Services and Resources

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The Senior Centers partners with several non-profit agencies, volunteers and other organizations to provide a variety of expanding services to meet the needs of the 50 and Better community. 

If you don’t see a particular service, please call the senior center to speak to the Care Manager, who may have additional resources.


Services include: AARP, Alzheimer’s Support, CC Cafe, Taxi Scrips, HICAP, Home Match, Legal Assistance, Scholarships Memory Screening, Notary, Pranic Healing, Vision Support

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AARP DRIVER SAFETY

During COVID-19, this service will be temporarily suspended.This course is taught on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday every other month from 9:00a.m. -1:00p.m. Cost for AARP members: $15; cost for non members: $20. Call to register.
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ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
By Senior Helpers & Alzheimer Foundation

Jenny Lind of Senior Helpers will provide extensive training and experience in providing the right level of individual care and support. Her goal is to create a positive environment and activities that focus on what the group is able to do, not what they can no longer do. As the leading industry experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, you can trust Senior Helpers to make your loved one’s life much easier and more enjoyable. This meeting is open to those family who have elderly love ones suffering from Alzheimer or another form of dementia. Caring for them can take a tremendous toll on your physical and emotional well-being. This group meets every 4th Wednesday of the month. Next meeting is August 26 from 2:00-3:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92150261754?pwd=NURnNXg1ZmNOZTB6QXhBeC9Qd1Z2QT09 Meeting ID: 921 5026 1754 Password: superhero
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CC Café and care management
BY MEALS ON WHEELS DIABLO REGION (MOWDR)

CC Café is for adults 60+ and younger spouses and seniors. During the COVID19 pandemic, meals are distributed every Thursday at the Concord Senior Center from 11:00am until 12:30pm. Seniors receive 5 frozen meals. Registration is required prior to starting the program. Contact the Café at (925) 825-1488 Monday thru Friday between 9-11:30am for more information and a menu.

Care Manager is someone who knows many resources in the county and can help seniors with a variety of issues;
  •  information about family issues or conflicts
  • resources for people struggling with physical limitations or feelings of anger, loneliness or sadness
  • provide short or long-term counseling
  • solutions for transportation
  • housing resources
  • help paying your bills or balancing your checking account
  • assistance with house chores, meal preparation, and shopping
  • In danger of losing your house due to eviction or foreclosure
  • Concerns of any kind and are not sure who to talk to

    Contact our office  at (925) 671-3035 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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>BY CONCORD COMMISSION ON AGING

During COVID-19, this service will be temporarily suspended.Program is available to Concord residents and 65 years and older. Applications will be accepted weekdays from 10:00am-12:00noon at the center. Each book is $15 with a scrip value of $30. Registered seniors may purchase a maximum of 2 books per month. For brochure and application go to www.cityofconcord.org/senior and click on Get Around Taxi Program. Limited books available each year.
Get Around Taxi Program (PDF)
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HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM (HICAP)

Program provides free counseling about Medicare Benefits, Medicare Supplements, HMO’s and Nursing Home Insurance. Advisors are available on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday from 1p.m. - 4p.m.; 1st & 2nd Tuesdays from 1p.m.- 4p.m. Call (925) 602-4168 for an appointment.
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HOME MATCH BY COVIA

Through civic partnerships with the City of Concord, Home Match connects qualifying roommates with homeowners to create housing opportunities with real benefits. Home Match Contra Costa County is still taking new applications for both home providers and home seekers. Interested individuals can either email Gabriela Perez, gperez@covia.org or call her directly at (925) 451-9890 or call Covia at (925) 956-7385.
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LEGAL ASSISTANCE & ADVAnce healthcare direct6ives

Currently there is no lawyer on site. For legal assistance call Contra Costa Senior Legal Services at (925) 609-7900 or email legalhelp@ccsls.org. CCSLS is a private, non-profit agency that has been providing free legal services to seniors since 1976.

FREE Legal clinic on Advanced Healthcare Directives (AHCD).  For age 60 and older residing in Contra Costa County. You do not need to leave your home. Your AHCD can be prepared over the phone. Next session is scheduled on Thursday, August 20th by appointment only 9:15-12:15pm. Attorneys and staff will “meet” over the telephone with you one-on-one. The attorney and staff will review the AHCD with you and they will complete a FREE AHCD tailored to your wishes. The completed AHCD will be mailed to you after your appointment. To sign up call, Contra Costa Legal Services as soon as possible at (925) 609-7900 or email legalhelp@ccsls.org to reserve your space. You must call to reserve by August 4th.

MEMORY SCREENING
BY SENIOR HELPERS & ALZHEIMER Foundation

During COVID-19, this support group will be temporarily suspended. Screenings will held on 4th Monday of each month from 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. with the exception of May (holiday).
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NOTARY SERVICES BY VOLUNTEER

For Adults 50+. Services are provided one signature page free of charge from 10:00a.m. - NOON on Thursday.  By appointment. Fee for each additional signature page above 1.  Call 925-671-3017.
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peer counseling

Available to people 55+ who live in Contra Costa County. Dedicated to providing individual counseling to offer emotional support through life’s problems, and challenges. Senior Peer Counselor are available only by phone until the stay in place is lifted. Call (925) 521-5653..
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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For adults 50+ residing in Concord who wish to participate in the Senior Center Program. Approved applicants receive a maximum of $100 per individual, per year with $5 co-pay. Complete application, activity choice and supporting documents to center staff for review. Applicant will be notified when scholarship has been approved. 50-Plus Adult Scholarships (PDF)
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VISION SUPPORT

During COVID-19, this support group will be temporarily suspended.


Download the list of Health and Human Services at the Senior Center (PDF).