Committee on Aging Neighbors Resources

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

FIRST, LEARN ABOUT FRAUDULENT SCAMS AIMED AT SENIORS:

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

URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19

All Senior Centers are closed until further notice but there are options.

If you receive meals at a Senior Center, the City is providing home delivery only. To inquire about home meal delivery, please call 213.482.7252 – Department of Aging, City of Los Angeles.

The City and County will distribute packaged and frozen food at designated meal sites. Older adults 65 years+ are asked to send a caregiver, friend or family member to pick up their meals. Go to http://bit.ly/agingla for a map of these sites.

Priority #1 – Your health: If you are 65 years+, we ask that you please stay home during this pandemic emergency. If you need groceries, medication, other non-emergency assistance, the Department can guide you via the phone number above.

Warning: There are no COVID-19 tests or vaccines being sold over the phone or door-to-door, please be careful of such scams and always check with your own healthcare provider for tests and vaccines.

All neighbors: We URGE you to please reach out to your elderly neighbors – drop a note in the mailbox and ask – Do they need food? Help with pets? A basic task you can do without compromising personal interaction and their health?

MISSION STATEMENT

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

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

“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

CONTACT

Margaret Irwin – Elder Director, ERNC   CONTACT: margaret.irwin@ernc.la

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