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Life Can Sometimes Get a Little Difficult…

The Alcosta Senior & Community Center offers short-term consultations with an experienced family counselor. If you have questions about being a caretaker, living alone, grief, or how to improve relationships with your adult children, you can call Claire Chow directly at 828-2656. Consultations last an hour, but can be longer if needed. A nominal fee of $20/ hour is paid directly to the counselor. 

Support Groups
  • East Bay Essential Tremor Support Group
    Third Saturday of the month at 10:00am 
    The City of San Ramon is proud to partner with the East Bay Essential Tremor Support Group. Please RSVP to Support Group Leader, Sharon, at (925) 487-5706 or email: EastBayET@comcast.net.  Website: www.EastBayET.com 

  • Alzheimer’s Association Support Group 
    Second Monday of the Month at 7:00pm

    The second Monday of the month caregivers and loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s gather for this support group.

MORE RESOURCES:

The following resources are meant to be a guide and starting place for finding what you needs. The list is by no means definitive and does not constitute full endorsement from the City of San Ramon. These are independent agencies.

Senior Housing
For information on senior housing in San Ramon, please visit Housing Programs.
Home Repair
For more information and/or upcoming schedule for ROTARY HOME, coordinated by Episcopal Senior Communities, please view the most recent ENCORE Newsletter.
HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)
Appointments available the second Tuesday and third Friday of the month

Individual counseling sessions are offered to provide objective information about many of the complexities related to eligibility and enrollment in Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Prescription Drug Plans, Long-Term Care insurance, medical billing issues and programs for low-income individuals. If you’ll be turning 65 soon, see the website at www.cchicap.org for “Welcome to Medicare” classes. Call (925) 602-4168 to make an appointment.

Senior Peer Counseling
Sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services

The Senior Peer Counseling Program offers individual one-on-one, 45-minute counseling sessions. Services are free of charge, and confidentiality is strictly observed. You may be facing challenges that are difficult to cope with alone, and we offer support to help you through life’s problems, crises and challenges. Problem areas can include anxiety, depression, fears, loneliness, family issues, or other concerns that can cause distress. To make an appointment, ask the front desk for the appointment form.

Free Senior Legal Services Consultations
Third Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm (half hour appointments)

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services now provide half hour consulting services in the areas of contract law, elder law issues, landlord tenant, bankruptcy, real estate and probate. Local attorneys are available to assist you with questions and concerns. Please sign-up for appointments at the front desk.

Pharmaceutical Disposal Program
Pharmaceutical Disposal Program

San Ramon Police Department, 2401 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon, CA 94583 
Drop off hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm

Pharmaceuticals are only accepted for disposal during business hours, please DO NOT leave medication outside the Police Department’s front door when the business office is closed. Sharps, including lancets or EpiPens, may be disposed of at the San Ramon Valley Fire District’s Administrative Office, at 1500 Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon. The drop box is located just outside the front door and is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & REFERRALS
  • The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department has compiled the Mini Guide to Aging and Adult Services, which is a quick reference for many common service needs. Contra Costa County also offers a number of different services from health to housing. For more information, visit their website at http://cchealth.org/.
  • Transportation County Link
    For applications, call (925) 676-7500. For reservations, call (925) 938-7433.
  • Voter Registration: Forms adjacent to front desk
  • Contra Costa County Senior Information: Call (800) 510-2020 
  • Meals on Wheels information: Call (925) 937-8607 
  • About Assisted Living
  • Eldercare Locator
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Emergency 24 hours 911
Adult Protective Services (877) 839-4347
 California Department of Aging  https://www.aging.ca.gov/
County Connections Link Appointment (925) 938-7433
Contra Costa Senior info. & Area Agency on Aging (800) 510-2020
Contra Costa Crisis Center (800) 833-2900
Police Department (925) 973-2779
Fire Department (925) 838-6688
PG&E (800) 742-5000
Postal Service (800) 275-8777
San Ramon Medical Center (925) 275-9200
Meals on Wheels (925) 973-8607