(209) 385-7550 or
Toll-free (800) 510-2020
The California Department of Aging funds Legal
Services Projects for older persons through the network of local Area Agencies on
Aging. The projects identify legal problems and legal service needs of older individuals
within their communities.
The Department aids the 33 Area Agencies on
Aging in evaluating their senior Legal Services Projects with a view to increasing
the quantity and quality of services. Through the Association of Legal Service Programs
for Older Californians, the Department provides individual and group technical assistance
to senior legal service projects.
A total of 39 California Senior Legal Services
Projects assist the state's seniors with a variety of legal problems concerning:
The senior who needs assistance can locate
a Legal Services Project by calling the local Area Agency on Aging listed under
"Senior Citizens' Services Organizations" of the yellow pages telephone directory.
The Merced County Area Agency on Aging contracts
with Central California Legal Services to provide legal and notary services to senior
citizens throughout the County. This service provides countywide an established
calendar stating the dates and times service will be provided. House calls are available
to private homes (in special circumstances), hospitals, and long-term care facilities upon
request. To comply with requests for out-station services, the senior legal representative
has established a regular appointment schedule in Los Banos, Merced, Atwater, Livingston, and Dos Palos. For more information, call (209) 385-7550
or 1-800-510-2020. To schedule an appointment, call (209) 723-5466.