Community Resources

Government & Nonprofit Agencies

 
Placer Protect (Providing Resources & Outreach To Elderly Citizens Together) is a multi-disciplinary elder abuse task force team focused on protecting our elderly citizens from physical, financial, and emotional abuse. 
 
Find out more about Placer County including local history, things to do, and upcoming events.
 
Seniors First is a nonprofit corporation that specializes in providing services to help keep seniors independent. Some of their programs include door-to-door rides, home maintenance and repair, friendly visitors, meals on wheels, and the list goes on.
 
"Area 4 Agency on Aging (A4AA) is in a Joint Powers Agreement with the counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba to provide a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for persons 60 years of age and over." 
 
This maps the crime in the City of Rocklin.  There are various views available on the website.
 
General information about elder services.
 
Find information about identity theft, online privacy, and other important topics.

Alternative Transportation Modes

Placer County Dial-A-Ride - Rocklin/Loomis Area
To schedule a ride, call (530) 889-2342 or (916) 788-2342 at least the day before your desired trip time as follows:
  • Monday through Friday: First pick up 6:00 a.m. to last drop off 7:55 p.m.
  • Rocklin High School - drop off 6:45 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.; pick up 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: First pick up 9:00 a.m. to last drop off 3:55 p.m.
Seniors First - is a door-to-door rides to doctors and dentists. This service is by volunteers, donations for the ride are graciously accepted.
Seniors First is a nonprofit corporation that specializes in providing services to help keep seniors independent. Some of their programs include door-to-door rides, home maintenance and repair, friendly visitors, meals on wheels, and the list goes on. 
 
Health Express - is a door-to-door transportation service for residents of Western Placer County to and from their non-emergency medical appointments. They recently expanded to southern Placer County. Health Express is able to transport oxygen and wheelchairs. The service is for seniors and disabled. It can also be a ride of last resort for people that can’t find transportation to their medical appointments. Health Express is a free service, but they ask for those who can to make a small donation to keep this important service going. To schedule a non-emergency medical ride with Health Express, call 1-800-878-9222, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. There is a two-day notice requested to schedule a ride. Health Express will not do same day trips. Donations are appreciated. 

City of Rocklin

The City of Rocklin was incorporated in 1893 and currently has a population of nearly 70,000 (as of 2019). The city is located about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento near the junction of I-80 and Highway 65 in Placer County.  Rocklin is close to historic Auburn, the Placer County seat, and the California Gold Country, and it is about 90 miles from Lake Tahoe to the east and San Francisco to the west. Rocklin and nearby Roseville have an amazing number of retail stores, shops, restaurants and services which are very convenient to Springfield residents. Rocklin has a Chamber of Commerce, which can answer questions about the business environment of the City as well.
 
The amenities in Rocklin are varied and appeal to people of all ages (including seniors!). We have thirty parks throughout the city including the new Quarry Park and Amphitheater, a volunteer‐maintained dog park, and an 18‐hole disc golf course. The City also owns and operates the Finnish Temperance Hall, home to the Rocklin Community Theater, and the Rocklin Event Center, a conference and meeting facility.
 
Welcome to Rocklin
 
 

Rocklin History

The Rocklin area that early miners traveled through to the gold mines east of Sacramento was made up of groves of oak trees with Digger Pines mixed in. The many Indians that lived in this area hunted small game, and used the acorns, pine nuts, berries and other plants that are native to this area for food.
After the gold rush of 1849 slowed, men were looking for a business venture. An early settler named Hathaway, seeing the granite boulders above ground in the Rocklin area, decided to open a quarry. This early day quarry furnished some of the base of the California State Capitol. The first loads of granite were hauled by oxen-drawn wagons. The Central Pacific Railroad arrived in Rocklin in May 1864 and hauled granite by freight car.
Early settlers included many people of Irish descent who worked for the Railroad and quarries. Chinese and Finnish settlers started arriving in the 1870’s. Around the 1900, over 50% of the population were people of Finnish descent. Spanish and Japanese settlers began to arrive in the early 1900’s.
Rocklin is a city that has granite under it and around it, and no one has ever bored to find the thickness. The granite in this area is even textured, very hard, and available in large blocks, takes a high polish and is used extensively for memorial and building work.
In the early 1890’s there were about 30 quarries operating at one time. Some of the buildings made with Rocklin granite include the Bank of Italy, (Bank of America), the United States Mint in San Francisco, the State Capitol, California National Bank, Sacramento City Hall and the City and  County jail, Oakland Auditorium, Stockton Courthouse, Solano County Courthouse, Dry-docks at Pearl Harbor and Mare Island, Placer County Courthouse, Rocklin City Hall, Rocklin Butcher Shop (an antique store on First Street), and many other buildings. Many thousands of tons have been used in Sacramento River Levee maintenance.
The Central Pacific railroad provided easy transportation and hastened the hauling of building granite to the cities. Rocklin was selected as the site of the roundhouse, built in 1866, because this was the so-called bottom of the hill.
Some 14,000 Chinese came to work on the railroad. When it was completed in 1869, the Chinese moved to every area looking for work. A small group moved to the Rocklin area where they raised vegetables to sell to area residents.
On July 27, 1873, the roundhouse burned, destroying ten locomotives and tenders. It was slowly rebuilt using granite in the walls to make it more fire-proof.
While Rocklin and the railroad grew, so did another enterprise--Spring Valley Ranch. In 1852, Joel Parker Whitney, Rocklin’s remarkable western pioneer, passed through on his way to the Placer gold fields. Penniless and only 17 years old, he stopped in the lower foothills to camp out, thinking someday to claim this land for his own. Hoping to make enough money, he started out on a market-hunting venture that brought him a fortune in one year. Joel Parker Whitney returned home with this father, George Whitney, in 1856 to purchase the first section of 320 acres of land located at the edge of Rocklin and to found the famous Spring Valley Ranch, or the Whitney Ranch. Four generations of Whitney’s maintained their home in Rocklin. Joel Parker Whitney became a pioneer in the wool industry, in fruit culture (forming the Placer Co. Citrus Colony), in irrigation, in reclamation of agricultural lands, and in the development of mineral resources in the Rocky Mountains. The Rocklin home he built was a mansion called “The Oaks,” and the entire ranch became the social center for famous Californians.
In February, 1905, the news was that the Central Pacific Railroad planned to enlarge the yards and the roundhouse and make other improvements. This seemed to assure the prosperity of Rocklin. The Placer Herald of March 3, 1906, gave the bad news that the railroad was purchasing lands in Roseville for the new roundhouse. All equipment was then moved to Roseville because there was a lot of cheap land and it was the junction of the Oregon line that went to the north. No one lost their job with the move to Roseville but they did move over 100 homes to Roseville. Roseville was a small unincorporated area in 1908 and Rocklin was the second largest city in Placer County. People moved to Roseville by the hundreds and homes in Rocklin became so valueless that some people burned their houses for the insurance. The population of Rocklin dropped substantially.

Since the quarries stayed in operation, the population didn’t drop to its low point until the 1920’s when many of the quarries closed on account of lack of business, and the stone cutter’s strike that took place in 1921 and 1922. In 1928 there were still seven quarries operating.
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