Most of you know that I love supporting the needs of seniors and I love the region in which I work and live… San Mateo County! So I thought it was time to publish a blog that brings them together. Below I have compiled some helpful resources regarding services and programs available to older adults in San Mateo County. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so please be sure to view the links at the bottom for further reading if you do not see what you are looking for!
Also note that due to the current pandemic, some programs may have expanded services, some may be experiencing disruptions, some may be virtual and ALL are doing the best they can! Please allow extra time and patience to our community workers during this time.
#1: S.A.S.H. – Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound
What: S.A.S.H. is a grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors who are able to cook for themselves. A volunteer shopper will shop and deliver groceries to you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Your volunteer will take your order and deliver your groceries the next day. You only pay for the groceries; there is no fee for the service. For more information on receiving service or volunteering your time, contact Amber Shong at (650) 522-7493.
Explore Related Services: https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/640/Senior-Services
#2: Great Plates – Funded Through July 10, 2020
WHAT: Great Plates Delivered San Mateo County will deliver three free meals a day to older adults in San Mateo County who are at heightened risk due to COVID-19 and are unable to obtain or prepare meals on their own while sheltering in place during the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, Great Plates Delivered is only funded through July 10, 2020.
#3: 24-Hour Emergency & Advice Line
What: The Aging and Adult Services Hotline is San Mateo County’s 24-hour information and emergency response line. It helps older adults, people with disabilities, dependent adults, and caregivers access the services they need to keep them safe. The Hotline line is staffed by knowledgeable and experienced social workers and public health nurses.
#4: The Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County
What: The Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County informs, collaborates, and raises awareness to prevent falls among older adults living in our community.
Learn More: http://www.smcfallprevention.org/
Don’t Miss: VIDEO – 6 Ways To Prevent Falls
#5: SMC COVID-19 Resource Center
What: San Mateo County Health is working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to novel coronavirus and its potential impacts on the Bay Area. Helpful links include FAQ’s for older adults, health officer orders and statements, local news you need, COVID-19 reduction guidance in long-term and residential programs and more.
Learn More: https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus
All my best,
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