|In loving memory of Philip Genser|
Our region offers many helpful services for active seniors as well as those in need of special care. Whether you’re looking for home delivery of nutritious foods, drop-off daycare for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients, skilled nursing facilities, fitness classes or casino excursions, you’ll find a wealth of resources here. If you can’t find what you need, or know of a resource we should add, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY AGING AND INDEPENDENT SERVICES
ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS
RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER, on University Avenue just west of La Mesa, offers activities, events and outings for seniors through the Life Options Program including computer skills, “senior sneakers” fitness classes, a swim club, arts, healthy lifestyle classes and more. The Center has a heated therapy pool, many recreational activities, plus mentoring/teaching opportunities for seniors to assist kids and share life experiences with others in our community. Scholarships are available to low-income seniors for memberships, classes and lessons. For more info, call Jean Stein, (619)269-1424 or e-mail email@example.com.
ALL SENIOR SERVICES COUNTYWIDE:
ALZHEIMER’S INFORMATION AND SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS:
CITY SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS:
ESCONDIDO OLDER ADULT SERVICES:
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN:
Rose House Kinship Association Center, El Cajon
JOSLYN SENIOR CENTER IN ESCONDIDO:
The City of La Mesa offers many senior events as well as a calendar of senior events throughout East County and beyond. Check the AEC monthly bulletin at this site for an excellent list of senior activities including excursions to casinos, amusement parks, and out-of-town trips. Classes ranging from yoga to dance are also offered:
http://www.cityoflamesa.com/archives/44/JulyAug2008a.pdf (update monthly)
LA MESA ADULT ENRICHMENT CENTER
Activities at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center (AEC) include a broad range of individual and group services and activities for active senior adults, as well as access to many other community resources and agencies serving senior citizens. Activities and services include educational, recreational, social and cultural events, daily nutrition and other food programs, day and extended day trips, financial assistance, legal aide, information and referral, health screenings, exercise and dance. Currently scheduled activities can be found in the AEC's monthly bulletin. For additional information and referral call the Adult Enrichment Center at 619.464.0505.
La Mesa also has a new Rides4Neighbors program, a volunteer-based service for La Mesa residents age 65 and older and disabled persons unable to use public transit. Rides4Neighbors is a volunteer-based transportation program for La Mesa residents age 65 and older and disabled persons unable to use public transit. Request your ride at least one week in advance of your trip date; new callers should allow even more time in order to process your initial application. Eligible riders may receive up to $100 worth of service per month. Rides are donation-based; minimum suggested donation is $3 per one-way trip. http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.asp?DID=619 Call 619.464.0109 for information about becoming a Rides4Neighbors volunteer or to schedule a ride.
SPORTS LEAGUES FOR SENIORS:
La Mesa offers Senior sports participation:
Senior Olympics 619.466.6764
Senior Softball 619.465.8758/698.2326
The City of Poway has many services for seniors including classes, activities, lunches, and in-home meal deliveries. Check these sites for details:
A senior center in Poway is coming soon; check for details at this website:
CONSUMER INFORMATION (help on everything from cars to credit bureaus):
COOL ZONES FOR SENIORS:
Cool places for senior citizens in East County and throughout San Diego County are listed at this website, which includes recreation centers, malls, senior centers, libraries and other “cool” locations:
MORE COOL ZONES: The City of La Mesa lists additional cool zones throughout East County, including the Mission Trails Regional Park visiting center which has a visitor center with spectacular views, museum, library/reading room and observation decks: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.asp?DID=997
FOOD SERVICES FOR SENIORS: Meals on Wheels, Restaurant meal delivery, food banks, online ordering, Kosher foods, community and senior centers serving meals, nutrition centers, charitable and religious organizations offering meals for seniors, food coop, five-star concierge service for seniors, and more.
FUNERAL, HOSPICE AND END OF LIFE ISSUES (including support groups): http://eldercare.uniontrib.com/?q=endoflife
HOUSING FOR SENIORS:
IN-HOME CARE AND SERVICES: http://eldercare.uniontrib.com/?q=inhome
LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING (Free website through state of CA): http://www.rureadyca.org/
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES: (hearing aids, wheelchairs, etc.)
MORTGAGE GUIDELINES FOR SENIORS:
NURSING HOME ABUSE CENTER:
SCAMS: How to avoid scams that target seniors: