Resources on Aging

Episcopal Senior Communities prides itself on providing resources for seniors wherever they live, with a particular focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. The list below provides only an overview of the services and programs available. For specific resources tailored for your needs in your area, we encourage you to connect with the Senior Resources Director nearest you who can provide information, answer questions, or direct you to the person or organization who can help. You may also want to use the Eldercare locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, that can connect you to services for older adults and their families.

National Resources

Alzheimer’s Association: Works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

American Society on Aging: Resources and webinars for those who work with or care for older adults.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Provides information on Medicare and Medicaid for health professionals, regional governments, and consumers.

Encore.org: Taps the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world.

Family Caregiver Alliance: Supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Leading Age: An association of community-based, nonprofit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: Umbrella organization advocating to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans. Includes policy papers and press releases.

National Center on Elder Abuse: Disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations.

The National Council on Aging: Provides innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

The National Institute on Aging: Offers a wide variety of research-based information and resources related to health and aging.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.

Senior Center Without Walls: An Episcopal Senior Communities program offering activities, education, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes, support groups, and presentations to seniors by phone or online.

Stanford Center on Longevity: The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 in order to improve the well-being of people of all ages.

Veterans Administration: Provides benefits and services that address a variety of issues for older veterans, including health risks and financial challenges, through VA benefits and health services.

Statewide/California

Alzheimer’s Association: Connects you to the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter

California Association for Adult Day Services: Provides information on adult day services that share common values: respect for the uniqueness and strengths of each individual, and support for choice and independence.

California Department of Aging: Guide to the wide range of free or low-cost services for older adults and their families throughout the state.

Leading Age California: The state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care.

Senior Legal Hotline – Legal Services of Northern California: Provides legal help to protect the dignity, independence, safety, and economic stability of seniors and dependents they serve.

ESC’s Senior Resources Programs

We also invite you to explore our many programs and services, including the ElderWISE friendly visitor program, our Senior Produce Markets, Shared Housing Marin and HOME MATCH San Francisco, Senior Center Without Walls, and Senior Resources @ Home in-home care.