Hotline: California has launched a hotline to deliver services and help for older Californians. Seniors can call 1-833-544-2374 to get assistance. Social isolation is real. During these trying times, it is important to check in with our loved ones.
The Human Services Association (HSA) is accepting new clients: Although the Weingart Senior Center and Burns Community Center are closed, HSA clients (seniors age 60+) will receive frozen meals, packed and available for drive-up pickup at Weingart Senior Center. To enroll, call the Weingart Senior Center at 562-630-6141. **NOT just available for Lakewood residents
Lakewood Meals on Wheels: Each day, volunteers deliver well-balanced nourishing meals of a hot lunch and a “cold” sack dinner to registered clients. The $8 daily fee is billed monthly, but low-income clients can call to discuss payment options. Call 562-925-8747 to begin receiving meals or for more information
DASH Transportation: Lakewood residents (60+) who are without transportation or residents of any age with a physical or mental disability can get free rides within limited boundaries. DASH has instituted social distancing on its vehicles to protect riders and drivers. DASH is also accepting reservations for a new "early hours shopping" program to assist and transport senior clients to grocery stores that offer designated hours for the elderly before the rest of the public is invited inside. For a schedule and more information about this free service, or to register, call city staff at (562) 924-0149, Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Project Shepherd: Lakewood residents in need who meet income restrictions may receive non-perishable food and basic goods, as well as utility bill assistance, through this Lakewood neighbor-helping-neighbor project for over 40 years. To apply for assistance, call the Burns Community Center at (562) 925-7512 or visit this webpage.
Lakewood grocery stores are offering early or designated hours for seniors to shop, and/or curbside pickup or delivery.
For the current list of stores and their special hours, visit www.lakewoodcity.org/Grocery.
Resources in and near Lakewood: List of local facilities offering clothing, showers and food distribution resources
Neighbor-to-Neighbor cards: Long Beach is delivering “Neighbor to Neighbor” cards for individuals to use to check in on their neighbors. For more information please visit:
Coronavirus Information Hotline: 562-570-INFO
Information about Shelters in Long Beach: (562) 570-9328
Long Beach Meals on Wheels: $8.25 per day for two meals.
Call (562) 439-5000 to sign up
List of Grocery stores that have special shopping hours for seniors and people with disabilities:
Albertsons: (7 – 9 a.m.) at 101 E. Willow St.
Whole Foods: (7 – 8 a.m. daily) at 6700 PCH HWY and 3881 Lakewood Blvd.
Ralphs: (8 – 9 a.m. DAILY) at 6290 PCH HWY and (7:30 – 8 a.m.) at Los Coyotes Diagonal
Smart & Final: (7:30 – 8 a.m. daily) at 1320 Atlantic Ave. and 20410 S. Susana Rd.
Superior Grocers: (7 – 8 a.m. daily) at 5450 Cherry Ave. and 1033 Long Beach Blvd.
Mother’s Market: (6 - 7 a.m. daily + free delivery) at 2475 Cherry Ave.
Big Saver: (7 – 8 a.m. daily) at 1313 E. Artesia Ave.
Gelson’s: (7 – 8 a.m. daily) at 6255 E 2nd St.
Lazy Acres: (6 – 7 a.m. daily) at 2080 N Bellflower Blvd.
Target: (8 – 9 a.m. Wednesdays) at 950 E. 33rd St., 6750 Cherry Ave., and 2270 N. Bellflower Blvd.; (7 – 8 a.m. Wednesdays) at 5760 E 7th St.
Vons: (7 – 9 a.m. daily) at 1820 Ximeno Ave. and 600 E Broadway Ave.; (7 - 9 a.m. Tues & Thurs) at 3900 E. Ocean Ave.
Northgate: (7 -8 a.m. daily) at 4700 Cherry Ave. and 2038 E. 10th St.; (7 – 9 a.m. daily) at 2120 Pacific Ave.
Numero Uno Market: (9 – 10 a.m. daily) at 421 Pacific Ave.
El Nuevo Guadalajara: (7 – 8 a.m. daily) at 6792 Long Beach Blvd.
Ramirez Ranch Market: (8 – 9 a.m. daily) at 945 Long Beach Blvd.
Ruvios Jr: (9 a.m. -12: p.m. Mon, Wed, Thurs) at 5353 Long Beach Blvd.
City’s hotline for residents with questions about COVID-19 in available seven days a week.
The number is (562) 220-2242 and it is open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. in both English and Spanish. Paramount staff will have information about updates to City Services and general questions related to COVID-19. Some specific questions may need to be redirected to L.A. County Public Health or other agencies.
(323) 773-5143 ext. 500
The City of Maywood and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank have partnered up to distribute food products to the Maywood Community. Distributions are on the fourth Thursday of every month and held at Maywood City Hall, 4319 E. Slauson Ave., Maywood 90270. There are no requirements for this program, and you do not need to be a Maywood Resident. Distribution is from at 1-3 p.m. (or until all food products have been distributed). If you need more information, please call (323) 562-5705.
Southeast- Rio Vista YMCA: Grab & Go meals
Monday & Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information call: (323) 588-2256
If you know of any Seniors that live in the City of Bell by themselves and/ or need resources, please contact:
The Bell Community Center (323) 773-1596
COVID-19 Senior Call Center (323) 563-9525
The City of South Gate is here for seniors to answer your questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and connect you to available resources such as food pantries, mental health services and more. The Call Center at (323) 563-9525 operates daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Senior Lunch Changes Due to COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Starting Wednesday, March 18, the Senior Citizens’ Hot Meal program is switching to a frozen meal “Grab and Go” distribution, which can be heated and eaten at home. Here are some things to know:
• Because this first frozen distribution is mid-week (Wednesday, March 18), seniors will only receive an allotment for the remainder of the current week (until Friday, March 20).
• Monday, March 23, starts a new week and seniors with reservations will receive meals for the entire week. The program will then continue with pick-ups every Monday.
• Seniors can call HSA 562-806-5400 x218 to reserve the meal no later than the Friday before the Monday pick up date (or one day before if, it is a mid-week pickup).
• Additionally, as a second option, Lynwood Senior Center staff is available to assist any senior with placing their order by calling the Senior Center at (310) 886-0425
We will update you if there are any additional changes to the Senior Citizens’ Hot Meal program.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Critical Delivery Service
As a result of the COVID – 19 pandemic and the California Safer at Home Initiative, our aging population has an increased need for timely delivery services. WDCAS has launched a free pickup and delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The Countywide program, called Critical Delivery Serv ice, 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 day a week, at no cost to the client. No application process is required; however, items must be prepaid 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 an overall distance driven of 40 miles per month.