Visitors to Sacramento appreciate the nature of the rivers and trees that crowd in and around Sacramento. The downtown area is quaint with unique shops, café’s and local artisans. Environmentally friendly seniors will love the city’s commitment to recycling and green living. Sacramento is a community with diverse people and a sweet offering of diversified housing options. Sacramento is a highly affordable place to live and it’s just a few hours from the wine country and the bay area, so it’s easy to see why seniors love their city. Here are some of the senior services in Sacramento that make senior living even easier.
2-1-1 Sacramento is a phone service that is provided by the city of Sacramento to provide referrals to seniors for more than 1,600 community services. Helpful agents are available 24 hours per day and seven days per week, who can direct callers to senior services, employment and training, housing, financial assistance, food programs, and health care services. The service is provided in several different languages.
Rebuilding Together Sacramento is a local organization that provides free home repairs for low-income homeowners. Those who don’t meet the income guidelines can get services for a fee. The organization hosts Rebuild Events, Safe at Home, and Home Energy Conservation programs.
Sacramento Bee Senior Resource Guide is a handy guide for seniors that is put out by the Sacramento Bee, an area newspaper. The guide lists all of the senior services in Sacramento, by category.
Community Resource Project Inc., is a non-profit organization that helps with weatherizing homes to low-income families so that they can save on their utility bills. The program was originally founded in 1972 by three Latino community leaders and has evolved into an agency that provides assistance and information on housing, health, education, and assistance.
California Lifeline is a program that offers savings on cellular phone services. Seniors with low incomes, or who otherwise qualify for certain public assistance programs, can get a discount on phone services.
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency is a free program that trains citizens in preparation for the workforce. The service helps seniors who are looking for gainful employment to supplement their existing earnings. The program also trains seniors who are looking to re-enter the workforce after an extended absence from the workplace.
AARP Driver Safety Course is a senior organization that offers senior safety driving courses. Those who complete the course are eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. The courses are open to people age 50 and over.
Grocery Delivery is available from many of the grocery stores in Sacramento including Safeway, Schwan’s, Netgrocer, and Taylor’s Market. They all take credit cards and several of them have virtual grocery stores. Netgrocer offers Kosher products. Taylor’s Market has specialty and gourmet products. There are some limitations on delivery dates.
ACC Care Center is a senior program that sponsors the Meals on Wheels program where seniors can enjoy a hot meal at area senior centers. The program also delivers meals to homebound seniors. ACC also helps with housing needs and other types of senior support.
Sacramento offers seniors the very best in services for housing, food assistance, and help at home. There are also many services available through ethnic and religious organizations.
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