Senior Resources

 UberWAV

Uber’s wheelchair-accessible vehicle program – UberWAV. I wanted to reach out with new resources on how Uber is continuing to provide transportation options to get Californians to vaccine appointments and recent accessibility improvements to the Uber app: 

  • Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments. To continue our commitment to safely transporting Americans to their vaccination appointments, Uber has teamed up with the White House to provide free rides to and from vaccination centers across the country. We’re providing free rides (up to $25 each) for each leg of the trip so people can easily get to and from both shots. We also partnered with Walgreens, PayPal, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and we created the Vaccine Access Fund to allow anyone who uses Uber to donate a ride to someone in need of transportation to a vaccine appointment. The attached 1-pager includes resources for finding a vaccination site and how riders can redeem their free rides. For more Information click HERE.

COVID-19 Vaccination Transportation

Requests need to be made 7-10 days before the required ride. Sometimes they are able to arrange a shorter turn around time. To qualify for this free service, the individual needs to be a MediCal member of any age assigned to CCHP. It is a curb-to-curb service with drop off and pick up. To arrange a pickup after the 15 observation period post COVID shot, the individual needs to call the dispatch number. If the individual needs wheelchair or gurney transport, s(he) needs a referral from his/her physician for authorization through the “medical transport” unit.

Both the medical and nonmedical transportation unit’s hours are from 8am-5pm.
For nonmedical transport: 1(855) 222-7218
For medical transport: 1(877) 800-7423 

COVID -19 Vaccine Scam Awareness Videos:

Spanish: https://youtu.be/62Td8Rp_sg4 
English: https://youtu.be/tx7vNhN4vvU
Tagalog: https://youtu.be/kD9rkoipVS0
Chinese: https://youtu.be/G0XRx2qa32A

Brentwood COVID-19 Senior Resource Guide

The City of Brentwood Senior COVID-19 Resource Guide is a reference guide for seniors in our Community to find resources that they may need during the pandemic.
Please click the flyer below for more information:
         

Contra Costa County Resources

Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) 
Our agency’s goal is to develop a system of care and support to help adults ages 60 and older and persons with disabilities maintain their independence. We serve as a hub for information and referral, and provide health insurance counseling. We also fund local services such as adult day care, home delivered meals, legal assistance, friendly visiting, assisted transportation, fall prevention, congregate meals, and family caregiver services. Information Phone: (925) 229-8434. Area Agency on Aging
Contra Costa Online Resource Database is now 211 Contra Costa www.211database.org

Contra Costa County Adult Protective Services Hotline 
Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to confidential reports from anyone who suspects that an elderly person or an adult with a disability (dependent adult) who lives in Contra Costa County is being abused or neglected or is self-neglecting. Our 24-hour hotline is staffed by social workers who respond to these calls and will walk the caller through a series of questions to determine if a situation requires APS intervention. When a case is opened in APS, an APS social worker will be assigned to the case and will go out to the home of the alleged victim to determine what services, if any, are needed. 
REPORTING ABUSE 
Anyone interested in obtaining more information or who wishes to report adult or elder abuse should call 24 hours a day: 
Landlines in Contra Costa, call toll free (877) 839-4347 
Cell Phones or outside Contra Costa, call (925) 602-4179 
Adult Protective Services

Contra Costa County Adult Senior Resource Guide
Click HERE to view the Senior Resource Directory that was produce by the Contra Costa County's Information and Assistance Program.  

Empowered Aging

Empowered Aging envisions a world where all older adults and their families are enabled to navigate the aging continuum through person-centered advocacy, education, and collaborative leadership. We work every day to realize our vision of creating communities where all can age with peace of mind.

Visit https://empoweredaging.org/ for more details on the services they provide.

Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH)

We sponsor REACH, a one-time energy-assistance program that Dollar Energy Fund administers from 170 offices in Northern and Central California. REACH helps income-qualified customers who have experienced an uncontrollable or unforeseen hardship and are unable to pay for their energy needs.
Get details on the program. Visit REACH (Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help).

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

You can dial 211 to learn about LIHEAP income guidelines and get a list of participating agencies. You can also get details online. Visit LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)

National Council on Aging Age Well Planner 

Guidance for your situation 
We’re NCOA, a non-profit that is dedicated to helping you age with confidence. Use o Age Well Planner to get personalized resources, tools, and expert help.  https://www.ncoa.org/age-well-planner