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SDG&E has several assistance programs to help seniors lower their monthly energy bill while keeping their home comfortable.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program: Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home. Visit sdge.com/CARE to learn more.

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program: If you don’t qualify for CARE, you may for FERA. You could receive a 12% discount on your energy bill. FERA is only open to households with three or more people. Visit sdge.com/FERA to learn more.

Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program: You may receive free energy-saving improvements for your apartment, condo, house or mobile home; such as lighting, furnace repair, weather-stripping, attic insulation and select appliances like a refrigerator. Visit sdge.com/ESAP to learn more.

For details about SDG&E’s programs, visit sdge.com/Assistance, call 1-800-411-7343 or email billdiscount@sdge.com.

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SDG&E has several assistance programs to help lower your monthly energy bill while keeping your home comfortable.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program: Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home.  sdge.com/CARE

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program: If you don’t qualify for CARE, you may for FERA. You could receive a 12% discount on your energy bill. FERA is only open to households with three or more people.  sdge.com/FERA

Medical Baseline: This program has helped over 30,000 people, who have a qualifying medical need or medical device, to lower their energy costs. Household income isn’t a qualifying factor. sdge.com/medicalbaseline

Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program: You may receive free energy-saving improvements for your apartment, condo, house or mobile home;such as lighting, furnace repair, weather-stripping, attic insulation and select appliances like a refrigerator.  sdge.com/ESAP

For details about SDG&E’s programs, visit sdge.com/Assistance, call 1-800-411-7343 or email billdiscount@sdge.com.

The Foundation for Senior Care is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that serves the needs of seniors and disabled adults in Fallbrook. In addition to computer learning, the Foundation for Senior Care offers Adult Day Care services at “The Club”, senior advocacy and care services navigation and transportation services. The Foundation depends on business and individual donors to provide these essential services to the community. It is located at 135 S. Mission Rd. in Fallbrook, CA. Tax ID 95-3389263

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This three-part family educational series through the Alzheimer’s Association provides education, practical guidance and tools to those caring for someone with dementia. Please join us to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s, compassionate communication techniques, and managing challenging behaviors associated with dementia. Please call 760-723-7570 to register.

Location: Foundation for Senior Care, 135 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, on the corner of Mission Rd. & Fig St., entrance and parking on Fig St.

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia- Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Learn about detection, causes, risk factors and stages treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Effective Communication Strategies – Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior – Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

Click here for a PDF flyer for the events.

Workshops presented by: Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter

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Surprises are for birthdays, not your energy bills. To help you manage them this summer, SDG&E has a program called Level Pay.

Here’s how it works:

Level Pay starts with the average dollar amount on your last twelve energy bills. Seniors will be billed this same amount for the first three months, even if your energy use varies. After that, your payment amount is adjusted once every three months, based upon your actual energy use.

On each monthly bill, we’ll also show you how much energy you actually used, as well as the cost. Download the Level Pay brochure and learn more at sdge.com/levelpay

Enrolling is easy

Visit sdge.com/levelpay to enroll now.

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SDG&E has several assistance programs to help lower your monthly energy bill while keeping your home comfortable.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program: Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home.  sdge.com/CARE

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program: If you don’t qualify for CARE, you may for FERA. You could receive a 12% discount on your energy bill. FERA is only open to households with three or more people.  sdge.com/FERA

Medical Baseline: This program has helped over 30,000 people, who have a qualifying medical need or medical device, to lower their energy costs. Household income isn’t a qualifying factor. sdge.com/medicalbaseline

Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program: You may receive free energy-saving improvements for your apartment, condo, house or mobile home; such as lighting, furnace repair, weather-stripping, attic insulation and select appliances like a refrigerator.  sdge.com/ESAP

For details about SDG&E’s programs, visit sdge.com/Assistance, call 1-800-411-7343 or email billdiscount@sdge.com.

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Foundation for Senior Care will co-host an education seminar with one of California’s leading Elder Law Attorneys, Richard Scott Stewart, Esq. of California Estate and Elder Law. The no-cost seminar entitled, “Caregiver Economics” is on Monday, June 10 from noon until 1:30 at the Christ the King Church located at 1620 S. Stage Coach Ln. in Fallbrook. While there is no charge for the session, registration is required since space is limited, and lunch will be provided. To register, call 760-723-7570 or go online to scinstitute.org/fscc/.

“Families confronting the costs of impending long-term care for a loved one often believe that it is too late to plan and that they must bear these costs on their own,” Mr. Stewart noted. “Though this may have been true ten or twenty years ago, that is not the law now. There are legal tools available to protect your assets. It’s never too late to plan. And since accidents and illnesses can strike younger family members, it is also never too early.”

This is the second of four sessions co-hosted by The Foundation for Senior Care and The California Estate and Elder Law, LLP office. It is offered to everyone in the community interested in understanding their family’s planning options.

“The attorneys at the California Estate and Elder Law office have provided advice to our Care Advocates on behalf of our clients for years,” noted Darlene Weber, Care Advocate and Door-Through-Door Coordinator. “We are grateful to them for taking the time to provide these educational sessions and encourage residents to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about their options directly from the foremost elder-law experts.”

Richard Scott Stewart is the incoming co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Elder Law section. He conducts educational seminars for financial advisors and other professionals involved in elder law issues. He has concentrated his practice on solving the legal problems affecting California seniors, including MediCal benefit law, estate planning and asset protection and retention. He has also written and co-authored numerous books and articles on asset protection and estate planning strategies. The California Estate and Elder Law firm was named “Best Estate Planners in San Diego” in 2017 by Seattle research firm, “Expertise”.

“I enjoy practicing in this area of law because it gives me an opportunity to help a segment of our population escape from the financial ruin that can result from a stay in a nursing home,” Mr. Stewart said.  “Helping a family in need, when all seems lost, affords me personal rewards that no other area of law can offer.”

The California Estate and Elder Law, LLP offers full spectrum planning – from estate planning to elder care planning, to estate settlement – helping families preserve both their assets and their relationships. Find out more at http://estate-elderlaw.com.

Other elder law planning sessions will be offered later in the year on August 13 and November 12.  Those seminars will focus on essential documents, and surviving spouse issues. To learn more about the topics and dates of the seminars, go to: foundationforseniorcare.org and click on the “Events” bar.

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The Foundation for Senior care is a 501© (3) non-profit organization that serves the needs of seniors and disabled adults in Fallbrook. It provides transportation services, offers adult day care services at “The Club”, senior advocacy and a computer learning center. The Foundation depends on business and individual donors to provide these essential services to the community. It is located at 135 S. Mission Rd. in Fallbrook, CA. Tax ID 95-3389263.

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For the third consecutive year, electric vehicle drivers in SDG&E’s service area may be eligible for a bill credit on their energy bill for driving clean. If you drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, you may qualify for the annual Electric Vehicle Climate Credit (EVCC). This credit is part of a statewide program administered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California.

“More and more people are making the switch to plug-in vehicles because they see many advantages beyond environmental benefits, including performance and fuel savings,” said Mike Schneider, SDG&E’s vice president of clean transportation and asset management. “The progress our region is making in clean transportation is a sign that we are moving in the right direction to build a clean air and clean energy future.”

In 2018, EV drivers received a $500 bill credit*. Enrollment for the 2019 Electric Vehicle Climate Credit runs through May 31, 2019. Find out if you qualify at sdge.com/EVCC.

Drivers who enroll in SDG&E’s EV-TOU 5 plan can charge their car overnight for as little as 9¢ kW/h from midnight to 6 a.m. when they pay a basic monthly service fee of $16. Visit sdge.com/EVpricing to learn more.

*SDG&E® makes no guarantees regarding the amount of this year’s credit. 2019 is the final year this credit will be available. To receive the credit, your vehicle must be registered in the state of California at an address within SDG&E’s service area as of May 31, 2019. Your electric vehicle must be qualified to drive on a highway. Electric commercial fleet vehicles, golf carts and scooters are not eligible.

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Throughout California, businesses are already paying electricity costs based on when it’s used. Residential households will start making the switch to Time-of-Use pricing plans in March. These plans give you more choice and control for managing your energy use. With these plans, prices are lower all day except between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

How it works

With Time-of-Use, when you use energy is as important as how much you use. With these pricing plans, energy prices are different based on the time of day. Each day is broken into different time periods; on-peak, off-peak and super off-peak.

Energy costs are lower during off-peak and super off-peak time periods and highest during the on-peak period. No matter the size of your household, shifting some of your energy habits can have a positive impact on your monthly bill.

What’s the timing?

Residential customers will begin to transition to Time-of-Use pricing plans in March. Be on the lookout for more details in the mail. If you want to learn more, watch our videos at sdge.com/whenmatters.

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SDG&E has several assistance programs to help lower your monthly energy bill while keeping your home comfortable.

 California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program: Save 30% or more every month on your bill. Eligibility is based on participation in certain public assistance programs, or household income and how many people live in your home.  sdge.com/CARE

 Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program: If you don’t qualify for CARE, you may for FERA. You could receive a 12% discount on your energy bill. FERA is only open to households with three or more people.  sdge.com/FERA

 Medical Baseline: This program has helped over 30,000 people, who have a qualifying medical need or medical device, to lower their energy costs. Household income isn’t a qualifying factor. sdge.com/medicalbaseline

 Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program: You may receive free energy-saving improvements for your apartment, condo, house or mobile home; such as lighting, furnace repair, weather-stripping, attic insulation and select appliances like a refrigerator.  sdge.com/ESAP

For details about SDG&E’s programs, visit sdge.com/Assistance, call 1-800-411-7343 or email billdiscount@sdge.com.

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“The Club” Fallbrook Adult Day Care Center recently added two Activity Assistants — Steve Warren and Robert Tappendorf — to its staff of caregivers to assist clients with crafts and activities. 

“These two gifted gentlemen offer special insights to our male Club clients,” said Center Administrator Susan Crivello. “Robert and Steve have ‘Old Soul’ hearts and interact very well with all of our seniors, especially our male Club clients. All our clients have said that it feels great to have guys helping at The Club.”

Both men previously volunteered at The Club, providing companionship, encouraging socialization, guiding exercise and playing games with clients. 

“After a few months of their generous service,” Susan Crivello said, “we persuaded them to become employees. Our Club clients can now continue benefitting from Steve’s and Robert’s kind personalities and amazing smiles. They provide a male perspective, extra support for physical needs and genuine light-hearted socialization for all our clients.”

Rachel Mason, Executive Director of The Foundation for Senior Care, said, “We are so glad to have found these two loving gentlemen who have the compassion and patience to care for our seniors. Stephen and Robert really add some balance to our care team by lending their personalities and life experiences.” 

According to the World Health Organization, there were 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2015. That number is expected to double every twenty years, reaching 75 million by 2030 and 131.5 million by 2050.

“With such rapid increases in dementia,” Mason noted, “we are so lucky to be in a community that has a resource like The Club. It not only enriches the lives of those who suffer from neurological issues, it also provides much needed respite for their family caregivers.”

Learn more about The Foundation for Senior Care at http://www.foundationforseniorcare.org.

In addition to Adult Day Care services at “The Club”, The Foundation for Senior Care also offers senior advocacy services, transportation services, the “Door-Through-Door” program to aid recovery and help prevent hospital re-admissions, and  computer learning classes.

 The Foundation depends on business and individual donors to provide these essential services to the community. It is located at 135 S. Mission Rd. in Fallbrook, CA. Tax ID 95-3389263 

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Steve Warren and Robert Tappendorf recently hired as Activity Assistants at “The Club”. Both men have been said to have “old soul” hearts and provide a male perspective, extra support for physical needs and genuine light-hearted socialization for all clients.

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