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Alameda County Senior / Older Adult Services

Here is an overview of Alameda County Senior Services available in Alameda County.

North and Central Alameda County is served by the Senior In-Home Counseling Program of the Crisis Support Services of Alameda county.  The target population is seniors who are homebound and/or socially isolated, who would benefit from weekly counseling and who otherwise would not have access to mental health services.  Specialized support groups and in-office programs are also offered.

South Alameda County has several Senior resources listed here.  This link contains information on many resources such as:

* Mobile Mental Health Services for homebound Seniors living in Hayward, Fremont, Newark and Union City.

* City of Fremont Human Services - Aging and Family Services Division

* and more!

East Alameda County seniors are served by the Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley.  They provide case management, alcohol and drug management,friendly visitors and more.

Seniors can of course access all adult services but should be aware of and take advantage of services tailored to their specific needs. For example, many seniors are able to remain in their own home with just a little supplemental care.

The In Home Supportive Services of the Alameda County Social Services Agency (ACSSA) is one such care provider. They have a handbook to assist with choosing and accessing in home care:  IHSS Handbook

The National Institute of Mental Health has general information about older adult mental health issues.


Click here to see the contact information for the Alameda County Adult & Aging Services Departments, or link to the various Adult & Aging Services Department web pages here.

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA), another division of ACSSA, has several handbooks to help with senior's resources:

  • North County Senior Services - Alameda, Albany, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont
  • Central County Senior Services - Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo
  • South County Senior Services - Fremont, Newark, Union City
  • East County Senior Services - Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol
  • Housing Guide for Seniors in Alameda County
  • Senior Centers in Alameda County for socialization. (latest available, some may be out of date)
  • Resource Page for these Guides in English and in Spanish, Farsi, and in Chinese as well as the quarterly seniors newsletter, Senior Update


Legal help for older adults can be found at Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS).  LAS is the Alameda County provider of the state's Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP).  HICAP provides Medicare community education, individual help to Medicare recipients as well as long term care related issues.  California's main page for HICAP is within the California Department of Aging.

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