driver can be a friend, a family member, neighbor, etc. You must be a County of Napa resident, unable to drive, reside outside the bus service area or travelling to/from a medical appointment or grocery trip that cannot be reached by other forms of public transportation. Call or go online at website above for an application.

Molly’s Angels

433 Soscol Ave, Ste A-100, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 224-8971 Molly’s Angels provides free transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities for medical appointments in and out of Napa County. Rides to grocery stores, bank, etc. after medical appointment may be coordinated with volunteer driver. To join this free program, clients must be ambulatory, a Napa County resident, and at least 60 years of age or younger with disability. Appointments should be booked Monday to Thursday, preferably in the morning especially if appointment is out of town. Please book appointments with Molly’s Angels as soon as possible, two weeks in advance is recommended.


St. Helena Shuttle (707) 963-3007 The Saint Helena Shuttle is an ondemand, door-to-door, transit service within city limits. The Saint Helena Shuttle is wheelchair accessible. The cost is 0.50 cents for older adults. Call at number above for pick-ups. Hours of Operation: M-Th: 7:45am - 6pm Friday: 7:45am - 11pm Saturday: 10am - 11pm Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Transit Ambassadors 625 Burnell St, Napa, CA 94558

(707) 253-4649 If you have not been on a bus in some time, the VINE’s Transit Ambassador Program provides a travel buddy to teach you how to ride the VINE bus sytem. The Ambassador will ride around town with you until you feel comfortable travelling by yourself. The service is free of charge and you receive a free 31-day bus pass. The Transit Ambassadors Program is county-wide.

VINE Go—Door to Door Services

625 Burnell St, Napa, CA 94558 Evaluation request: 707-253-4649 City of Napa: 707-252-2600, Up Valley: 707-963-4222, Am Canyon: 707-556-8221. Must register. If you are physically limited and cannot ride the regular bus, we provide VINE Go. VINE Go is a shared ride bus service that provides door-to-door transportation to anywhere within ¾ of a mile of the VINE service area. VINE GO operates during the same days and hours of operation as the regular VINE bus service. VINE Go will not provide service to people whose transportation needs can be met by other local public transit services. VINE Go is available county-wide. The fare is $3.00 - $6.00 per ride (depending on distance travelled). Go to website to download an application; if you do not have access to

a computer, call at number above for an evaluation request and VINE GO will mail you an application.

VINE—The Bus System

625 Burnell St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 251-2800 The new VINE bus system features more frequent service and more neighborhood routes designed to meet the needs of the average rider. The VINE has 8 local routes (in the City of Napa), 2 regional routes, and 3 intercounty service routes. The cost per ride for older adults is 75 cents*. An unlimited use, 31-day pass is just $24*. The VINE’s Route 10 and 11 provide county-wide bus service up and down Hwy 29 in Napa Valley. Sonoma. The route 21 connects Napa to Fairfield and the Suisun train depot. Regional Route 29 Express connects the valley to the Vallejo Ferry and El Cerrito Del Norte BART station in the East Bay. *Does not apply to Routes 21 and 29

Yountville Trolley

(707) 312-1509 The Yountville Trolley is an on-demand, door-to-door transit service in the Town of Yountville. The Yountville Trolley is wheelchair accessible. The Yountville Trolley is free of charge. Call to number above for pick-ups. Hours of operation: Mon - Sat: 10am - 11pm Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Earle Baum Center for the Blind 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA (707) 523-3222 Serving people with various stages of sight loss.

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.

350 Los Ranchitos Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903 (800) 295-4050

Wheelchair Transportation Murphy Medical Transportation, Inc.

2349 N. Watney Way, Ste C, Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 425-0100 (See Ad on Page 30)

Piner’s Ambulance

1820 Pueblo Ave, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-3123 (See Ad on Inside Front Cover)

Wound Care Family Drug

1805 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa, CA 94559 Napa Veterans Services Office (707) 224-7807 650 Imperial Way, (See Ad on Page 28) Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-4558

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Visually Impaired Services Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

900 N St, Sacramento, CA 95814 1-(800) 952-5666

Your Home Nursing Services 3188 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-7780 (See Ad on Page 23)

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Together, We Are Better! When Donna Cohen started losing her eyesight ten years ago, she wasn’t sure how she’d manage. Diagnosed with Glaucoma, an eye disease most common in older adults, the very active and independent Cohen curtailed tennis and bridge, and stopped driving altogether. Adjusting to this new reality also meant having to rely more on others for such simple things as grocery shopping and getting around Napa. “I had to find another way to exist,” remembers Cohen, who also found herself as a primary caregiver of her aging male friend. His needs kept her increasingly confined to home socially isolated. Though she could hire a cook and a housekeeper, it was conversation and companionship that she really missed. It was Cohen’s daughter, Terry, who reached out to Share the Care and asked whether there were any Friendly Visitors who could help her mom with getting out of the house and perhaps doing something fun. “We had just started Share the Care,” says founder Yvonne Baginski, “and knew that there are many people living alone in Napa County who needed company. Our Friendly Visitors were just completing their training, and pretty nervous about going out to meet new people.” About six volunteers committed to working with aging people at home, and of these, a match was found for Cohen. American Canyon resident, Betsy Kere, turned out to be the perfect companion for Cohen. After visiting her monthly over the past four years, she has now become a dear friend.

Together, they’ve lunched at numerous restaurants, had manicures/pedicures, exchanged Christmas gifts and developed a close friendship that both have come to rely upon. Kerr helped Cohen deal with the stress of putting her friend into an assisted living facility, and eventually mourning his death. In turn, Cohen has helped Kerr by introducing her to a bridge group that she now regularly attends. “Betsy and I took to each other right away,” says Cohen. “Part of our relationship is that we help each other.” Having a new friend was of value to Cohen, but she was also working on writing a novel, and needed some assistance there, as well. Gong blind made it impossible to maneuver a standard computer screen. It’s the flexibility of the volunteers, and what everyone brings to the table, that makes Share the Care such a unique service in Napa. Volunteers are problem solvers, according to Baginski, “we are all capable of making someone’s life better, we ask volunteers to follow the path of most sense.” At first, Share the Care donated a magnifying reading machine for Cohen’s use. Another volunteer, Tom MacDonald, helped her set it up and taught her how to use it. As her blindness progressed, the machine became obsolete, and so she purchased another, with a camera that would take photos that would then transfer to her computer for voice reading. Getting used to a new machine and software, presented many problems. MacDonald helped

her, every step of the way. “I just didn’t know enough. Words would drop down from a sentence, and I would type in all caps because it was easier to see. Tom found a way to put it all in upper and lower case,” she says. Cohen was writing daily, and after 47 chapters were completed, another Share the Care volunteer, Lynn Eastman, stepped in for editing. Altogether, Eastman has spent about 50 hours working on editing the book. There’s always more to do because Cohen’s revising on a regular basis. In fact, the book has now expanded into a trilogy, and while Cohen isn’t aiming to publish, she has fallen in love with the characters and makes a little progress on the work each day. “I always had this book in my head. It’s my past-time,” she says with a smile. Some days she works so much on her book and laughs, “I don’t have time to check my emails.” Cohen also orders books on tape from the Library of Congress, studying their formats to learn more about writing. “I go over and over the books, and learn how to use descriptions and move the characters from one place to another.”

driver Howie Broxton), have been a part of Cohen’s life for the past four years. Together, they’ve donated hundreds of hours in socialization, rides, help with computer set up, and just being friends. While Cohen’s sight deteriorated, and she managed many obstacles of loss and aging, she always had someone to phone for support. There’s no doubt that Donna Cohen is a Share the Care success story, according to Baginski “There are hundreds of aged and disabled people living alone in Napa County, and we could use more volunteers to help in whatever way they can,” stresses Baginski. “We encourage creativity and autonomy in our volunteers…they are asked to bring whatever they can to the table. For more information on volunteering at Share the Care, call 707-492-3198 or (Share the Care also recycles and exchanges home health supplies and medical equipment. All are available at the Front Porch at 3205 Montclair Ave. Donations and pickups available 24/7).

Now, too, Cohen has joined the Bocce Ball League at the Napa Senior Center and uses a homemade tool to help guide her throws. She laughs, showing off the ladle that guides the ball. She has a new male friend, whom she met at the Widow and Widower’s Support Group, and now is busier than ever. Altogether four Share the Care Volunteers (including volunteer


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Volunteer Opportunities PO Box 855 Napa, CA 94559   707.252.7743

CANV Senior Nutrition Program provides over 100,000 meals annually to seniors in need as part of the three following programs: Meals on Wheels, Congregate Dining, and Weekend Meals. CANV Senior Nutrition is located at 2310 Laurel Street, Suite 1, Napa CA 94559 and is open from 8am to 5pm. Please Call for more information about our different programs: 707-253-6100 CANV also provides the following programs to participants of the Meals on Wheels program: Wellness on Wheels: Wellness on Wheels collaborates with Meals on Wheels and the client’s primary physician to support and maintain healthy independent living for Meals on Wheels clients. Call to find out about how to qualify. PAWS on Wheels: Senior Pet Wellness Program: The senior pet wellness program is a prevention program, that supports the 50 pet companions of 45 senior citizens residing in Napa County, and who participate in the Napa County Meals-On-Wheels program. Call to find out how to qualify.

A vibrant grassroots community service organization! Napa Valley CanDo brings together people from all over the Napa Valley who want to help our communities thrive through volunteerism and community action. There are no dues, no required service hours, or even regular meetings! They feature “done-in-a-day” and family-friendly volunteer opportunities. Some of these come at the request of local nonprofits seeking volunteers. Others are based on CanDo’s own projects which grow out of the interests of members who identify unmet community needs. They also spotlight exciting community events. Check out their weekly eNewsletter with community events, playful tidbits, and volunteer opportunities. It’s called The CanDo Connection.

Napa Wildlife Rescue (NWR), Needs Volunteers!

A non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases song birds, raptors, and mammals, depends heavily on volunteer involvement. Contact NWR via their website: or call administrative line at 707-685-5411.


Napa County Library

580 Coombs Street Napa, CA 94559 707-253-4241 There are many volunteer opportunities at the Napa County Library. Literacy - Adult Literacy Volunteer: Provide basic skill instruction in reading and writing for adult learners. Experience is not required, training is provided before being matched with a learner. Adult Services - Event Support Staff: Set up and take down event furniture and equipment: tables, chairs, podium, mic, etc. Assist clients with last minute changes. Greet and direct guests to appropriate areas. Children - Study Center Volunteer: Assist students on a drop-in basis with any homework they may have. Provide support and encouragement, and show them various resources. For more information contact Robin Rafael, Literacy and Volunteer Services Supervisor.

Final Wishes Index Articles in this section: Ways to Finance Long Term Care....................................44 Speaking of Death............................................................45 Consumer Protection.......................................................46

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Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary

9660 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492 (707) 838-6000 (See Ad on Page 43)

Hospice by the Bay Hospice by the Bay offers a variety of grief support groups for the community throughout the year. Please check their website at or call for times and locations.

Estate Administration Jim Nord

Grief Support Groups

California Transplant Donor Network

1611 Telegraph Ave, Ste 600, Oakland, CA (888) 570-9400

UC San Francisco Willed Body Program San Francisco, CA (415) 476-1981 Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, AC-14

Burial, Cremation & Funeral Services Claffey and Rota Funeral Home 1975 Main St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 224-5210 (See Ad on Page 43)

Tulocay Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory 411 Coombsville Rd, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 252-4727 (See Ad on Page 46)

922 First St W, Sonoma, CA 95476 (707) 931-7299

Sonoma County and the cities of American Canyon, Napa and Vallejo

P.O. Box 690, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 255-5429 (See Ad on Page 12)

Body & Organ Donation

Grief Counseling Office

Collabria Care

355 W. Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476 Main: (707) 935-7504 Please note: Office will be moving From: 190 West Napa St To: 355 W. Napa St in February of 2019. Phone number will remain the same.

Marin County

414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9080

Collabria Care offers multiple support groups throughout the year and in multiple locations. Call for locaitons, dates, and times. English and Spanish groups offered. Individual grief support also available. (See Ad on Page 33)

17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939 Main: (415) 927-2273 Grief Support: (415) 526-5699

San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

180 Redwood St, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA 94102 Main: (415) 626-5900 Grief Support: (415) 526-5699 (See Ad on Page 43)




(707) 224-5210 Family Owned - 1975 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559



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Hospice Collabria Care

414 S. Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9080 Hospice is specialized care that addresses the unique needs of indiviuals and their families when facing the end of life. The service includes a physician-directed team of professionals who are commited to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients, caregivers, and families. (See Ad on Page 33)

Hospice by the Bay

Sonoma County and the cities of American Canyon, Napa and Vallejo

355 W. Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476 Main: (707) 935-7504 Please note: Office will be moving From: 190 West Napa St To: 355 W. Napa St in February of 2019. Phone number will remain the same.

Marin County

17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939 Main: (415) 927-2273

San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

180 Redwood St, Ste 350 San Francisco, CA 94102 Main: (415) 626-5900 (See Ad on Page 43)

Kindred Hospice

4820 Business Center Dr, Fairfield, CA 94534 (707) 639-4155

Palliative Care Collabria Care

Ways to Finance Long-Term Care 1. Private pay: Many people pay for services out of savings and retirement accounts. Assets are spent on services, based on ability to pay. If a home is owned, a reverse mortgage might be an additional source of funds for this type of care. A reverse mortgage is available for seniors only. Another option is a home equity line of credit, or selling the home to a trusted friend/family member and leasing it back. 2. The Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit: This can supplement private pay, but one must prove eligibility for services. This benefit is retroactive from the time of application and can take up to one year to determine eligibility and payment. This benefit can help pay for home care or assisted living care. It does not pay for rent or lodging expenses


3. Long-Term Care Insurance: Read the policy very carefully. Some only cover nursing home or assisted living care. Or, provide a daily limit that covers only a portion of the care. Some policies sold in the 1990s are basically useless today unless a person wants to go straight to live in a nursing home. If you have a policy purchased before 2010, review it carefully to make sure it is actually going to provide funding for the services you might prefer. Policy review is available without charge from advocates from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Call 1-800-4340222 to make an appointment for a review of your policy. 4. Medi-Cal: On January 1, 2014, California expanded Medi-Cal eligibility for some low-income adults. When you complete a Covered California application, your application will be automatically reviewed by Covered California. Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents who meet eligibility requirements. Medi-Cal health plans are similar to the majority of the health

Trust / Probate Administration Jim Nord

414 South Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-9080

P.O. Box 690, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 255-5429 (See Ad on Page 12)

coverage options available through Covered California. Covered California is the new marketplace that makes it possible for individuals and families to get free or low-cost health insurance through a plan selected as well as get help paying for private health insurance.

some annuity or pension plans if payments of principal and interest are being made. It is a good idea to speak with a Medi-Cal planning expert to determine planning and eligibility for Medi-Cal. but is restricted to medical and care services.

Palliative Care provides support and care for people with serious illness. We work with your physician to improve you and your caregiver’s quality of life by providing symptom and pain management, access to specially trained clinicians, and ensuring informed decisions about the patient’s care. (See Ad on Page 33)

The goal is to make it simple and affordable for Californians to get health insurance. Covered California is a partnership of the California Health Benefit Exchange and the California Department of Health Care Services. 5. Long-Term Care Medi-Cal: The basic requirements to qualify for Medi-Cal are that you are in a nursing home, at least 65 years old, (or blind or disabled), and medical/nursing bills exceed your income, and your countable assets do not exceed $2,000. You must also be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of California. A partial list of exempt (noncountable) assets include: a home, houseboat, mobile home and multi-unit dwelling if you live in one of the units sometime before entering a nursing home; household goods and personal effects– wedding, engagement rings and heirloom jewelry, one car, burial plots, prepaid burial plan, and

Medi-Cal does not pay for room and board at any assisted living or board and care home. It also does not pay for private home care. And, finally, the big question: What Happens When We Run Out of Money? Sometimes families pitch in funding on a month-to-month basis to supplement care. For example, the monthly SSI stipend may not provide enough money for a board and care home, so the children or other friends add money, as needed. Or, when the well runs dry, Medi-Cal eligibility and nursing home placement for long-term care becomes one reality that may need to be faced. There are very few options available for low-income seniors. Patching together services, family support and spending down assets seems to be the path followed most often. Questions about any of the above, including referrals to other resources, are available at Born To Age, 707-652-9966.

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Changing the Conversation About Death Changing the Conversation About Death In a culture often caught up in living for the moment and accuTess Lorraine mulating possessions, Tess Lorraine is doing what she can to get people talking about dying. “Dying is vital; it is very alive,” she explains. “Dying is very much like birth – the same huge transformative forces are going on.” The founder of Awakening to Life and Death, Lorraine coaches and facilitates individuals and groups on end-of-life transitions. She began her interest in the elderly and the need for preparation for death when she was a girl. Her father owned and managed 16 nursing homes in Colorado, and Lorraine witnessed both how the elderly were marginalized from society and her father’s efforts – which were progressive at the time – to do something about it. She also put herself through college by working in home health care. After earning her degree in dance therapy and then establishing a career in which she trained others in leadership skills, Lorraine felt a pull back to her earlier interests. “In my 40s, I began to know people who were sick and dying, and I knew we needed to do a better job addressing the final years of life. “The end-of-life passage can be a very rich time,” Lorraine says. “When done well, a death can inform and empower people. It can build community. When not done well, a death can split families. It can leave a legacy of pain.” For more than three years, Lorraine has been facilitating Speaking of Death..,Cafes in Santa Rosa, and today her groups also meet monthly in Sebastopol,

Guerneville and Sonoma. “We want to have a conversation about death – both what is considered okay to talk about and what is not okay. We want to break taboos,” says Lorraine. Anywhere from eight to 80 people participate in the informal meetings that feature tea and snacks. The age range varies widely as the discussions attract people who are facing illness or the death of a loved one as well as those of advanced years. Lorraine is passionate about the topic she has made her life’s work, and she explains that we can live richer lives by preparing for our deaths in practical and spiritual ways. To dig deeper into the subject and to help people have a more focused approach to dying, Lorraine leads a series of workshops. Following the acronym “I DIE,” the four-part 16-session workshop covers the themes Investigate, Design, Implement and Engage. Investigate – In this set of four sessions, Lorraine asks participants to examine how their previous experiences with death and dying may be shaping their current perceptions about death. She invites participants to consider their values and their relationships and how they might influence how they die. “One of the gifts of recognizing your final passage is that you start to live your life differently,” says Lorraine. “You focus on what is really important. What I am doing with my series is trying to get people to live that way now so that you shape a life that is worthy of dying.” Design – In this part of the workshop series, Lorraine helps participants determine how they want to die. “Most people don’t have advanced directives (living

wills), because they are largely speculative,” she says. “Not knowing for sure what you want is okay, however, writing down what is important to you assures that people and professionals surrounding your care will honor your wishes. Exploring directives in a group setting helps us assess our concerns with others.” She also encourages people to identify the person who will serve as their medical advocate and to consider carefully the quality of life they want to maintain at the end of their life. “There are treatments and medications you might want to have in your 50s but not in your 80s,” she offers as an example. “We dialogue with each other and gain knowledge and clarity through our shared perspectives.” The group also discusses practical arrangements such as having your paperwork in order, including passwords, account numbers, important contacts, and medical information. Implement – For this four-part section, Lorraine invites medical professionals to speak with the group on palliative care, what she calls the bridge between curative care and hospice care. “Consistent hospital admittance with ongoing diagnostics and interventions can replace a time when people could be at home saying goodbye and getting their things in order”, says Lorraine. Increasingly people want to know about “The end of life options act” in having a choice for dying with dignity. The procedures and laws surrounding that act are explored and clarified. She also invites local and alternative funeral directors to speak to the group so that participants know the different options available to them in the community. Engage – In the final section of

the series, Lorraine and her workshop participants discuss how they can leave what she calls “a positive dying legacy.” As an example, Lorraine shares her own desire to spend her final days at a beach house. She reveals that she is putting aside money now to prepare for the death she would like to experience. As a Buddhist, Lorraine also has certain rituals that she wants to have performed during her last days. “We plan for births, weddings and birthday parties, but we don’t plan for our dying,” says Lorraine. “But it is the most transformative event of our lives – for ourselves and for our families.” “Little things that happen (during the death of a loved one) can change the trajectory of the lives of the living,” Lorraine states. “But if we are in denial of death, then we don’t have the opportunity (to make that impact).” Lorraine includes stewardship as an important component of her entire workshop. “If you are aware throughout your life that you are going to die, then you think a lot more about stewardship,” she comments. “You begin to think with everything you buy and everything you invest in, ‘How do I want this to benefit others?’ We can have a dramatic cultural shift when we change from consumption to stewardship.” Talking about death and dying need not be depressing or morose, Lorraine explains. “When people have the permission to talk about things that really matter to them, so many rich things come out of the conversation… I stress that we offer an exploration, not just an explanation.” For more information on Tess Lorraine’s workshops and cafes, visit awakeningtolifeanddeath. com or write to her at


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Consumer Protection Price Survey on Death Arrangements - Napa County Direct Cremation

Crematory Fee


3-Day Storage


Total Cost of Direct Cremation

Immediate Burial

Lowest Listed Casket

Permit $12 Death Cert. $21



Included Included Included

$21 (permit Included)




Claffey & Rota Funeral Home


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Morrison Funeral Chapel


Included Included Included



Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel Napa Valley Memorial Park Mortuary


Included Included Included


Acacia Cremation & Burial Society


Included Included Included

Windsor Healdsburg Crematory & Mortuary


Included Included Included

In updating this survey for 2019, Born to Age only compared the prices for either a direct cremation or immediate/direct burial. Each of the mortuaries have extensive price lists of all their package deals, and must disclose the charges for everything involved in planning a funeral. Anyone can request a price list at anytime. Local mortuaries charge a range of prices for the similar services.

3-Day Storage


Permit $12 Death Cert. $21

(permit Included $21 Included)
























$21 (permit








Compare prices. Prices can change and cannot be guaranteed from this chart. Before you start looking around, decide exactly what you’d like in terms of final arrangements. Not everyone wants a direct cremation or burial. But, know that the mortuaries do have price lists for everything,from caskets, to mementos, and even jewelry. What Direct Cremation usually includes:

1. An alternative container (usually a cardboard container) 2. Removal of the body within the mortuary service area and transportation to the crematorium. (usually within 7-35 miles). 3. A 3-day storage fee. 4. Obtaining required permits. 5. Cost of using a crematory. What Direct Burial usually includes

1. Obtaining necessary permits. 2. Removal of the body within the mortuary’s local service area (usually within 7-35 miles from a facility) and transportation to a local cemetery. 3. A 3-day storage fee.

Prepared October 2018 by Born to Age. All prices were updated by phone, general price lists, and websites.


Total Cost of Direct Burial

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