Disaster Preparedness Tip Sheets for Seniors

Click on the link below for downloadable tip sheets from the California Department of Aging regarding: Coping with floods, hot weather and winter; Disaster preparedness for pets, earthquakes, power outages and wildfires.
Disaster Preparedness Tip Sheets Link


Preparation for Power Outage

Power outage backup for individuals with electricity and battery dependent assistive technology and medical devices.

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services



Information & Resources

Information and Assistance is a Department of Aging program that is knowledgeable in all Aging programs, and provides information from government and non-government sources, referrals for health, social and supportive services for seniors, caregivers, disabled adults, and all members within the community. Call (209) 468-1104 Monday thru Friday to speak with Information and Assistance Program Staff. Program staff compile information included in the Resource Directory (download as PDF) for San Joaquin County. Staff also provides outreach to educate the community regarding the Department of Aging resources and services. Call (209) 468-1104 to arrange a presentation for your agency, group or organization.


Useful Links

211 San Joaquin County Resources- (Housing, Healthcare, Food, Financial, Children’s services, Older Adults, Crisis Help, Veterans, legal and more) http://www.211sj.org
AARP https://www.aarp.org/
Adult Day Care Facilities https://secure.dss.ca.gov/CareFacilitySearch/
Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/
LeadingAge formerly known as American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (AAHSA) www.leadingage.org
Assisted Living Waiver Program https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/ltc/pages/assistedlivingwaiver.aspx
Assisted living/RCFE https://secure.dss.ca.gov/CareFacilitySearch/
Community Center for the Blind (and Visually Impaired) www.communitycenterfortheblind.org
Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL) www.drail.org
Driving Course (for mature drivers) https://californiasafety.org/course.aspx?id=101
GPS tracking devices (a blog on 10 devices) https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/4-29-15-dementia-and-elderly-gps-tracking-devices/
Housing: rentals for low income seniors, financial assistance, shelters, landlord tenant dispute resolution http://www.211sj.org/icarol-categories/Housing
Medi-Cal https://www.c4yourself.com/
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Medicare Counseling https://cahealthadvocates.org/hicap/
Medicare www.medicare.gov
Mental Health Services http://www.sjcbhs.org/older_adult.aspx
Nursing Home, A Consumer Guide to Choosing a http://www.nccnhr.org
Other useful resources in the county for Seniors http://www.211sj.org/icarol-categories/Seniors-Older%20Adults
Senior Nursing Facilities http://hfcis.cdph.ca.gov/search.aspx
Senior Nursing Facilities-compare https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html?
Transportation http://www.211sj.org/icarol-categories/Transportation
Veterans Administration-VA Stockton Clinic http://www.va.gov



Outreach and Education


Information and Assistance Staff provide outreach to educate the community regarding the Department of Aging resources and services. Call (209) 468-1104 to arrange a presentation for your agency, group or organization.


Referral Form for Services - SJ30A


You can use the Service Referral and Follow-up Summary form (SJ30A) to refer yourself or someone else to services in the Department of Aging. Once completed (Sections 1-4) fax to 209-932-2663. Click here for link to SJ30A



Resource Directory


Senior Awareness Day - Website link

Senior Awareness Day originated in 1979. The concept was introduced by Frank Bodin, an Escalon community leader and Chairman of the County Commission on Aging. His vision enhanced community awareness of older adults' contribution to the prosperity and vitality of San Joaquin County and has increased seniors' awareness of the many programs and services available to them at little or no cost throughout the County. The San Joaquin County Human Services Agency coordinates with many public and private agencies and hundreds of volunteers of all ages, work together to make this event possible. Please click on the link for more information and ways for you to participate.