Our Mission: “Provide long-term support and services to help Placer County older adults maintain their independence and thrive”.
Seniors First is a non profit 501(c)(3), charitable organization serving Placer County, California since 1971. Seniors First does not charge seniors and their families for any services provided to them. Instead, Seniors First chooses to seek funding through donations, grants, and fundraisers; most notably our Annual Fall Wine and Brew Fest Fundraiser.
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Our mission is to provide programs and services that keep Placer County seniors safe, in their homes and independent for as long as possible. We rely on community support and utilize volunteer efforts to provide: Transportation to daily errands or medical appointments, Information and Assistance, Home Modifications, Safety Repairs, Friendly Visitors and Housing Placement Assistance. We serve western Placer County including Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Colfax, Auburn and Granite Bay.
Our Information and Assistance hotline utilizes our large “IRis” database that has thousands of resources and serves as a starting point for seniors and/or their adult children to find information and access to needed services that can free seniors and their families from many burdens and stresses. We use the same database to create Senior Resource Guide, which we distribute throughout Placer County for free, and it has become a must have item for seniors in Placer County.
Senior Nutrition Program provides social interaction and nutritional balanced noon time meals Monday through Friday.We provide the hot meals as well as a social atmosphere at 8 congregate meal sites or Senior Cafés for seniors who are mobile.
MyRides utilizes volunteer drivers to provide transportation to daily errands or medical appointments.
Health Express is designed specifically to provide medical transportation for the elderly or disabled and can accommodate for wheels chairs and oxygen tanks.
Our Home Modification and Safety Repair program provides free home modifications and safety repairs to those that qualify financially.
Friendly Visitors program provides volunteer visitors who visit at least 1 hour a week with isolated seniors that need social interaction and also the volunteers serve as a resource for information and access to help.
Consulting Services: Our team of consultants provide support for a growing number of very important senior services in our community. Our current service offerings consist of:
- Assisted Living Placement Services provide placement in assisted living facilities free of charge, which allows us the unique ability to refer a senior to the best possible place for them.
- Caregiver Counseling and Support Services offer workshops to caregivers who are learning to care for loved ones and seek advice on the various stages of aging and the tools to cope. A major focus of this program is on maintaining the well-being of the caregiver with facts, helpful tips and a support network.