Sacramento is a city of neighborhoods. Many residents of these neighborhoods are growing older and facing the challenges of living independently and could use a hand from their neighbors but are reluctant to ask for help. On the other hand, more active neighbors are often concerned about their elder neighbors but may be hesitant to get involved out of respect for their elder neighbor’s privacy.
Caring Neighborhoods, a program of the Older Adult Services division of the City of Sacramento, is reaching out to Sacramento neighborhood groups and individuals to build awareness of the issues of aging in the community and to encourage participation of neighbors in a collaborative effort to promote independence, reduce isolation, and ensure the safety and well-being of elder neighbors. The program is seeking individuals who are willing to partner with at least two other neighbors and form an informal Caring Neighborhoods group. Read more.