There are many resources and services available to Citrus Heights' senior residents. Below are a description of some of the programs, opportunities and services.
Senior Nutrition Services
Senior Nutrition Services provides a daily lunch meal to the elderly at congregate meal sites and the home delivered 'Meals On Wheels' program. The mission of Senior Nutrition Services and its Meals on Wheels program is to support and maintain the independence and dignity of older persons in their homes and communities and to prevent their premature institutionalization through the provision of a nutritious noon meal five days per week.
City Housing Services
The city has several housing-related programs and services that may be helpful to senior residents. Visit the city's Housing Web pages for more information.
Senior Volunteer Programs
Senior Volunteer Programs recruits, trains, and places senior volunteers in placements that utilize their skills and abilities to serve others in the community. The program's goal is to provide quality services and volunteer opportunities that support the independence of seniors through a variety of programs designed to meet the multiple and varying needs of this population.
Sacramento County Adult and Aging Commission
The Sacramento County Adult and Aging Commission's mission is to advise the County Board of Supervisors on matters relating to dependent and older adults through its roles as advocate, systems oversight body and a voice in the community. The Adult and Aging Commission sponsors several special events throughout the year for seniors.
A Profile of Older Adults in Sacramento County is a comprehensive look at the life experience of residents age 60+ in our community and provides a data baseline as we prepare for this huge demographic shift.
Area 4 Agency on Aging
Area 4 Agency on Aging is a seven county planning and service area for senior services, funded under the Older Americans Act. Area 4 Agency on Aging (A4AA) is in a Joint Powers Agreement with the counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba to provide a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for persons 60 years of age and over.
Senior Health Fair
In May 2008, the Sylvan Old Auburn Road Neighborhood Association (SOAR) organized the first Senior Health Fair for the Citrus Heights community. The event featured exhibits, entertainment, and lectures, all dedicated to senior issues and concerns. The program featured presentations from senior health experts in ophthalmology discussing cataracts and other senior eye concerns, experts in orthopedic issues such as joint replacements, and dietary experts discussing concerns regarding senior nutrition issues. Exhibitors provided information about nutrition, legal services, healthcare and medical topics, and seniors' leisure time.
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