With the Safer at Home order and COVID-19 concerns, many
organizations are leveraging their resources and availability to
help provide resources, activities, and services to those who
City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
The Mayor’s office has put together the following flyers with
information on where people can get tested for COVID-19, how
to prevent the spread of the virus, contact tracing, where
to find resources to help isolate or quarantine if necessary, and
Caring for Myself and My Community During COVID-19 (English)
Caring for Myself and My Community During COVID-19 (Spanish)
Caring for Myself and My Community During COVID-19 (Eastern Armenian)
Caring for Myself and My Community During COVID-19 (Korean)
Caring for Myself and My Community During COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese)
Caring for Myself and My Community During COVID-19 (Thai)
Caring for Myself and My Community During COVID-19 (Farsi)
Keenan & Associates Activities
Keenan & Associates, LACERS health and welfare consultant, has
provided a 30-day activities challenge as well as additional
resources and suggestions for staying active and engaged during
this difficult time.
LACERS Well 30-Day Wellness Activities Challenge
LACERS Well Home-Bound Wellness Resources
Los Angeles Public Library
During this time of confinement our Library doors may be closed,
but consider signing up for or revisiting the Los Angeles
Public Library to explore their online media and learning
tools. With the
E-Card online registration, one can gain access to movies,
audio books, music, podcasts, and more!
L.A. County Critical Delivery Service for Seniors and Individuals
Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development,
Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with the support of the Los
Angeles County Board of Supervisors,
announced a free delivery program for older
adults and individuals with disabilities. This
countywide program, called Critical Delivery
Service, will deliver groceries, household items, and
other vital necessities to individuals who are unable to leave
their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost
to the client. No application process is required; however, items
must be pre-paid and ready for pickup. Deliveries may be
calling 1-888-863-7411 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Clients may utilize this
service up to four times or 40 miles per month, whichever comes
Critical Delivery Services Fact Sheet
Employees Club California
The Employees Club is available to assist all Los Angeles City
retirees for essentials such toilet paper, nitrile gloves, a
variety of food supplies, and other essentials. To contact
the Employees Club, please call (800)
464-0452 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAPS Charities has now implemented an Emergency Assistance
Program. Unlike their regular assistance, this assistance will be
for seniors (60+) in LA County who need emergency funds, food,
shelter payments, etc. in order to get through the COVID-19
pandemic. Turn around in most cases will be completed with in
48-72 hours with little or no “red tape.” Email:
info@MAPSCharities.org or call (818)
Findhelp.org is an online service that allows you to search a
location to see a variety of resources available in your area. It
is designed to help you find food assistance, help paying bills,
and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs
for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meals are delivered to prevent senior hunger and isolation.
Contact (213) 484-7775 between 8 AM and 4 PM or
Meals are delivered to each client one day per week, Monday
through Friday. Contact (323) 845 -1800 /
Provides food delivery for at-risk seniors. Call (213)
401-1191 or email
Offers free groceries for seniors in Florence-Firestone. Call
323-749-7246 or check Inner City Visions Senior
JFS offers a home-delivered meal program for home-bound seniors
and adults with disabilities. Meals, which are prepared at the
JFS Hirsh Kosher Kitchen, are microwaveable and easy to prepare.
Special services are available for Holocaust survivors. For the
Senior Nutrition Program, contact Erwin Estrada at
Runs a food bank network. Find your local food bank here.
Provides meals to low-income seniors.
Everytable is offering meals to all Angelenos in need, including
food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their
homes, food for students and food for groups. Call their helpline
at 323-458-6487 or email
Free Meal Program in CD 1
Councilmember Gil Cedillo has organized a free meal program for
2,000 families that are residents of district 1 (Eastside) with
help from local non profits and restaurants. The program is
scheduled to last until at least the end of May. Email:
Gilbert.Cedillo@lacity.org if interested in
receiving free meal delivery.
Meal Delivery CD 8
Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson has partnered with Lyft to
provide meal delivery to thousands of seniors in CD 8 (south LA).
Call 213-462-7150 for more information.
Meal Delivery CD 10
Councilmember Herb Wesson is coordinating with community partners
to deliver groceries and masks to seniors and vulnerable
residents of CD 10 (South LA, K-Town), three days per week. Call
323-733-8233 or 213-473-7010.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
This is a federally-funded program you may access by calling the
State Hotline at 877-847-FOOD (3663). SNAP helps
California seniors 60+ buy healthy food at the grocery store. You
can get help from SNAP if you have limited income and resources
or high medical and living expenses.
Groceries / Medications
Get matched with a neighbor who will virtually connect with you
and help pick up prescriptions and groceries using our no-contact
health policy. Call: 424-279-8544. Email:
Identify neighbors close by that can provide you with
transportation and grocery delivery help.
This is a non-profit organization pairing seniors with volunteer
shopper/delivery service. Email
email@example.com to submit a shopping
list or volunteer to shop & deliver.
Online and Mail-Order Medicine: How to Buy Safely
Find an accredited digital pharmacy online.
Shopping Helpers LA
The program pairs a college-aged volunteer with a senior or
someone who is immunocompromised to take care of their grocery
shopping needs — at no charge. Call 323-628-7071
or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request
SEACA is providing care packages to low-income seniors in the
Chinatown area. For more information email
email@example.com or call
People4PeopleLA is shopping for and delivering food, medicine and
household supplies to elderly Angelenos and others who cannot
leave their home during the pandemic. Call
707-390-0269 or email
People4PeopleLA@gmail.com to make a request.
4th Council District Senior Outreach Program
Councilman David Ryu’s office runs a Senior Outreach Program to
connect volunteers with homebound older residents in the 4th
Council District (Hollywood/SFV). Volunteers will call seniors to
pick up prescriptions, buy groceries or just check in and talk
using the Mon Ami app.
Meal Delivery Using Smart Phone Apps
There are a variety of organizations that run smart phone apps to
order meals from restaurants that you choose at a cost:
Resy – City Guides to Takeout and Delivery
Medication Delivery Using Smart Phone Apps
CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens are waiving fees for home delivery of
Go Go Grandparent
24/7 service that allows seniors to use services like Lyft and
Uber without a smart phone.
Delivers riders “curb-to-curb” service, and some service beyond
the curb (non-medical). Requires application. Call:
Lyft is providing grocery delivery free of charge in some
Cityride is a transportation assistance program for individuals
age 65 or older and qualified persons with disabilities residing
in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles
Passengers may request a vehicle that is specially outfitted to
Caregivers are specially trained to provide care, pick up
prescriptions and grocery shopping, as well as providing
companionship and personal care.
The centers listed provide core services to families and
caregivers ranging from counseling and care planning, to
legal/financial consulting and respite, at low or no cost.
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Provides free care and support in Los
Angeles County & the Inland Empire.
Home Instead Senior Care offers many different types of in-home
senior care that can be individualized to meet the needs of
family members, for a fee. Call 323-285-9988
Dynamic Nursing, Inc. has provided nursing and in-home care
services for seniors for more than 30 years from their Sherman
Oaks office. Call 888-436-8773 today!
The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline
(800-272-3900) is available around the clock,
365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and
master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and
information to people living with the disease, caregivers,
families and the public.
Locally-owned and operated senior home care agency provides at
home care services for a fee. Professional caregivers make it
possible for seniors and the disabled to continue living safely
at home. Compassionate care includes private duty care, companion
care, Alzheimers care, Palliative care, and other senior home
Right at Home’s trained caregivers provide in-home care for a fee
for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to
maintain their independence. It is an in-home care company that
operates through independently owned and operated home care
Mental Health Care
24 hour our toll-free crisis line for people who are aged 60+ (or
adults with disabilities). They can also make ongoing outreach
calls to lonely older adults. Call 800-971-0016.
Program offered through LA County Department of Mental Health
(LADMH) that offers specialized services to meet the mental
health needs of older adults (60+). Services can be provided in
home or the community. Call 213-351-7284.
The I Did Something Good Today Foundation Presents GoldenTALK, a
senior chat and crisis line for adults aged 60+. The chat line
helps older people facing social isolation through warm
conversations and providing referrals in case of crisis.
Concerned family members may also request wellness calls to their
beloved older adults. The GoldenTALK chat line phone number is
888-604-6533 (888-60-Golden). This is a
volunteer-based organization also in need of more volunteers who
speak multiple languages. Call (888) 60-GOLDEN – (888)
604-6533 or go to http://www.ididsomethinggoodtoday.org.
Five Acres provides mental health services tailored to the
culture and language of Deaf children and adults (ages 0–65+) who
reside within Los Angeles County.
Provides in-home and community based mental health services
including psychotherapy, medication prescription/monitoring and
case management for adults aged 18+. Individuals with MediCal,
Medicare/MediCal and low income with no insurance are eligible.
Services are nonsectarian and available in English, Spanish,
Russian, Farsi, and Hebrew. For more information or to make a
referral, please call 818-432-5025.
This is a program that connects Holocaust Survivors, who are most
at risk for isolation and loneliness, to life-improving services,
the community, and each other.
Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in
distress. Call 800-273-8255.
Laughter on Call brings laughter to Alzheimer’s patients, their
families and caregivers. Daily lunchtime laughter Zoom stream
during the COVID-19 crisis. Email info@
Confidential overnight telephone support service for loneliness,
confusion, substance abuse complications and other mental health
concerns. Call 855-952-9276.
Peace Over Violence’s Deaf, Disabled & Elder (DDE) Services
Program is committed to extending accessible services for victims
of sexual and domestic violence who are deaf, hard of hearing,
have a disability and/or elder individuals. We have expanded our
Deaf Services program to include victims of crimes such as
robbery, false imprisonment, vehicular assault, caregiver and/or
hospital abuse, aggravated assault and stalking.
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
City of Los Angeles Department on Disability
Resources for Veteran Seniors