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Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
Empowering seniors and adults with disabilities through life-enriching and life-sustaining programs and services.
Since 1969, ASSETS Senior Employment Opportunities Program has helped to train and
prepare mature adults for entry or re-entry into the competitive labor market. Eligible
participants can receive paid work experience as a Senior Aide at training sites in non-profit
or government agencies. These training sites are carefully selected by ASSETS to provide
supervision and instruction to increase skills so that these Senior Aides are better
enabled to remain in the workforce. Eligible participants can also receive individual career
counseling, classroom training in job retention skills, and the services of local One-Stop career
Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)
The goal of MSSP is to help seniors continue living safely and independently in their own homes. Each senior is assigned a nurse and social worker who assess needs and provide ongoing care management.
Oakland Paratransit for the Elderly and Disabled (OPED)
OPED offers paratransit services to adults with mobility disabilities and to elderly residents of Oakland and Piedmont who cannot access public transportation. Taxis and wheelchair-lift vans provide transit to medical appointments, shopping and other activities.
Senior Companions & Foster Grandparents
Senior Companions make a difference simply by being friends to other older adults and by helping with grocery shopping and other daily tasks. Foster Grandparents help at-risk children and youth by giving them much needed attention, advice on life issues, and help with their school work. Volunteers who are income-eligible receive small stipends and community recognition for their dedication and service.
City-sponsored senior centers in six locations provide a broad range of classes and special events, as well as free or low-cost meals. The Centers offer many opportunities for education, social interaction, recreation and community service.