ACC Senior Services

The mission of ACC Senior Services is to promote the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for our community by identifying, developing, and providing culturally sensitive health and social services for older adults.

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Address: 7334 Park City Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
County or Parish: Sacramento
Executive Director: Darrick Lam
Contact Email:
Primary Phone: 916-393-9026 x323
ACC Senior Services (aka Asian Community Center) was established in 1972 to provide programs for the under served Asian American community. Through the years, our vision evolved to create an array of services that help older adults sustain their independence and life styles. The first major program is the ACC Care Center (1987), a 99-bed skilled nursing facility in a multicultural and multilingual setting. Among other awards, the ACC Care Center maintains a five star rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. ACC opened a community senior center in 2002, offering a Lifelong Learning and Wellness Program. Almost 900 individuals attend tai chi, line dancing, fitness, arts & crafts, and other classes and workshops each annually. ACC Rides Transportation Services (2003) provides 4,000 rides monthly for seniors in nine zip code areas in Sacramento, and some towns in the Delta region. ACC Rides also supports community events by providing shuttle transportation services. In 2007, ACC accomplished a long term goal to provide housing and supportive services to further sustain independent lifestyles among older persons. ACC acquired Greenhaven Terrace, only a short walk from the senior center, adding a 166-apartment community for persons 62+.

In 2014, we remodeled one wing of Greenhaven Terrace to create a 24-unit Assisted Living program, meeting all California State Community Care Licensing requirements. Bridge to Healthy Families Caregiver Support programs (2009) supports and sustains the efforts of family caregivers, many of whom care for elders with Alzheimer's and other dementias, physical disability, and are at risk of institutionalization, by providing home visits for care assessments and care management, coaching, and support groups. Legacy Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is a friendly visitor program, offering in-home respite for families. A Caregiver Scholarship, funded by donations and fundraising, supports families trying new services as their caregiving needs change. In 2015, ACC Administration and ACC Programs moved into a renovated school-building in Greenhaven. This new building gives us room to expand our community based services and programs. The new building is a welcoming place for seniors to take a class, receive services, volunteer, and visit with friends.
As most of the community services are partially supported by grants, services are free or have a "suggested donation." Many of our seniors have very low incomes, and are unable to make even a partial donation. No one is denied service due to inability to make a donation. Grants and donations make up shortfalls in lieu of program income. Thus, one of our most pressing needs is for donations to cover the costs of the community programs. The other pressing need is for volunteers, as volunteers are the key to the success of the community programs. Staff and 100 volunteers are the engine behind ACC Rides, providing 4,000 rides per month. Most Lifelong Learning classes are taught by volunteers, who also help with marketing and outreach. A volunteer leads our Parkinson's Support group. Volunteers staff our Welcome Center, translate and help make community presentations for the Utilities Education. Volunteers help with activities for residents at the ACC Care Center. Our top needs: 1. Funding: Program - ACC Rides transports many low-income seniors to congregate meal sites throughout Sacramento County. While the suggested donation is $5 per one-way, door-to-door service, many of these seniors are unable to make a partial donation for the transportation. Our caregiver support services- in-home assessments, care planning, support group, and referrals are all free of charge. 2. Volunteers - Ever want to teach a class or lead a club? Join us! Most instructors for our Lifelong Learning & Wellness Program are volunteers, sharing their talents and helping our seniors stat active and involved. They do cooking demos, teach fitness and dance classes, lead games or arts & crafts, and more! Or, if office work or receptionist is your forte, you can do that at ACC, too. 3. In-Kind Donations - ACC Programs operate on a lean budget; we are always open to in-kind donations of office supplies, office furniture, and craft materials. We accept copier paper in all colors, office supplies, new yarn, and card-making, jewelry-making, marbling, macrame, shibori/tie-dying,and other crafty supplies. 4. Funding: Other - A new program, "Social Hour" brings people together every Monday afternoon to meet old and new friends, have coffee and conversation, play board games, and socialize. We developed this program in response to requests from people who wanted "a place to bring my mom, to get her out of the house. Social Hour is a time for low-key socialization and light activities. Social Hour is a free service and we will accept donated snacks, drinks, adult coloring books, puzzles, games, etc. 5. Funding: Unrestricted - Monetary and in-kind donations are accepted to offset costs for coffee and tea at the Welcome Center, which is run by volunteers. Donations are gladly accepted to offset other operation costs.
"The Directors, staff, and volunteers at ACC are responsible to assure that our core values drive our commitment to excellent person-centered care at ACC: respect and inclusiveness, responsive caring, fiscal responsibility, and accountability. The legacy of our founders is to serve all older persons and their family caregivers, particularly when language, culture, race, religion, and economic circumstance require recognition of how differences affect getting needed care.

The key to its ongoing dynamic development is the involvement of the community throughout ACC: family members of residents and participants, active elders, and visionary community leaders. Through the Board of Directors and its nine standing committees, ACC's governance provides oversight and support of all activities in the organization, including the assurance that staff leadership pursues strategic directions and successfully achieves its goals. The care of older adults in our communities is a long-term commitment. Life expectancy will continue to increase as new developments in medicine, public health, and care environments raise expectations for a "good long life" where suffering can be limited and independent living prolonged. ACC intends to continue developing as an integral part of the community, and to meet and exceed expectations for excellent care."

Rod Mallory
Fund Development Director
ACC Senior Services
-- Rod Malloy, Fund Development Director