Services

PROGRAMS & SERVICES FOR SENIORS

This directory links seniors with health and fitness, educational, social and recreational, financial, legal and other necessary service organizations, primarily in the immediate Fortuna area. Most are free of charge.
 

 

ADULT EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Watercolor Class with Bill McBride

 

AARP Driver Safety Program - 8-hour and 4-hour classroom refresher courses especially designed for drivers age 50 and over, earn eligibility for auto insurance discounts, AARP membership not necessary.  Go to the website at www.aarpdriversafety.org.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group -                                                      

Eureka, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 1:00-2:00pm, Adult Day Health Bldg. B, 1901 California, call 498-0999

Fortuna, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm, United Methodist Church, 922 N Street, call 443-9747 ext. 3271

Al-Anon Family Groups - For anyone who has a relative or friend who is an alcoholic.  Call 443-1419

Alcoholics Anonymous -  Call 442-0711

Anger Management Class -  6 pm Thursdays, Fortuna United Methodist Church, 922 N Street

Fortuna Senior Center Classes -  Contact the office 726-9203 for information on current offerings

Grief Support Groups - Hospice of Humboldt offers free support groups & grief education materials, for Bereavement Services, call 445-8443

6 - 7:30 pm Wednesdays, Brookdale Assisted Living Center, 2401 Redwood Way, Fortuna

5:30 -7 pm Wednesdays, Hospice office, 3327 Timber Fall Ct. Eureka

1- 2:30 pm Fridays, Hospice office, 3327 Timber Fall Ct., Eureka    

Narcotics Anonymous - 8 pm Thursdays, Fortuna United Methodist Church, 922 N Street. Call Kim @ 498-3588

 

Mini-Trip to C. Crane Company

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CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

Eel River Toastmasters Club - 7 pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Fortuna City Council Chambers, 621 11th Street.  Call Troy @ 407-7889.

 

Fortuna African Violet Club - 1 pm, 2nd Thursdays, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 16th & L Street.  Call Kristi  @ 725-5479

Fortuna Camera Club - 7 pm, last Friday of the month, United Methodist Church, 922 N Street.  Call Ron @ 682-6033

Fortuna Garden Club - 1 pm, 2nd Wednesdays, Monday Club, gardening, flower shows, landscaping & community beautification.  Call Mary Lou @ 725-3446

Fortuna Kiwanis - 7 am, Tuesdays, Peppers Restaurant, 719 S. Fortuna Blvd. Call Kent @ 725-2637

Fortuna Pistol Club - Open to the public. 7- 9:00 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays (except holidays) - Ladies Only night, 1st Tuesday of the month. Call Rick @ 725-1505

Lions Club - 7 pm, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, at Rohner Park Community Center. 

Native Daughters of the Golden West - Highlights the native Californians, their heritage & pioneers. 1-3:00 pm, 2nd Tuesdays, 360 S 15th Street, Fortuna.  Call Alice @ 725-3586 or Pat @ 725-3689

Redwood Genealogical Society - 9 am, Wednesdays, Genealogical Library at Rohner Hall. Call Pat @725-4573

Retired Senior Volunteer Program - Seniors 55 & over whose skills and talents are matched to volunteer needs of public & nonprofit agencies, schools, and special projects.  Call Stacy, Volunteer Coordinator @ 442-3711

Rotary Club - 12 noon, Thursdays, Hunan Village Restaurant, 1468 Main Street, Fortuna, call Robert @ 725-2336

Sunrise Rotary - 6:45 am, Wednesdays, Hot Brew Restaurant, 904 S. Fortuna Blvd.  Call Mike @ 725-3694

 

        

Ballroom Dance Class with Debbie Weitz

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COMMUNITY WATCH GROUPS

DON'T BE TAKEN!  Remember the most dangerous con artists are often the most convincing, most charming and hardest to spot!  Here are a few rules you can follow to protect yourself from fraud.

Take Your Time. Never let anyone push you into acting quickly.  Research any offers before you make a decision.

Never give out personal information such as credit card or Social Security numbers to someone over the phone.

Never send money to someone who claims you have won a prize.

Be skeptical about charitable solicitations even if the name or the cause is familiar.

Set a budget for your donations and give only to charities you know well.

If you have any doubts, get a second opinion.  If you suspect a scam, call your local law enforcement immediately.

Neighborhood Watch Program - Neighbors watching out for one another’s homes. Contact Fortuna Police Dept. @ 725-7550  

Senior Citizens on Patrol - Seniors in uniform monitor various community areas, a program of the Fortuna Police Dept.  Contact Fortuna Police D. @ 725-7550

 

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FITNESS & RECREATION

Biking Group at the South Spit

 

MONDAY

8:30-9:30 am Walking Group, River Walk

9:00-10:30 am PE for Seniors, United Methodist Church 922 N Street  

9:00-10:30 am Tai Chi, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

10:30-11:15 am PE for Seniors - Beginners, United Methodist Church 922 N Street

11:00-1:00 pm Line Dancing (all levels), 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

Noon-1:00 pm STRONG Exercise, Rio Dell Baptist Church

5:00-6:00 pm SAIL/STRONG Exercise, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

TUESDAY

8:30-9:30 am Walking Group, Rohner Park

2:00-3:00 pm Seated Tai Chi, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

WEDNESDAY

8:30-9:30 am Walking Group, River Walk

9:00-10:30 am PE for Seniors, United Methodist Church 922 N Street

10:30-11:15 am PE for Seniors - Beginners, United Methodist Church 922 N Street      

Noon-1:00 pm STRONG Exercise, Rio Dell Baptist Church
1:00-2:30 pm Tai Chi, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

1:25-2:30 pm Line Dancing, Humboldt Senior Resource Center
5:00-6:00 pm SAIL/STRONG Exercise, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

            

THURSDAY

8:30-9:30 am Walking Group, Rohner Park

9:30-10:30 am Yoga for Seniors, United Methodist Church 922 N Street

2:00-3:00 pm Seated Tai Chi, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

3:00-5:00 pm  Bocce Ball, Rohner Park

Men’s Senior Softball, 50 & over, professionally umpired teams, games Thursday nights June thru August, call 444-2529

FRIDAY

9:00-2:00 pm Hiking Group, Rohner Park, meet to carpool, 50 & over in trail-ready physical condition welcome, call 725-7953

9:00-11:00 am Biking Group, for time & place call Chuck 725-5095

Noon-1:00 pm STRONG Exercise, Rio Dell Baptist Church

SATURDAY
10:00-Noon Senior Volleyball, Fortuna Girls Gym, call Gary @ 725-6726

SUNDAY

10:30-11:30 am Qigong, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

 

 

Hiking Group

 

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FOOD PROGRAMS

Farmer’s Market Vouchers, call A1AA 442-9591

Food for People - Fortuna Community Services, 2331 Rohnerville Road, 3rd  Wednesdays, must meet income requirements, produce available in parking lot, bring ID & your own bags, call 725-1166

Fortuna Farmer’s Market, 3:00-6:00 pm Tuesdays, June – October, 10th & Main Street

Humboldt Senior Resource Center, For those 60 and over

          Senior Dining Program - in Fortuna, lunches are served Tuesday - Friday at noon, Mountain View Village, 2130 Smith Lane, call 725-6245. Dining Centers are also at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center in Eureka, 442-1181 and the Arcata Community Center, 825-2027. Call for reservations.

          Home Delivered Meal Program is available for people 60 and over who are homebound. Call the HSRC dining center in your community for more information.

Senior Brown Bag Program, 12 – 1 pm 2nd Tuesdays, Fortuna United Methodist Church, bag of groceries for income eligible seniors (bring own bags), home delivered for homebound seniors, call Food for People (Humboldt County Food Bank) Chris 445-3166 ext. 303

St. Joseph Church Food Pantry, 10:00 – Noon Mon/Wed/Fri, 2292 Newburg Road, for anyone, partnered with Food for People, call 725-1148

Food Pantry, Rio Dell Community Resource Center 764-5239

Food Pantry, Ferndale Community Church 786-4475

 Fortuna Senior Center Volunteer Luncheon
 

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HEALTH

Anger Management Class, 6 pm Thursdays, Fortuna United Methodist 922 N Street

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services – serves survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence. Their Crisis/Support Line number is (707) 443-6042 (local) or (866) 668-6543 (too-free).

Immunization Clinic, 8:30 - 11 am Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 1 to 4 pm, Tuesday thru Friday, call County Health Dept. 268-2108

Pneumonia Shots, open daily, County Health Dept, Eureka, Call 268-2108

Senior Information & Assistance, A1AA program, referral & advocacy for seniors, Call 442-9591. For Caregivers information, call 443-4363.

Weight Watchers, noon and 5:30 pm Thursdays, Fortuna United Methodist Church, call Christine 853-1120

 

 

Qigong with Michelle Lin


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HEALTH CARE

Caregiver Agencies - contact Area 1 Agency on Aging for information 442-3763

Eureka Adult Day Health & Alzheimer’s Services - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday thru Friday, 1901 California Street, includes physical therapy, exercises, music, cooking, arts & crafts, nursing care, occupational therapy, hot meals & more. Bus service from Fortuna, call 444-8254

Fortuna Rehabilitation & Wellness Center(formally St. Luke’s Manor) - skilled nursing facility, 2321 Newburg, call 725-4467

Pathways to Health - free 6-week workshops for people suffering from chronic health conditions, call 267-9606

Hear Now Program - Starkey Foundation - provides hearing aids to income eligible, (866) 354-3254

California VIsion Foundation - offers referrals and assistance for free eye exams, (800) 877-5738

Humboldt Community Breast & GYN Health Project - information and support, 825-8345

St. Joseph Home Care - nurses, social workers, and home health aides visit homes of homebound patients to provide physical, occupational, & speech therapy, personal care, or other care as appropriate, call 443-9332

 

 

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HOUSING

 

Using a Fire Extinguisher speaker


If you or a loved one is needing more information about long term senior care go to Area 1 Agency on Aging at www.a1aa.org, click on programs then click on ombudsman site. If you want information about the regulations for assisted living communities go to www.ccld.ca.gov/res/pdf/RCFE.pdf

Firewood for Home Heating - people 55+, low cost firewood vouchers, call Humboldt Senior Resource Center, 443-9747 ext. 1240

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) - help with utilities for low-income qualified people, new applicants must pick up an application 539 T Street, Eureka, call Redwood Community Action Agency, 444-3831 ext. 207

Energy assessment & recommendations - Redwood Coast Energy Authority, 269-1700

Weatherization assistance
- Redwood Community Action Agency, 444-3831


FORTUNA & RIO DELL

Mountain View Village - subsidized low cost housing for seniors and disabled, 2130 Smith Lane  Fortuna, Mon, Thurs & Fri 9am - 1pm call 725-5923

Newburg Retirement Center - 2401 Newburg Road, call office at 2130 Smith Lane # 24 725-5923 Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm

Royal Crest Mobile Home Estates – people over 55, 2283 Crest Drive, Fortuna, call 725-4796 Mon - Fri 9am - noon & 1pm - 3pm

Brookdale - senior living – people over 55, 2401 Redwood Way, Fortuna, call 726-0111

Six Rivers Property Management – subsidized low cost housing, call 725-1094

Wood Creek Apartments – subsidized low cost housing available, 2296 Redwood Way, Fortuna, call 725-1308

Redwood Court Apartments – subsidized low cost housing, 2042 Jenny Lane, Fortuna, call 725-6755 Mon - Fri 9am -1pm

Rio Dell Terrace Apartments – subsidized housing, 325 Center Street, Rio Dell, call 764-3350

Yarrow Village - people 55+, 2080 Stockton Court, Fortuna, call 725-6500

The Meadows Senior Village – people 55+, 2065 David Way, Fortuna, call 725-5279

Care Facilities
          Brookdale, 2404 Redwood Way, Fortuna, 726-0111
          First Choice Care Home, 456 10th Street, Fortuna, 725-7899
          River House Assisted Living, 510 Painter Street, RIo Dell, 764-5505

 

 

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LEGAL/FINANCIAL/PROTECTIVE SERVICES


AARP - Tax Service - free for seniors 50+, February-mid April, appointments with volunteer tax preparers. starting in January you can call Fortuna Senior Center to schedule a date 726-9203

Consumer Advocacy Services - if you have a consumer complaint & are over 60 years of age, call (800) 952-5210

District Attorney Victim Assistance Program, County of Humboldt - serves victims or witnesses to a crime needing help; Victim Assistance call 445-7417, Rape Crisis hotline call 445-7417, Women for Shelter call 443-6042, Mental Health Crisis call 445-7203

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program - Area 1 Agency on Aging, 269-1330. Crisis call (800) 231-4024

One-time Financial Aid - Christ Lutheran Church, call 725-2995

Project for Senior Action - helps seniors be heard. Staff & trained volunteers assist seniors to communicate with decision-makers at all levels of government about issues, legislation, regulations, proposals and policies that affect their lives, call A1AA 441-0449

Senior Legal Services - seniors 60 and older, no cost to residents of Humboldt County, provides legal advice, representation, referrals and other brief services including: questions regarding probate, wills, trusts, estate planning, consumer rights, debt defense, bankruptcy, civil law matters, call Legal Services of Northern California 445-0866.
 


AARP Tax Service

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MEDICAL/HEALTH INSURANCE

 

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) - offers free Medicare Workshops about Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental plans, Medigap, prescription drug plans, government assistance programs & long-term insurance, call A1AA 444-3000

 

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Thursday Cards


Bingo - 3rd Sunday, doors open at 4:00 & play 5:00-8:00 pm, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC), 726-9203

Book Club - 1st Mondays, 1:45-3:00 pm, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC), call 726-9203

Card Group - 2280 Newburg Road (MGC), Thursdays 9:00-Noon, Fridays 9:30-12:30 pm, 726-9203

Friends of the Arcata Marsh, Interpretive Center, guided tours available 2:00 pm Saturdays, call 826-2359

Friends of the Dunes - guided walk, call 444-1397 or www.friendsofthedunes.org

Fortuna Concert Series, 7:30 pm 2nd Saturdays, Sept – May (none in Dec.), Monday Club, 610 Main Street

Fortuna Depot Museum - 1893 vintage railroad depot houses artifacts from Fortuna & Eel River Valley, Summer: 12 – 4:30 pm daily, Winter: 12 – 4:30 pm Thursday thru Sunday, group tours, volunteers welcome, call 725-7645

Senior Stitchers - knitting, crocheting, needlework, Tuesdays 1:30-3:00, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC), 726-9203

Fortuna Senior Center -  3rd Saturdays 11:00 am, odd months are speakers, even months are potlucks, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC)

Scrabble Group - Fridays 2:00-3:00 pm, 2280 Newburg (MGC),726-9203

Fortuna Seniors Lunch Bunch - 1st Wednesday, Noon, call Chris 725-2020 or Carol 725-2931

Friendship Circle Dancing - Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 pm, Humboldt Grange, call 725-2931 for information.

Recorder Music Group -Tuesday 1:30-3:00 pm, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC), call 726-9203

Mah Jongg, Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm, 2280 Newburg (MGC)

Open Mic Music Jamboree, 2:00-4:00 pm 4th Sundays, Sept – April (none in Dec), Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main Street, call Dick 725-1229

Red Hat Society - "Fortuna Sophisticated Ladies" wishing to join in the fun, call 725-3020 or 725-5906

Red Hat Society - "Dangerous Dames" call Mary 725-4714

Audubon Society, 8:30 am Saturdays, meet at South I Street parking lot in Arcata, call 826-2359

Ukulele Group - Mondays 3:00 pm, 2280 Newburg Road (MGC), 726-9203

 

 

Scrabble group

 

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TRANSPORTATION

 

Dial-a-Ride – taxi & wheelchair van for seniors and people with disabilities who cannot use public transportation, call 443-0826

Fortuna Senior Bus – people 50+ and those with a disability, to make reservations for medical & non-medical appointments, call 725-7625

City Cab - additional fee to come to places outside of Eureka/Arcata, 442-4551

Door-to-Door Airporter - shuttle service from any location in Humboldt County to and from Eureka/Arcata Airport, call 839-4186

Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA) - serves Scotia to Trinidad, operating Monday – Saturday, wheelchair lift; serves Southern Humboldt, Monday – Friday, wheelchair lift; serves Willow Creek, Monday – Friday, call 443-0826 or www.hta.org 

Volunteer Driver Program (Area 1 Agency on Aging) - Volunteer transportation service for rides to medical appointments and grocery stores for those 50+ and/or disabled. Serving the Eureka, Eel River Valley, Arcata, and McKinleyville areas. Please call in advance to schedule rides. For more information call 442-3763 ext. 306, Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, or email us at vdp@a1aa.org