California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR helps people deal with issues related to nursing homes, Medi-Cal planning, conservatorships, and elder abuse. They have a lawyer referral service available, as well.
800-474-1116 or 415-974-5171
Hospice of the East Bay
Offers a variety of support groups and workshops for people experiencing grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Individual grief counseling for Hospice families is also available. All groups and workshops are offered without fee and require preregistration.
In-Home Support Services (IHSS)
John Muir Health offers a wealth of health-related and other resources to seniors.
Mt. Diablo Center For Adult Day Health Care
In Pleasant Hill
The Cancer Support Community
Offers free support, education and stress management for cancer patients and their family and caregivers, including general support groups for all types of cancer patients as well as cancer-specific groups, support groups for caregivers and life after cancer. Groups meet at the Wellness Community in Walnut Creek.