Legal Assistance for Seniors

Legal Assistance for Seniors Legal Assistance for Seniors provides free legal advice and representation, health insurance counseling, and community education to qualified residents of Alameda County, CA.
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We want to send warm wishes to all of our supporters. We know this year has been hard and we hope to help people feel a ...
12/24/2020
Loneliness Continues to Rise for Americans Under Lockdown

We want to send warm wishes to all of our supporters. We know this year has been hard and we hope to help people feel a little less lonely and isolated knowing that we are still providing our services, even though we aren't able to have clients in the office yet.
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TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Loneliness, particularly among folks under shelter-in-place orders, is a growing issue for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, new research finds.More people report they are feeling lonely, depressed and even harboring thoughts of suicide as COVID-19...

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As COVID-19 vaccines begin to be distributed, use these tips to avoid fraudsters who are trying to take advantage during...
12/21/2020

As COVID-19 vaccines begin to be distributed, use these tips to avoid fraudsters who are trying to take advantage during the pandemic.

12/21/2020
A Message from our Executive Director, James TreggiariI’d like to take a moment to tell you about our Legal Assistance f...
12/21/2020
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A Message from our Executive Director, James Treggiari

I’d like to take a moment to tell you about our Legal Assistance for Seniors’ Community Education program that brings vital information on important topics to Alameda County seniors, including Social Security, Medicare and HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program).

Typically provided at senior centers in places like Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley and Pleasanton, we switched to providing community education via video conferencing shortly after the pandemic began because seniors need vital information about their public benefits and other important issues.

Our non-profit organization has been providing this free community education even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to continue this work, I ask you to consider making a donation in support of our programs.

LAS provides free and unbiased community education on a whole host of issues:

HICAP • Medicare (Parts A & B) • Medicare Advantage (Part C) • Medigap
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage & Low Income Subsidy (Part D)
Non-Medicare Fraud & Abuse • Preventive Care Benefits

These programs are urgently needed by our community’s seniors. When you support our mission, you help make this outreach possible:
• A donation of between $25 and $175 helps us educate a group of seniors on their Social Security rights.
• A donation of between $250 and $750 enables a HICAP counselor to meet one-on-one with a Medicare beneficiary to guide them through their healthcare options.
• A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and will help us to continue our work.

Please help us in our mission to assist Alameda County seniors who might otherwise have no other place to turn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please donate today to make a difference in your community.

https://www.lashicap.org/donate/

Success Stories
Katy and Jenny are LAS’ full-time staff members who provide community education to seniors in every part of Alameda County. Before COVID-19, this meant meeting with individuals at community centers to help demystify the complexity of programs like Medicare. The message from LAS? Seniors aren’t alone. LAS is here to help walk you through your healthcare options.

When the pandemic hit, seniors felt even more isolated and alone, but LAS transitioned to the use of video conferencing to outreach to the community. Seniors don’t have to make difficult decisions on their own because LAS has the knowledge and expertise to help individuals with their healthcare planning. Katy and Jenny love Q & A time with seniors because they ‘see the heads nodding’ when their questions have been answered.

Your gift helps LAS fulfill our mission to ensure the independence and dignity of seniors. or donate via PayPal If you would like this gift to be in memory or in honor of an individual, please emai…

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Please support Legal Assistance for Seniors during the season of giving.Did you know that, thanks to a law passed to giv...
12/17/2020

Please support Legal Assistance for Seniors during the season of giving.

Did you know that, thanks to a law passed to give individuals and nonprofit organizations financial relief during the pandemic, you can easily deduct your first $300 in nonprofit donations when you file your tax return even if you take the standard deduction? It’s super simple to get this universal tax deduction—but the year is almost up, and you have to give by Dec. 31 to get the benefits.

FREMONT - City of Fremont offices continue to be closed to the public. Department staff continue to telework and can be ...
12/17/2020

FREMONT - City of Fremont offices continue to be closed to the public. Department staff continue to telework and can be reached via email or phone.

You may also refer people to the
Senior InfoLine at 510/574-2041 if they have unmet needs, questions, or concerns

12/16/2020
Financial Navigators Help Residents with COVID-19 Financial ChallengesSparkPoint Fremont, in partnership with the Intern...
12/16/2020
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Financial Navigators Help Residents
with COVID-19 Financial Challenges

SparkPoint Fremont, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee in Oakland, is providing phone-based Financial Navigation services at no cost to help residents navigate financial issues related to the pandemic. The service is open to all Alameda County residents.

Financial Navigators provide guidance over the phone to help residents triage personal financial issues, access public programs and make referrals to other services. Please note: Financial Navigators do not provide cash or loans.

Free services are offered in English, Spanish, Dari and Arabic.

Residents can request a 30-minute session by completing this web form: https://fecpublic.force.com/fecbot/s/referral?c__city=0016f00002bvZ4iAAE&type=Financial_Navigator
or calling SparkPoint Fremont at 510-574-2000.

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12/16/2020
‘We can no longer ignore this’: Affordable long-term care is urgent priority, panelists say - News - McKnight's Senior Living

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The nation’s population is aging, and with 70% of Americans aged 65 or more years requiring long-term care at some point, access to affordable care is becoming an urgent priority, according to panelists speaking Wednesday at the Milken Institute’s 2020 Future of Health Summit.

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CHIP Independent Living Association - Alameda County Strategies to Reduce Hoarding and ClutteringMental Health Associati...
12/14/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Strategies to Reduce Hoarding and Cluttering . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

CHIP Independent Living Association - Alameda County Strategies to Reduce Hoarding and Cluttering

Mental Health Association of San Francisco will provide information on:

• Defining the Problem
• Who Struggles & Why
• Health & Safety Concerns
• Strategies & Resources

HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
INFORMATION TO CONNECT TO THE ZOOM TRAINING WILL BE SENT AFTER REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE
To register please visit:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkde-rqjktH9UNN3_NxaLtcABQSEXR6Uht
Funded by the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda County Care Connect

Mental Health Association of San Francisco will provide information on: -Defining the Problem -Who Struggles & Why -Health & Safety Concerns -Strategies & Resources

A message from our Executive Director, Jim Treggiari:Last week, I wrote to share the successes of Legal Assistance for S...
12/14/2020
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A message from our Executive Director, Jim Treggiari:

Last week, I wrote to share the successes of Legal Assistance for Seniors during the last year and focused on our Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Today, I want to tell you how our non-profit organization has been providing free legal services to Alameda County seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and ask for your support of our mission-critical programs.

Elder abuse is a crime that affects seniors of all backgrounds. Between 1 and 2 million seniors are abused by a caregiver each year in the United States. And every year, LAS represents hundreds of seniors in court and at administrative hearings to protect their health and safety and ensure their rights and independence. There are so many areas of the law where LAS attorneys provide free legal services to Alameda County’s senior population:

Elder Abuse • Housing • Naturalization • Conservatorship • Guardianship of Minor Children • Public Benefits • Social Security • Health Law • Medi-Cal • Medi-Care

When you support our mission, you help make this outreach possible:
• A donation of between $25 and $175 helps us educate a group of seniors on their Social Security rights.
• A donation of between $900 and $2,500 sends an Elder Abuse Attorney to a homebound senior to ensure their safety and independence.
• A donation of $5,000 and above provides a senior with full-scope legal representation, to preserve and stabilize their housing, at no cost to the client.
• A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and will help us to continue our work.

Please help us in our mission to assist Alameda County seniors who might otherwise have no other place to turn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please donate today to make a difference in your community.

Sincerely,

James Treggiari
Executive Director
Legal Assistance for Seniors

https://www.lashicap.org/donate/

Success Stories

Legal Assistance for Seniors represented Fremont resident, Diana, in obtaining a five-year civil elder abuse restraining order during the middle of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Originally referred to LAS by Adult Protective Services of Alameda County, Diana had to make the difficult decision to seek a protective order by the Court from a close family member. The order was granted and her safety ensured.

Diana’s case is a prime example of a person living with a loved-one who has a mental illness and reaches the point where concern for their own safety requires them to act. Diana is not alone. There are countless cases like this in Alameda County every year. Legal Assistance for Seniors is the place they find hope. LAS is the place they find care.

--Diana, Fremont, CA

Your gift helps LAS fulfill our mission to ensure the independence and dignity of seniors. or donate via PayPal If you would like this gift to be in memory or in honor of an individual, please emai…

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333 Hegenberger RD STE 850
Oakland, CA
94621

We are located a short bus ride from the Coliseum BART station in Oakland. You can take the line 73 or 98 and exit at Edgewater. Our building is the 8 story building.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(510) 832-3040

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A beautiful day at the marina for the Satellite Affordable Housing Associates Senior Health Fair.
With great appreciation to the MANY volunteers @ Legal Assistance for Seniors -- it's an honor to be celebrating them at the Volunteer Luncheon.