During these difficult times, we affirm that discrimination against the black community is wrong and must not be tolerated. We believe discrimination and violence are unacceptable. We believe in advancing equity and supporting safety, economic security and well-being for all.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council on Aging’s priority is ensuring the health and well-being of our team members and those we proudly serve. Our offices in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties aren’t open to the public. However, we are working remotely, and you can count on us to be of help!
Learn how the Council on Aging’s Concierge Care Navigators program can help make your aging journey easier. Our Registered Nurse and Gerontologist Team specialize in geriatric care management and advocacy that addresses your concerns, saving you time and money.
In this difficult time, the Council on Aging - Southern California’s Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are available to advocate for residents in several ways. Ombudsmen resolve complaints, protect rights, and promote access to services for residents before, during and after emergencies such as COVID-19. They are making regular check-in calls to facilities asking a variety of questions.
Telehealth — or telemedicine, as it’s also known —refers to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient's health. It covers a broad range of services via video, telephone or email.
Medicare is responsible for developing and enforcing the essential health and safety requirements that health care providers must meet, including taking additional steps in response to the Coronavirus.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we are faced with disruption in our lives, including disappointments, uncertainty, financial worries, concern for our health and our loved ones. This can impact individuals of all ages, particularly isolated older adults.
When considering volunteering opportunities, look for those that hold meaning for you. The “Better Together” motto emphasizes joining a group of like-minded individuals in support of a common goal, facilitating community health and well-being.
The impact of the COVID-19 virus has been unprecedented within our country and our economy. Our vulnerable older adults are among the most impacted. This has generated a multitude of challenges in the way Meals on Wheels Orange County and Agewell Senior Services deliver programs, especially as an unprecedented number of service requests pour in.
While setting up a new virtual schedule to stay active and connected can be overwhelming, you are not alone. During this unprecedented time, we have created a portfolio of virtual activities that you can join from the comfort of your home at various times during the week.
Most commonly the COVID-19 scam anatomy includes what appear to be legitimate offers in this strange reality in which we currently find ourselves: promises of a cure or access to limited testing or other medical resources, up to date tracking tools to keep you informed of COVID-19’s progress, and special offers to defer payments on everything from taxes to utility bills.
Concierge Care Navigators work with families, loved ones, and healthcare providers to create coordinated care plans available online that include medical and non-medical goals for clients. They support families to achieve these goals and provide referrals and resources for client-centered care needs.
Council on Aging – Southern California has partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation and four fellow nonprofits on July 17 to host the second annual Preserving Dignity, a Giving Day for OC’s older adults in need. Preserving Dignity is a 24-hour online fundraising effort that aims to raise $75,000.
In our youth-oriented society, Aging as Art serves as a unique and meaningful way to give a voice to older adults who fall into the shadows or may feel overlooked. This exhibit sheds a light on the diverse aging experiences of seniors; it asks the audience to take a moment to appreciate the elders in our community, consider their experiences, and value their perspectives.
Food insecurity and hunger are a harsh reality for many struggling seniors in Orange County. While many people are able to celebrate and enjoy all that they have to be thankful for during the holidays, it's also an important time to remember to give to those in need.
The Aging As Art Photography Contest is now open. Submit your photos for a chance to win our Grand Prize of $500. Winners will be displayed at Bowers Museum and the Newport Beach Library during the summer of 2019.