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Legal and Medical Counseling

Desert Legal Aid Consultations

Through volunteers and staff, the center provides FREE and low-cost civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices for the poor, disabled and low-income residents of the Coachella Valley.

Please call the Mizell Front Desk at (760) 323-5689 for an appointment.

Wednesdays: 1:30pm – 3:30pm; walk-ins also welcome.

FREE for Mizell members only

Estate Planning & Elder Law Counseling

Eric Rudolph will provide one-one-one counseling for Mizell members on estate planning matters, including living trusts, basic wills, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, conservatorships, asset protection and advance estate planning. Eric will also offer counseling on other areas of the law that are important to Mizell members, including elder abuse, health care, social security, retirement benefits, reverse mortgages, VA benefits, nursing homes, landlord-tenant matters, debt collections matters and avoiding consumer fraud.

Eric will meet individually with Mizell members, and their spouses and partners, on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month for up to 30 minutes to help them solve their legal problems. Eric looks forward to working closely with Mizell members so they better understand their legal rights and how to protect them.

1st Tuesday of the month: 9:30am – 11:30pm; FREE for Mizell members only

Appointment required; please call (760) 323-5689 to schedule                                                                              

Financial Counseling

On the 1st Thursday of the month, Scott Lanterman, a financial advisor, offers a half-hour counseling session.

1st Thursday of the month: 9:00am – 11:00pm; FREE for Mizell members / $5 for non-members

Appointment required; please call (760) 323-5689 to schedule                                                                                

Medicare Health Insurance Counseling – HICAP

Jay Lippmann, an experienced volunteer counselor, will answer your Medicare related questions and assist you with the application process. FREE service offered by HICAP. Call Mizell to schedule your appointment (760) 323-5689.

Mondays: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

FREE to members – appointment required

Senior Advocates of the Desert

Senior Advocates of the Desert was founded so that low-income seniors can make one phone call and be provided the information, assistance, and advocacy they need to navigate through the government benefits application process. We meet personally one-on-one with our clients and advocate on their behalf to ensure they receive the benefits to which they are entitled. We collaborate with many other agencies in the valley to extend our impact in the senior community.

Issues addressed include: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Medicare – In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) – Veterans Benefits – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – Social Security Retirement Benefits – Cal-Fresh – LIHEAP – NOT other legal issues or housing.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am – 1:00pm; FREE to members

Assessments are 45 minutes. Cal-Fresh/LIHEAP appointments (Mondays only) are 1 hour

Appointments required – Call (760) 323-5689

Blood Pressure Screenings – Eisenhower

Blood pressure screenings are conducted at Mizell by Eisenhower Medical Center on selected Wednesdays each month: 10:00am – 12:00pm; FREE

CalFresh Benefits Check-Up (Senior Advocates)

Let this FREE Service Find Out if You Qualify for Assistance

The CalFresh Program offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. This federally based program works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. Mizell Senior Center is pleased to offer this Benefits Check-up provided by Senior Advocates of the Desert.

Appointments can be made at the front desk or by calling (760) 323-5689.

Mondays: 10:00am – 1:00pm; Cal-Fresh appointments are 1 hour

FREE to Mizell members – appointment required

Medicare Health Insurance Counseling – HICAP

Jay Levin an experienced volunteer counselor will answer your Medicare related questions and assist you with the application process.  FREE service offered by HICAP. Call Mizell to schedule your appointment (760) 323-5689.

Mondays: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

FREE to members – appointment required


This program is private, confidential and designed for crises or short term intervention on how ordinary or extraordinary issues affect you and your relationship to people and the world around you. Depression needn’t be part of life. Get reconnected to people and interests.

If you’re 60 years old or older, and are anxious, depressed, or isolated, you can see our counseling staff at NO COST and without using insurance. No physician referral required.

Call (760) 323-5689 Ext 106 to schedule your Saturday appointment.

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