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About This Resource Section

With the March 2015 launch of our new website, we’re expanding our resource listings to help you quickly connect with more agencies, organizations and information useful to boomers, seniors and their families. Email suggestions for useful non-commercial links to editor@seniorfan.com.

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Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne County Public Safety Links

Quick links to police and fire departments, emergency alert systems’ registration pages and more.

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Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports of abuse or neglect of adults age 65 or older and adults age 18-64 with physical or mental disabilities which restrict their ability to care for, protect or advocate for themselves. To report suspected

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Amador County Civic and Business Links

Quick links to municipal agencies, business groups and more.

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Calaveras County Civic and Business Links

Quick links to municipal agencies, business groups and more.

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Tuolumne County Civic and Business Links

Quick links to municipal agencies, business groups and more.

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Address Signs for Safety

Address Signs for Safety

Sources for reflective signs that make it easy for fire, police or paramedics to find your house.

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Agencies Assisting Seniors and their Families

Agencies Assisting Seniors and their Families

Nonprofit organizations or county departments serving older adults in the region.

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Animal Rescue & Adoption Resources

Animal Rescue & Adoption Resources

Are you looking for a new best friend or do you have time to help animal adoption and rescue groups? A list of contacts across the region.

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Canoe or Kayak Paddles in the Mother Lode

Canoe or Kayak Paddles in the Mother Lode

Put-in locations and other info to help you plan your next trip to these foothill lakes, reservoirs and rivers.

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Gun Clubs

Gun Clubs

Angels Gun Club 2403 Gun Club Rd., Angels Camp, near Calaveras County Fairgrounds, (209) 736-9357, established 1947. Rifle and pistol ranges for members only. Roster of 600, new members must be sponsored by current member. Annual dues, $75. Trap range open

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Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups

Area 12 Agency on Aging runs a Family Caregiver Support program offering a wide range of services, including respite and educational materials, for those caring for family members. Included are free support groups facilitated by health educators Joan Jackson and Peter

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Commissions on Aging

Commissions on Aging

These volunteer panels serve as a voice for seniors throughout the foothills.

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Creative Outlets: Art Classes, Writing Groups & Much More

Creative Outlets: Art Classes, Writing Groups & Much More

Where to explore your creative side in Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras and Mariposa counties.

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Day Trips, Recreation & Gambling

Day Trips, Recreation & Gambling

Quick links to indoor and outdoor fun in the foothills.

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Depression and Suicide Prevention Resources

Depression and Suicide Prevention Resources

Click here for a substantial list of resources to help those coping with depression.

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Disaster Preparation for Pets and Livestock

Disaster Preparation for Pets and Livestock

Wherever you live in the foothills, these resources will help you protect your pets and livestock before, during and after wildfire or other disasters.

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Drought & Weather Monitoring

Drought & Weather Monitoring

Web links to drought and weather information.

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Elder Abuse Prevention

Elder Abuse Prevention

Contact information for regional Adult Protective Services offices and other elder abuse resources.

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Employment Help

Employment Help

Links to job search and job training services.

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FANtastic Free and Low-Cost Resources

FANtastic Free and Low-Cost Resources

Welcome to FAN’s 2016 guide to free and inexpensive services, goods and programs in our foothill communities. We periodically gather and publish this information to help readers connect with agencies and support services helping boomers and seniors in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties.

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Fire Emergency Information 2016

Fire Emergency Information 2016

Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador county emergency links.

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Fire Prevention Tips

Fire Prevention Tips

Check out these websites for tips on safety and prevention: U.S. Fire Administration, for myriad resources and information: usfa.fema.gov Compliance and Safety, a private firm, has created a great list of key tips: complianceandsafety.com/safety-tips National Safety Council: nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances

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Food Banks & Projects

Food Banks & Projects

The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) operates a food bank in Jamestown and many other food programs in Tuolumne County.  Click here for ATCAA Food Bank information. The Resource Connection offers food and other help to thousands of residents in Amador

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Free Grief and Health Support Groups

Free Grief and Health Support Groups

Free support groups in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties, as well as other areas, offer help for coping with health conditions and grief.

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Friendship & Clubs

Friendship & Clubs

To add your club or group to this listing or update your group’s information, email editor@seniorfan.com. A 24-hour, toll-free telephone help line is now open to older adults: 1 (800) 971-0016. The Friendship Line provides reassuring support and help in

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Genealogical Research

Genealogical Research

Call first to confirm any hours of business listed here. To update this listing, email editor@seniorfan.com. Amador County  Family History Center, 12924 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek, 9:30am-4:30pm Tues.-Thurs., 7-9pm Tues. and Thurs. by appointment, (209), 267-1139 Calaveras County  Family History Center,

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Health Resources

Health Resources

Links to health departments, health information and medication lists.

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Grandparenting

Grandparenting

Local programs and support services for grandparents raising grandchildren in the Central Sierra.

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Historical Societies, Museums & Archives

Historical Societies, Museums & Archives

Links to foothill museums, archives and history projects, including veterans history.

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Hospice Services

Hospice Services

Two agencies provide care and support for the terminally ill and their families in the Tuolumne-Calaveras-Amador region. Included is nursing care, grief support and much more, using a multidisciplinary team approach. Hospice of the Sierra serves Tuolumne and Calaveras counties

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Medicare Help

Medicare Help

Medicare counseling and information links.

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Scam & Fraud Prevention

Scam & Fraud Prevention

Where to report or learn more about various types of scams.

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Senior Centers, Programs & Meal Sites

Senior Centers, Programs & Meal Sites

Call first to confirm any business hours listed. Email listing updates to editor@seniorfan.com. Amador County JACKSON Amador Senior Center 229 New York Ranch Rd., 8:30am-4pm Mon.-Fri. Provides services, classes and activities for older adults, activities calendar available by email, (209)

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State and National Resources

State and National Resources

Helpful state and national links to websites providing information on a vast range of topics, from medical and legal information to caregiver support, housing help, Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and much more.

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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

All emergencies, including suicide: 911 Every California county has a 24-hour crisis line providing immediate and confidential help and referral: Amador County……….. .(209) 223-2600 Calaveras County………. (800) 499-3030 Tuolumne County………(209) 533-7000 Mariposa County………. (888) 506-5991 San Joaquin County.. … (209) 468-8686 Stanislaus

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Movies & Live Theater

Movies & Live Theater

Links to movie theaters and live theater in Amador, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.

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Transportation

Transportation

Public transportation and nonprofit links offering senior rides in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties.

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Veterans Services, Support and Employment

Veterans Services, Support and Employment

Local veterans service offices, support and employment links.

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Visual Impairments and Blindness Resources

Visual Impairments and Blindness Resources

California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) Provides free, specialized phones for those with visual impairments and other disabilities. 1-800-806-1191, californiaphones.org. Guide Dogs for the Blind San Rafael-based nonprofit provides guide dogs, transportation to campus, two-week classes and more at no cost to students.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Current volunteer needs of various foothill groups and organizations.

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