Passages

25 Main Street, Suite 202
Chico, CA 95929

Tel: 800-822-0109

Tel: 530-898-5923

Fax: 530-898-4870

passages@csuchico.edu


PASSAGES Connections is a program designed to provide counseling and support to older adults who want and need help with emotional issues in their lives. All visits take place in the home and are available throughout Butte County for individuals over the age of 60.

Potential Services include:

♦  Psychosocial assessment
♦  Short term counseling

Peer Support

♦  Support by specially trained Senior Companions

Cost

♦  Low or no-cost services available

For more information, call Connections at 530-898-6191.


Resources

Link here to suicideispreventable.org

Link here to the TimeBank to exchange talents and receive skills others have to offer.


Home and Heart Program

Home & Heart is a Home Sharing program that connects older adults who have an extra room and need assistance to successfully age in place (Home Providers), with community members seeking affordable housing (Home Seekers).

Home Providers benefit from receiving extra income or helpful services such as meal preparation, transportation, and companionship.

Home Seekers benefit from securing affordable housing and developing a broader sense of community.

Home & Heart works to create a safe housing program by screening applicants, processing background checks, conducting home visits, and offering conflict resolution based mediation. Home & Heart creates an individualized living arrangement that captures the unique need of every match and offers on-going support to promote successful cohabitation.

To learn more click here: https://buttecountyhomeshare.com/ 

Connections


Corona Virus/Covid-19 Updates

Passages is operating with limited services available; no in-person meetings or walk-ins at this time. For phone counseling and inquiries on local services and resources call Information & Assistance at 530-898-5923 or 800-822-0109. For those currently enrolled in the Home Delivered Meal program, services are still in effect.



COVID-19 Scams 
 Here are a few of the schemes: 
  •  Scammers are approaching residents of senior housing and assisted living facilities about “opportunities” for COVID-19 testing
  •  Beneficiaries are receiving robocalls about "special virus kits" and being asked for their Medicare number to send a "free" test
  •  Health care agencies are receiving scam emails offering COVID-19 testing services that can be ordered through a telehealth provider
  •  Online services offer a free vaccine in exchange for Medicare #
  •  Fraudulent emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control or other experts offering information on the virus 
  •  Cybersecurity scammers send a link which implants PC ransomware​