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August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

Senior Concerns offers a myriad of services to the senior---one of which is a day class. The adult day class allows seniors who maybe otherwise isolated at home, to interact with others. The class involves the seniors in music, current events, arts & crafts, exercise and many other activities. This program is a great resource for the people of Conejo Valley.--Barrie G from Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association

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My friends mother was stimulated with all of the activities that they offered and truly enriched her life. Also, gave her husband some respite from 24 hour caregiving. This allowed him to provide better care when she returned home.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide additional funding to Senior Concerns to ensure its longevity.

August 2, 2011

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August 2, 2011

Senior Concerns is the 411 for seniors or their families. Call them.... no matter the question. Starting as a grass-roots organization with volunteers delivering meals to isolated home-bound seniors and has evolved from meeting that basic need to a professional organization still filled with volunteers able to answer and meet any need a senior or their families might present. Through the generosity of the community, businesses and government grants services are offered either without fees or based on ability to pay. No one has ever been turned away. AND more importantly it still is filled with compassion and concern.

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Medicare counseling when turning 65 and still employed. Advocates proivided info and the questions I should ask myself to make a determine best plan for medical coverage.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had all the money in the world I would expand their efforts to Simii Valley and Moorpark. Plus initiate new prorgrams to meet needs of the rapidly growing senior population.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

A one stop shop for any senior need.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

Eight years ago my husband and I “adopted” our elderly neighbors and acted as caregivers for the couple as well as financial, legal and medical powers of attorney. Confused, stressed and in need, we contacted Senior Concerns. With their guidance and support we navigated the complexities of caring for an aging loved one. I was so moved by the work of this organization, I joined the board and have been an active member for the past four years. This is a passionate organization tackling a huge problem - our senior population will double in the next 10 years. Whether it’s emergency support, referral assistance, adult day services, dementia evaluations, respite care or help with government programs, Senior Concerns case managers guide families through the maze of choices when caring for an aging loved one. Support does not stop with the senior, but extends to the family, and the family caregiver. Whether neighbor, friend or family, Senior Concerns is the one-stop solution for programs, support and referrals.

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Eight years ago my husband and I “adopted” our elderly neighbors and acted as caregivers for the couple as well as financial, legal and medical powers of attorney. Confused, stressed and in need, we contacted Senior Concerns. With their guidance and support we navigated the complexities of caring for an aging loved one.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand their list of programs to include senior transportation services, home modification services and creating "villages" supporting seniors in their own neighborhood.

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

I am a physician in Kaiser Permanente with a medical office around the corner of the Senior Concerns center. In our medical facility is a Geriatric assessment clinic that provides care for the elderly with dementia problems or physical limitations that require high level care as outpatients. Senior Concerns is so helpful for our patients with these illnesses. In the Senior Concerns day care, staff and volunteers provide activities that are both fun and stimulating for these seniors to attempt to maintain their mental faculties as much as possible. This also serves the families of these elderly as respite for the constant caregiving that otherwise would totally consume their lives.
Senior concerns also provides the community with Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to those unfortunate seniors that may otherwise not be able to get good nutritional meals.

I have been so impressed with Senior Concerns that I now serve on the Board of the organization. I feel it is a shining example of what a community charity organization should be. Anyone interested in reading more about the nature of their services should go to their website and be impressed.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen the day care services and note the caring volunteers and staff that do such a great job with our elderly

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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February 3, 2009

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February 3, 2009

I work in the Senior Community; all of my clients are over 65. I have recommended Senior Concerns to some of my clients and friends. They have provided excellent care at the Adult Day Care Center, good counseling thru the Advocacy Program and nutritious food thru Meals on Wheels

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

concerned, caring individuals who treat their clients with love and respect.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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