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Hart Supportive Services

Woman and doctor smilingOlder Adult Services provides a range of services and resources, most of which are held at the Hart Senior Center. Supportive Services held at the Hart Senior Center are listed below.

For additional services and resources offered within the Sacramento community, view Sacramento community services and resources.

Assistance, Referrals, and More (A.R.M.S.)

Do you need help navigating the maze of services and programs for older adults? Do you have a question or issue but don’t know where to begin? Our ARMS Coordinator is here to help!  Areas of assistance include: referrals to community resources to help with your needs, form completion, making calls to social service agencies, linking to housing, health, and legal services, and more. Please call the front desk at (916) 808-1448 to schedule a telephone or in-person appointment.  Free!

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)

HICAP is a non-profit organization designed to provide unbiased service to help seniors and the disabled decide what is best for their individual health care needs. In these one-on-one appointments, you can receive assistance with Medicare benefits and rights, appeals and denials, supplemental plans, government assistance plans, Part D Prescription Drug Program and other health insurance information.  They serve current Medicare beneficiaries, persons about to become eligible for Medicare benefits, persons planning for retirement, older persons planning to purchase health insurance and persons interested in future costs related to healthcare. Our HICAP counselors are available by appointment only.  Please call (916) 376-8915 for an appointment. Free!

HART’S HEALTHY PANTRY

Through a partnership with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, the Hart Center offers a monthly food distribution program called Hart’s Healthy Pantry. This service is offered the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12-12:45pm. To participate, you must be aged 60 or above and meet monthly household income eligibility (example: maximum monthly income per household of one is $1,458.75). Each individual will receive several bags of groceries containing fresh vegetables and fruit, a loaf of bread, meat, canned goods and occasionally dairy items. Photo identification is required and bringing a small wheeled cart is strongly recommended. There will be no storage of items in the building, so please plan ahead. Limited quantities available - to receive groceries, you must sign up in advance by visiting or calling the front desk.

CalFresh Help From River City Food Bank

Seniors living on a fixed Social Security and/or pension benefit may qualify for CalFresh. This national program, (previously known as“SNAP”, previously food stamps) can provide access to basic, nutritious food by issuing an EBT card that is swiped just like an ATM card. A representative from the River City Food Bank can submit a referral form on your behalf upon request. Following the referral, River City Food Bank staff will contact you to provide more information about CalFresh, pre-screen you for eligibility and provide one-on-one help with the application. CalFresh presentations and appointments are held the 1st Thursday of the month. To make an appointment, contact the front desk. You may also visit River City Food Bank at 1800 28th Street (between R and S streets), Sacramento, CA 95816 between 11:30-3:00pm or by appointment or call (916) 233-4075 for more information. Free!

Senior Legal Hotline – Individual Client Consultation Appointments

The Senior Legal Hotline legal advocates will meet with California residents age 60 and over for a consultation on a variety of legal issues. Individual client consultations are held at the Hart Center every 4th Thursday of the month, by appointment only. To schedule a consultation, please call or visit the reception desk. Free!

SOCIAL SECURITY QUESTIONS Answered (on hiatus until further notice)

An advocate from Social Security will answer your questions & concerns on: Social Security, including Retirement, Disability and Survivors benefits, Supplemental Security Income (S.S.I.) and general information about Social Security. If you would like to discuss your potential monthly benefits, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov and create a mySocialSecurity account. Every 3rd Thursday of the month by appointment only. To make an appointment, please visit or call the front desk.

Triple-R Adult Day Program

For people with memory loss, Triple-R is the perfect place to find fun, no matter where you are in life.  Every day dozens of older men and women gather to enjoy each other’s company, dance to their favorite song and have fun in a safe environment. This program specializes in dealing with participants who have moderate to severe dementia, and is especially adept at accommodating wandering and addressing the care needs of a most personal nature.  For more information on the Hart Center Triple-R site, please call Nina Moran at 916-808-8375. Visit  www.TripleR.org for more information and additional Triple- R locations. 

Free Tax Assistance with AARP and VITA

Each year, the Ethel Hart Center serves as a free tax preparation site. Certified AARP volunteers prepare taxes for hundreds of local seniors age 60+ during the week and the Franchise Tax Board (VITA) is here on Saturdays to assist people of any age. Both can prepare basic income tax returns for individuals and couples filing jointly that have low-to-moderate income. Appointments are first come, first serve and typically begin in February and last through April 15th. (Electronic filing only) Free!

BROWN BAG PHARMACY

Know your medications and be aware of possible interactions! Gather your current prescriptions (the brown bag is optional) and bring them in to discuss the effects with a pharmacist from Pucci’s Pharmacy. Please call (916) 808-5462 or visit the Hart Center reception desk for an appointment. Free!

UC DAVIS MEDICAL SCHOOL

The Hart Senior Center works in partnership with UC Davis Medical School students throughout the year to provide routine health education workshops on a variety of topics for our participants. 

FLU CLINICS

Sacramento County holds immunization clinics annually at the Hart Senior Center.  Call or visit the reception desk during flu season to check on dates and times this service is available. 

Special Presentations, Seminars and Events

Please check our newsletter often for upcoming presentations that provide valuable information to the older adult community. You can join our email distribution list by sending a message titled “SUBSCRIBE” to hartnews@cityofsacramento.org.