COMMUNITY RESOURCES


ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, in our effort to assist people with Alzheimer’s and their families and to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease, offers a variety of diverse programs and services. We serve the diverse communities of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

OUR MISSION

To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

OUR VISION

A world without Alzheimer’s disease.

www.alz.org/californiasouthland/
stephen.harmon@alz.org
perry.wiggins@alz.org

760-328-6767

69-730 Highway 111, Ste. 20
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


AVALON CONSERVATORS AND FIDUCIARY SERVICES, INC.

Jennifer L. Haas

FiduciaryJen@gmail.com

760-773-5054
760-568-5668 Fax

74-075 El Paseo, Ste. A-5
Palm Desert, CA 92260


AXPRESS-DISABLED MEDICAL TRANSPORT

Axpress – Medical Transport provides medical transportation in the Coachella Valley. We specialize in non-emergency medical transportation for bariatric or overweight patients, physically and mentally disabled individuals and extremely ill patients.

24 hour dispatch, door through door transportation service. Most insurance accepted. Direct provider for DOHC, SCAN, EPMG, Secure Horizons, Blue Cross, AETNA, Blue Shield, MSC, PacifiCare, and Prudential.

www.axpressmedicaltransport.com

760-360-2068


BRIAN L. WACHS, CPA

A Professional Corporation specializing in senior matters.

bwachs@blwachscpa.com

760-325-7799

435 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


BRAILLE INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

Seeks to reinforce the confidence and self-esteem of visually impaired individuals. No charge services available.

www.brailleinstitute.org
eajones@brailleinstitute.org

760-321-1111

70-251 Ramon Rd.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


CHRISTOPHER V. FLORES, MD

Family Medicine practice. House calls for seniors.

www.drchrisflores.com

760-568-4483

72-301 Country Club Dr. Suite 103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


DESERT EXPRESS DELIVERY AND MOVING CO.

Sergio Franco

www.dxdco.com
sergiodxd@yahoo.com

760-902-6664
760-275-4046 cell

83-416 Stagecoach Rd.
Indio, CA 92203


DESERT GERIATRIC SERVICE

Nursing Assessment, Care Planning, Home Visits, Wellness Education

Diane Kelly, RN, MS.CMC
Nurse Gerontologist

www.desertgeriatricservices.com
diane@desertgeriatricservices.com

760-391-3699

78-365 Highway 111, Ste. 140
La Quinta, CA 92253


DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE

Since 1981, Desert Oasis Healthcare and their healthcare partners have been serving the Coachella Valley with a broad range of services and programs.

www.mydohc.com

760-320-5134 or
800-500-5215
760-320-5764 TTY – For the hearing impaired

275 N. El Cielo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262


EISENHOWER FIVE STAR CLUB

Adult Day Care Program providing physical and mental stimulation for the memory impaired adult. Caregiver Support Group.

www.emc.org

760-836-0232

42-201 Beacon Hill, Ste. A
Palm Desert, CA 92211


GENTLE PACK

Professional Packing

Marlo Franco

www.gentlepacking.com
info@gentlepacking.com

760-902-1558

79-405 Highway 111, Ste. 9-324
La Quinta, CA 92253


JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF THE DESERT

Primary services include counseling for individuals, couples and families and care management for frail, homebound seniors.

www.jfsdesert.org
info@jfsdesert.org

760-325-4088


MARK HEFFERNAN, PhD

Medicare approved Psychologist. Home visits to certain areas in the Coachella Valley.

mheffernan@dc.rr.com

760-902-6226


MORGAN STANLEY

Scot Hicks
Financial Advisor

www.morganstanleyfa.com/scot.hicks
scot.hicks@morganstanley.com

949-809-1302
800-729-3877

2040 Main Street, Suite 600
Irvine, California 92614


PARKINSON’S RESOURCE ORGANIZATION

Working so that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s. Helping families affected by Parkinson’s, even if the family is only one, and even if that one is the one with Parkinson’s.

www.parkinsonsresource.org

760-773-5628


PAWS & HEARTS

“Paws & Hearts” is a leader in the field of ”Animal Assisted Therapy” (AAT) and it is our mission to enrich the lives of the frail and special care cases that require the loving attention and affection that only a ”four-legged” healer can provide.

www.pawsandhearts.org

760-836-1406


PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

2nd Time Around Helpline Emergency Financial Assistance up to $400.00 for rent and utilities.

760-324-3788


PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT

Your schedule and needs…our experience and reliability.

Fran Ferguson

personalfinancemgmt@gmail.com

760-341-0280


REALTY EXECUTIVES

Sandy’s background in assisted living, retirement communities and nursing homes gives her a unique background and passion for understanding the specific needs of senior clients.

Sandy Rhoades

www.therhoadehome.com
therhoadehome@earthlink.net

760-296-7001


ROUZELL ENTERPRISES, INC./MOUSEHELP.COM

Rouzell Enterprises is dedicated to providing all manner of computer and network support and training to clients of all ages and skill levels.

Brian Rouley

www.mousehelp.com
brian@mousehelp.com

760-902-5898


SALVATION ARMY

Gary Tellez
Family Services

760-324-2275

30-400 Landau Blvd.
Cathedral City, Ca 92234


SENIOR ADVISORS NETWORK

Provides Financial Counseling on ways to pay for care needs. Will help families explore all financial options. Provides FREE Care Management Services.

John Menzies

jmclark1936@yahoo.com

949-261-1710
800-640-5626

18008 Skypark Circle Suite 100
Irvine, Ca 92614


SENIOR ADVOCATES OF THE DESERT

Senior Advocates of the Desert is a nonprofit social service organization dedicated to serving low income seniors living in the Coachella Valley. All services are provided free of charge.

Chris O’Hanlon

www.saotd.org
chris@saotd.org

760-202-1024

PO Box 2827
Cathedral City, CA 92235


SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

Our mission is to ease the way during times of transition for senior citizens who are downsizing and moving, often into senior centers or assisted living communities, and to provide a combination of understanding, care and compassion with management and consulting services to facilitate an organized and efficient move into their next home.

Judi Simkin

www.seniormovespecialists.com
seniormovespecialists@gmail.com

760-285-0704


STROKE RECOVERY CENTER

Serving needs of stroke survivors and support for families. Free Services.

James Martinez

www.strokerecoverycenter.org
jpmartinez@strokerecoverycenter.org

760-323-7676 ext 112

2800 East Alejo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262


NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES 


AARP

www.aarp.com/ca

626-585-2631


ACCESS AMERICA FOR SENIORS

Links to government sponsored services and organizations.

www.seniors.gov


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

www.va.gov


MEDICARE

www.medicare.gov

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ SERVICES

A no charge county program that assists veterans’ determine and access benefits they may be eligible for.

Clinton Hollins

760-863-8266
800-481-2101

44-199B Monroe St.
Indio. CA 92201


RIVERSIDE COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING Palm Desert Office

Provides coordination and advocacy for seniors and adults with disabilities through needs assessment, strategic planning and other home and community based services.

Michele Haddock

www.rcaging.org
mhaddock@co.riverside.ca.us

760-341-0401

73-750 Catalina Way
Palm Desert, Ca 92260-2906


SENIOR CENTERS


CATHEDRAL CENTER

The Cathedral Center is dedicated to helping seniors live meaningful lives of dignity, enjoyment and useful purpose. The Center improves and enriches lives of seniors with opportunities to be independent, celebrate life and reach their fullest potential.

www.cathedralcityseniorcenter.com/
cathedral.center@gmail.com

760-321-1548

37-171 West Buddy Rogers Avenue
Cathedral City, CA 92234


DESERT HOT SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER

Founded on July 3, 1979, the Senior Center is a vital resource for adult recreational activity. In this facility, seniors engage in a variety of activities including exercise, board games, singing, and dancing.

www.cityofdhs.org/Senior_Center

760-329-6411

11-777 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240


GOLDEN RAINBOW SENIOR CENTER

The mission of the Golden Rainbow Center is to enrich the lives of the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley. A thriving, community-based organization, GRC provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy health, wellness, educational and social programs, where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. We advance our mission through senior programming, a clinical counseling and internship program, a weekly food bank, extensive social and recreational offerings, a free community cyber center, a growing volunteer program and periodic special events in the community.

www.grcps.org
info@grcps.org

760-416-7790

611 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 201
Palm Springs, CA 92264


INDIO SENIOR CENTER

The Mission of the Indio Senior Center is to provide a positive atmosphere that meets the social, recreational and educational interests of mature adults.

www.indio.org

760-391-4170

45-700 Aladdin St.
Indio, CA 92201


JOSLYN CENTER

Since 1981, the Joslyn Center has been serving the seniors of the Cove Communities to encourage them to lead active, stimulating and rewarding lives!

www.joslyncenter.org
peter@joslyncenter.org

760-340-3220

73-750 Catalina Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260


LA QUINTA SENIOR CENTER

This state of the art facility offers a variety of activities and events designed especially for seniors.

www.la-quinta.org

760-564-0096

78-450 Avenida La Fonda
La Quinta, CA 92253


MIZELL SENIOR CENTER

The Mizell Senior Center offers over 150 programs and services each month, all designed to meet the needs of the Desert’s Active Adult community.

Serving the Greater Palm Springs community for over 36 years, Mizell is the leader in programming and services, including Music and Creative Arts, Fitness and Exercise programs, Support Groups and Legal, Financial, and Health Insurance assistance. Social programs include Bridge, Bingo, Knitting Circles, and a great lunch served daily.

www.mizell.org

760-323-5389

480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


HOSPITALS


DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

760-323-6511

1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262


EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER

760-340-3911

39-000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

760-347-6191

47-111 Monroe St
Indio, CA 92201