SPECIAL PROGRAMS / SUPPORT GROUPS / SOCIAL SERVICES
SENIOR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
OASIS staff assists seniors by suggesting and coordinating services
allowing them to stay in their homes and live independently. An
assessment of the individual senior and his or her current living
situation is conducted and then a variety of outside agencies as
well as OASIS programs are suggested.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
Referrals to a vast assortment of information regarding senior
services such as home health care, housing options, adult day care,
assisted living and retirement facilities, legal assistance, Medicare
assistance, support groups, ombudsman services and more. If we
don’t know, we will find out.
The California Hospital Association’s Advance Health Care Directive.
Available in the Administration Office.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO LOAN
Wheelchairs and walkers are available in the Administration Office. Click HERE for more details.
Daily telephone call for seniors who live alone and have limited
contact with friends or relatives.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
OC WARM LINE
Emotional support and resources: Monday-Saturday, 9 am – 3 am; Sunday, 10 am – 3 am
Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. Over 100 million messages processed to date.
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
Call 949-764-6288 or visit www.OCVitalAging.org | $45/Screening Fee
VISUAL AID SCREENING
Provided by the Braille Institute. When eye glasses are no longer sufficient, make an appointment with the Braille representative for a visual screening. Physician referral required.
Call 714-821-5000 or visit www.brailleinstitute.org.
LEGAL/TAX ASSISTANCE AND MEDICARE COUNSELING
HICAP: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
HICAP counselors assist you with information regarding health insurance, Medicare, Part D Drug Plan, Medi-Cal, HMOs,
supplemental and long term care insurance. Available twice monthly. Appointments are necessary and held in OASIS Administration Office.
Estate Planning Attorneys volunteer their time and give a 30 minute consultation on Estate Planning issues only. Please email or call OASIS 949-644-3244/OASIScenter@newportbeachca.gov to receive a list of participating Attorneys who will then arrange your consultation.
Newport Beach homeowner currently living in the home that is in need of repair
Age 60 and older
At or below the low-income classification (based on the median income of Orange County) with net assets not to exceed gross household income for 18 months
Home repair is of a critical nature (accessibility, safety concerns, health and well-being, cited by Code Enforcement)
Applicant must currently live in housing that is unsafe or otherwise in poor condition
Applicant must be unable to perform the repairs themselves
Net assets of household may not exceed gross household income for 18 months
Applicant must be unable to afford to pay a market rate contractor to complete the repairs
Applicant must be willing to work with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and City staff
Applicant must be willing to provide a nominal financial contribution toward the project
Project approval is at the discretion of program staff
The first step in applying for assistance from SHARP begins with the completion of our Full application. Once the full application is approved the next steps include the following:
Provide necessary documentation
Home inspection (Note: SHARP program staff do not cold calling residents to schedule inspections)
The processing time may vary depending on the capacity of program staff, and could take as long as four months. Similarly, if the application is approved, it may take some time before the home repair project begins (anywhere from one month to one year). The amount of time required to complete the home repair project depends upon the nature of the work, the number of other applicants already been approved for the program, funding, and other related factors.
Approval of applicants for selection is dependent upon assessment of the following criteria:
Ability to meet all eligibility requirements
Willingness to partner with OASIS and Habitat for Humanity Orange County
In addition to these criteria, OASIS and Habitat Orange County reserve the right to select recipients according to affiliate budget and capacity. Applicants will be notified of their status after program staff have carried out a complete evaluation, which includes but is not limited to a financial underwriting process, home visit and home assessment.
For more information about the program, how to qualify or apply, please contact the City's OASIS staff at 949-644-3244.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
3rd Wednesday of each month
OASIS Senior Center Room 5
GOOD GRIEF GROUP
Open for people of all backgrounds suffering a loss.
2nd & 4th Thursday each month
OASIS Senior Center Room 5
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
For anyone needing support and encouragement with the issues of caregiving. For questions, please call 949-644-3244.
2nd & 4th Monday
OASIS Senior Center Room 5
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
For adult children of aging parents. Easy lunchtime meeting to share challenges and solutions. Call 949-644-3244 or email OASIScenter@newportbeachca.gov for Zoom information.