Offers programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers that include grants, care sessions, subsidies and respite care, information about legal, financial and living-arrangement support.
National Parkinson Foundation
National Parkinson Foundation site provides patient and profession information.
The Buck Institute
The Buck Institute is the nation’s first and only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated solely to understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease.
Offers information, articles and interactive tests, updated regularly; the nutrition coverage is rated tops.
Redwood Caregiver Resource Center
Offers respite, sliding scale with co-pay, serving caregivers of brain-impaired adults over the age of 18 years and the frail elderly.
County of Sonoma Human Services – Adult and Aging Division
Short term management program designed to assist 60+ seniors to remain independent and safe at home.
Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels
Delivers hot meals for homebound seniors all areas except the Petaluma and coastal areas.
City of Santa Rosa – Santa Rosa Paratransit
Provides mobility impaired rides within Santa Rosa city limits.
Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging
Provides Sonoma County resource guide
Multipurpose Senior Service Program (MSSP)
Is a care management service for seniors. The MSSP care management team is made up of a social worker and a public health nurse. MSSP care managers work with the elder and their family to find services in the home. Elders must be eligible for Medi-Cal, at risk of going to a nursing home, live in Sonoma County and be willing to accept MSSP services. Call (707)565-5970 to apply, there is usually a waiting list.
Author and speaker Harry (Rick) Moody recently retired as Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for AARP. He is a pioneer of conscious aging.
Excellent article from Consumer Reports on current information about assisted living.
Jane Gross, author of Bittersweet Season
As part of Morning Edition’s Family Matters financial literacy series, Renee Montagne talks to Jane Gross about caring for her aging mother, and what she wishes she had known before she started.
Gail Sheehy, author of Passages
Best Selling author of Passages – turning chaos into confidence. Bill Moyers says “Trust me, there is no better guide to caregiving.”