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Merced County Senior Services offer the following programs throughout the County. For information on any of the following programs, please call (209) 385-7550


Adult Protective Services (209) 385-7371 and after hours, weekends and holidays (209) 722-9915.

Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center (209) 388-9176

Brown Bag: (209) 723-4565

HICAP: (209) 385-7550

Meals on Wheels: (209) 358-0681

Mature Driver’s Class: (209) 381-6540

Information and Assistance: (209) 385-7550

In-Home Supportive Services: (209) 385-3105

Legal Assistance:  (209) 385-7376

Linkages: (209) 385-4550

Ombudsman: (209) 385-7402

Public Guardian/Conservator: (209) 385-3105

Respite Program: (209) 725- 3527

Transportation (800) 345-3111

Senior Companion Program (559) 498-6377

Senior Employment (209) 385-2026 ext. 2026


Atwater Senior Social Club

The Atwater Senior Social Club meets every Tuesday at the Atwater Community Center. Each week, the club members eat lunch and play bingo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Legal Services

Legal assistance is available to senior citizens through Merced County’s Area Agency on Aging. These services are available by appointment only.


For an appointment, please call (209) 385-7376.


Atwater Chapter of the AARP

The Atwater Chapter of the AARP meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Atwater Community Center. For more information, call (209) 357-7391 or (209) 358-6293


Mature Driver’s Class

Be a safer driver. This course covers safer driving techniques for older adults.


Students who are age 50 and older may be eligible for an auto insurance discount with certificate of completion. Please check with your auto insurance for more information.


Classes are held once a month at the Atwater Community Center located at 760 E. Bellevue Road, Atwater, CA 95301.


If you are interested in taking this class, you must

pre-register by calling (209) 381-6540.


There is a $2.00 state certficate fee.



Play tennis year round on two lighted and recently resurfaced tennis courts. To obtain access to these two nicely maintained courts, a key must be purchased from the Recreation Department. New keys are available for purchase on March 1st of each year.


Modesto Open Air Initiative

open-air-initiative downtown image


The City of Modesto recognizes the challenges facing businesses during this time. On July 1 Governor Newsom ordered all dine in restaurants to immediately cease and desist serving customers indoors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. To that end, the City has worked with urgency to formally allow our small business owners to stay open, while remaining compliant with all local, state, and federal requirements.


Beginning on Monday, July 20 Modesto’s OpenAir program will temporarily replace existing encroachment policies, eliminate fees, and expedite restaurant applications to expand seating outdoors on Public Rights of Way (ROW) or on private property.


While city staff learn to adapt to smaller budgets and accept additional workloads—staff is committed to service, and will review applications within three (3) businesses days from submission. This initiative is subject to change, and expires when the local emergency declaration is lifted or if stricter shelter in place orders become effective.


Businesses wishing to participate in the OpenAir initiative need to complete and submit an OpenAir Application.


The OpenAir Program Guidelines and Procedures document provides orientation to the program and the process for participating successfully.


After submitting your program application, you will be asked to sign and submit the OpenAir Program Indemnification Agreement.


Monday, August 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. – 7p.m.

Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting

Civic Center

678 W 18th St, Merced, CA 95340


Authority: Section 711 of the Charter of the City of Merced


The Recreation & Parks Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to recreation and parks, considers the annual budget for recreation and parks during the process of its preparation and makes recommendations with respect there to to the City Manager and to the City Council, and assists in the planning of a recreation program for the citizens of Merced. The Commission consists of seven members who serve four-year terms of office.


Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Civic Center

The Family Resource Center


We are pleased to announce that the Family Resource Center is now located on the Merced County Office of Education complex, at 632 W. 13th Street, Building H in Merced.


The Family Resource Center serves families by opening doors for a brighter future. Our mission is to connect our families and community partners in a safe, respectful, and trusted environment. We nurture these services by networking, building relationships, and collaborating with our community partners. We serve and support our families with case management, individualized plans, and locating and providing services. We lead our organizations, families, and individuals by facilitating learning and providing professional development.


Although we are limiting physical interaction with the public at this time, it is our intention to continue serving the community and providing resources to families. If you encounter a family in need of assistance, please direct them to our office.


 Attached you will find a map and a brochure to handout to the public. We value being part of the MCOE family and believe in the shared mission to Nurture, Serve and Lead in our community.


We sincerely thank you,

Dennis Haines, Family Social Services Supervisor

Carrie Schaller, Parent

Resource Specialist

Shavon Roach, Parent

Resource Specialist

Merced County Office of


Family Resource Center

632 West 13th Street, Bldg. H

Merced, CA 95341

(209) 381-5980 – Phone

(209) 381-5979 – Fax


August 3, 2020

Measure Y Funds for Recreation Department Use and Acceptance of Coronavirus Funds from the State of California on Council Agenda


July 31, 2020 -- Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, the City Council meeting of August 3, 2020 will be conducted by teleconference and there will be no in-person public access to the meeting location.  All votes for this meeting will be taken via roll call.


There will be no meeting held in the Merced Civic Center in order to protect the public, City staff and Council from the coronavirus. The meeting will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Monday on Facebook Live at City of Merced, on the City’s website, www.cityofmerced.org, and Comcast Public Access Channel 96.


People may submit public comments to the City Council electronically no later than 1 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Comments received before the deadline will be read as part of the record. Material may be emailed to cityclerk@cityofmerced.org and should be limited to 300 words or less. Please specify which portion of the agenda you are commenting on, i.e. item number or Oral Communications. Comments received before the deadline will be provided to the City Council prior to the meeting and will be part of the record. Any correspondence received after the 1 p.m. deadline will be distributed to the City Council and retained for the official record.


People may provide telephonic comments via voicemail by calling (209) 388-8688 by no later than 1 p.m. on the day of the meeting in order to be added to the public comment. Voicemails will be limited to three minutes. Please specify which portion of the agenda you are commenting on.


On the agenda:

• Approval to Accept Coronavirus Relief Funds from the State of California Department of Finance up to the allocated amount of $1,088,029.00.


• Consider Measure Y Fund Allocation in the amount of $206,525 for the proposed park, Zoo, and Youth Center maintenance projects, one-time events, and new recreation programming.


• Update and Final Report on Celebrate Safe Fireworks Campaign for 2020


The Council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. with real property negotiators and labor negotiators.


A link to the live meeting is also on the City’s website at https://cityofmerced.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Videos of previous meetings can be found at that link and are tied to each agenda item. The Council agenda is posted online at www.cityofmerced.org.


The City Council meets the first and third Monday of the month, except when there is a holiday, then it meets the following day.


Monday, August  24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m

2019-2020 Merced NAACP Calendar

The Merced County Fair

900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Merced, California 95341


This is the calendar for our local Merced NAACP Chapter. All General Membership Meetings are open to the public and we highly encourage you to attend.

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