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The Lompoc Vision

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

Adult Protective Services (APS) -

To report suspected el-

der or dependent adult abuse, staff is available from 8 a.m.

to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) and during the weekend,

a recording will offer instructions on what to do. APS in-

vestigates reports of suspected dependent adult abuse (18-

64) and elder abuse (65+), including self-neglect, occuring

in the community.

www.countyofsb.org

.................................

1-844-751-6729

Department of Social Services, Santa Barbara County

General relief, food stamps & Medi-Cal.

1100 WLaurel Ave. ....................................

(805) 737-7080

Domestic Violence Solutions -

Offers temporary shelter to

battered women and their children, victims of sexual as-

sault and other trauma.

24-hour Hotline .........................................

(804) 736-0965

Friendship Line -

Calls are connected to a skilled, trained

counselor, anytime 24/7. This crisis intervention and “warm

line” offers emotional support to seniors and abled adults.

.....................................................................(

800) 971-0016

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -

Calls are connect-

ed to a skilled, trained counselor, anytime 24/7.

........................................................

800-273-TALK (8255)

Family Services Agency -

Provides individual counseling

services on a sliding scale fee basis.

101 South B Street .....................................

(805) 735-4376

CIVIC/COMMUNITY/CONSUMER

National Association of Retired Federal Employees,

District IX -

Monthly meetings are held. Advisors and ad-

vocates on behalf of retired federal employees on issues

relating to retirement and other public benefits.

.......................................................

.lompocski@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Adult School, Lompoc -

Lompoc Adult School offers

programs which include basic education, high school pro-

grams, vocational and occupational training and English as

a Second Language (ESL).

The school has a GED center which provides a high

school diploma. They also offer “traffic school” and pro-

vide “behindthe-wheel” driver training.

320 North “J” Street, Lompoc. ...................

(805) 742-3100

Adult Education Programs -

These programs offer many

courses of interest to seniors. Some classes are free; others

have fees. The selection o course is extensive.

320 N J Street, Lompoc. .............................

(805) 742-3100

Allan Hancock College Community Education -

One

Hancock Drive, Lompoc, ...........................

(805) 735-3366

641 Utah Ave., Bldg.13640, Rm. 216

Vandenberg AFB, .......................................

(805) 734-3500

Alzheimer’s Association

- Provides community education

programs for caregivers and people with early stage Al-

zheimer’s disease. Provides respite care and consultation.

www.alz.org/cacentral.

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(800) 272-3900

ELDER ABUSE & CRIME

Adult Protective Services Hotline -

An investigation into

the suspected abuse may be initiated based upon the infor-

mation that you are able to provide. You may, if you choose,

report anonymously or call to discuss your concerns with-

out making a report. Elder-care custodians, health practi-

tioners, or employees of any agency/ business who, within

their professional capacity or within the scope of the em-

ployment, have a reasonable suspicion of abuse, MUST

REPORT immediately by telephone and in writing within

two working days to Adult Protective Services. Long-Term

Care Ombudsman Services, or to law enforcement.

Online:

www.ReportToAPS.org

. ..............

1-844-751-6729

COUNTY PROGRAMS

Department of Social Services Santa Barbara County -

1100 W. Laurel Ave., Lompoc. ..................

(805) 737-7080

H

appy Holidays to all Lompocians from the Valley of Flowers Half-Century Club. This month we are providing

CARE4PAWS at our Club location 341 No. N St. on Dec. 3rd and Dec. 17th.

Walk-in hours

are 10 - 1pm. If there are

questions, call 805-968-

2273. Our Club will be

holding a tea party for

their members on Dec.

7th. This is a party put

on by the Board Mem-

bers and volunteers for

members of the club.

There will be scones,

tea sandwiches, cook-

ies, tea and special gifts.

We always have a won-

derful time. On Decem-

ber 31, we will have our

annual New Year’s Eve

Bingo and potluck for

the community of Lom-

poc. There will be fun

hats and noisemakers,

special games in addi-

tion to the regular bingo games, and prizes and raffles.

The doors will open at 5:30 pm, play begins at 6:30 pm, and we will break for dinner around 8pm. Plan to come cel-

ebrate the New Year with us.

Valley of Flowers Half-Century Club

by Gail Clark-Savage