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The Lompoc Vision

“Good News You Can Use.”

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Transitions / Mental Health Association -

Provides a

combination wellness & recovery oriented services. Open

throughout the week. ..................................

(805) 819-0460

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Catholic Charities -

Catholic Charities provides nonde-

nominational family and individual counseling and assists

individuals with debt obligations. Financial assistance is

available to qualified individuals. Also provides Money

Management workshops including topics such as: De-

veloping Money Goals, Developing a Spending Plan that

Works, and Personal Investing- The Basics.

325 North Second Street, Lompoc. ............

(805) 736-6226

FOOD & NUTRITION

Community Garden -

www.lompoccommunitygarden@gmail.com

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

(805) 737-9968

Cypress Court-

125 So. 7th St. ............................................

(805) 922-2243

Lompoc Senior Nutrition Center -

A hot nutritious lunch

meal available for a donation.

1120 OceanAve. Lompoc. Reservations.....

(805) 310-1557

Meals-on-Wheels -

Meals are delivered to any homebound

person. Regular meals are delivered as a refrigerated meal.

Special diet meals are delivered as hot meals. Meal deliv-

ery is usually between 10:00 a.m. and Noon on Monday

thru Friday (No weekend delivery).Cost is $3.50 per meal.

Lompoc. .....................................................

(805) 736-3257

Lompoc Valley Medical Center -

Offers seniors 55 and

older a nutritious meal for $5.91.

1515 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. ....................

(805) 737-3300

Weitzel Center

640 North Q St............................................

(805) 922-2243

HEALTH SERVICES

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast -

425 W. Central #201, Lompoc. ..................

(805) 737-1169

Family Service Agency -

We provide Hope, Strength and

Stability to Santa Barbara County children, families and

seniors.

101 South B Street, Lompoc. .....................

(805) 735-4376

Lompoc Health –

Providing all your healthcare needs at

a variety of outpatient centers. Serving the Lompoc Valley

with primary and specialty care at Lompoc Health – North

H Center at 1225 N. H St. and Lompoc Health – Third

Street Center, 136 N. Third St. At North H Center, Same

Day, scheduled Urgent Care, weekdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

1225 N. H St., Lompoc ..............................

(805) 737-8700

126 N. Third St., Lompoc ...........................

(805) 736-1253

Lompoc Valley Medical Center -

Providing variety of in-

patient and outpatient services including: physical therapy,

hematology/oncology, diagnostic imaging, laboratory ser-

vices, sleep studies, primary and specialty care physicians

and long-term skilled nursing.

1515 E. Ocean Ave. Lompoc .....................

(805) 737-3300

HOME AND NURSING CARE

Community Partners in Caring -

Trains and supervises

volunteers who visit in the home and take people on er-

rands and to appointments.

1120 W. Ocean Ave. (Inside Lompoc Senior Center)

Lompoc. .....................................................

(805) 737-1976

Dignity Health Home Health -

Provides skilled nursing

care, including high-tech IV and complex wound care;

home health aide personal and bath care; physical, occupa-

tional and speech therapies; medical social services and a

comprehensive, certified Hospice program. All Home Care

Services are Medicare certified and JCAHO certified.

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(805) 736-7119

Family Caregiver Support Network

– information and

referral services; healthcare navigation; care management;

caregiver education and resources; health education class-

es; support group referrals; transportation vouchers.

223 S. C St. ..........................................................

875-8875

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) -

Provides house-

hold help and personal care to enable low income elderly

or disabled persons to remain safely in their own homes. If

you receive SSI or Medi-Cal you may be eligible for IHSS

if you need services to remain safely in your home. Other

aged, blind or disabled persons who meet the SSI resource

limits ($2,000 for an individual; $3,000 for a couple), but

have income above the SSI limit may still be eligible for

IHSS. For more information on share-of-cost please con-

tact the local IHSS office, listed above.

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

(805) 737-6020

Lompoc Valley Medical Center Hospital Lifeline

Service -

1515 E. Ocean Ave. Lompoc.

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(805) 740-2842

SENIOR AND COMMUNITY CENTERS

DeWees Community & Senior Center -

1120 Ocean Ave., Lompoc, ........................

(805) 875-8085

Family Caregiver Support Network -

Information hub

for familycaregivers.

223 South C Street, Lompoc. .....................

(805) 875-8875

Lompoc Family YMCA -

YMCA provides physical edu-

cation and recreation programs and facilities for all ages.

201 W. College Ave., Lompoc. ...................

(805) 736-3483

SUPPORT AND EDUCATION GROUPS

Family Caregivers Support Group -

Valley Haven, 502

North 3rd Street, Lompoc. Contact Alzheimer’s Associa-

tion for dates. ..............................................

(805) 892-4259

Free onsite respite care. Call Valley Haven one week in ad-

vance to reserve. ........................................

(805) 733-9459

Valley Haven Brings Old Friends Together

by Mary Lou Parks

V

alley Haven Social Day Program is back providing a safe haven for

old and new friends to enjoy their days together. Recently as we were

evaluating a prospective client we learned she was born in Ireland and

mentioned that we had another client who was also from Ireland. When she

asked her name we told her and she said, “oh I know her.” She went on to say

that they had been friends but had lost touch with each other as they grew older and less able to get out and about. After

we finished with her evaluation we showed her around so she could

see where she would be coming to the Program and it so happened

that our other Irish client was in attendance. The perspective client

went up and stood behind her old friend to see if she would recog-

nize her and her old friend turned and saw her and said “oh, I know

you!” They delightfully hugged and began catching up. Both ladies

were thrilled to find each other and to think that they would be able

to re-new their old friendship here at Valley Haven.

This kind of occurrence is not unusual in a small town for young-

er people. We are always meeting people we know on the street or

at a social function, in church and even at the grocery store. But

imagine how lonely it must be when we can no longer get our-

selves out to those places. We must depend on others to come see

us and we know how that works. People are so busy these days!

When a frail elderly person becomes Isolated from friends, from their purpose in life, it can cause them to lose hope and

to become depressed. This may lead to other problems that cause the person to be placed prematurely in institutional care

which can be very expensive.

Valley Haven provides a social setting operated by qualified staff, time off for caregivers, many activities, nutritious

balanced meals and transportation all provided at a reasonable cost.

People who attend Valley Haven can be ambulatory or depend on canes, walkers or even wheel chairs. They can have

minimal assistance eating, using the restroom and must be non-combative.

For more information please call Valley Haven at: 805-733-9459.