Area 1 Agency on Aging
Eureka: (707) 444-3000
434 7th Street, Eureka CA 95501
Provides many services to support seniors in living safe, healthy, and independent lives. These include Scam Alert, Health Alert, Legislative Watch, Caregiver Services Program, Medicare help and resources, Ombudsman Program and information, Senior Action Coalition, Senior information and assistance, and Senior nutrition programs.
Easy Call, Advanced Security Systems
1336 Fourth St., Eureka, CA 95501
“I’ve fallen and can’t get up” button for seniors/persons with disabilities.
1 (800) 677-1116
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects callers to local resources, information, and contact information for state and local agencies that provide services to senior citizens.
Food for People
307 West 14th St., Eureka, CA 95501
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides a large box of nutritious food monthly for income-eligible people age 60+. Applications must be filled out in person. Services available for pick-up in Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Trinidad and Fortuna. Senior Brown Bag Program provides a monthly bag of groceries for seniors age 60 or older at locations throughout Humboldt County; see website. Delivery may be available to homebound seniors too ill or disabled to leave home, depending on volunteer resources.
Fortuna Senior Services
2280 Newburg Road, Fortuna CA 95540
Offers adult education and support groups, social activities (such as clubs and organizations), community watch groups, fitness and recreation, food programs, health and health care services, housing resources, legal and protective services, medical/health insurance, and transportation resources. Located at the Multi-Generational Center (MGC).
Humboldt County Adult Protective Services
Toll-free: (866) 527-8614
Report abuse after hours: (707) 445-7715
Along with elderly abuse reporting (call any of the above numbers), offers services like victim advocacy, counseling, money management, conservatorship, out-of-home placement, and information and referrals.
Humboldt Senior Resource Center
1910 California Street, Eureka CA 95501
Wide variety of services for seniors, including Adult Day Health program, Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Multipurpose Senior Services Program (community-based care management), nutrition, RedwoodCoast PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). See website for program details.
In-Home Support Services (DHSS)
toll free 866-527-8614
808 E St., Eureka, CA 95501
An alternative to costly out-of-home care such as nursing homes; provides aid to blind, aged, and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own home without the aid of a care provider.
Redwood Caregiver Resource Center
1140 Sonoma Ave, Ste 1B Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Resources for caregivers of family members/friends like individual and group support, legal consultations, information and education, care planning, respite care and support groups (see website for locations and times).