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Aging Impacts Us All

Whether you are facing a crisis with a parent or loved one, or in need of assistance in navigating the aging experience, the Council on Aging is here to help.

Learn about the free services we offer seniors and their families in your community. The Council on Aging – Southern California has been a trusted nonprofit organization since 1973. We provide unbiased information, programs and services to more than 290,000 seniors and disabled adults annually across Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties.
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OUR PROGRAMS

Answers Resource
Guide

Our 2018 Answers Guide contains vital information to help you navigate the aging experience.

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Friendly Visitor
Program

Provides companionship and social support to isolated, frail older and disabled adults in Orange County.

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Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP)

Free, unbiased counseling to help you understand your Medicare benefits and options.

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Ombudsman

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Advocates for the rights of older and disabled adults living in skilled nursing and residential care facilities.

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ReConnect Program
(EISOA)

Assists adults aged 60+ to manage and improve their emotional health and overall well-being.

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Senior Protection Program and FAST

Educational seminars to help you avoid financial predators and limited consultation on matters of abuse.

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SmileMakers
Guild

Mobilizes community support and provides holiday gifts to over 5,500 residents in long-term care facilities.

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Volunteer
Opportunities

Change the life of a senior – volunteer and make a difference in your community today.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

AGING AS ART CONTEST

Share what aging in Southern California means to you by participating in our “Aging As Art” photography contest. Submit your photo for a chance to win our Grand Prize of $500!

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AN EVENING OF COMEDY

Our largest fundraising event. A night filled with laughter, auctions, opportunity drawings, and special surprises.

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SmileMakers

SMILEMAKERS PROJECT

Participate in our holiday wrap event! Over a two week period we collect and wrap 5,000+ gifts to be delivered to older and disabled adults.

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COASC Activities

ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

View our community support group calendar for activities near you.

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FROM OUR BLOG

Preparing for the Future – Who Will Care for You?

What if someone told you that next year, your life would dramatically change – and not for the better? How would you prepare for the future? This is the story about one client from our Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Sharon* has a disabling disease of the central nervous system that has left her living in a wheelchair for the last 20 years. She currently is 68 years old.

  • Finding Meaning in Life Again

Finding Meaning in Life Again

“I don’t want to live a meaningless life anymore” whispered Linh, a single 68-year old Vietnamese woman. About a year ago, Linh was introduced to our ReConnect Technology class. Our ReConnect Early Intervention Services for Older Adults (EISOA) Program provides support groups, educational trainings, skill development workshops, home visitations and physical activities to improve the mental health and enhance the quality of life of older adults.

  • One Lonesome Cowboy Who Made It Home

One Lonesome Cowboy Who Made It Home

Every day our Ombudsmen encounter the challenges of human frailty and advocate for the rights of those who are often alone and forgotten in long-term care facilities. The role of the Ombudsman is rewarding yet heartbreaking. It takes a special person to be an Ombudsman.

Aging as Art: A Juried Photography Show

We invite all amateur and professional photographers, 18+ years or older residing in Southern California, to share their vision and unique interpretation of the aging experience.

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GENERATION TO GENERATION
LEGACY SOCIETY

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