COVID-19 Senior Resources

***Brentwood Senior Activity Center is now hosting a Coronavirus State Testing Site***

At this time the Brentwood Senior Activity Center is being used as a State Testing Site. Below are links to register for an appointment and more information about the testing and locations. 

Testing is available: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Register Online

Testing Site Information

Frequently Asked Questions

 

COVID-19 Senior Resource Guide

The City of Brentwood Senior COVID-19 Resource Guide is a reference guide for seniors in our Community to find resources that they may need during the pandemic.

Please click the flyer below for more information:

 

Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Our agency’s goal is to develop a system of care and support to help adults ages 60 and older and persons with disabilities maintain their independence. We serve as a hub for information and referral, and provide health insurance counseling. We also fund local services such as adult day care, home delivered meals, legal assistance, friendly visiting, assisted transportation, fall prevention, congregate meals, and family caregiver services. Information Phone: (925) 229-8434. Area Agency on Aging
Contra Costa Online Resource Database is now 211 Contra Costa www.211database.org

 

Contra Costa County Adult Protective Services Hotline
Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to confidential reports from anyone who suspects that an elderly person or an adult with a disability (dependent adult) who lives in Contra Costa County is being abused or neglected or is self-neglecting. Our 24-hour hotline is staffed by social workers who respond to these calls and will walk the caller through a series of questions to determine if a situation requires APS intervention. When a case is opened in APS, an APS social worker will be assigned to the case and will go out to the home of the alleged victim to determine what services, if any, are needed.
REPORTING ABUSE
Anyone interested in obtaining more information or who wishes to report adult or elder abuse should call 24 hours a day:
• Landlines in Contra Costa, call toll free (877) 839-4347
• Cell Phones or outside Contra Costa, call (925) 602-4179
Adult Protective Services

 

Contra Costa County Adult Senior Resource Guide
Click HERE to view the Senior Resource Directory that was produce by the Contra Costa County's Information and Assistance Program. 

 

50 and Better - Stay Positive and Fit

Find ways to stay positive and fit with the information provided on the flyer below.

 

Medicare Prescription Costs Too High?

You might be able to get help with these Medicare cost, if your monthly income and your resources (saving) match the guidelines on our flyer below.

Please click the flyer below for more information:

 

Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services
Click HERE for different Community Resources provide by Contra Costa County's Aging and Adult Services. The site provides information in English and Spanish.

 

Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors (Tech-Savvy or Not)

A Guide to Home Care, Communication, Food Delivery and Health Monitoring Tools. Below is a link for Seniors, giving you the breakdown on some of the most popular apps on your phone or tablet work.

https://www.seniorliving.org/research/apps-for-seniors/

 

Get Connected: LOW-Cost Internet

Please click flyer below for more information:

  

 

Learn How to Zoom:

Take Virtual Classes, Connect with Friends, and  Host Meetings.

Learn How to ZOOM Virtual Meeting Program

Zoom Virtual Instructions PDF

How to Zoom YouTube Video

 

Senior Medicare Patrol: Coronavirus Fraud Alert

Beware of offers to test for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Don't give your Medicare number to anyone over the phone or to door-to-door solicitors offering to test for the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Please click the flyers below for more information:

 

Transportation

Below is a list of different transportation services for seniors.

Care.com - Senior Transportation in Brentwood
Care.com is an online provider to locate and schedule transportation. You can find a driver that fits your needs, for an average of $15.75/hr. Click HERE to start the search.

Daily Caring
Seniors need affordable transportation options
Affordable senior transportation is essential for maintaining independence and health.  Without a reliable way to get to doctor’s appointments or buy food and household supplies, seniors can’t realistically remain in their homes as they age.   Social isolation is another big problem for seniors who don’t drive. It causes poorer quality of life and contributes to earlier death.  Having access to affordable transportation keeps older adults connected with family, friends, and their community.
To keep seniors healthy and active, we’ve rounded up 6 local transportation options that help seniors get around. View the list HERE.

Mobility Matters - (925) 284-6161
To become a Rides for Seniors client, you must meet all the following qualifications:
Age 60 or older
Live in Contra Costa County
Able to walk with the aid of a cane, walker, knee scooter, crutches, or elbow assistance
Require escorted, door-through-door assistance
Able to call in to request rides
Unable to use other forms of transportation for medical care and basic necessities, like grocery shopping.
 Apply for your rides HERE.


Well Connected: Enriching Lives and Supporting Wellbeing

In this time of separation, Well Connected and Well Connected Español are here for you—to provide laughs, intellectual stimulation, inspiration, conversation, and more, all via groups you can join from home, by phone, or online at no cost to you.

Whether you like art or zoology, music or meditation, there is a program for you. Each Well Connected session offers groups and classes on a wide range of topics. You’re sure to find one that interests you. And Well Connected meets 365 days a year, so there’s always a chance to connect.

How does it work?
Well Connected members call in via a toll-free number at a set time each week, with some groups also offering the option to connect via computer, tablet, or mobile device. Most groups last 30 minutes to an hour with around 12 participants. Newcomers are always welcome! If you don’t feel like talking at first, you’re welcome to just listen as long as you’ve let the group know you’re there.

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