Adult & Aging Division

Programs and services to help ensure the safety, independence and well-being of older adults, persons with disabilities, military veterans, their families and caregivers.

Register for Annual Senior Art Show

Register through Friday, June 1, for the 2018 Senior Art Show. Artwork by residents age 60+ is eligible for entry.

Accepted work will be displayed July 17, 2018 - September 6, 2018 at Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Aveneu, Santa Rosa.

Find details and registration online at

Artwork requirements include: 

  • Original artwork only in specific media, including paint, glass, photography, sculpture, fiber and wood.
  • Size and weight limitations: no more than 36” in any direction or more than 50 lbs.
  • Two-dimensional entries must already be mounted, matted or framed, and ready to hang with wire attached securely to the backs.

Please contact with questions.

Adult Protective Services Website

(707) 565-5940
24-hour Hotline: (800) 667-0404 
Fax reports to (707) 565-5969

Investigates hotline reports and protects seniors and dependent adults who are being neglected, abused or exploited, including older adults affected by financial abuse. The 24-hour hotline staff will respond to dangerous situations and emergencies when needed.

Offers the community and mandated reporters presentations about elder and dependent adult abuse prevention, identification and reporting.

(707) 565-5950

Coordinates planning and funding for programs allowing older adults and seniors 60+ to maintain maximum independence in the community. The volunteer AAA Advisory Council works  with AAA in planning, funding and advocacy. The Council makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on the needs of seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers.

Programs include:

(707) 565-5900
IHSS Website

Provides in-home care to low-income older adults and people of all ages with disabilities to help them remain safely and independently in their homes.

IHSS social workers conduct home visits to assess clients' needs.

IHSS-Public Authority Payroll staff issue and process caregiver time sheets.

(707) 565-5700
IHSS Public Authority

Provides residents hiring an IHSS caregiver with a registry of screened applicants. Offers training classes for IHSS-PA caregivers.

While the resident is the employer of the caregiver hired, IHSS-PA serves as caregivers' employer of record for countywide wages and benefits. Payroll for IHSS care providers is done by IHSS Public Authority. 

The IHSS Advisory Council offers recommendations regarding services to the Board of Supervisors, the IHSS Public Authority and IHSS program.

(707) 565-5970
Linkages Program Website

A short-term, case management program for frail seniors and disabled adults, 60 years and older, to help them stay safely at home, rather than be placed in a skilled nursing facility or other institutional setting due to illness, injury or disability. 

(707) 565-5970
MSSP Website

Provides care management to seniors age 65 and older who are eligible for Medi-Cal and in frail health, or at risk of going to a nursing home. Care managers work with the client, family members and others to coordinate services in the client's home.

Public Administrator / Public Guardian / Public Conservator

(707) 565-5735

The Public Administrator (PA) investigates and may administer the estates of persons who die with no will or without an appropriate person willing or able to act as administrator.

The Public Guardian (PG) or Public Conservator (PC) conducts the official County investigation into conservatorship matters. The PG/PC also acts as the legally appointed conservator for persons found by the Superior Court to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances, or who cannot resist undue influence or fraud. Such persons usually are older, frail and vulnerable adults or persons suffering from severe mental illness.

(707) 565-5960

Provides information and referrals to assistance to claim  federal, state and other benefits for Sonoma County veterans, their families, dependents and survivors. 

Contact Information

Adult and Aging Services
Human Services Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
3725 Westwind Boulevard
First Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.510185, -122.796579

Adult Protection Hotline

(800) 667-0404


Call 24/7 - Confidential, Anonymous

Senior Resource Guide 2017 / Guía de Recursos

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Senior Guide 2017

A directory of local services and programs in English or Español.

Self-Service IHSS Provider Portal

24/7 Payroll Information

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The Art of Aging: Area Plan / Community Report 2016-2020

See the report online or call (707) 565-5950 for a copy.

View The Art of Aging

AAA Art of Aging

Senior needs assessment data, a demographic snapshot of local seniors, and the Area Agency on Aging plan.