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SENIOR DIVISION

JOSLYN ADULT SENIOR SERVICES CENTER
210 N. Chapel Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801; Ph. 626-570-5056

     The Senior Division offers programs and activities for adults age 60+, including
     recreation, social services, nutrition and transportation. A designated Focal Point
     by the L.A. County Area Agency on Aging for the Southwest San Gabriel Valley
    Community Services Area, the Center also serves as a central  access point for
    information and services to assist senior citizens and their family members.

SAFE RETURN PROGRAM
The Joslyn Adult Center provides registration materials for this nationwide program. If an individual with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost, caregivers can call the 24-hour emergency response line at 1-888-572-8566. Call the Center or stop by to pick up a registration packet.
CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Alhambra seniors, ages 60+, can obtain free assistance (in English, Mandarin and Spanish) as a means to help them live independently and safely in their homes for as long as possible. Services include referrals (medical, counseling and mental health; free legal consultations with an elder law attorney related to wills, trusts, probate and other estate planning matters; in-home services; transportation; caregiver resources, nutritional referrals, etc.). Staff also can also assist with advocacy related to Medicare, Medi-Cal and Social Security benefits, etc., and help obtain equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, grab bars, etc. For more information about Case Management services, click here.
GROUP GROCERY RUN
Shop at your favorite market and enjoy friendly shopping companions. Senior Ride drivers will assist you  on and off the vehicle with your bags. Group Grocery Runs are made on Saturdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) to Ralphs Market, 330 N. Atlantic Blvd.
HICAP PROGRAM
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy (HICAP) Program provides seniors with accurate, timely and objective information on the complicated and often confusing current health situation. HICAP offers trained/registered/certified counselors to provide seniors with an understanding about their individual Medicare benefits and to counsel them on their specific needs. Areas covered include: Medicare Part-D; Medicare Advantage (MA) Health Plans; Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance; Dual Eligibility; Medicare Savings Program; Long Term Care. Appointments can be arranged by calling Alhambra Senior Services (626-570-5056).
FREE HOT MEALS PROGRAM
Home-delivered hot meals are provided at no cost to home-bound seniors age 60+. Alhambra seniors can sign up for the program directly with Intervale Senior Services by calling 626-858-8382. Identify yourself as an Alhambra resident (all information is strictly confidential). Voluntary donations are welcome, but there is no obligation to donate.
REGISTRY SERVICES
The Registry program is intended to help simplify the process of finding qualified, pre-screened workers for seniors in need of services such as housecleaning, minor home repairs, personal care, shopping and companion care. The individual is responsible for paying for the worker, and pay is negotiated between the individual and the worker.
FREE LEGAL ADVICE
Elder Law Attorney Carlos Arcos provides free legal consultations concerning wills, trusts, probate and other estate planning matters. Appointments are required (call 626-570-5056) to schedule an appointment.
ALHAMBRA COUNCIL ON SENIOR CITIZEN AFFAIRS
Meets the second Tuesday of every even-numbered month at 10 a.m. Meetings are advisory in nature to help City staff understand the needs of the Alhambra senior community. Agendas are posted at the Joslyn Adult Center prior to the meetings and all meetings are open to the public.
ALHAMBRA CASE MANAGEMENT PROJECT ADVISORY BOARD
Meets the second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. (no meeting in August). Businesses and organizations serving seniors in the community are invited to share resources and make suggestions pertaining to the Case Management Project.
SENIOR LUNCH PROGRAM
Nutritious senior lunches are provided at the Center Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. Reservations are required the day prior to the luncheon. Participants must pick up their lunch ticket by 10:30 a.m. prior to lunch. Suggested donation is $2. Special luncheon events and celebrations, published in the Senior Calendar and Senior Scene, are often held in conjunction with holidays and birthdays. For reservations and information, call 626-458-4455 (Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
SENIOR RIDE SERVICE
Senior Ride is FREE curb-to-curb service for Alhambra residents, ages 60+ or disabled of any age. Participants are transported throughout Alhambra for any purpose and up to two miles outside city limits for medical appointments. To register, a photo ID and proof of Alhambra residency (such as a utility bill or bank statement) are required. Non-senior disabled residents must provide verification from their doctor that they are not able to ride public transportation. Click here for more information.
SENIOR RIDE SERVICE TO THE WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTER
Senior Ride travels to the Westfield Shopping Center in the City of Arcadia on the third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can enjoy a day of leisure and shop or have lunch at one of the many restaurants. Registration starts on the 1st of every month. All participants must be registered with Senior Ride. For more information or to register, please call 626-289-7433.
GROUP GROCERY RUNS
The Group Grocery Run provides transportation to local markets by Senior Ride drivers, who will assist passengers with their bags on and off the vehicle. Grocery Runs include: Ralphs (330 N. Atlantic Blvd., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.); Ralphs (1745 Garfield Ave., Thursdays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.)
TELEPHONE REASSURANCE
Case Management Project senior volunteers make weekly telephone calls to homebound seniors. Calls are made to check on their safety, well-being, and provide contact with the outside world.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Senior volunteers are needed to help out at the Front Desk and to provide a myriad of services at the Joslyn Adult Center. Volunteers assist with the Congregate Lunch Program, Telephone Reassurance Program and Special Events. Morning / afternoon positions available are available for volunteer positions. All interested volunteers must be age 60+.
If interested in volunteering, call the Joslyn Adult Center for more information.
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