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Cooling Center Information and Current Status  (last updated 7/28/14)
7/23/14 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed, "Healthy Choices" for a Better Tomorrow) - July schedule revised
7/15/14 SNAAC (Senior Newsletter for Aging Adults & Caregivers)  July issue now available!  (PDF)
7/14/14 Message from the Director  (PDF)
6/11/14 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Kern County Commission on Aging - Wednesday, June 18th - Everyone is welcome!!!  (PDF)
4/2/14 2014 IHSS Provider Orientation Schedule - July - December  now available  (PDF)
3/25/14 Bakersfield Blaze Meals on Wheels Fundraiser Night - April 17th  (PDF)
2/20/14 17th Annual Kern County Elder Abuse Prevention Conference - May 21, 2014  (PDF)
When A Bruise Is Not A Bruise: Forensic Wound Identification and Documentation of Possible Abuse and Neglect
2/11/14 Kern County Seeking Representatives for California Senior Legislature  (PDF)
2/11/14 Age Well - Drive Smart: Safe Driving Classes Starting Soon!  (PDF)
7/25/13 Kern County Senior Games - October 4, 2013  (PDF)
4/16/13 IHSS Class Action Settlements
Notice of IHSS Class Action Settlements  (PDF)
Settlement of IHSS Lawsuits  (PDF)
Aviso de acuerdo de conciliación en las demandas colectivas de IHSS  (PDF)
Acuerdo de conciliación de las demandas de IHSS  (PDF)
4/02/13 16th Annual Kern County Elder Abuse Prevention Conference - May 22, 2013  (PDF)
Self-Neglect Topics: Hoarding & Grief, Loss, and Trauma
3/13/13 New IHSS Provider Timesheet Video - just released
See Video Presentations section below to view the new instructional video.
3/1/13 How to Complete the New Provider Timesheet  (PDF)
Health and Safety Tips
Fall Prevention Class Schedule View Video on Preventing Falls
Video Presentations         Video Help
03/13/13
AAS IHSS Timesheet Video
How to Complete the New IHSS Provider Timesheet
Instructional video on how to correctly complete the timesheet for the new statewide payrolling system (CMIPS II).
03/02/10
AAS HICAP Video
Aging and Adult Services HICAP Video
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides free assistance with Medicare problems and other health insurance issues for seniors and disabled adults.
Transcript of Video  (PDF)
01/11/10
AAS Video
Aging and Adult Services Video
Video del Departamento de Servicios de Personas Adultas Mayores
Provides an overview of the services offered by Aging and Adult Services.
Transcript of Video  (PDF)
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Kern County Seniors
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)
SNAP-Ed "Healthy Choices" program helps those age 60 + to establish healthier eating habits and a more physically-active lifestyle.
"Healthy Choices for a Better Tomorrow" presentations are not currently being offered. Please check back with us in December, 2013 for more information.
SNAP-Ed Healthy Choices Video - Nutrition (English / Spanish)
SNAP-Ed Healthy Choices Video - Activity (English / Spanish)
"Healthy Choices for a Better Tomorrow": SNAP-Ed Presentation Overview  (PDF)
SNAP-Ed schedule of presentations  (PDF)
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Investigates and takes referrals of suspected abuse of the Elderly (65 yrs +) or dependent adults (18 yrs - 64 yrs) that occur in the home or community but not in long-term care (LTC) settings. For suspected abuse in LTC settings, contact the LTC Ombudsman at (661) 323-7884.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Provides free assistance with Medicare problems and other health insurance issues for seniors and disabled adults.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Allows eligible seniors to stay in their homes by providing assistance with tasks such as housecleaning, grocery-shopping, bathing, and accompaniment to medical appointments. To be eligible for IHSS, you must be receiving Medi-Cal.
Senior Nutrition
Provides meals to seniors 60 and over at various sites throughout Kern County. Also provides home-delivered meals to seniors 60 and over who are under the direction of a physician and unable to leave their home.



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