The Area 1 Agency on Aging serves seniors in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. In Del Norte County, A1AA offers the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) and the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods (VCOR)/RSVP. Other programs are available through telephone contact with the A1AA office in Eureka and include Information and Assistance at (707) 442-9591 and Long-Term Care Ombudsman at (707) 269-1330.
To contact any of the Programs and services offered in Del Norte, call (707) 464-7876. HICAP and VCOR staff can be located at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Drive in Crescent City. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 2:30, or by appointment.
The HICAP Program offers free Medicare counseling by appointment. Staff is also available to speak to organizations and offers Medicare workshops through the College of the Redwoods. See the general HICAP tab for additional information. The A1AA HICAP Program serves only those living in California. If you live in Oregon please click on the Oregon SHIBA brochure for more information.
The Volunteer Center of the Redwoods, or VCOR provides information about volunteer opportunities in the community for ages 18 and over. The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, is a federally-funded program for community members who are 55 and over. These volunteers may be eligible for limited mileage reimbursement for certain activities, are covered by supplemental accident and personal liability insurance, and receive ongoing support that includes training and volunteer recognition.