The City of Irvine is updating its Senior Services Strategic Plan. Residents are invited to attend a community meeting to provide input to the update that will help shape senior programs and services over the next five years.
These meetings will focus on the plan’s priority areas of education, housing, transportation, health and recreation, social well-being and vulnerable seniors.
The Savvy Caregiver program is an evidence-based training, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support. Those completing this nationally acclaimed course gain:
Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective
Skills to assess abilities of their loved one with dementia
Confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
Strategies to manage activities of daily living
Understanding of the disease progression
Essential abilities to attend to self-care
Increased ability to work effectively with professionals providing care
January 17, 2017
Request for Proposals for Title III E Family Caregiver Support Program Services
The County of Orange Office on Aging is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals (more...)
October 4, 2016
Property Tax PostponementThe State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $35,500 or less. (more info...)
September 30, 2016
U.N. International Day of Older Persons
October 1 was designated by the United Nations in 1990 to recognize the vital contributions of older people to the global community and to encourage member nations to thoughtfully address the aging of the population. This year, the United Nations has designated the 2016 International Day of Older Persons theme as, "take a stand against ageism" in order to draw attention to and challenge negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and aging. Ageism is the systemic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are considered old.
To learn more about the International Day of Older Persons, click here.
September 23, 2016
Orange County Older Adult Profile
The Orange County Healthy Aging Initiative presents the Orange County Older Adult Profile. This report provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Orange County's older adults by highlighting key health, social, and economic indicators. (more info.. )
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