When it comes to Senior living there is no better place than Redding, CA. In Redding you can find absolutely everything you need for your self or your senior loved ones. Besides the fact that most businesses provide different types of senior discounts, you can find many activities and recreational destinations around our area designed especially for you. Not to exclude the many senior programs and services that you can find in Shasta county that has made it the place of choice for senior living.
In Redding you can find the right places, activities, and services that give you the perfect North-state peaceful life style that you have been looking for. From our many beautiful local city parks to the magestic State parks that suround our area and allow you to escape from the city life in a matter of minutes.
The Senior Citizens Hall in Redding, offers a variety of activities for men and women 50 years and older. You are invited to attend the general membership meeting held on the second Wednesday of each month. A continental breakfast will be offered at 9:15 am, followed by the meeting at 10:00 am. Activities are held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Caldwell Park. Exercise and dance classes, Bingo, card games and a variety of recreational and social activities are offered. Dances are held with a live band every Friday evening, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a minimal fee. A free dance is held the second Sunday of each month from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Blood pressure checks 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month followed by continental breakfast and general meeting at 10 a.m. Free classes for seniors: The Redding Senior Citizens' Center offers free classes throughout the week to seniors including yoga, Tai Chi, line dancing, bridge, Qi Gong and other activities. Visit the center at 2290 Benton Drive. Call 246-3042.
Here are some programs that you can take advantage of in Redding:
Golden Umbrella offers a wide range of services for seniors and disabled adults. When you need to know information about services, Golden Umbrella is the first place to call.
The Adult Day Care Center provides non-medical care to persons 18 years of age and older who need personal care services, supervision and assistance with daily living activities on less than a 24 hour basis. Meals, entertainment and activities are provided. ADC is open Monday through Friday, except holidays. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adult Day Health Care is a community-based program that provides care, transportation, social and recreational activities, physical, occupational and speech therapies, a noon hot meal, therapeutic groups and family support. Some support is available for Alzheimer's participants to help meet the needs of unpaid caregivers and provide a meaningful experience for persons with dementia. The Alzheimer's Support Group meets each month for caregivers. Any adult eighteen years of age or older whose health problems are such that support services are needed to maintain independence is eligible to enroll. ADHC is open Monday through Friday, except holidays. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
These programs offer seniors on a limited income an opportunity to assist children or other senior citizens. Participants are screened, trained, placed at a volunteer station and, while serving, receive a small stipend for each hour of service and mileage reimbursement which is not taxed or considered income in order to qualify for any other senior programs. Foster Grandparents spend up to 20 hours a week working with at risk children in various school settings, while Senior Companions assist frail elderly in their homes.
MSSP (Multipurpose Senior Services Program) is a Medi-Cal program, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. and the Department of Health Services in the State of California. MSSP's goal is to help the frail elderly live an independent life of dignity at home by delaying or preventing institutional placement. the MSSP serves Shasta, Lassen, Trinity, and Siskiyou counties.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.
Golden Umbrella Advocates serve senior citizens and disabled adults of Shasta County by providing information, assistance and referral, Representative Payee services and assistance with problem resolution. Tele-care service to provide telephone reassurance with a friendly call and Registry lists are available which include names of potential caregivers or handymen workers. The Advocates work closely with other agencies and organizations to assure the safety of participants and that all needed services are provided. Information about senior and disabled services is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 223-6034 in the greater Redding area, and 1-800-400-6446 in all other areas.
Medical Home Care Professionals
We are unique among agencies as we have both a Medicare Division for short-term nursing and therapy and a private division, which means more employment opportunities for staff and enhanced services for our clients. We now have transportation vehicles to assist our community with their transportation needs. For a very affordable fee, CARE-A-VAN is available for hire to any area location. We have trained, certified drivers and the vans are equipped with wheelchair and stretcher capabilities. http://www.medicalhomecarepros.com/