Older Adults


Need to talk to someone now?  

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for confidential support.  

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that an estimated 1 in 10 adults aged 65 or older will experience some kind of mistreatment, and that 3.5% are taken advantage of financially. Because many older adults rely on others for their care, abuse is consistently under-reported. Sometimes, the perpetrator is a family member.

Our oldest adults are especially vulnerable to feelings of isolation, hopelessness and thoughts of suicide. It's up to us to recognize the signs of abuse.

Know Abuse Report Abuse 2017


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 Confidential support is here for seniors from

The Institute on Aging's Friendship Warmline


Trained staff available to give support to those who are feeling

lonely or isolated; who are grieving, depressed or anxious.

24 hours per day, 7 days per week:


Crisis Text for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Text HEARME to 839863

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 "Established in 1980, Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging (PSA 2 AAA)'s primary goal is to advocate for and offer services to the older adult and disabled population in the five county region."

Visit PSA2.org and learn about programs and services for help and support:


Preventing elder abuse

Family and caregiver support

Health insurance counseling

Health promotion

Long-term care

Legal assistance


Visit PSA2.org


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Dignity Health Connected Living

Serving Shasta County's older adults since 1968, the organization formerly known as Golden Umbrella offers a multitude of programs to support Shasta's senior community, including:

  • Adult Day Program
  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program
  • Information and Assistance/ Advocacy
  • Multi-purpose Senior Services
  • Power to Seniors
  • Tele-Care
  • Senior Corps
  • Support Groups
  • Registry - Resource List
  • Representative Payee Program
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

For more information, call 530-223-6034

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Shasta County In Home Support Services (IHSS): Services are available for those who struggle with activities of daily living.  IHSS services help clients remain in their home safely. For information or an application, please call 530-225-5507.   


Adult Protective Services (APS): Helping seniors and dependent adults live in a safe environment free from abuse or exploitation.  If you are concerned for yourself or someone else, please call 530-225-5798.