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 need them.
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 more.
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.
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 with Disabilities
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 scheduled by 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 first.
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) 208-0323.
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 email email@example.com.
Meals are delivered to each client one day per week, Monday through Friday. Contact (323) 845 -1800 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides food delivery for at-risk seniors. Call (213) 401-1191 or email email@example.com.
Offers free groceries for seniors in Florence-Firestone. Call 323-749-7246 or check Inner City Visions Senior Help.
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 323-937-5852.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to request help.
SEACA is providing care packages to low-income seniors in the Chinatown area. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-628-8667.
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 Options
Medication Delivery Using Smart Phone Apps
CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens are waiving fees for home delivery of prescription medication.
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: 1-800-883-1295
Lyft is providing grocery delivery free of charge in some communities.
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 County.
Passengers may request a vehicle that is specially outfitted to accommodate wheelchairs.
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 care services.
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 franchisees.
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@ laughteroncall.com.
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.