Local Resources

Local Health Care Resources

Dignity Health Senior Wellness Programs
Energizers Walking Program and weekly blood sugar and pressure screenings
http://www.dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional/classes-and-events/senior-wellness-programs
(805) 988-2865

Dignity Health Heart Health and Diabetes Classes
Free Diabetes Education and Support Group, Diabetes Classes and Blood Sugar Screenings
http://www.dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional/classes-and-events/diabetes-and-heart-health-classes
(805) 988-2865

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
Insurance assistance, senior nutrition and fall prevention programs, general assistance for seniors
http://www.ventura.org/vcaaa
(805) 477-7300

Braille Institute
Education, services, support and resources for people living with blindness or severe sight loss
http://www.brailleinstitute.org/
(800) 272-4553

Low Vision Store
Magnifiers and other products to help people maintain or regain their reading capabilities
http://yourlowvisionstore.com/
(800) 310-3938

Gold Coast Transit – ACCESS Paratransit Service
Transportation assistance for seniors and people with disabilities
http://www.goldcoasttransit.org/about-gct/programs-a-projects/access-paratransit
(805) 485-2319

Call It Quits (Ventura County Public Health)
Support groups and other assistance for those that would like to quit smoking
http://www.vchca.org/tobacco-education-and-prevention
(805) 201-7867

Healthy Ventura County
General nutrition education and information, lists of local parks, hiking trails and farmers markets
http://healthyventuracounty.org/

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association
Home health care services as well as grief support and assistance for caregivers
http://www.lmvna.org/index.html
(805) 642-0239

Assisted Home Health
In-home care services, hospice care and caregiver services
https://www.assisted1.com/
(800) 949-6555

Ventura County Health and Human Services Assistance
For assistance finding all other local health and human services
http://www.211ventura.org/
Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 339-9597)

Links to Additional Eye Care Information

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Links to Low Vision Assistance Sites

Braille Institute
2031 de la Vina
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-983-3324
800-272-4553
www.brailleinstitute.org

Center for the Partially Sighted
12301 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-458-3501
www.low-vision.org

National Federation of the Blind of California
175 E Olive Avenue, Suite 308
Burbank, CA 91502
818-558-6524
www.nfbcal.org

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
800-232-5463
www.afb.org

Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY
10022-1202 USA
Tel: (800) 829-0500
Fax: (212) 821-9705
www.lighthouse.org

Department of Rehabilitation State of California
1701 Pacific Avenue,
Suite 120
Oxnard, CA 93003
805-385-2400
www.rehab.cahwnet.gov

Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
866-732-3585
http://www.learningally.org/

Blinded Veteran’s Association
477 H Street
Washington, DC 20001
202-371-8880
www.bva.org

Links to Prescription Drug Assistance Resources

The following web sites are informational sites. They can help patients who need financial assistance find programs that can help provide medications at reduced or no cost.

www.HelpingPatients.org
This site links directly to pharmaceutical companies that have assistance programs for their medications.

www.medicare.gov
The official Medicare site contains a link to prescription drug and other assistance programs.

www.NeedyMeds.com
This site has a directory for over a thousand drugs that have assistance programs available.

www.rxoutreach.com
This program provides qualified low-income individuals and families access to generic versions of brand name medications.

www.rxassist.org
This site can help find resources for programs to assist patients who can not afford their medications they need.