A wide variety of services exist in San Mateo County to support the needs of aging adults and their families, and to support independent living.
Among the biggest challenges facing aging adults and their families is learning about and accessing those services. Services Link is the City of San Mateo’s effort to help link you to those many services.
S.A.S.H. – Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound
S.A.S.H. is a grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors who are able to cook for themselves. A volunteer shopper will shop and deliver groceries to you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Your volunteer will take your order and deliver your groceries the next day. You only pay for the groceries; there is no fee for the service. For more information on receiving service or volunteering your time, contact Amber Shong at (650) 522-7493.
Our very popular health insurance counseling and advocacy program occurs weekly at the Senior Center. Call (800) 434-0222 for an appointment or visit www.cahealthadvocates.org.
Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. www.benefitscheckup.org
Coping with Change
This support group is specially designed for the senior who is experiencing change in their life. We provide a comforting environment where you can talk about issues with others who are having similar experiences.
Coping with Change meets 1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of every month at the Senior Center from 10:00am – 11:30am. There is no charge for participation, but a $5 donation is suggested. Pre-registration is required.
If interested, please call Zerreniah Llado at (650) 355-8787 ext. 118.
Latino Support Group
Our Latino Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11:00am at the Senior Center. Several meetings have wonderful guest speakers. No charge to join.
Here are additional sources for Senior information and referral services in San Mateo County:
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. 211 in San Mateo County can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more. Call today.
San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services
Select children, families, seniors and persons with disabilities Providing a wide range of services to keep seniors, people with disabilities and dependant adults living safely and as independently as possible in the community.
San Mateo County Network of Care
A website sponsored by the County of San Mateo, and providing information on a wide array of services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
T.I.E.S (County of San Mateo)
Phone Hotline 1-800-675-8437
Teamwork Insuring Elderly Support (T.I.E.S.) provides general information on all senior services. Featuring a 24-hour hotline, designed to assist vulnerable elderly and dependent adults who need help but may be unable to get it for themselves.
Community Information Project (CIP)
A website sponsored by the Peninsula Library System, CIP provides information about private, non-profit and public agencies that provide direct services to the public.
Help at Home
Help at Home is a mini-reference guide published by the San Mateo County Commission on Aging. This guide, contains a wide variety of information designed to assist San Mateo County adults of all incomes to remain safely in their homes.
To obtain a free copy of Help at Home, you may print a pdf copy from the web address above, send an email to or e-mail or call (650) 802-7950 and leave your name, contact phone number, requested number of copies and your mailing address.