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Mission Statement

Senior Advocacy Services A Tradition Of Service For North Bay Seniors Senior Advocacy Services promotes the health, dignity, rights and quality of life of seniors and disabled in the North Bay. We offer services that make a difference in people's lives, helping seniors select the best housing and insurance options for their needs and protecting the rights and well-being of people living in long-term care facilities. We rely on community support in order to provide our services.

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What is HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)?

HICAP, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, was established by the California Department of Aging in 1984. The program is designed to provide Medicare beneficiaries and persons 60 years of age and older with assistance in dealing with Medicare, HMOs, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance issues. Senior Advocacy Services - HICAP office assists people living or moving to Lake, Mendocino, Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.

The success of the HICAP program is achieved through responsible, committed volunteers who want to help others. HICAP's staff and volunteers receive extensive training, both initially, as well as subsequent training workshops. Once a volunteer counselor has completed the necessary hours to counsel, they are registered with the California Department of Aging. All services are provided free of charge.

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