Senior Peer Counseling and Support Programs

The Center for Successful Aging’s programs are designed to provide essential emotional support and guidance to seniors in need and their families in our community.

 

Overseen by our Executive Director, our programs are implemented primarily by our trained and dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers, like our clients, are seniors themselves and as a result come from a place of mutual understanding and compassion in helping their peers navigate the many issues and challenges of aging.

 

Senior Peer-to-Peer Counseling & Support Groups

 
 

Senior Peer Counseling

Ongoing support and guidance is provided in seniors' homes or our counseling offices.

We offer confidential counseling services to seniors who are facing the challenges of aging. Trained and supervised volunteer counselors offer emotional support, guidance, and empathy to people from the age of 50 years and up who may be facing the stresses of illness, loss of spouse or friends, isolation from family and friends, and other life transitions. Our peer counselors provide both compassion and support in weekly or bi-weekly counseling sessions. Want to learn more about our peer counseling program? Access FAQs.

Counseling fees are based on an affordable sliding scale and are complimentary for low-income seniors.

 
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Senior Support Groups

Regularly-scheduled group sessions take place throughout the greater Santa Barbara area.

Our trained volunteer peer counselors also provide support via group sessions that take place weekly and bi-weekly. Regularly scheduled groups include Parkinson's Association, Arthritis Association, Braille Institute, and our Center for Successful Aging's caregivers group. Group sessions also take place at senior facilities including Wood-Glenn Hall, Vista Del Monte, Villa Santa Barbara, Villa Santa Fe, and Pilgrim Terrace.

Interested in learning more about our support groups or joining one? Contact us!

 
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Additional Senior Support Programs

Along with our peer counseling programs, we offer complementary programs to further assist seniors in our community. If you are interested in learning more or participating in one of these programs, contact us today!

 
 
 

Careline

Daily calls to seniors to check on their safety and well being.

Senior volunteers provide friendly daily calls to seniors living alone. This service is available to any senior wishing to participate. Over 2,600 calls are made to seniors each year! 

 
 
 

Real Help

Referrals to reliable and affordable home care providers.

For seniors who need assistance with home chores, cooking, cleaning, driving to appointments or running errands, we refer resources that have been vetted by our staff and provide discounted rates to our clients. 

 
 
 

Pet Therapy

Visits from pets provide comfort and joy to our clients!

Many seniors enjoy the contact and love that a dog provides. Seniors taking advantage of our one-on-one peer counseling program can have the added benefit of counselors bringing their dogs to their sessions. 

 
 
 

Successful Aging Newspaper

Quarterly publication distributed citywide to 100+ locations!

Our popular newspaper geared towards seniors provides insights on important aging issues, useful health and safety tips, activities coming up in our community and more. Click here to find out where to pick up our newspaper, access past issues, and download advertising info. 

 
 

Looking for Other Senior Resources or Guidance?

 

Access Our Listing of Senior Services!

Looking for additional resources such as assessment and case management providers, caregivers, and more? Download our comprehensive listing of Santa Barbara area resources today!

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Call Our Offices for Further Assistance!  

We encourage you to call our offices if you have other senior-related questions. If we can't help you, we often know someone who can. Please allow 24 hours for return of inquiries.

(805) 898-8080 or info@csab.org