Resources

Resources

Ability Tools

http://abilitytools.org

The AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians. On this website you will learn about AT laws, your rights and how to advocate for your needs. You will be able to search databases, resource lists and the internet for devices and services in your community. This website will also keep you up to date on AT Network events, news and trainings.

Abrazar

http://www.abrazarinc.com

Abrazar focuses on serving the low to middle income residents of Westminster and the surrounding area. We provide various services including senior transportation and after-school programs.

Acacia Adult Day Services

http://www.acacia-services.org

Acacia Adult Day Services is a leader in providing services to improve and enhance the lives of frail older adults, persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of dementia, persons with disabilities, and their families.

Age Well Senior Services, Inc.

http://www.myagewell.org/html/index.html

Since 1975, we have been providing critical services, resources, and programs to home bound and low income senior citizens living in South Orange County.

Our community-based services emphasize a continuum of care that most cities are unable to provide for their aging constituents. Our network of vital services includes:

  • Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meal Programs
  • Adult Day Health Care and Alzheimer’s Social Day Care
  • Operation and Management of Senior Centers
  • Case Management
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Health & Wellness Programs

Aging.CA.Gov Website

http://www.aging.ca.gov

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

http://www.adrcoc.org

The ADRC website offers a wealth of information on resources available in Orange County, California. The information is targeted for seniors and people with disabilities and/or professionals and family members, who are seeking to assist them. Information can be sought by name, category, keyword, location and/or area served. The website also contains links to other agencies and organizations providing services in Orange County.

Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter

www.alz.org/oc

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, research and advocacy. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, and is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

We enhance Care and Support through our professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900. Local services and support include resource referrals, care consultation, support groups, education about the disease and caregiving, safety services and linkage to local clinical trials through TrialMatch. Visit our Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Center

Alzheimer’s Family Service Center

http://www.afscenter.org

Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center in Orange County. A comprehensive center for the care and support of families affected by AD or another dementia, AFSC provides dementia-specific adult day health care (ADHC), a variety of support services to help caregivers manage the day-to-day challenges of care, community dementia education and outreach services.

Alzheimer’s Orange County

http://www.alzoc.org

The Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter is a non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to increasing public awareness, providing support and assistance for patients and families of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and to supporting research for the cause and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Led by the Board of Directors the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter carries out its mission in the following ways:

  • Patient and family services to aid present and future victims and caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
  • Advocacy for improved public policy and needed legislation.
  • Education and increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Funding research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders via our relationship with our national office.

Benefits.gov

http://www.benefits.gov

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. The site’s core function is the eligibility prescreening questionnaire or “Benefit Finder.” Answers to the questionnaire are used to evaluate a visitor’s situation and compare it with the eligibility criteria for more than 1,000 Federally-funded benefit and assistance programs. Each program description provides citizens with the next steps to apply for any benefit program of interest.

Cal Optima

http://www.caloptima.org

CalOptima is proud to be a public health plan – created by our community, governed by our community, and accountable to our community. We are the second largest health insurer in Orange County, providing coverage to one in eight residents and more than a quarter of our community’s children. We provide health care coverage through three major programs:

Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid Program) is for low-income families, children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

OneCare (A Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan) is for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities who quality for both Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Healthy Families Program (California’s Children’s Health Insurance Program) for children in lower-income families who do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal.

Cal Quality Care

http://www.calqualitycare.org

A service of the California Healthcare Foundation allows you to learn about Long Term Care Options by answering ten simple questions. You then get recommendations for the types of care that fit your situation.

Council on Aging

http://www.coaoc.org/html/welcome.htm

The Council on Aging–Orange County is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, charged with serving older and dependent adults and their families throughout Orange County. The Council on Aging advocates for the health, well-being, and legal rights of adults needing or receiving services.

Dayle McIntosh Center

http://daylemc.org

The Dayle McIntosh Center exists to enable persons with disabilities to succeed in every area they desire and to fulfill every dream they have and to provide equal opportunities. The Dayle McIntosh Center offers assistance in a variety of areas, including benefits planning, advocacy, peer support, housing, transition services, independent living skills, and vocational services. This website outlines their program, provides contact information and resources.

Family Caregiver Alliance

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp

Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services,research and advocacy.

Journey of Caregiving

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If you're caring for an adult who requires ongoing assistance (Alzheimer's, stroke, Parkinson's, chronic illness, dementia, etc.), then this class is for you!
  1. JANUARY 12, 19, 26 (3) THURSDAYS 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – OASIS Sr. Center: 801 Narcissus Corona Del Mar
  2. APRIL 6, 13, 20 (3) THURSDAYS, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – OASIS Sr. Center: 801 Narcissus Corona Del Mar
  3. OCTOBER 5, 12, 19 (3) THURSDAYS, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – OASIS Sr. Center: 801 Narcissus Corona Del Mar
  4. JANUARY 12, 19, 26 (3) THURSDAYS, 2:00-3:30 PM – St. Joseph Cancer Prevention Center: 1010 La Veta Orange
  5. APRIL 6, 13, 20 (3) THURSDAYS, 2:00-3:30 PM – St. Joseph Cancer Prevention Center: 1010 La Veta Orange
  6. OCTOBER 5, 12, 19 (3) THURSDAYS, 2:00-3:30 PM – St. Joseph Cancer Prevention Center: 1010 La Veta Orange
  7. FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16 (3) THURSDAYS, 2:00 – 3:30 PM – HOAG Neurosciences Inst: 3900 W. PCH – Newport Beach
  8. MAY 4, 11, 18 (3) THURSDAYS, 2:00 – 3:30 PM – HOAG Neurosciences Inst: 3900 W. PCH – Newport Beach
  9. SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 21 (3) THURS., 2:00 – 3:30 PM – HOAG Neurosciences Inst: 3900 W. PCH – Newport Beach
  10. MARCH 9, 16, 23 (3) THURSDAYS, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – FCRC Offices: 130 W. Bastanchury Road FULLERTON
  11. JUNE 8, 15, 22 (3) THURSDAYS, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM - FCRC Offices: 130 W. Bastanchury Road FULLERTON
  12. NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16 (3) THURSDAYS, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM - FCRC Offices: 130 W. Bastanchury Road FULLERTON

National MS Society

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/CAS

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.

Office on Aging

http://officeonaging.ocgov.com

The Orange County Office on Aging serves as the lead advocate, planner and facilitator relative to all aging issues on behalf of all older persons in Orange County. Together with our partners, the Office on Aging provides a full range of older adult services which are listed throughout the website, including information and assistance on programs and services available for older adults and their caregivers.

Rehabilitation Institute of Orange

http://riorehab.org

The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California (RIO) was established in 1950 to serve the multi-faceted needs of persons with functional disabilities caused by birth defects, disease, medical conditions or accidents. Services are provided without regard to age, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.

SeniorServ

http://www.communityseniorserv.com

SeniorServ provides home delivered meals to 1200 home bound isolated seniors per day in Orange County. Along with home delivered meals we offer home safety, case management, congregate meals, friendly visitors and adult daycare. All of the services we provide are designed to keep the client in their home as long as possible therefore, maintaining their independence and well being. Our congregate meals are served Monday-Friday at the senior centers and community centers in the 26 cities in Orange County that we serve.

Our friendly visitor program involves a short training after which the volunteer is matched with a client living in or near the same city as the volunteer. After the two have been matched, the volunteer contacts the client directly to set up their meetings. A friendly visitor normally spends about 1 hour per week in the home of the client. These visits might include reading, walking, scrapbooking, reminiscing, sharing photos, sharing stories etc. The friendly visitor is not responsible for doing chores, helping the client go to the restroom or driving the client to and from appointments.

St. Jude Brain Injury Network

http://www.tbioc.org

The St. Jude Brain Injury Network is a non-profit program that provides long-term planning and support services for adults age 18 and over residing in Orange County who have experienced an external force traumatic brain injury (TBI). Services are grant-funded by the California Department of Rehabilitation. Our mission is to coordinate services and help improve the quality of life for the adult survivor of traumatic brain injury and promote awareness in the Orange County community of TBI issues and needs.

UCI Mind

http://www.alz.uci.edu/website

The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) at the University of California, Irvine is internationally recognized for its research accomplishments in disorders of the brain, particularly those that are age-related. The Institute is UCI

Vietnamese Community of Orange County

http://www.thevncoc.org

Our Mission: provide comprehensive — health, human, and economic development — supporting services to Vietnamese Americans in order to enable them to become actively participating citizens in the mainstream society through empowerment and capacity enhancement of each citizen.

Vital Aging Program

http://www.ocvitalaging.com/home.seam

Hoag Neurosciences Institute’s (HNI) Orange County Vital Aging Program (OCVAP), is a community-wide, multi-disciplinary program dedicated to raising education awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD). OCVAP’s goal is to help men and women maintain a healthy brain for life by encouraging risk factor management, facilitating early intervention against cognitive impairment and generally improving standards of care for ADRD, as well supporting the local medical community in their efforts to promote healthy aging.

At the center of OCVAP is a newly-developed online self-assessment tool that allows users to take control of their own cognitive health by evaluating their memory, learning about key risk factors for ADRD, identifying the earliest stages of memory loss due to underlying medical conditions, and evaluating for contributing factors of cognitive decline caused by depression.

Educational Opportunities