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Social Services

Information and Referral
Referrals to a vast assortment of information regarding senior services, such as home health care, housing options, adult day care, assisted living and retirement facilities, legal assistance, Medicare assistance, support groups, ombudsman services and, more. If we don't know, we will find out.

Senior Assessment Program
OASIS staff assists seniors  by suggesting and coordinating  services allowing  them to stay in their homes and live independently.  An assessment of the individual senior and their current living situation is conducted and a variety of outside agencies as well as OASIS programs are suggested.

Telephone Reassurance Program
Friendly telephone calls made daily to seniors who live alone and have limited contact with friends or relatives.  Volunteers make the calls and a staff member oversees the program.

Medical Equipment
An assortment of medical equipment including, wheelchairs, and walkers are available to loan to the public on a monthly basis.

Medical Documents
California Hospital Association’s Advance Health Care Directive available free of charge. Be confident that you know who will make health care decisions for you when you can't.

Tax Assistance
The Tax-Aide Program, administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS provides free tax preparation services on Fridays starting February through April 15 for middle and low-income taxpayers.  Appointments are necessary.

Senior Legal Assistance
Attorneys provide free legal consultations.  Appointments are offered monthly and scheduled in advance.

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program - HICAP
A grant funded, volunteer-supported program that provides information regarding health insurance, Medicare benefits, HMO's, Medicare supplements, and Long Term Care Insurance. Appointments are necessary.

Medical Lecture Series presented by UCI & Hoag Hospital
Presented monthly by UCI  & Hoag physicians on a wide array of topics. Call OASIS for monthly titles.



Support Groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, 10-11:30am. Open to anyone caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Compassionate Friends, Newport Beach Chapter 
Meets on the on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:15pm and is for families who have experienced the death of a child or children.

Good Grief Cafe
This group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, 3-4pm and is open for people of all backgrounds suffering a loss.  

Grandparent Support Group
Meets the 2nd  Wednesday of the month, 3-5 pm. Meet with grandparents who have visitation issues with their grandchildren.

Low Vision Support Group
Meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, 10-11:30am.  The group is for people experiencing difficulty in daily living due to sight loss.

MS Support Group
Sponsored by the national MS Society for those with minimal symptoms or newly diagnosed.  Groups meets every month for two hours, call 714 846-2064  for more information.

Parkinson's Support Group
Meets the 2nd  Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm. Learn about educational and supportive resources available to people with Parkinson's and their families. The group alternates months, one being supportive for caregivers only and the other month is educational for caregivers and those with Parkinson's.  Further information is available at www.parkinsonsresource.org.

Parkinson's Peer Support Group
Meets the 2nd  & 4th   Friday of the month, 10:30-12noon.  This group is for people with Parkinson’s to meet with cohorts without feeling intimidated.

Parkinson's Newly Diagnosed Support Group
Meets the 2nd  & 4th   Friday of the month, 9-10am.  This group is for newly diagnosed people with Parkinson's Disease and Partners.

 

Health Screenings

Blood Pressure Screening
Free screenings are offered on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 9-11 am in the OASIS Library.


Visual Aid Screening
The Braille Institute offers visual aid screening for people who find that eyeglasses are no longer sufficient and would benefit from one of the many magnifying devises available.  Physician referral required, appointments offered every other month. Call (714)821-5000 or visit www.brailleinstitute.org.

Memory Screening
Provided by the Orange County Vital Aging Program, this screening promotes early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  Fee $45, call (949)764-6288 or visit www.OCVitalAging.org.