Information and Assistance

Information and Assistance about senior and disabled services is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 223-6034 in the greater Redding area, and 1-800-400-6446 in all other areas. This program is linked to the Advocacy Program and provides individual attention to assist senior and disabled adults to locate and best utilize appropriate services in the county.

Advocacy / Outreach / Rep Payee

Golden Umbrella Advocates serve senior citizens and disabled adults of Shasta County by providing in-home supportive services, assessment, referral, Representative Payee services and assistance with problem resolution. The Advocates work closely with other agencies and organizations to assure the safety of participants and that all needed services are provided.

Power To Seniors

“Power to Seniors” sponsored by the Shasta County Older Adult Policy Council, was created in response to the 2001 energy crisis to aid low-income seniors with paying their energy bills. For information and eligibility criteria, please call 223-6034

Tele-Care Program

Tele-Care is a telephone reassurance program whereby lonely or shut-in seniors receive a friendly call from a volunteer each morning. If the senior does not answer, a back-up number is called or staff locates the person and his or her safety is assured.

Registry Program

The Registry Program is a referral service that we offer to the community for $10.00. The Golden Umbrella’s role is to give out names of potential workers. The client and the worker make arrangements for hours needed, duties, and rate of pay.

Income Tax

Provided at various sites through AARP, this program assists senior, low-income and disabled persons with simple State and Federal tax forms. During tax season, the schedule is available at 223-6034.