Committee on Aging Neighbors Resources

WE HAVE CITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND FEDERAL RESOURCES JUST FOR YOU!

URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19

as of April 18, 2020

Our Eagle Rock aging neighbors are specifically vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19. Your safety and health are our priority – staying home is the best preventative measure. The City and County of Los Angeles have resources available to assist you during this time.      

RESOURCES IN SPANISH – Spanish Flyer 04142020

English Flyer 04142020 Word Doc

RESOURCES WILL BE UPDATED ON THIS PAGE AND IN THE BOULEVARD SENTINEL

https://www.boulevardsentinel.com/coronavirus-resources-for-our-aging-neighbors-60-years-2/

MEALS: There are 2 options available at this time for seniors in need of assistance: 

OPTION 1: For home delivery: The City of Los Angeles is providing free meals to residents 60 years and older in need. To enroll, call the Department of Aging at 213-482-7252 (Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm). There may be a waitlist, so please sign up as soon as possible. You may apply online  via this link (if it does not open for you, email me for it via text or email) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_xMpL5qtG9cjpbTEpWRUaIXmjoms4YpTtDol-Mv8ikHH23A/viewform

OPTION 2: For pick up:  The County is distributing bags of dry goods and perishables at different locations. The closest location to Eagle Rock is the San Gabriel Valley Service Center – It is by appointment only, please call 626-575-5431 (Mon–Fri). The service is drive-thru only on Wednesdays. As a priority and when possible, please send someone on your behalf.  Here is a map of all pickup locations: http://bit.ly/mealsites (closures may occur, please call for appointment)  For more information on County of LA’s Critical Delivery Service:

Click here – LA County RESOURCES

Reminder: Many Eagle Rock restaurants are open for delivery and take-out!  

GROCERIES: Our Vons has online grocery delivery available, and services such as instacart and amazon prime also deliver. Ideally, you can have groceries delivered or have someone shop for you, but if you need to shop, most grocery stores reserve early in-store shopping for seniors. Vons’s hours are 7-9am. Call to confirm senior hours at other local stores. For a list of stores: Click here –  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/coronavirus-senior-grocery-shopping-hours-socal-panic-buying/2329889/?_osource

For more information on all City of LA Resources and additional options for seniors:

Click here – LA City RESOURCES 

TESTING: City of Los Angeles has COVID-19 testing available for all LA residents. You may make an appointment at Coronavirus.LaCity.org/Testing  (Appointments are made online or call 2-1-1). 

MEDICAL CARE: Los Angeles County Department of Health issued guidance to older adults: If you have underlying health conditions you should consider contacting your provider early when you are sick. Additionally, if you are feeling alone, sad, overwhelmed, or any difficult emotion during this time of uncertainty, there is free support available 24/7. Call the Department of Mental Health at 1-800-854-7771.

SCAMS: Never give your Medicare number other personal information to anyone over the phone or to door-to-door solicitors offering to test for COVID-19. Neither testing nor vaccines are sold over the phone or door-by-door. The IRS will not call you about stimulus checks. 

LA CITY UPDATES/SERVICES: Contact the Department of Aging for senior services by visiting  https://aging.LAcity.org/ or call 213-482-7252. 

Stay safe, stay indoors, stay connected. We are here to help! Margaret Irwin, Elder Director; Margaret.irwin@ernc.la

All neighbors: We URGE you to please reach out to your elderly neighbors – drop a note in the mailbox and ask – Do they need groceries? Help ordering a meal delivery service? Contacting the Department of Aging? Help with pet food? We are all neighbors and will get through this moment of great concern together.

THE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGING HAS ISSUED INFORMATION ON

FRAUDULENT SCAMS AIMED AT SENIORS:

click on link: https://www.aging.senate.gov/resources/#scams-and-identity-theft

IMPORTANT LOCAL, CITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND FEDERAL RESOURCES

The Committee on Aging Neighbors is happy to provide the most recent and relevant resources which will help you thrive in your every day life. This section will be updated monthly, so we encourage you to please continue to return to it often!

CITY OF LOS ANGELES  Click here: City of LA – Department of Aging

If link above does not work for you, please type this address into your browser – https://aging.lacity.org/

The City of Los Angeles provides free resources and guidance on every aspect of your life – from legal advice to housing matters to training for a new career. The link above will take you to the enormous amount of resources available to you as a citizen of Los Angeles.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES  Click below:

LA County Services

Seniors and Disabled

The County of Los Angeles provides a variety of services and resources for citizens of the county. The first link above is directly to the Guide to County Services. The second link above is directly to the Seniors and Disabled section of the LA County website. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the many ways in which LA County is supporting you.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA  Click here: California Department of Aging

If link above does not work for you, please type this address into your browser – https://www.aging.ca.gov/

On the home page of the link above, you will find many state-wide resources, programs, services, data, reports, varied information, as well as helpful tools and tips.

“The California Department of Aging does not provide direct services. CDA contracts with and oversees the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) that coordinate a wide array of services to seniors and adults with disabilities.” – state website

UNITED STATES SENATE  Click here: Special Committee on Aging

If link above does not work for you, please type this address into your browser – https://www.aging.senate.gov/resources

Co-chaired by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

“Throughout its existence, the Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. Often, the Committee will submit its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the Committee publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly.” – committee website

The link above will provide you with the latest legislation and discussions being held in this committee and across the country in our nations’ state capitols.

SENIOR CITIZENS CENTERS  Click here: laparks.org/scc

April 8, 2020: CENTERS ARE OPEN ONLY FOR COVID-19 USE BY THE CITY & COUNTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

“The Department of Recreation and Parks operates 29 senior citizen centers throughout the City.  In addition, these centers offer activities, programs, and special events such as shuffleboard, croquet, arts and crafts, zumba, line dancing, language lessons, oil painting, entertainment, and social dancing.  Some senior citizen centers offer a nutrition program through the Department of Aging.  Several programs are offered through the Los Angeles Federation of Senior Citizen Clubs.” – website

Click on each link below for Wellness and Nutrition:

Free Wellness Classes

Senior Nutrition Dining Sites

FOR UPDATED RESOURCES, CHECK BACK TO THIS PAGE REGULARLY

Stay safe, you are our valued neighbors – Margaret Irwin, Elder Director, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Margaret.irwin@ernc.la

MISSION STATEMENT

Click here to read our promise to you – Mission Statement: Committee on Aging Neighbors