Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Resource Guide
The Palos Verdes Peninsula cities and other community partners have compiled a helpful list of local resources supporting seniors and individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. The guide is available to anyone who may be interested, whether for yourself or to pass along to a loved one or neighbor. Download the guide at the following link: Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Resource Guide (PDF)
Department of Public Health Senior Resources
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has created a webpage with information for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, including resources for food, household cleaning supplies, pet food and essentials, health care, mental health, caregiving, social connections, exercise, legal resources and more. Visit the the webpage at the following link: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/resources-seniors.htm
Help with Rides, Groceries, Supplies and Meals
24/7 Emergency Taxi Service
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority is now offering a free, 24/7 emergency taxi service for Peninsula residents to assist those in need of transportation. The service is extended to Peninsula seniors (ages 62+) and/or persons with disabilities who are not members of the existing Dial-A-Ride program. Trips can be taken anywhere on the Peninsula for any trip purpose and to surrounding cities for medical trips only. Please contact PVP Transit to schedule a taxi service ride at 310-965-5831 and reference account #12552.
Critical Delivery Service
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), has launched 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.
For a downloadable factsheet about the Critical Delivery Service, visit bit.ly/2xgDQ7f
Great Plates Delivered
The County of Los Angeles Great Plates Delivered program has been extended through August 9. Great Plates Delivered offers three free home-delivered meals a day from local restaurants to qualifying older adults and adults over 60 who are at high-risk of COVID-19 as determined by the CDC.
This effort aims to assist those in need of home-delivered meals and to help get our local restaurant, hospitality, and transportation industries back to work.
Interested in Receiving Meals?
To be eligible for this program, individuals:
- must meet age requirements
- are 65 or older; OR are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with, exposed to or at high risk of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC
- are unable to prepare or obtain meals
- are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs such as CalFresh/SNAP
- must live alone or with one other program-eligible adult
- must earn between $25,520 to $74,940 (single household) or between $34,380 to $101,460 (two-person household) per year
- must live in unincorporated L.A. County or a city that does not offer its own Great Plates Delivered program (Rancho Palos Verdes does not offer its own program)
To apply online, visit https://lafound.wdacs.lacounty.gov/great-plates-program/participant-enrollment
Have questions? Meal applicants can e-mail email@example.com or call 211 for multi-lingual services.
Interested in Participating as a Restaurant for Great Plates Delivered?
At this time, the L.A. County Great Plates Delivered program is not accepting new restaurant applications.
The county is actively trying to match current meal applicants with the restaurants that have already applied. As it receives more applicants, it may re-open the restaurant application process.
Have questions? Restaurants can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Volunteer Match
Join PVPUSD School Board Member Linda Reid’s local volunteer match effort during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 40 volunteers have been linked with 100 isolated seniors needing help with grocery shopping and other errands.
If you’re a parent, student or graduate of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District interested in participating in the volunteer match program, or an older resident needing support, contact Member Reid at email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a food program run by the Salvation Army and serves the Peninsula areas. Meals are prepared at the Redondo Beach location and are picked up and delivered around lunch time by volunteers Monday-Friday. The program has a fee of $5.50 per meal.
Subscribers can choose which days they would like to have delivery and how many meals they would like. Subscribers are billed at the end of the month based on what was delivered and can change their delivery choices at any time.
A limited amount of subsidies are available for seniors facing financial hardship. If interested, please fill out an application at bit.ly/2JBwmOL and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Meals for Older Adults Impacted by COVID-19
The County of Los Angeles is providing free meals to older adults age 60 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Call 1-800-510-2020 to request services.
Meals are provided either at distribution sites or via home-delivered meals. The county is transitioning to home-delivered meals at most locations. The map below has information about each site.
Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick up meals at their assigned site. For more information, visit wdacs.lacounty.gov/covid-19
Emergency Assistance Food Program
The Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank are continuing to distribute emergency food assistance daily at the San Pedro Service Center at 769 West 3rd Street in San Pedro. This program is by appointment only. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food assistance, please call 310-519-6091 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All who are in need are eligible for the program and the only information required of individuals is last name, date of birth, address, zip code, and household size.
For more information about WDACS resources, visit: wdacs.lacounty.gov/covid-19
Friendship Line California: 1-888-670-1360
Friendship Line California is toll-free and available to provide emotional support to older Californians facing loneliness, isolation and anxiety. Friendship Line can provide a warm voice, a listening ear, and a human connection to those feeling alone throughout California. If you or someone you know needs emotional support, Friendship Line is ready to listen 24/7. Call 1-888-670-1360.
For more information, visit https://www.ioaging.org/friendship-line-california
Cyber-Seniors Training Opportunities
Cyber-Seniors is a nonprofit organization that works to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. Cyber-Seniors is offering training opportunities to help keep senior citizens socially connected while remaining safe in their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Young people can register for FREE to take the online Cyber-Seniors Mentor Training Program and then volunteer to help a senior connect with loved ones and essential online services. To register and get started, visit https://cyberseniors.org/student-membership/
Seniors can also join online seminars (using ZOOM) or a one-on-one session (by phone or FaceTime). Topics include ordering groceries online, filling prescriptions online, banking online, video calling, playing online games, accessing ebooks and more!
For an up-to-date schedule and links to register, visit https://cyberseniors.org/
Age-Friendly Student Senior Connection
The USC Geriatrics Healthcare Collective’s Age-Friendly Student Senior Connection Program aims to connect USC professional students with isolated older adults to combat the consequences of self-isolation and social distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the program, students will receive training in needed skills and will create linkages to foster ongoing relationships through daily remote contact intended to address the question of What Matters NOW for older adults.
To view a flyer with more information, visit bit.ly/34a9Wh9
PVLD Senior Resources
The Palos Verdes Library District has developed resources for seniors, including getting started with tech, frequently asked reference questions, eBooklists and more! Check it out at pvld.org/seniors