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06/12/18

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education ('Healthy Aging' SNAP-Ed Programs)

June presentation schedule now available

04/27/18

21st Annual Kern County Elder Abuse Prevention Conference - June 14, 2018  (415K PDF)

The participants in this training will develop a broader understanding of behavioral health and opioid issues that impact seniors.   Early registration available until May 15th.
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03/26/18

California Senior Legislator Elections 2018  (PDF)

Interested candidates must be 55 or over and be willing to volunteer.  Election packets are due by April 9th.  Elections will occur this Spring.

06/19/17

Grand Jury Report - 5/26/2017  (4,897K PDF)

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Caregiving Training Calendar

Video Help

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)

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.

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.

Note: APS does not investigate suspected abuse 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.

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.

Transportation options vary by city. Please select the link below to find the transportation options in your city.

List of Transportation Services by City

Our department is committed to providing community-based services to ensure seniors and disabled adults remain safely in their home. We strive to preserve the dignity of older adults and persons with disabilities.

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide services that protect, preserve the dignity, and support the independence and safety of all older adults and disabled individuals in our community.
Vision Statement:
Our vision is to improve the quality of life for all older adults and disabled individuals through innovative and technological solutions.
Address: Kern County Aging and Adult Services
5357 Truxtun Ave. (just east of Mohawk)
Bakersfield, CA 93309     Map/Directions
Phone: (661) 868-1000
Toll Free: (800) 510-2020
FAX: (661) 868-1001
TTD/TTY: (661) 868-0910   How to Use
Email: aginginfo@kerncounty.com

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