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 his or her current living
situation is conducted and then a variety of outside agencies as
well as OASIS programs are suggested.
(This service is unavailable due to COVID-19 until further notice )
INFORMATION & REFERRALReferrals 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.
MEDICAL DOCUMENTSThe California Hospital Association’s Advance Health Care Directive.
Available in the Administration Office.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO LOANWheelchairs and walkers are available in the Administration Office. Click HERE for more details.
TELEPHONE REASSURANCEDaily telephone call for seniors who live alone and have limited
contact with friends or relatives.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Our friendly medical professionals will help you monitor your blood pressure.
First and third Tuesdays of the month.
9-11 a.m. | FREE
Provided by the Orange County Vital Aging Program, this screening promotes early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.
In-person screening at OASIS or Hoag. Click here for flyer.
Call 949-764-6288 or visit www.OCVitalAging.org | $45/Screening Fee
VISUAL AID SCREENING
Provided by the Braille Institute. When eye glasses are no longer sufficient, make an appointment with the Braille representative for a visual screening. Physician referral required.
Call (714) 821-5000 or visit www.brailleinstitute.org.
HICAP: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
HICAP counselors assist you with information regarding health insurance, Medicare, Part D Drug Plan, Medi-Cal, HMOs,
supplemental and long term care insurance. Available twice monthly. Appointments are necessary and held in OASIS Administration Office.
The lawyers donate their time and offer a free half-hour consultation. Appointments are necessary; call 949-644-3244. Consultations are held in the OASIS Administration Office.
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.
(This service is suspended due to COVID-19 until further notice)
Location: OASIS Administration Office
- Newport Beach homeowner currently living in the home that is in need of repair
- Age 60 and older
- At or below the 50th percentile of the median income of Orange County with net assets not to exceed gross household income for 18 months
- Home repair is of a critical nature (accessibility, safety concerns, health and well-being, cited by Code Enforcement)
- Applicant must currently live in housing that is unsafe or otherwise in poor condition
- Applicant must be unable to perform the repairs themselves
- Net assets of household may not exceed gross household income for 18 months
- Applicant must be unable to afford to pay a market rate contractor to complete the repairs
- Applicant must be willing to work with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and City staff
- Applicant must be willing to provide a nominal financial contribution toward the project
- Project approval is at the discretion of program staff
- Intake process
- Full application
- Provide necessary documentation
- In-person interview
- Home inspection (Note: SHARP program staff do not cold calling residents to schedule inspections)
The processing time may vary depending on the capacity of program staff, and could take as long as four months. Similarly, if the application is approved, it may take some time before the home repair project begins (anywhere from one month to one year).
The amount of time required to complete the home repair project depends upon the nature of the work, the number of other applicants already been approved for the program, funding, and other related factors.
Approval of applicants for selection is dependent upon assessment of the following criteria:
- Ability to meet all eligibility requirements; and
- Willingness to partner with OASIS and Habitat for Humanity Orange County.
In addition to these criteria, OASIS and Habitat Orange County reserve the right to select recipients according to affiliate budget and capacity. Applicants will be notified of their status after program staff have carried out a complete evaluation, which includes but is not limited to a financial underwriting process, home visit and home assessment.
For more information about the program, how to qualify or apply, please contact the City's OASIS staff at 949-644-3244.
ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPMeets the 1st and 3rd 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
Contact: Basia: 844-444-8231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets via Zoom, on the on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and is for families who have experienced the death of a child or grandchildren.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
This group meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 3-4:30pm and is open for people of all backgrounds suffering a loss.
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.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP - Parkinson's Resource Organization
Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and is a support group for caregivers only. For more information, please 877-775-4111 or at www.parkinsonsresource.org.