LGS Recreation programs offer life-long education to help you continue your personal growth and development. The best is yet to come! Programs of all kinds help those in the 55 plus age group move into new areas of enrichment and fulfillment. For more information click here.
Case Management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, and advocacy. The Case Manger will meet with you and your family, at no cost to you, to discuss problems, offer recommendations, and if appropriate, make referrals to social service agencies. The Case Manager is also available to help complete complicated applications required to receive social service assistance. It is the goal of Case Management to provide help and advice to seniors and to help them age in place as appropriate.
The Town offers no-and low-interest loans to income-eligible Los Gatos homeowners to finance home rehabilitation projects. Please call the Santa Clara County Office of Affordable Housing, which administers the program for Los Gatos, at (408) 441-0261.
Live Oak Adult Day Services - Adult Day Care
As we age, getting together with friends becomes even more important. This program provides age-appropriate social and recreational activities, meals, and attention from professional staff. It also provides respite for participants' regular care givers, usually family members. Information relating to elder care, counseling support, and referral to other relevant community resources are also provided for the family members of program participants. Call Live Oak Adult Day Services at (408) 354-4782.
Live Oak Senior Nutrition and Service Center
Provides not only a good lunchtime meal, but a chance to get together with friends, and to make some new ones! This program provides a lunch meal each Monday through Friday. Health education programs, health screening, and educational programs are provided on-site. Live Oak also provides outreach services for homebound clients, including safety checks, friendly visits, service referrals, and volunteer service projects. Call Live Oak at (408)354-0707.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
If you have concerns about the quality of care being received by yourself, a loved one, or a friend in a long term care facility, the Ombudsman Program is here for you. This service provides volunteer ombudsmen to receive, investigate, and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, long term care facility residents. It provides for regular site visits by staff and certified volunteers to facilities where face-to-face contact is made with individuals at risk for isolation, exploitation, personal rights violation, and abuse. Call the Ombudsman program at (408) 944-0567.
Operation Brown Bag
Sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank, bags of nutritionally balanced food are distributed and delivered to seniors every Friday at 9:00 a.m. in the Large Hall of the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center. Participants must be low income seniors and must submit an application. This program also needs volunteers to help stuff the food bags. Call Operation Brown Bag at (408) 266-8866.
When you live by yourself, it's important to know that someone cares how you are each day. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department provides a free daily "check-in" telephone call for registered seniors. Call Operation C.A.R.E at (408) 354-6842.
Parents Helping Parents
This agency provides information, training, and support services to parents, grandparents, and adult caregivers of children with special needs. Services include peer counseling, support groups, information and referral, gifts for newborn infants, multilingual outreach, early intervention services, and integrated playgroups. Call Parents Helping Parents at (408) 727-5445.
The Health Place
San Jose State University's Nursing Program can help you with health concerns right in your own home. This service provides in-home nursing services for the frail elderly, including blood pressure screening and monitoring. They provide consultation for agencies, clients, and caregivers, as well as education, and information and referral. Call The Health Place at (408) 924-6506.
Are you (or someone close to you) being buried alive by stuff? If so, click here for an information and resource guide provided by the Los Gatos Senior Consortium.
Information on hiring a caregiver (pdf)