San Carlos, CA

Senior Resources

Medical Equipment Loan Program “MELP” 

MELP is a nonprofit partnership of local Rotary Clubs, Villages of San Mateo County, and the City of San Carlos. MELP aims to assist those in need of medical equipment by taking in donated equipment from those that no longer need it. Equipment is repaired, cleaned and sanitized for re-use. Equipment is available for loan to clients who live within the mid-Peninsula area and there is no cost to the recipients. Click here for more information about the MELP Program.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone age 12 and up. Visit to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment. 

HICAP of San Mateo County – Medicare Counseling

It is the mission of HICAP to provide accurate and objective counseling, advocacy, and assistance with Medicare, health insurance, managed care, long-term care, and related health coverage plans for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives, or persons imminent of Medicare eligibility and to educate the public on Medicare and health coverage issues. Clients may reach us by phone at (650) 627-9350 or on our website at

Sequoia Village

Sequoia Village is a group of local residents with the goal of helping each other to age in place. We do this by providing access to support services that help people engage in community activities and continue to live independently. Founded in 2015, Sequoia Village is a non-profit, membership-based virtual community that is available to older adults living in Belmont, San Carlos and Redwood City, including Redwood Shores. For more information, email or call (650) 260-4569. 

Redi-Wheels Transportation

Redi-Wheels is a transportation service for people who cannot use the regular public bus system. It is part of SamTrans Transportation for Mobility Impaired. For more info or to request a Redi-Wheels application, call (800) 660-4287.

Housing helps seniors and their families find housing and care by providing objective, comprehensive, and up-to-date information. Click here to get access to free advisor services

Additional Resources 

Click here to access the San Mateo County Resource Guide

Click here to access American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults

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