High Risk Populations
As State and local restrictions begin to ease, stay-at-home orders are still in effect. According to the CDC, as you get older, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases. For example, people in their 60s or 70s are, in general, at higher risk for severe illness than people in their 50s. The greatest risk for severe illness from COVID-19 is among those aged 85 or older. This means individuals, especially those 60 and over, need to remain vigilant when running essential errands and limit interactions with other people as much as possible. Before leaving your home, please call or run an internet search to verify hours of operation. For seniors and their loved ones concerned about elderly care facilities, please review the Mitigation Strategies at Sonoma County’s Senior Care Facilities. You may also search the links listed on this page for additional information.
Available Services and Resources
The following list of services and support for high-risk groups is continually updated. Listings include grocery stores with senior hours, grocery and meal pick-up and delivery, pharmacies with pick-up and delivery, and the status of programs such as adult day care or caregiver support.
If you need help you can contact the Area Agency on Aging Information and Assistance Line, (707) 565-INFO (4636). For adults age 60+ who need guidance to find community resources. You will be able to talk with a social worker who understands aging issues for guidance on services and follow-up support by phone Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Free. In English, Spanish and other languages by request.
- Food Assistance and Meal Services »
- Senior Community Agency and Non-profit Services »
- Veteran Services »
- Senior emotional support »
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the restrictions on visiting family members in assisted living or long-term-care facilities?
Family and friends of residents in Long-Term Care Facilities may visit the resident as long as the facility and the visitor strictly comply with guidance issued by the Health Officer entitled “Guidance for Visitation in Long-Term Care Facilities” and found here: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health-Services/.