Senior Inclusion and Participation Project (SIPP)

This a pilot project for Los Altos and Los Altos Hills addressing isolation among frail and at-risk elders. CAFE is currently seeking funding support. 

This is an evidence-based model adapted to our community: Five agencies will collaborate to identify and reach out to a sample of isolated elders utilizing a continuum of care based upon lessor to greater intervention. 

To start, CAFE will survey faith communities to listen and learn regarding the needs of isolated elders and offer/implement the SIPP project as a partnership with selected faith communities with their service collaboration.

Details and Updates to follow.

Valentines Senior Brunch

Margriet DeLange MS, SIPP Project Coordinator

Margriet DeLange Margriet DeLange is a Certified Professional Gerontologist and insightful educator and presenter.  She holds a Masters degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from J.F. Kennedy University, and was selected at both Universities as Alumni of the Year  (2007 and 2014).

Since Margriet founded StoriesUnfolding in 2006, she has been facilitating Guided Autobiography (GAB) Groups for hundreds of participants throughout the Bay Area.

Since 2006, Margriet has taught Gerontology courses at Foothill College in Los Altos, San Francisco State University and J.F.K. University.

Margriet’s experience also includes working with the Santa Clara Country Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) as the Community Organizer for the project Protecting Our Elders: an Interfaith Response to Elder Abuse and Neglect.

This project was funded by the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department and the Archstone Foundation and designed to educate clergy and lay leaders of all faith traditions about the problem of elder abuse and how to successfully intervene.