Resource Guide for Senior Advocate, Special Needs Advocate
City of Richmond Office for Human Services
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The City of Richmond helps match individuals with the resource they need. A Resource Guide for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs is available for free in hard copy and online at the website. The Resource Guide provides a comprehensive list of the city's services with information on senior tax relief, computer classes, and "Are You Okay?", a program where a sheriff's deputy periodically checks on seniors. Visit Resource Guide
Directing municipal resources specifically to assist our community's older citizens, the City Administration has appointed a Senior and Special Needs Advocate who is dedicated to serving seniors in promoting independent, healthy, and safe living environments. Other related measures on behalf of residents age 55 and older include "Senior Help Line" (telephone assistance) at 804.646.1082, a free Resource Guide, and online access to the Senior Navigator resource directory.
For information about shelters and warming services, call the Richmond Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Office at 804.646.7046. Senior citizens with issues relating to the cold weather can call the City's Adult Protective Unit at 804.646.7367.
Office of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services oversees the Office on Aging and Persons with Disabilities.