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4A Adult Protective Services

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County of Sonoma Human Services Adult and Aging Division
Adult Protective Services 707-565-5940
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County of Sonoma Office of the District Attorney
Victim Services Division 707-565-8250
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Family Justice Center Sonoma County
Criminal Justice Services 707-565-8255
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Senior Advocacy Services
Ombudsman-Long Term Advocacy 707-526-4108
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WeTip
Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline 1-800-78-CRIME

4B Discount Cards and Vouchers

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California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Senior Discount Cards 707-944-5500
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California State Parks and Recreation Department
Senior Discount Cards 707-769-5652 ext 200
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City of Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa City Bus 707-543-3926
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Clipper Card
No Program 877-878-8883
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County of Sonoma Health Services Department
Sonoma County RX 877-321-2652
County of Sonoma Transit
Regional Transit Connection Discount Card 707-543-3333
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Golden Gate Transit
Senior Discount Cards 415-455-2000
Sonoma County Regional Parks
Senior Discount cards 707-565-2041
Financial & Legal

Financial & Legal

Smarter than a Scammer

  • Be a Nosy Neighbor – Notice Something, Say Something
  • A Healthy Serving of Prevention
  • Red Flags: Stop! It’s a Scam
  • Common Scams

Tips to help protect yourself against Financial Abuse, Scams, and Frauds

  • Organize your finances and regularly check on your assets.
  • Secure personal information and documents.
  • Shred unneeded material that contains personal information.
  • Document your estate plans, and sign a power of attorney. Consider hiring a private fiduciary to help manage your finances.
  • Learn about common scams, financial and investment frauds, and unscrupulous sales practices.
  • When hiring a caregiver, do a background check. Call all references. Have a formal written work contract.
  • Get caller ID for your phone, and be wary of numbers you don’t know. Calls asking for personal information can be scams.
  • Never give out your social security number, banking, or personal information over the phone, by mail, or online unless you can verify that the contact is legitimate.
  • Don’t engage with phone, door-to-door or online solicitors. Hang up the phone, close the door, and never open email from names you don’t know.
  • Don’t make financial decisions alone. Consult trusted family, friends, and professionals.
  • Refuse to allow a caregiver to handle your money without a formal written agreement.
  • Ignore pressure to “act fast, right away”. There are many legitimate-sounding telephone and email scams, like the false “your grandson’s in jail / hospital and needs you to send money” pitch.
  • Visit the website www.socoelderprotect.org