Passages

25 Main Street, Suite 202
Chico, CA 95929

Tel: 800-822-0109

Tel: 530-898-5923

Fax: 530-898-4870

passages@csuchico.edu


​​​​​​​​​​​​Narrative Resource Guide


Administration on Aging
http://www.acl.gov/
Is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. Whether you are an older individual, a caregiver, a community service provider, a researcher, or a student, you will find valuable information provided in a user-friendly way.

Benefits Check Up
http://www.benefitscheckup.org/
Find out how to stretch your dollars. This web site sponsored by the National Council on Aging will help you find out if you are eligible for government programs that could help you with your expenses, such as utilities, food, medical, prescription drugs, etc

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
http://www.canhr.org/
Is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers.


Help Central.org
http://www.helpcentral.org/
Need help finding services in Butte County, California? Here you will find a comprehensive listing of low cost and no cost health and human services.


California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
https://www.cfilc.org/
The entire focus of the Independent Living Movement is the realization that freedom to make choices and the ability to live in the community is a basic civil right that should be extended to all people, regardless of disability.

California Health Advocates
http://cahealthadvocates.org/
Is dedicated to Medicare advocacy and education for Californians. Our web site provides accurate, unbiased information about Medicare benefits for people who live in California, and resources for professionals working directly with California’s Medicare beneficiaries.

Caregiver Alliance
https://www.caregiver.org/
Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

Eldercare Locator
https://eldercare.acl.gov/
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community.

Disability Action Center 
https://actionctr.org/
Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC) is a private, non-profit organization. Founded in 1980, we provide support services to help empower community members with disabilities. ILSNC’s direction is determined by people with disabilities.

Network of Care
http://networkofcare.org/
Network of Care Web is a company dedicated to improving information and communication in the health and social service fields at the community level.


Transportation

Butte

Butte Regional Transit

Butte Regional Transit, otherwise known as the “B Line”, operates normal buses and has additional programs for the elderly and disabled. Click here to go to their website for schedules and fairs.

Other programs offered by Butte Regional Transit:









If you are interested in one of these other Butte County Transit programs, please complete the application and send to:
326 Huss Ln.
Chico, CA 95928

Phone: 530-809-4616 Or fax to (530) 891-2979


Glenn

Glenn Ride

Serving Glenn County, the Glenn Ride provides seven round trips every weekday and three round trips on Saturday from Willows to Chico with enroute service to Artois, Orland and Hamilton City. 

Transportation assistance such as Dial-A-Ride Service and Volunteer Medical Transport are special service programs. Eligibility criteria: Seniors 60 years of age or older, Permanent Disability, Low income receiving Social Service Assistance or low income non-assisted (based on current federal poverty income guidelines). Applications for Transit Service Cards are available at the Paratransit Services Office and the Glenn County Public Works Office. 

Contact Glenn Transit Services at 530-934-6700.


Tehama

Tehama Rural Area Express

Fixed route bus service connecting Red Bluff, Corning, Los Molinos, Gerber, Tehama and places in between. City routes are available in Red Bluff and Corning, and regional routes are available along the Highway 99E & 99W corridors which connect to city routes.

​ParaTRAX is a dial-a-ride transit service in the greater Red Bluff area for seniors 65 and older and persons with disabilities. ParaTRAX is a "rideshare" program – multiple trips are routed as efficiently as possible. Advance reservations are required and there is an additional charge for same-day service. Please call (530) 385-2877 for assistance applying for ADA Certification or download the application here.

Medical Transportation Services (METS)

Volunteer drivers provide Non-emergency transportation to medical appointments for Tehama County residents who have been certified for the METS program (there is an application process).  Volunteer drivers are not trained and are not allowed to provide medical or personal assistance to METS passengers. Call METS at 530-385-2200 or 1-800-982-6638 for more information.


Colusa

Colusa County Transit

Colusa County Transit is a dial-a-ride system with fixed timed routes to: Colusa, Williams, Arbuckle, Maxwell, Princeton, Grimes, Sites, and Stonyford.

​Colusa County Transit Agency (CCTA) also offers transportation to Out-of-County Medical Appointments with transport to Chico, Davis, Lincoln, Marysville, Oroville, Roseville, Sacramento, Willows, Woodland, and Yuba City. Medical appointments must be made before 1:00 pm. No exceptions.

For more information please contact:
Colusa County Transit
715 D Street
Colusa, CA 95932
509-458-0287


Plumas

Plumas Transit Systems 


Plumas Transit Systems operates fixed route services for Plumas County. Scheduled routes currently serve:

  • Chester to Quincy (three daily routes)
  • Portola to Quincy (three daily routes)
  • Quincy/East Quincy (six daily routes with evening service)


​​​Riders with disabilities can request route deviations to access stops within 3/4 mile of a route. Additional information for riders with disabilities is available. For the Paratransit Eligibility information and application, click here.


​Other transportation providers include Plumas County Senior Services, Plumas Rural Services, Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center, Veteran Services, CalWorks and Native American organizations.

B-Line Paratransit

B-Line Paratransit is a shared ride service designed to meet the needs of seniors and persons with qualifying disabilities who are unable to use the B-Line fixed route services.


Paratransit Application (En español)

Resources

Dial-a-Ride service

Dial-a-Ride service is a program operated by Butte Regional Transit and is for seniors (70+) and individuals with disabilities not found eligible for ADA paratransit service.


​Dial-A-Ride Application


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​