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50 Up Senior Guide

A guide to local living facilities, classes, financial services and more

A guide to resources in Santa Cruz County:

Living Facilities

There are many types of senior housing options, ranging from residential facilities and assisted living homes to independent living and retirement communities. Learn more about the differences and search for options near you at eldercare.gov (800-677-1116) or seniorfacilityfinder.com

Alexandria Victoria 

226 Morrissey Blvd., Santa Cruz, 429-9137.

Dominican Oaks

3400 Paul Sweet Rd., Santa Cruz, 462-6257, dominicanoaks.com.

Golden Age Convalescent Hospital

523 Burlingame Ave., Capitola, 475-0722.

La Posada

609 Frederick St., Santa Cruz, 429-9230, laposadaretirementcommunity.com.

Maple House

410 Pennsylvania Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-6347, themaplehouse.com.

Oak Tree Villa

100 Lockewood Lane, Scotts Valley, 205-7363, brookdaleliving.com

Pacific Coast Manor

1935 Wharf Rd., Capitola, 476-0770, covenantcare.com.

Paradise Villa 

2177 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-1380, paradisevillaelderlycare.com.

Sunshine Villa

80 Front St., Santa Cruz, 459-8400, sunshinevillaseniorliving.com.

Twin Lakes Manor

777 Volz Lane, Santa Cruz, 477-1100, twinlakesmanor.net.

Valley Haven 

2266 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 818-8372, valleyhavencare.com

Valley Heights

925 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, 722-4884, valleyheights.com.

Westwind Memory Care

160 Jewell St., Santa Cruz, 440-8795, westwindmemorycare.com.

Classes & Activities 

Academy of Martial & Internal Arts

1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 475-1429, reelingsilk.com.

Awakening Chi

1060 River St., Ste. 111,Santa Cruz, 334-7757, awakeningchi.org.

Bridge Of Hope

P.O. Box 576, Soquel, 464-2362, bridgeofhopefoundation.org.

Chair Yoga with Suzi

Yoga Center Santa Cruz, 428 Front St., Santa Cruz, 234-6791, suzimahler.com.

City of Capitola Recreation Department

4400 Jade St., Capitola, 475-5935, cityofcapitola.org/recreation.

City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department 

323 Church St., Santa Cruz, 420-5270, cityofsantacruz.com.

Dominican Hospital’s Personal Enrichment Program 

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 462-7709, dominicanhospital.org.

Lenz Arts

142 River St., Santa Cruz, 423-1935, lenzarts.com.

Santa Cruz County Parks Department 

979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, 454-7901, scparks.com./adult_senior.html.

Simpkins Family Swim Center

979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, 454-7960, scparks.com.

Watsonville Community Hospital

75 Nielson St., Watsonville, 724-4741, watsonvillehospital.com.

Adult Mental Health Services

Santa Cruz: 1400 Emeline Ave. Bldg. K, Santa Cruz, 454-4170, santacruzhealth.org.

Adult Protective Services (Human Services Department)

1400 Emeline Ave. Bldg. K, Santa Cruz, 454-4101, santacruzhumanservices.org.

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

104 Walnut Ave. Ste. 208, Santa Cruz, 423-9444; 11 Alexander St. Ste. D, Watsonville, 728-9970 (24-hour multi-lingual crisis line), fsa-cc.org.

Hospice of Santa Cruz County

940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, 430-3000, hospicesantacruz.org.

Mental Health Client Action Network

1051 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, 469-0462, mhcan.org.

Santa Cruz Vets Center

1350 41st Ave. Ste. 102, Capitola, 464-4575, santacruzhumanservices.org, va.gov.

Women’s Crisis Support—Defensa de Mujeres (Monarch Services)

1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, 425-4030; 233 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville, 722-4532, (888) 900-4232 (crisis line), wcs-ddm.org.

Financial Services

Bay Federal Credit Union

Multiple Locations, 479-6000, bayfed.com.

Countryside Financial 

464-6464, countrysidefinancial.com.

Edward Jones Investments

Multiple locations, edwardjones.com.

Main Street Realtors 

2567 Main St., Soquel, 462-4000, mainstrealtors.com.     

Pacific Inland Financial Inc.

5161 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 475-2600, pacificinland.com.

Santa Cruz Home Finance

1535 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-1250, santacruzhomefinance.com.

Santa Cruz Community Credit Union

324 Front St., Santa Cruz, 425-7708, scccu.org.

Terry Ballantyne/Sereno Group Real Estate 

2407 Porter St., Soquel, 588-8485, terryballantyne.com, navigatingolderhood.com.

Food and Nutrition 

Agri-Culture

141 Monte Vista Ave., Watsonville, 722-6622, agri-culture.us.

Grey Bears

2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 479-1055, greybears.org

Carnation Cafe Senior Lunch at Louden Nelson Community Center

301 Center St., Santa Cruz, 427-0901, cityofsantacruz.com.

Cindy’s Celebrations, Inc.

320 Carrera Circle, Aptos, 479-7509, cindyscelebrations.org.

Community Bridges Adult Care Food Program 

236 Santa Cruz Ave., Aptos, 688-8840, communitybridges.org.

Elena Baskin Live Oak Senior Center

1777 Capitola Rd., Santa Cruz, 476-3272, liveoakseniorcenter.com.

Highlands Senior Dining Center at the Senior Center of San Lorenzo Valley

8500 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond, 336-8900.

Human Services Department

1020 Emeline Ave. Bldg. B, Santa Cruz; 18 W. Beach St., Watsonville, (888) 421-8080, santacruzhumanservices.org.

La Manzana Community Resources

521 Main St. Ste. Y, Watsonville, 724-2997, communitybridges.org/lmcr.

Live Oak Family Resources 

1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, 476-7284.

Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County

Contact Community Bridges for meal times, locations and drop-off information: 464-3180, communitybridges.org/meals.

Mountain Community Resources 

6134 Hwy. 9, Felton, 335-6600, communitybridges.org/mcr.

Pajaro Rescue Mission 

111 Railroad Ave., Royal Oaks, 724-9576, teenchallengemb.org.

Second Harvest Food Bank

800 Ohlone Parkway., Watsonville, 722-7110, thefoodbank.org. Food hotline: 662-0991.

Scotts Valley Senior Center 

370 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley, 438-8666.

Watsonville Senior Center

114 E. 5th St., Watsonville, 722-1333.

Healthcare & Health Resources

Aimée Gould Shunney, ND

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor. 740 Front St. #130, Santa Cruz, 465-9088, drshunney.com.

Alzheimer’s Disease Care Center at Elderday 

100 Pioneer St. Ste. C, Santa Cruz, 458-3481, communitybridges.org.

Arthritis Foundation Great West Region

90 New Montgomery St. Ste. 710, San Francisco. (415) 915-2862, arthritis.org.

Cabrillo College Stroke & Disability Learning Center

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 477-3300, cabrillo.edu/academics/strokecenter.

Cancer Detection Program: Every Woman Counts Central Coast Regional Contractor: Community Health Partnership

1401 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. 200 San Jose, (408) 556-6605, dhs.ca.gov/cancerdetection

Carol Shwery, DC CCN

831 Bay Ave. Ste. 1E, Capitola, 476-6906, drcarolshwery.com.

Central California Alliance for Health

1600 Green Hills Rd. Ste. 101, Scotts Valley, 430-5500, ccah-alliance.org.

Dakota Health Center

111 Dakota Ave. Ste. 2, Santa Cruz, 429-1188.

Diabetes Health Center

85 Nielson St. Ste. 201, Watsonville, 763-6445, pvhealthtrust.org.

Dominican Hospital

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 462-7700, dominicanhospital.org.

EyeCare America Seniors Eye Care Program

(877) 887-6327, eyecareamerica.org.

Health Projects Center

1537 Pacific Ave. Ste. 300, Santa Cruz, 459-6639, hpcn.org.

Hearing Aid Helpline

(734) 522-7200 ext. 2, ihsinfo.org.

Hearts & Hands, Post Acute Care & Rehab Center

2990 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 479-9000. 

Holistic Pelvic Care

515 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 431-3826, kelleylinn.com.

Homeless Persons Health Project

115-A Coral St., Santa Cruz, 454-2080, santacruzhealth.org.

Horsnyder Pharmacy

1226-A Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 458-1400, horsnyder.com.

Katz Cancer Resource Center at Dominican Hospital

3150 Mission Drive Fl. 1, Santa Cruz, CA, 462-7770.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

100 W San Fernando St. Ste. 365, San Jose, (408) 490-2666, lls.org.

LifeCare Management & Caregiver Referrals

200-1870 or 650-714-6377, lifecaremanagement.com

Medi-Cal

18 W. Beach St., Watsonville, 454-4036, medi-cal.ca.gov. Also, see Central California Alliance for Health.

Medicare

(800) 633-4227, medicare.gov.

Natural Foundations

4450 Capitola Rd. Ste. 105, Capitola, 325-0202, naturalfoundations.com.

Optimage Health Inc.

930 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 421-0197, optimagehealth.com

Orthonorcal

4140 Jade St. Room 100, Capitola, 475-4024, orthonorcal.com.

Pacific Pulmonary Services

440 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, 722-3001, ppsc.com.

Parkinson’s Support Group in Santa Cruz

477-9412, 708-2906, parkinsons.stanford.edu

Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz 

100 Enterprise Way Ste. C110, Scotts Valley, 465-7800, pmgscc.com

Rejuvenate Medi Spa

304 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz, 226-2108, navigatormedical.com.

Santa Cruz AIDS Project

542 Ocean St. Ste. 1, Santa Cruz, 427-3900, scapsite.org.

Santa Cruz Core Fitness and Rehab

317 Potrero St., Ste. C, Santa Cruz, 425-9500, santacruzcore.com.

Santa Cruz County Prostate Cancer Support Group

1555 Soquel Drive, Education Bldg., Santa Cruz, 462-7770, scprostate.org.

Santa Cruz Naturals

9077 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 688-7266, santacruzcannabis.com.

Side By Side Memory Care

687-8121, sidebyside.info.

Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz

2900 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 477-2200, sutterhealth.org/smscsc.

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

413 Laurel St., Santa Cruz, 458-9766, vistacenter.org.

Watsonville Community Hospital

75 Nielson St., Watsonville, 724-4741, watsonvillehospital.com.

Watsonville Pharmacy Medical Supplies and Gifts

1433 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, 728-1818, watsonvillepharmacy.com.

Westside Pharmacy Medical Supplies and Gifts 

1401 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 423-7175. westsidepharmacyrx.com.

WomenCARE

2901 Park Ave., Ste. 1A, Soquel, 457-2273, womencaresantacruz.org.

Housing

Bay Avenue Senior Apartments

750 Bay Ave., Capitola, 464-6435.

Habitat for Humanity, My House My Home

469-4663, habitatmontereybay.org.

Homeless Services Center

115-A Coral St., Santa Cruz, 458-6020, santacruzhsc.org.

Housing Authority of Santa Cruz County 

2160 41st Ave.. Capitola, CA, 454-9455, hacosantacruz.org.

Mobile Home Commission

701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, 454-2772, sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/mhc/index.html

Mobile Home Ombudsman’s Office

(916) 263-6928, hcd.ca.gov.

Senior Housing Finder

462-1433, seniornetworkservices.org.

The Shelter Project of the Community Action Board

501 Soquel Ave., Ste. E, Santa Cruz, 457-1741; 406 Main St. Suite 207, Watsonville, 728-4634, cabinc.org.

Valley Haven

2266 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 818-8372, valleyhavencare.com.

In-Home Services 

Care from the Heart Home Service

3143 Paul Sweet Rd., Santa Cruz, 476-8316, carefromtheheart.net

ComForcare Home Care

100 Doyle St. Ste. F, Santa Cruz, 427-1553, comforcare.com.

Companion for Life /Lifeline Project

234 Santa Cruz Ave., Aptos, 688-9217, seniorscouncil.org/programs/companionforlife.

Dominican Home Health

8030 Soquel Ave. Ste. 104, Santa Cruz, 465-7988, dominicanhospital.org.

Familiar Surroundings

2901 Park Ave. Ste. C3, Soquel, 480-3990, fshomecare.com.

Helping Hands Senior Home Repair Program

427-5070, scvolunteercenter.com/programs/elderly-disabled/helping_hands.

Home Helpers

343 Soquel Ave. #100, Santa Cruz, 477-6265, homehelpers.com.

Home Instead Senior Care

3912 Portola Drive Ste. 3, Santa Cruz, 476-9500, homeinstead.com.

Heartland Hospice

824 Bay Ave. Ste. 40, Capitola, 476-2158, heartlandhospice.com.

Hospice of Santa Cruz County

940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, 430-3000, hospicesantacruz.org.

In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Public Authority

1400 Emeline Ave. Bldg. K, Santa Cruz, 454-4101; 12 W. Beach St., Watsonville, 763-8800, santacruzhumanservices.org.

Lifespan Care Well-Being Program

600 Frederick St., Santa Cruz, 469-4900, lifespancare.com.

Safe At Home Senior Care

820 Bay Ave., Capitola, 462-3500, safeathomeseniorcare.com.

Senior Network Services Registry

1777-A Capitola Rd., Santa Cruz, 462-1433, seniornetworkservices.org.

Visiting Angels

5274 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 430-0616, visitingangels.com/centralcoast.

Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Santa Cruz County

2880 Soquel Ave. Ste. 10, Santa Cruz, 479-6620, santacruzvna.org.

Volunteering

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County

1500 41st Ave. Ste. 250, Capitola, 464-8691, santacruzmentor.com.

Grey Bears

2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 479-1055, greybears.org.

CASA

813 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, 761-2956, casaofsantacruz.org.

Dominican Hospital Volunteer Services

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 462-7740, dominicanhospital.org.

Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties

234 Santa Cruz Ave., Aptos, 688-0400, seniorscouncil.org.

Suicide Prevention Service

104 Walnut Ave. Ste. 208, Santa Cruz, 459-9373, fsa-cc.org.

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program

1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, 427-5070; 349 Main St. Suite 208, Watsonville, 722-6708, scvolunteercenter.org.

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