The Winters Senior Commission on Aging has completed updating the Winters Senior Resource Guide with 53 vital resources ranging from transportation, food resources, housing, caregiving, education, recreation, medical and health, crisis support, care management, support groups and more.
The updated guide made its debut in February in both English and Spanish and is available without charge in printed and digital form. The guide offers seniors, caregivers and family members access to a variety of resources with their locations, addresses, descriptions of services offered, telephone numbers and website links.
Senior Commission members and volunteers distributed 450 copies around town to over 20 locations, targeting areas where guides are most likely to get into the hands of those it will best serve. It is also available on the City of Winters’ website.
Winters City Manager Kathleen Salguero Trepa said, “…it is important to note that the seniors worked on this for almost two years, and fundraised to have the guide printed since the City didn’t budget for this activity.”
Even Trepa’s mother, Carol Gannon Salguero, volunteered from her rural home in Martha’s Vineyard by translating the guide into Spanish.
“The pandemic has been difficult with social isolation and she has enjoyed learning about the work that I do and about the Winters community,” Trepa said.
Senior Commissioner Tina Lowden, told the Express the guide is a fluid document that will be periodically updated as added resources are presented and existing resources changed.
One thing appears obvious in Winters. When there is a call for “all-hands-on-deck,” it is the seniors who are some of the first in line to volunteer.
Businesses and organizations can contact the Winters Senior Commission on Aging members to request copies.