The Sea Country Dive! Activity Guide Dec 2021 December 2021 - Page 12

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Health & Wellness Programs & Resources

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Health & Wellness Programs & Resources

HICAP ( Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program )
File of Life Cards
( In-Person )
Offered through the Council on Aging-Southern California , HICAP offers unbiased and individualized counseling on Medicare and related health insurance topics twice a month on the first and third Monday of every month from 9:00am-11:30am . The HICAP counselor can help you better understand Medicare related benefits , enrollment requirements , supplemental plans , prescription drug plans , programs to help lower costs , and long term care services and support . Assistance with billing issues , including appeals , is also available . All services are free of charge . Please call ( 949 ) 425-5151 to schedule an appointment . * Please call for status on meeting in person or virtual .
The File of Life is a refrigerator magnet with an attached pocket containing a card where you can record your medical history and other vital emergency information . Fill in the information on the card , put it back in the pocket and place it in a prominent spot on your refrigerator . Your first responders know to look for the File of Life on your refrigerator in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to relay this important information . File of Life Kits are available to at the front desk and are FREE for Residents and $ 2.00 for Non-Residents .
Need to Know Numbers & Resources
ACCESS .................................................. 888.687.2277 ACCESS ( Eligibility ).............................. 714.560.5956 Age Well Senior Services ................... 949.362.2937 Caregiver Resource Center ............... 714.578.8670 Elder / Disabled Adult Abuse .............. 800.451.5155 Meals on Wheels ................... 949 . 855.8033 ext . 12 O . C . Council on Aging ........................ 714.479.0107 Office of Aging-Orange County ......... 800.510.2020 Senior Legal Advocacy ....................... 714.571.5200
Legal Aid The Legal Aid Society offers free legal advice to seniors 60 and older on issues including government benefits , health , housing , consumer problems , elder abuse , and more . A legal representative is available the second Thursday of every month at Sea Country Senior Center . Call ( 949 ) 425-5151 to schedule an appointment .
Advance Healthcare Directives
In the event that something should happen , you need to have a clear plan of action concerning decisions that you may no longer be able to make longer be able to make yourself . An Advance Healthcare Directive is a document that contains both a Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Living Will . Pick-up your free form at the front desk or call Sea Country to have a form mailed to you .
Grief Support Group
( In-Person )
( In-Person )
Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss , and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings . Support groups give you the opportunity to share your story openly and guilt-free . You also have the opportunity to hear the stories of others and talk about coping day-to-day , as well as on the most difficult days of our grief journeys . The grief support group will provide a safe place for you to share in an informal and comforting conversation about the loss of your loved one with others who are experiencing similar grief . Join us the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays , from 10:00am-11:30am to build your support system . There is no cost to attend this group , but please register by calling the front desk at ( 949 ) 425-5151 .
City of Laguna Niguel | Sea Country Senior and Community Center | 949 . 425 . 5151