Just a heads up. The pandemic is not over. It has become manageable and will be more so as individuals become vaccinated. Those who wish not to be vaccinated, please wear those masks, social distance, and practice great hygiene. We need better than 80% vaccinated for all of us to truly become safe.
I am so looking forward to seeing everyone, but only when it is extra safe to do so. In the interim, we will continue our drive–thru.
How about the heat! Wow. Remember to hydrate. It is so very important to drink plenty of water. If you truly despise the taste of water, add lemon or use the flavored drinks sold in stores. Set a full glass of water next to your favorite spot and sip away.
Try setting your cooler’s dial at 78 to conserve energy. The library, the casino, and restaurants have coolers. You can drop in and enjoy theirs. The Family Support Center located at 21389 Stewart Street is acting as a cooling center from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call 987-9601 for more information.
We have additional home-bound seniors. We do have a need for more Meals on Wheels drivers. It only takes about two hours a shift. You can sign up for one or more shifts. The Cobb Mountain shifts are Tuesdays and Thursdays only. The Middletown and Hidden Valley Lake shifts are Monday thru Friday. To become a substitute is also a possibility.
Meals on Wheels makes such a big difference in seniors’ lives. It affords them the option of remaining in their homes. Many seniors are forced to move to a care facility simply because they are unable to cook or shop for themselves. Meals on Wheels fills that void. For just the cost of a couple of hours weekly, you are able to make a difference in other’s lives. Become a part of a miraculous group.
Provides free and objective information and assistance in dealing with Medicare, Medi-Cal, HMO's , long term care insurance and other health insurance issues. HICAP provides two main services: individual counseling and community education presentations. Local appoints are available with a registered volunteer. To schedule a one-on-one counseling appoint with a HICAP counselor, call 1-800-434-0222, ext. 117.
Information and Assistance
A free service for seniors 60 and older in Lake and Mendocino counties, linking older individuals and their caregivers to appropriate community resources available to meet their needs. Senior I & A will help you know about area services and whether you qualify.
Senior Hot Line Available:
Senior Legal Assistance
The program provides free legal assistance, education, advice, counseling and representation to Lake & Mendocino county seniors in the following areas:
Public Benefits (health, income & supportive services)
Consumer Protection and Debt
Incapacity and long-term care
Legal Services of Northern California
421 N. Oak Street
Ukiah, CA. 95482
Open: Monday - Friday
8 am to 3 pm
Closed: Weekends, and 1/18 for Martin Luthor King Jr. Day