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CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) UPDATES

Update: March 31, 2020

 

  • The Los Angeles Department of Aging and Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti are engaging additional partners for an emergency food delivery program to assist LA’s most vulnerable seniors.
  • Seniors may receive deliveries of five meals, delivered twice a week. Meals can be frozen and heated up in their microwaveable containers. 

  • As of the beginning of April 2020, seniors may sign up for meals by calling the Department of Aging at  213-482-7252.

  • Meal service will be prioritized for seniors who are experiencing food insecurity, including financial hardship.

  • The Department of Aging is continuing to deliver packaged and frozen meals for older adults enrolled in their meal program. If a senior is not aware of who their meal provider is, they may call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance and, if not enrolled in the Department of Aging meal program, can call the department at 213-482-7252 to enroll. The phone line is open Monday through Sunday from 8 AM - 5 PM. 

Testing

The City of Los Angeles now has COVID-19 testing available for residents of Los Angeles with symptoms who are 65 and older. The City is working to expand testing as quickly as possible to all Angelenos who need it. If you are eligible, please make an appointment at Coronavirus.LaCity.org/Testing

Grocery Store Hours

LA City Council passed an ordinance that requires all retail food stores such as supermarkets and convenience stores to dedicate the first hour of business to the elderly, the disabled and those who care for them.

Mental Health Resources

  • Friendship Line (Institute on Aging) - 24 hour toll-free crisis line for people who are aged 60yrs and older (or adults with disabilities), Can also make ongoing outreach calls to lonely older adults (800-971-0016)

  • GENESIS - Program offered through LA County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) that offers specialized services to meet the mental health needs of older adults (60+). Services can be provided in home or the community.213-351-7284

  • LA Warmline- Confidential overnight telephone support service for loneliness, confusion, substance, mental health concerns (855-952-9276)

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress (800-273-8255)

 

Most of our direct services and programs are provided through our Multipurpose Senior Centers (MPCs) located throughout the City of Los Angeles. For additional resources, you can visit our Additional Services Page . To find the MPC that serves your community or have questions regarding our programs and services, you can:

Call Us at 213-482-7252

Email Us at age.webinfo@lacity.org

Services:

  • Nutrition Program
  • Social & Recreational Activities
  • Care Management
  • Transportation
  • In Home Assistance
  • Wellness Education & Screening

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Find Our Multipurpose Senior Centers and Dining Centers

Congregate Meal Sites Will Close Effective 3/16/20

The County and City of Los Angeles operate 180 congregate meal sites. All congregate meal sites will close effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
To ensure older adults continue to receive critically-needed meals, we will distribute packaged and frozen meals for older adults at our meal sites, with some locations starting Monday, March 16 and others starting later this week. See here for a map with detailed plans for each meal site.

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