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African American Women with Cancer Support Group – Free

The Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC) is offering free cancer support groups for African American women with cancer. Support groups are available in Oakland and Richmond. For more information about time, place, location, and language capacities, please contact Dolores at (510) 350-1312.

Free Advance Directive Training*

Learn how to complete an Advance Directive form and document your health care wishes with the guidance of Alameda County Social Services IHSS. We hope you find this an opportunity to use your agency and take action for your wellness!

*Training offered in Spanish and English

Queer Caregiver Support Group – Women Supporting Female Partners

When aging intersects with being queer/alphabet, we need community resources that understand the specific concerns that arise from being part of two oppressed social categories.

This support group for women caring for sick or elderly women partners has been held for about a year and has been a good resource for many. It is now opening up to more participants–please see the flyer below and contact Patricia to RSVP or find out more!

Patricia
(510) 574-2091
patricia@lavenderseniors.org

Support Group for Women Caring for their Women Partners

Legal Assistance for Low-Income Clients

Recently, I received a call from an elder who needed legal advice regarding their credit card debt. For low-income seniors (and non-seniors), there are legal advocacy resources in Alameda County and the bay area that you can explore:

*Bay Area Legal Aid for Alameda County

**Volunteer Legal Services Corporation 

Both provide legal assistance for FREE! There is also a free drop-in legal clinic coming up in February 2017, held by Volunteer Legal Services (please see flyer below for more info).

As always, please feel free to call us if you need help navigating these resources. We’re here to help you.

Best,
DayBreak
(510) 834-8314

Transportation Resources! (Alameda County and North County)

On our Information & Assistance (I&A) line in the office, we are often asked about transportation methods for seniors and those with physical and/or mental health disabilities. Most frequently I refer callers to East Bay Paratransit, who provide public transit service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains due to their disability. Below, we have received updated, additional transportation resources in Alameda County and North County. If you already use Paratransit and find that the services do not fit your needs, we hope you can find additional options here!

Transportation Resources Updated 122016 (1)

Transportation Resources Updated 122016

As always, if you have any questions or concerns you’d like to discuss with someone, call us! We are here to help.

Warmly,
DayBreak
(510) 834-8314

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