Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years. The Portrait of Sonoma County reports that in Petaluma Lucchesi/McDowell have a life expectancy of 78.5 year, and those living in Old Quarry are expected to reach 81.2 years of age. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Add to that the increase in geographic mobility of our families and the result in seniors left behind, hungry and alone.

Headlines alert us to the impact of the aging of America. The “silver tsunami” or “age wave” is already here as over 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65 every single day. One quarter of today’s 65-year-olds will live past the age of 90 and will experience many of their daily chores turning into insurmountable everyday challenges. These seniors already represent the fastest growing population segment in the U.S.

Join PPSC as a Case Manager for our Senior Services Department, to help seniors address the “age wave”. The general purpose will be to counsel and aid frail older adults age 60 or older who need assistance managing daily living tasks to maintain optimum levels of functioning in the least restrictive setting possible, and families requiring assistance of social services agencies.

For more information on this position please see this attachment: SeniorSvcsCaseManager 2018

Send your resume or questions to: jobs@petalumapeople.org