Agencies Assisting Seniors and their Families

By Friends & Neighbors February 15, 2015 11:43

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Area 12 Agency on Aging: This agency’s helpful staff provides services to more than 11,000 seniors in five counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne. Services include information and assistance, caregiver support, nutrition, fitness, Medicare counseling and much more. The agency is headquartered in Sonora at 19074 Standard Rd., (209) 532-6272 or (800) 510-2020,

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency: Runs Lifeline program, food bank, helps with utility bills, housing resources, mentoring opportunities and more, The agency also maintains a website linking readers with health and human services,

Catholic Charities’ Mother Lode Office: This Sonora office is the base for several programs serving the foothills region: The Mother Lode Ombudsman Program, Outreach and Engagement Program, and Legal Aid to those 60 and older. A new “Grace” program provides last-resort help to individuals in need. Phone: (209) 532-7632, To read the story on Catholic Charities in FAN’s Spring 2010 issue, click here.

Common Ground Senior Services: This Jackson-based nonprofit provides senior services in Amador and Calaveras counties, including nutrition, information and transportation programs. 223-3641,

Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living: This nonprofit provides a host of essential services for the disabled. Its Sonora office serves Tuolumne, Mariposa, Calaveras, Amador and Alpine counties. Services include access to adaptive and assistive technologies, minor home modifications or safety repairs, help with taxes, procuring benefits, computer training and more, (209) 532-0963, Read the 2008 FAN article on DRAIL by clicking here.

Meals on Wheels: For those who are homebound or disabled and unable to cook for themselves, Meals on Wheels provides balanced meals. In Tuolumne County, contact Sierra Senior Providers, 533-2622, In Calaveras County, contact Common Ground Senior Services, 736-9996,

Sierra Senior Providers: Operates the Senior Center on Greenley Road in Sonora, provides seniors age 60-plus with rides to medical or related appointments and runs Meals on Wheels in Tuolumne County, (209) 694-8645,

Tuolumne County Behavioral Health Department: The agency’s Enrichment Center promotes wellness and recovery for people with mental illness through support groups, SSI and Medi-Cal assistance, referrals, resources and activities.  The center is open Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, 102 Hospital Rd., Sonora, (209) 533-6695,

By Friends & Neighbors February 15, 2015 11:43
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