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The Month of May: Older Americans Month

posted May 5, 2016, 4:12 PM by Kristin Snell

From the CEO of Nevada County’s Friday memo

May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American's Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is Blaze a Trail. Nevada County Adult Services will use this opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults. We are hosting an educational event, in collaboration with the CA Department of Business Oversight, on May 13th to tackle the topic of frauds, scams and the best ways to protect personal and financial information.

 

When:  May 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Where:  The Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959

Be a trailblazer! Join us in promoting activities, inclusion, and wellness for older Americans in your community!

Visit our website or Facebook page to learn more about Adult Service Programs.

Call Tamaran Cook with any questions at (530) 265-1639.

 Services for Elders in our Community

by Kristin Snell, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Thanks to a much welcomed visit by Renee Asmus, Social Worker with Adult Services, the Family Resource Center learned more about the rich array of services for older adults in our area.  Here are some of the highlights:

· Senior Outreach Nurse Program: Supporting seniors so they can live independently as long as possible and avoid unwanted or premature placement in health care facilities.  Senior outreach nurses provide in home assessments to review a client’s medical, social and environmental needs, provide education, referrals and resources, review medications, provide follow-up visits and calls, and conduct blood pressure and health screenings.  Services are free.  265.1470 for info.

· Book Buddy and Homebound Services: Provides library materials to residents who live in Nevada County and cannot come to the library.  The service, provided free of charge, is one-on-one between the Book Buddy volunteer and the homebound individual.  The program is currently seeking both volunteers and homebound adults (most patrons are older adults, however the service is available for others in need both long– and short-term.  265.1407 for info.

 · Adult Protective Services: Provides a support system of protective services to elderly and dependent adults who may be subjected to neglect, physical or financial abuse, or who are unable to adequately provide for their own needs.  APS can perform investigations of suspected abuse, provide 24-hour emergency response, needs assessments, remedial and preventative social work activities and other services.  Who can make a report?  Anyone, anytime.  Reports are kept confidential.  265.1639 during regular business hours, 265.1217 emergency phone after hours.  911 if immediate danger or emergency.

 

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