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
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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.
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.