Isolation Can Be Detrimental
Research and media on isolation and loneliness are of great value in a field where people often go unseen.
RESOURCES FOR ELDERS
Access to resources is a major concern as isolation often leads to the loss of services. If you or someone you know is in need of basic assistance, here are some local resources.
Department of Aging & Adult Services
The city of San Francisco's department for older adults and people with disabilities. The link below offers a comprehensive guide of services available in the city.
Institute on Aging
Medi-Cal option Senior Healthcare Program serving those living with chronic illness or disabilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The largest independent provider of Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) in San Francisco
Legal Assistance to the Elderly
Legal Services of Northern California
API Legal Outreach
(Legal aid with Spanish, English and Chinese language assistance)
Centro Legal de la Raza
PREPARE for Your Care (end of life and Advance Directive planning assistance)
RESOURCES FOR VOLUNTEERS
We believe in equipping our volunteers with the knowledge and tools needed to be the best friends possible to our elders. From providing relevant information for each elder to trainings on dementia and fall prevention, we do our best to ensure our volunteers will be well equipped when it comes to interacting with older adults.
Part of being a community-based organization is maintaining partnerships with other agencies and organizations to ensure the best services are being offered to all of our elders, building community amongst service providers. Here are some of the partnerships LBFE is involved in: