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​



Passages

25 Main Street, Suite 202
Chico, CA 95929

Tel: 800-822-0109

Tel: 530-898-5923

Fax: 530-898-4870

passages@csuchico.edu


These programs are ideal for older adults wanting to be active and serve children, older adults, and caregivers living within their community. Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions dedicate anywhere from 5 to 40 hours of services every week, depending on their availability.


Volunteer Foster Grandparent Program:

If you, or someone you know, is over 55 years of age, loves children and is looking for a way to stay active, consider becoming a Foster Grandparent.

Foster Grandparent Volunteers serve anywhere from 5 to 40 hours a week and if eligible, can earn a tax-free stipend. To learn more contact the PASSAGES Volunteer Services Director at 530.898.4307.


Volunteer Senior Companion Program:

The Senior Companion Program offers adults ages 55 and over an opportunity to Give the Gift of Friendship by becoming companions to older adults wanting to remain independent and living in our community. Senior Companions can provide anywhere from 5 to 40 hours of service weekly visiting in the home, driving to doctor appointments, going on walks, or to the grocery store.

In return for their services, Senior Companions, if eligible, receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and assistance with transportation.

To learn more about becoming a Senior Companion please contact the PASSAGES Volunteer Services Director at 530.898.4307.


Volunteer Medicare Counselors:

PASSAGES Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) is in need of volunteers who are willing to become State registered HICAP counselors. Counselors help people with Medicare, or imminent to Medicare, answer questions or resolve problems dealing with health insurance, prescription drug resources, long term care insurance, and rights and protections. We are currently looking for counselors to help seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, and Tehama counties. Candidates must be computer and Internet competent.

For an application or more information contact Passages HICAP at 530-898-6716.


Become a state-certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Help protect the resident’s rights and improve the level of care in skilled nursing and residential care facilities for the elderly (assisted living). Become a state-certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Training is provided. Call 898-6628 or 898-5923 for information. You can also email dbeveridge@csuchico.edu for further information.

Volunteer Opportunities