Although the coronavirus may keep families from traveling to see loved ones for the holidays, adults 60+ can still stay connected to a range of helpful services, including meals and wellness checks, by calling the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging Information & Assistance Line at 707.565-4636.
The line is staffed by social workers who can link callers to all types of helpful resources and county and community programs, including peer counseling, meals, caregiver support, in-home care, and transportation to medical and other appointments.
These trained staffers can problem-solve with callers or caregivers about how to access needed goods and services that follow pandemic safety procedures. And, for that important social interaction, connect with volunteers providing wellness check-in calls for isolated older adults.
Social workers speak English or Spanish, and can arrange interpretation in other languages. The hours for the warm line are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
During other times, please leave a voicemail and a social worker will respond within 48 hours. They will also answer questions by email at [email protected]
After the first connection, social workers will offer a follow-up call.
For more information about this free, year-round program, visit sonomacounty.ca.gov/Human-Services/Adult-and-Aging/Area-Agency-on-Aging/707-565-INFO/ or call (707) 565-5900.