Community Resources

Overview

Community resources

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Francis House Center

For more than 47 years, Francis House Center has served as a beacon of light and hope to the most vulnerable among us. It is a place where people are treated with dignity as they arrive seeking help for some of the most basic needs. 

Services include:

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Free local services to help older adults

Available through your local Area Agency on Aging. Call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit www.eldercare.gov.

The Senior Resource Magazine (compiled & published by the Sacramento Bee) is available in Westminster’s Health Resource Center (1st floor) and other locations near the church office.

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Medicare assistance

Eligible seniors and people with disabilities can receive $1,000 more each year through a program called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries Plan or Specific Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries Plan.

Contact your local Social Security office, or go to www.medicare.gov and under the publications section print out Publication No. 10126.

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Free or lower-cost prescription drugs

Many drug companies provide prescriptions free or at low cost to those unable to afford their prescribed medications. Call the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (888-477-2669) or go their website (www.pparx.org) for more details.

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Eye care
If you or someone you love or care about needs eye care but can't afford it, the following organizations may help

Seniors Eye Care Program, Eyecare America: 800-222-3937, www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare

Vision USA, American Optometric Association: 800-766-4466, www.aoa.org

Lions Clubs International (vision care for children): www.lionsclubs.org

Glaucoma Eyecare Program, Eyecare America: 800-391-3937

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Hearing aids

For financial assistance, call the Better Hearing Institute at 800-323-9355 or visit their website

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Free, confidential no needles testing for HIV and AIDS

Results usually in 20 minutes. Free counseling. Golden Rule Services: 916-427-4653, goldenruleservicesacramento.org

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