Services and Resources

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The Concord Senior Center partners with several non-profit agencies, volunteers and other organizations to provide a variety of expanding services to meet the needs of the 50 & Better community. 

If you don’t see a particular service, please call the Concord Senior Center to speak to the Care Manager, who may have additional resources.

Services include: AARP, Alzheimer’s Support, Café Costa, Care Manager Services, HICAP, Home Match, Legal Assistance, Scholarships, Memory Screening, Notary, Peer Counseling, Hearing and Vision Support.

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AARP DRIVER SAFETY


aarp_logo-mainDue to COVID-19, in-person service will be temporarily suspended through October 1st, 2021.

This course is normally taught on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday every other month from 9:00a.m. -1:00p.m. Cost for AARP members: $20; cost for non-members: $25.

To register for the AARP Smart Driver online course, see below. AARP is offering a special 25% off discount through September 30.

Website: www.aarpdriversafety.org

Promo code for 25% discount:  DRIVINGSKILLS

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ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP BY SENIOR HELPERS & ALZHEIMER FOUNDATION of America


SH_Logo_San_BG (002)Jenny Lind of Senior Helpers will provide extensive training and experience in providing the right level of individual care and support. Her goal is to create a positive environment and activities that focus on what the group is able to do, not what they can no longer do. As the leading industry experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, you can trust Senior Helpers to make your loved one’s life much easier and more enjoyable. This meeting is open to those family who have elderly love ones suffering from Alzheimer or another form of dementia. Caring for them can take a tremendous toll on your physical and emotional well-being.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: The 4th Wednesday of each month from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Call Jenny at Senior Helpers, an AFA CARES affiliate office at (925) 677-2150 for information, or, just show up.  This group is open to the public and is at no cost to its attendees.

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CONCORD CAFÉ COSTA (FORMERLY C.C. CAFÉ) AND CARE MANAGEMENT BY MEALS ON WHEELS DIABLO REGION (MOWDR)

**Starting Wednesday, September 22, all Cafe Costa participants will need to show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or a Negative COVID Test within the prior 3 days.**

CC_VTLogo-01Concord Café Costa is for adults 60+ and younger spouses and seniors. Café Costa offers an unbeatable price on a well-balanced lunch. Donations to cover the cost of food are accepted. The suggested donation is $3.00, but is not required.

In-Person Dining will be take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Concord Senior Center.

Check-in: 11a.m.
Lunch is served: 11:30a.m.
Dining Room closes: 12:30p.m
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Reservations are required, and must be made by 11:30a.m. the day before by calling (925) 825-1488.

Seniors receive 5 frozen take-out meals on Thursdays. Restrictions apply. Call (925) 825-1488 for more information.

Click HERE for this month's menu.

Care Manager is someone who knows many resources in the county and can help seniors with a variety of issues;
  • information about family issues or conflicts
  • resources for people struggling with physical limitations or feelings of anger, loneliness or sadness
  • provide short or long-term counseling
  • solutions for transportation
  • housing resources
  • help paying your bills or balancing your checking account
  • assistance with house chores, meal preparation, and shopping
  • In danger of losing your house due to eviction or foreclosure
  • Concerns of any kind and are not sure who to talk to 

Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Call (925) 671-3035 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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Go Go Concord (Formerly Get Around Taxi) Senior Transportation Program By Concord Commission on Aging

GoGo Concord LogoIt is important for seniors to stay mobile. Mobility can provide seniors with a means to remain engaged in their communities, countering the isolation that often comes with aging.

The Commission On Aging developed this program to supplement other national and count programs available to Concord seniors. For example, AARP Driver courses, County Connection routes, and CC LINK for paratransit services.

This door to door option allows seniors to get transportation service at an affordable rate. Concord residents that are 65+ can purchase an e-Script for $15 that is worth $30 in rides. 

For more information click here or call (925) 671-3320.

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HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM (HICAP)


2018 Ship LogoHICAP has a one-on-one counseling sessions at the Senior Center on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Friday of each month and can be scheduled by calling (925) 655-1393. To view other locations and general information, please visit https://cchicap.org/contact/.
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HOME MATCH BY COVIA, a Front Porch partner

Home Match is a free non-profit home sharing program of Covia, a Front Porch partner. Through civic partnerships with the City of Concord, Home Match concovia_logonects those looking for housing with home providers (people who have an extra room in their house). The program makes potential matches based on compatibility factors such as budget, location, and lifestyle preferences. Home Match provides a comprehensive screening process and provides assistance to housemates even after a match has been made. Home Match is actively taking applications for both home providers and home seekers. Interested individuals can contact their main office at (925) 956-7385 or email info@coviahomematch.org to make an appointment. Appointments are Tuesdays between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
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LEGAL ASSISTANCE & ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services is a private, non-profit agency that has been providing free legal services to seniors since 1976. In person meetings are temporarily on hold until further notice.

For legal assistance call at (925) 609-7900 or email legalhelp@ccsls.org.

FREE Legal clinic on Advanced Healthcare Directives (AHCD). For age 60 and older residing in Contra Costa County. You do not need to leave your home. Your AHCD can be prepared over the phone. Sessions held on 3rd Thursdays by appointment only 9:15-12:15pm.

Attorneys and staff will “meet” over the telephone with you one-on-one. The attorney and staff will review the AHCD with you and they will complete a FREE AHCD tailored to your wishes. The completed AHCD will be mailed to you after your appointment. To sign up call, Contra Costa Legal Services as soon as possible at (925) 609-7900 or email legalhelp@ccsls.org to reserve your space.
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MEMORY SCREENING BY SENIOR HELPERS & ALZHEIMER FOUNDATION OF AMERICA


SH_Logo_San_BG (002)Memory Screening Screenings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11-12 p.m. 

Call Jenny at Senior Helpers, an AFA CARES affiliate office at (925) 677-2150 for information, or, just show up.  Open to the public and is at no cost to its attendees.

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NOTARY SERVICES BY VOLUNTEER


For Adults 50+. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. The first document is free of charge, however, succeeding additional documents are charged prevailing official rates. Drop-Ins are welcome, however, it is encouraged that clients call (925) 671-3320 to check if there is a change in the Notary's schedule.
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Senior PEER COUNSELING by contra costa health services
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As we get older, sometimes a little help means a lot.
If you are 55 or older and facing challenges that are difficult to cope with alone, our Senior Peer Counseling program can help.
Participants connect with fellow seniors who are trained to provide assistance and support with challenges such as depression, fear, loneliness, the loss of a loved one, health changes, or isolation.
Senior Peer Counseling is available in English and Spanish. Services are free and confidential.

Counseling will be held at the Concord Senior Center every other Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call (925) 521-5653 to make an appointment.

Visit https://cchealth.org/volunteer/senior-counselor.php.
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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
 

For adults 50+ residing in Concord who wish to participate in the Senior Center Program. Approved applicants receive a maximum of $100 per individual, per year with $5 co-pay. Complete application, activity choice and supporting documents to center staff for review. Applicant will be notified when scholarship has been approved. 50-Plus Adult Scholarships (PDF)

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HEARING LOSS SUPPORT


HLAA-horiz-logo_4CDuring COVID-19, this in-person support group will be temporarily suspended. If you want to attend a group meeting, the Hearing Loss Association of America runs a virtual meeting on Saturday mornings at 10a.m. Registration is required.  

Visit https://www.hearinglossdv.org/

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Vision Support

Lions Center for the Visually ImpairedThe Lions Center for the Visually Impaired help clients with low vision devices, orientation and mobility and independent living skills instruction as well as weekly support and activities groups. New and existing clients can register with LCVI at (925) 432-3013. 


Download the list of Health and Human Services at the Senior Center.