• Senior helped to buy groceries
  • Senior Hispanic Couple
  • Veterans Saluting
  • Gay seniors do paperwork

Adult and Aging Services

Programs and services that help ensure the safety, independence and well-being of older adults, persons with disabilities, and military veterans, and their families and caregivers. In-home Supportive Services and other care management programs are available for eligible residents. Adult Protective  Services investigates reports about abuse or neglect. Staff offers community training in elder-related topics, including presentations for mandated reporters.

Creativity Highlights 19th Annual Senior Art Show; Opening Reception Sept. 8

Senior Art Show Woodwork

More than 100 Sonoma County senior artists will display their creative work at The Art of Aging, the19th Annual Sonoma County Senior Art Show, Wed., Sept. 7–Thurs., Oct. 20, at The Finley Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. Admission is free. Hours are Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sat., 9–11 a.m. The show includes art work in a variety of media, including oils, glasswork, charcoal, photography, clay, sculpture and woodworking.

The free, Cookies and Coffee opening reception for the show is 1-4 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 8. There’ll be music and refreshments, and several artists will be on hand demonstrating their craft. 

For more information about the Senior Art Show, call the Adult and Aging Division at (707) 565-5956.

(707) 565-5940
24-hour Hotline: (800) 667-0404

Investigates reports of suspected elder and dependent adult abuse, neglect or exploitation. Provides 24-hour response to life-threatening emergencies involving elder and dependent adults. Educates the community and mandated reporters about elder abuse prevention and identification.

To report suspected adult abuse, neglect or exploitation, call the 24-hour Hotline at (800) 667-0404. Fax reports to (707) 565-5969. 

(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 www.socoelderprotect.org.

(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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2016 Senior Resource Guide

2016 Senior Resource Guide

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

Aging and Living Well: A Community Report

Reflecting the findings from an extensive needs assessment, the report provides a demographic snapshot of Sonoma County's seniors and the Area Agency on Aging's four-year plan.


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