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What’s the difference between 211 and Information & Assistance?

Hand holding cell phoneThere are lots of resources available to the people of Contra Costa County.  However, people don’t always know how to find them.  In any part of California, you can call 211 for information about lots of resources.  But, did you also know that Information & Assistance (1-800-510-2020) is a resource hotline especially for seniors?  Here’s what you need to know about the two numbers. (more…)

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Elder Index Shows High Cost of Living for Contra Costa Seniors

Person holding cashThe Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston developed the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index).  The Elder Index measures the income that seniors need to meet their basic needs.  The Index examines data from all over the country.  You can look at the cost of living for renters, homeowners, couples or single seniors, and various levels of health.  Read the full report here.  Unsurprisingly, the cost of living in Contra Costa County is high.  For seniors, there are often additional costs for healthcare that younger individuals may not need. (more…)

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Announcement: CCSLS Holiday Hours

Wishing everyone happy holidays from CCSLS

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services will have special a special holiday schedule from Dec. 23 – Jan. 1.  During “limited availability” days, only a few staff will be in the office to deal only with emergency legal situations.

Holiday Schedule

Dec. 23: Limited availability

Dec. 24: OFFICE CLOSED

Dec. 25: OFFICE CLOSED

Dec. 26: Limited availability

Dec. 27: Limited availability

Dec. 30: Office open, normal hours

Dec. 31: Office open, normal hours

Jan. 1: OFFICE CLOSED

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Resources for a Social & Joyful Holiday Season

Woman making Christmas dinnerWhile the holidays are supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” it’s not the case for many people.  Many people are far away from family, or unable to travel to due transportation challenges or disabilities.  For seniors, this can be a lonely time.  However, there are resources nearby that you can access from your home to make this holiday season more connected. (more…)

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Get ready for Giving Tuesday!

Holiday Gifts List Post-ItThis holiday season, as you prepare to do your holiday shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, don’t forget to save a little to support CCSLS on #GivingTuesday!  This year, Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019.

We support the most vulnerable seniors in Contra Costa County.  Our mission is to ensure that seniors have access to the services they need to thrive.

It’s never too early …

Donate here!

We thank you for your support and wish you a wonderful holiday.

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Sign Up for the CCC Community Warning System

Fire alarm metal boxWhat is the Community Warning System?

Contra Costa County’s Community Warning System (CWS) gives Contra Costa County residents warnings about threats to life or health.  For example, the system warns about hazardous materials incidents, law enforcement activities, missing persons, utility outages, gas leaks, road closures, man-made disasters, and inclement weather.

The CWS is a partnership among several agencies.  These include the Office of the Sheriff, the Health Services Department, and other public, private, and nonprofit agencies. (more…)

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2702 Clayton Rd.
Suite 202

Concord, CA 94519
(925) 609-7900
legalhelp@ccsls.org

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Our Mission

The mission of CCSLS is to protect the rights of seniors. By providing legal services, the organization is also able to mediate poverty and improve health outcomes for the population it serves. Lawyers are uniquely qualified to help identify and address legal issues that impede the ability of seniors to remain healthy and independent.