For a variety of reasons, it becomes increasingly difficult for aging individuals to manage daily tasks, such as getting to the grocery store, cleaning house, and keeping up with paying the bills. Even more arduous to navigate are the arenas beyond the everyday, such as estate planning, identity theft protection, and healthcare.
Seniors constitute a significant portion of our community here in Ventura County. In fact, the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging reports residents over the age of 60 will constitute 24% of the county’s population by 2020. The vision to create a one-stop shop to assist seniors with finding help for any given issue is not only philanthropic, it is vital to the well-being of the seniors who live in this community.
All-Care Senior Support Center connects seniors to services in an interesting way. The founders of the organization have created a network of local senior-serving organizations that come to the center on a rotating basis to offer free consultations to seniors who are interested in a particular service, whether it be financial services, legal advice, or veterans services. The center posts an updated schedule each month indicating which businesses and agencies will be providing consultations at the center in the following weeks. Seniors can then make appointments to meet with a representative who can provide guidance for a particular issue.
The center also offers fun activities such as a matchmaking service, bingo, exercise training, and gardening.
All-Care Senior Center is the brainchild of three individuals who have worked in varying capacities to serve the senior population.
Rosa Gasparian always saw the need for a better solution when it came to quality senior care. Working at a medical supply retail store allowed Rosa to see how confused seniors were when it came to understanding their options for obtaining support for their everyday needs.
Connie De La Rosa is a former social worker for the County of Ventura. In recent years she has overseen A Tender Touch Senior Placement, where she works to place seniors in proper care facilities.
Brian Campbell is a former pharmaceutical sales representative who was looking for a new venture. Inspired by his friend, Rosa, and her work with the senior community.
Additionally, the center provides referral services to home health care and hospice care facilities that provide excellent quality of care.
These are only a portion of the services All-Care provides at no cost to seniors. Learn more about the center at www.all-careservice.com. They are located at 2991 Loma Vista.