Kings County Commission on Aging (KCCOA)<br />Serving Kings/Tulare County Senior Residents 60yrs and older.<br />680 N. Campus Dr. Ste. D<br />Hanford, Ca. 93230<br />(559) 582-3211 ext. 2828<br />
Mission Statement<br /><ul><li>To provide information and referral services, offer assistance, support and advocate for the senior citizens of Kings County as prescribed and outlined in the Older Americans Act. </li></li></ul><li>Organizational Structure<br />Board<br />KCCOA<br />Sharon DeMasters<br />Doris<br />Legal<br />Accountant<br />Attorney available<br />Bobbie<br />Maribel<br />Scott<br />Leticia<br />HICAP<br />Nutrition/Meals on Wheels<br />Finances/Housing<br />S.A.F.E<br />Ombudsman<br />Assistance<br />
Programs and Services<br /><ul><li>Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Preventative Health Care for the Aging Program (P.H.C.A)
Meals on Wheels: Meals for seniors 60yr and older, 4days a week providing 2/3 of daily nutrition requirements. Frozen meals are provided to homebound, convalescing seniors who may be unable to participate at the meal centers.</li></li></ul><li>Cont.’ Programs and Services<br /><ul><li>Senior Information/Referral and Consumer Services: Newsletter for items of special interest.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Provides an objective, independent mediator to resolve problems for residents in skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly.
Senior Counseling: Ongoing support groups and individual counseling.
Personal Consultants, consumer services, help with forms, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Food & Nutrition<br />Assistance applying for Food Stamps<br />Food Assistance: meals-on-wheels, commodities, nutrition centers<br />Outside agency referrals: local churches, food banks, <br />
Transportation<br />Train : Amtrak<br />Bus Service: Orange Belt Lines & Greyhound Bus Lines<br />Taxi Service<br />Medical Transportation<br />Kings Area Rural Transit (KART) $10 books of tickets can be purchased at KCCOA for $5 for seniors. Monthly passes can also be purchased at half price.<br />
Special Senior Services and Personal Consultations<br /><ul><li>Special Services: American Cancer Society (transportation and medical aids), Lifeline (touch of a button will bring a response to your crisis), Guide dogs for the blind, caregivers support group, “Are You Okay”(daily automated call. Free Service)
Personal Consultations: Phone Pal: regular phone contact at designated times/dates to ensure safety. Unanswered call or call for help will bring designated person to home, Senior Visitor: Designated primarily to attend to homebound persons who desire personal contact with trained Senior Volunteer.</li></li></ul><li>Cont.’ Special Senior Services and Personal Consultations<br /><ul><li>Senior Peer Counseling: Trained and supervised volunteer counselors listen and provide invaluable service to persons needing assistance, understanding and support.
Caregiver’s Support Groups: A place in which a group of participants can feel comfortable and safe expressing themselves as caregivers.
SAFE (Senior Access for Engagement) Personal Consultation Services (559) 582-3211 ext: 2828
Valley Caregiver’s Resource Center (800) 541-8614</li></li></ul><li>My Agency<br />A great place to learn a little bit about everything having to do with our Senior population. <br />Wonderful co-workers and mentors<br />Lots of encouragement<br />Many opportunities to learn new and exciting things about the Social Work field.<br />Looking forward to another great semester<br />
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