Adult and Aging Division

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

Sign Up for Fall Prevention Classes

matter of balance portraitSign up now for A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls classes near you! Ideal for Sonoma County seniors whose fear of falling limits their social and physical activity. The series is eight sessions of two hours each. Classes are FREE, and donations to help cover the cost of participant handbooks and materials are gratefully accepted. For the upcoming class schedule, or to request a class in your community, email or call (707) 565-5936.

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

Protects seniors and dependent adults who are being neglected, abused or exploited, including affected by financial abuse. The 24-hour hotline staff takes reports and investigates, responding to serious emergencies when needed.

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

(707) 565-5950

Coordinates planning and funding for programs allowing persons 60 and older to maintain maximum independence in the community. The AAA Advisory Council, a 21-member volunteer committee, works closely with the Agency 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:

Aging Together Sonoma County, the countywide, collaborative initiative supporting healthy aging across the lifespan, offers education and information of interest to seniors and their loved ones. 

To support completion of advance care planning, My Care, My Plan: Speak Up Sonoma County offers free public information, presentations and workshops.

To help seniors stay healthy, attend or request a workshop from the an award-winning fall prevention program A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls. The course is intended for seniors whose fear of falling compromises their level of social and physical activity. Call (707) 565-5936 or email the Matter of Balance Coordinator.

Working to prevent elder abuse and support victims, the Sonoma County Elder Justice Coalition offers education and training in prevention and court advocacy for elder abuse victims. The Coalition was established by AAA with support of law enforcement, community-based agencies and interested community members. For information about elder abuse prevention, reporting and the Coalition, visit

(707) 565-5900
IHSS Website

Provides in-home care to low-income older adults and people with disabilities to help clients remain safely and independently in their homes. IHSS social workers conduct home visits to assess the client's needs and  the number of paid hours a client can hire a caregiver. IHSS Payroll staff issue and process IHSS provider time sheets.

(707) 565-5700
IHSS Public Authority Website

Provides consumers who are hiring and IHSS caregiver a registry of screened applicants. Offers monthly training classes for caregivers and IHSS consumers. Serves as the employer of record for IHSS caregivers for the purposes of negotiating wages and benefits. 

The IHSS Advisory Committee, a 10-member committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors, provides ongoing advice and recommendations regarding IHSS to the Board, 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. MSSP care managers work with the client, family members and others to find and coordinate services in the client's home.

Public Administrator / Public Guardian / Public Conservator (PA/PG/PC)

(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 assistance and advocacy for Sonoma County veterans, their dependents and survivors, and other eligible individuals and organizations to claim state and federal benefits. Provides information, assistance and referral in obtaining medical and other services.

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
Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.510185, -122.796579

Adult Protection Hotline

(800) 667-0404


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2017 Senior Resource Guide - Guía de Recursos

English or Español

Senior Guide 2017

Download a directory of services and programs assisting seniors, dependent adults and caregivers

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

Includes senior needs assessment data, a demographic snapshot of Sonoma County seniors and the Area Agency on Aging's four-year plan.

View The Art of Aging

AAA Art of Aging

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


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