Helpful Links

Local Resources

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading national voice for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers.

Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of aging persons through food distribution, volunteerism, and community participation.

The Diversity Center’s 60Plus Senior Program offers LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer +) Seniors in Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas opportunities to enhance their quality of life through social, educational, and recreational activities.

Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center provides many services to caregivers such as respite care, support groups, workshops, as well as legal and financial counseling.

Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County enhances the lives of older adults by offering quality meals and caring human contact.

Senior Network Services provides Santa Cruz County senior citizens and persons with disabilities with information, guidance and assistance in coordinating existing resources to promote independence and the highest quality of life.

Elder Care Locator

Senior Citizens Legal Services provides free legal advice and representation for seniors.

Advocacy, Inc. provides rights protection and advocacy for residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities. They receive and investigate complaints; including reports of elder abuse in long term care facilities. They also maintain a list of local facilities.

Community Bridges provides senior transportation, nutrition services,  and Elderday.  

 ParaCruz is a senior transportation service. 

National Resources

Aging Life Care Association

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. has a national registry of all members in the U.S. It provides information regarding ethical standards and standards of practice.

Paying for Senior Care is a free public search tool for those in need of elder care services. Their listings include financial planners, geriatric care managers, assisted living residences, and adult day care centers. They also have helpful information about costs for senior care, types of senior care, and options for paying for senior care.