Our Story

No matter what our age, we need to be well-fed, safe, and connected. But for many older adults, these basics become insurmountably difficult when family and friends have gone. That’s where LIFE ElderCare (LIFE) steps in. LIFE works with hundreds of volunteers and community partners to help vulnerable elders who wish to age at home, continue to do so with optimal health and powerful human connection. LIFE launched in 1975 and has grown enormously over the decades to meet the growing number of elders in need in Alameda County. It offers: Care coordination; linkages to services and benefits – Home delivered meals; vegetarian, softened, diabetic, renal options – Transportation with destination assistance when Paratransit isn’t enough – Friendly visitors to stave off isolation – Medication review for safety – Personalized exercise embedded into daily activities – Professionally-installed modifications; grab bars, raised toilet seats – Discussions with trained nursing students about simple behaviors to reduce fall risk. LIFE’s core values: 1.) No senior or disabled adult should go hungry; 2.) No senior or disabled adult should suffer from loneliness; 3.) No senior or disabled adult should lack transportation assistance; 4.) Falls and their often tragic consequences are preventable; 5.) Every senior should have the right to age in the place they call home.

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