Current News OCTOBER 2020
Details for the new Seniors Council Falls Prevention Program are close to being finalized. Please watch for an announcement soon.
Social Isolation: Real Hope and Real Solutions virutal roundtable set for October 21st at 10am. FLYER
from the Director of the Foster Grandparent
and Senior Companion
programs.Companion for Life
page has been update.JULY 2020
Companion for Life has started transitioning to Medical Guardian this month. Things are going smoothly. If you are a current subscriber and did not recieve a user guide, you can download it from the Companion for Life
A friendly reminder; although we are open for business, our office remains closed to the public
. This for everyone’s safety. Thank you for understanding.JUNE 2020
Clay Kempf, Executive Director for the Seniors Council was recently a guest speaker for the Elder Justice Summit Webinar series in Monterey County. WATCH THE VIDEO
Companion for Life will be upgrading their service and equipment starting 7/7/2020. All emergency response systems and buttons will soon be monitored exclusively by Medical Guardian
Program updates for Foster Grandparent
and Senior Companion
page updated. Free tax preparation is still available.APRIL 2020
Friendship Line California is expanding to support lonely and isolated older Californians across the state. Friendship Line California is toll-free and available to provide emotional support to older Californians facing loneliness, isolation and anxiety. The California Department of Aging is partnering with the Institute on Aging to support this effort. Check NEWS
page for more information.
Check the NEWS
page for Senior & Disability Service Providers COVID-19 updates and Program Status or download the updates here: Service Providers COVID-19 updates
Please download the following lists of stores providing special senior shopping hours during these hard times. Santa Cruz County
(updated 4/9/2020) San Benito County
Project SCOUT has announced that it will continue to provide tax services by phone or internet. Please check out the Project SCOUT page for full details.
Due to the “shelter-in-place” order, all Project SCOUT tax sites are closed until further notice.
As of 3/18/2020, the Seniors Council office will be closed to the public and all program employees will begin to work from home. If you leave a message on our voicemail someone will return your call as soon as possible.
San Benito County Board of Supervisors 2020 Candidate Forum on Aging is available to watch on Facebook HERE. You must be logged into your account for it to play.
Project SCOUT tax sites are up and running. Please click HERE
for a PDF of the most current site calendar (2/12/2020).
Seeking volunteers to help low-income seniors during this upcoming tax season. Join Project Scout and give back to the community. Contact Eduardo at (831) 714-2606 or click HERE
for more information.
The 2019 Senior Survey is now CLOSED. Thank you for your participation. Your voice will be heard.JULY 2019
Free Farmer’s Market Vouchers 2019 dates set for Santa Cruz. Downtown Market on July 17th at 1pm. Live Oak Market on July 21st at 9am.JUNE 2019
June is Elder Abuse Awareness month. Immediately call 9-1-1 or your local Adult Protective Services to report any abuse you suspect or have witnessed. How to Recognize Abuse
CalFresh (food stamps) has now expanded to include qualifying SSI recipients effective June 1st, 2019. Please share the news. Press ReleaseAPRIL 2019
Updated Seniors Council Board of Directors roster.MARCH 2019
The 2019-20 Draft Area Plan Update is available for review. Click here
for PDF.NOVEMBER 2017
The 2017 Solutions Summit report is now available. Click here
to download the report.
The 2017 Solutions Summit occurred on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.