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Whistlestop 2020 Directory of Older Adult Services

Business Directory

Due to the Shelter in Place order related to COVID-19, some of the services listed in this Directory may be temporarily closed or altered. Please check with each organization for updates.

To inquire about placing an ad or adding a listing to next year’s Directory, please send us an email.

Website: baylegal.org
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We provide low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, in the areas of housing, public benefits, consumer law, or health care access.

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Daily morning call administered by Belvedere Police Department to check on Belvedere seniors. No answer will initiate a house call.

Website: bbb.org
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With a vision of an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other, your local BBB provides you with reliable information on local business and investigates and reports on scams.

Website: bvim.org
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Support groups and events for blind and visually impaired adults. Groups meet in different locations throughout Marin.

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Bloodmobile in Valley Baptist Church, parking lot, 3 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903. Please schedule an appointment online at bloodcenters.org or call.

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The Brown Bag Pantry helps older adults (60+) and people with disabilities who live in Marin County maintain their nutritional health and independence. The pantry is a supplemental food program that allows visitors to choose from a vast array of seasonal fruits and veggies; protein items, such as meat, eggs, or beans; grains: pasta, bread, or rice, and canned goods. Located at Whistlestop, every Friday from 10:00am-11:00am.

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Local author Bruce Wrisely's comprehensive guide, The Senior Homeowner's Housing Dilemma, Stay or Move? helps older adults decide if they should stay at home or move to another location. Available on amazon.com for $19.95.

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Community lectures open to the public, given by prominent speakers from around the country. Topics range from ground-breaking scientific research to social policy. Call to subscribe to the newsletter.

Website: buckelew.org
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Counselors are standing by to support you while grieving the loss of a loved one. Support services are tailored to the unique needs of each individual.

Website: buckelew.org
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Buckelew Programs provides behavioral health services for adults and children, including supported housing and job training, outpatient psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment, and suicide prevention.

Website: buckelew.org
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Buckelew Programs hotline offers 24/7, free and confidential crisis support for callers having thoughts of suicide, as well as for friends and family worried about loved ones. Buckelew also supports the community at large by helping those with mental health issues who may or may not be considering suicide. Llame para apoyo: (415) 491-5720.

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Federal food assistance program available to eligible persons. Apply online to get $192 per month per household member on an EBT card.

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The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for all.

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Non-profit, outdoor-oriented social club with special interests in recreation, self-reliance, and conservation. The CAC Foundation (CACF) gives annual grants to support local environmental causes.

Website: pge.com
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California Alternate Rates for Energy - Program provides discounts on utility bills for low-income households. Call for eligibility.

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California State Library BTBL offers free books and magazines by mail for the blind and otherwise print disabled on audio book cartridge in braille, and downloadable via web or mobile app for iOS and Android.

Website: dor.ca.gov
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Works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.

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State program that provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households. Also help with lowering monthly phone bills.

Website: 4csl.org
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California state agency comprised of 40 senior senators and 80 senior sssembly sembers that serve as volunteer non-partisan representatives of seniors. Legislatures meet annually to identify priority concerns that will improve the lives of all aging Californians.

Website: Sco.ca.gov
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Property Tax Postponement Program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria.

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