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Felton Institute Senior Division Brochure - front page. 
Felton Institute Senior Division Brochure - back page. 

Felton/Family Service Agency of San Francisco Services for Older Adults

Providing citywide services and workforce opportunities to help older adults remain in the community and age with dignity, security, and a high quality of life.

Division Director: Cathy Spensley, LCSW
Clinical Director: Philip Tsui, LCSW, Psy.D.
Director of Programs: Lynn O’Leary, Psy.D.

Main Office: 1500 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-7310

GERIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – SAN FRANCISCO

Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health Services. 

Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health Services

Comprehensive case management, counseling, and psychiatric services provided for older adults with mental health concerns, including substance abuse, to help maintain independence and dignity while aging in place. Includes specialized Intensive Case Management. In-home and clinic-based services offered, including evidence-based practices and assessments. Clinics at 1500 Franklin and 6221 Geary. Referrals from CBHS, the community, and walk-ins.

Ages 60 years and older:
Geriatric Outpatient Services Program Supervisors:
Dylan Shearer, LCSW, ext. 444 (1500 Franklin St.)
Hubert Lau, MFTi, ext. 445 (6221 Geary Blvd.)
Intensive Case Management Program Supervisor:
Monique Hamilton, ASW, ext. 491 (1500 Franklin St.)

Community Integration Services / Older Adult Day Support Center. 

Older Adult Day Support Center / Community Integration Services

A community integration program for older adults with mental health concerns, including substance abuse; offering a full range of mental health services, specializing in group therapy and assistance in becoming more connected within the community, depending on an individual’s needs and interests.

Ages 60 years and older:
Program Manager: Elvira Kitrar, LMFT, ext. 216
1500 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
6221 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121
1099 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134

Senior Full Service Wellness Program (Mental Health Services Act). 

Senior Full Service Wellness Program (Mental Health Services Act)

A collaborative partnership with other community-based programs to support older adults in need of intensive case management including mental health and substance abuse treatment, medical health care, housing assistance, vocational and educational support, and counseling. Following the Mental Health Recovery Model, participants have primary control over decisions about their care. The program includes a workforce component. Referrals through Community Behavioral Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Ages 60 years and older:
Program Manager: Jenifer McAtee, LMFT, ext. 424
1500 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

OLDER ADULT SERVICE TEAM (OAST) – ALAMEDA COUNTY

Older Adult Service Team (OAST). 

Older Adult Service Team (OAST)

Comprehensive clinical case management and psychiatric services provided for older adults with mental health concerns, including substance abuse, to help maintain independence and dignity while aging in place.

Ages 60 years and older:
Program Director: Caiti Crum, LMFT
13847 E. 14th St.
Suite 205
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 924-7667

AGING SERVICES – ALAMEDA COUNTY

Case Management for Alameda County. 

Case Management for Alameda County

Case management, under contract with Alameda County Adult Protective Services (APS) to help help older adults and adults with disabilities resolve issues related to abuse and and to provide connection to services for individuals to thrive in the community.

Ages 18 and older:
Director of Programs: Lynn O’Leary, PsyD.
13847 E. 14th St.
Suite 205
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 924-7667

AGING SERVICES – SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

Case Management for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities. 

Case Management for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Care management services for frail and cognitively impaired seniors and adults with disabilities who need connection to resources to remain in community, including access to mental health services.

Ages 18 and older:
Director of Programs: Lynn O’Leary, PsyD,
Case Manager: Kham Lam, ext. 248
6221 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(510) 924-7667

Community Liaisons at the DAAS Service Hub. Community Liaisons at the DAAS Service Hub

Older adults and people with disabilities providing welcoming customer service at the Department of Aging and Adult Services Hub at 2 Gough Street, San Francisco. Community Liaisonsassist in providing language and cultural accessible access to service connection, as well as establishing rapport and assistance with other connections in the community, additional outreach activities, and other assistance to Hub staff.

No fees are charged to participants.
Program Manager: Edith Yamanoha, ext. 631

Community Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities at 66 Raymond, Visitacion Valley. Community Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities at 66 Raymond, Visitacion Valley

Activities and service connection to meet the needs of the diverse neighborhood residents of older adults and adults with disabilities, including opportunities for social, wellness, educational, and intergenerational activities, in collaboration with multiple community partners.

No fees are charged to participants.
Senior Division Director, Cathy Spensley, ext. 435

Foster Grandparent Program. 

Foster Grandparent Program

Limited-income, mobile seniors receive small stipends for providing support services for 15-30 hours a week with children who need extra support and attention.. They serve in pre-school, elementary, and high school classrooms, and with children in community clinics. The volunteers develop one-to-one consistent relationships with the children, by tutoring, mentoring, and providing emotional support. Stipends are tax-free and not counted as income for entitlement programs.

No fees are charged to participants or volunteers. Ages 55 years and older:
Program Manager: Tieu Ly, ext. 239
6221 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121


Long-term Care Ombudsman Program. 

Long-term Care Ombudsman Program

Mandated by federal and state law, professional staff and outreach volunteers investigate complaints and resolve issues affecting elderly and dependent adults in long-term care facilities. Program receives mandated reports of alleged abuse of elderly and dependent adults within facilities and provides visits and advocacy.

No fees are charged to participants. Licensed long-term facility resident:
Program Director: Benson Nadell
6221 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 751-9788


Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Workforce training for older adults in community service organizations and government departments, leading to permanent job placements, including the private sector.

No fees are charged to participants. Ages 55 years and older:
Program Director: Amy Yu, ext. 611
601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94102
1099 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134

Senior Companion Program. 

Senior Companion Program

Limited-income, mobile seniors provide companionship services 15-20 hours/weekto frail, isolated, and homebound seniors. A new component of the program includes specialized Senior Peer Escorts, assisting people with cognitive impairments continue to ride safely on group vans and attend essential day programs.Senior Peer Counselors are a specialized unit of the Senior Companion Program, trained in working with older adults with mental health concerns.Small hourly stipends are provided for income supports.

No fees are charged to participants or volunteers. Ages 55 years and older:
Program Manager: Tieu Ly, ext. 239
6221 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121

Visitacion Valley Senior Health & Wellness. Visitacion Valley Senior Health & Wellness

Outreach and wellness programming to isolated older adults in Visitacion Valley. Projects include Chinese dancing, psycho-education, discussion groups around trauma, and community connections and neighborhood collaborations among the diverse groups of older adults in the southeast sector of San Francisco. In process are plans for a multi-cultural Senior Council to lead aging-friendly efforts and to create a strong voice in developing services and wellness programs.

No fees are charged to participants.
Senior Division Director: Cathy Spensley, LCSW, ext. 435
Program Manager: Edith Yamanoha, ext. 631

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