seniors

The Alameda Point Collaborative still has spaces available in its Farm2Market community supported agriculture spring subscription program.

A high-end senior community on Alameda’s waterfront is seeking permission to expand onto the site of a former Chevy’s restaurant.

Oakmont Senior Living wants to build a 52-unit assisted living and memory care facility on the site of the former Chevy’s on Mariner Square Drive, next to its existing Cardinal Point independent living facility. They’ll ask for the Planning Board’s blessing to build the three-story, 40,300-square-foot facility at the board’s meeting Monday.

Oakmont is also proposing unspecified upgrades to the shoreline that fronts the 0.93-acre property.

The Alameda Fire Department and the Community Development Department have partnered to fund a citywide Safety and Accessibility Modification Program, a fire and fall safety program that aims to keep Alameda's seniors and disabled people safer in their homes.

Since 2009 the program, whose target population is low-income disabled people and seniors ages 62 and older, has served more than 300 Alamedans and has employed numerous licensed contractors to complete the work.

While improving safety, the program's goals also include reducing fire and medical calls through prevention efforts.