RESOURCES FOR SENIORS AND AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

 

On Sunday, March 15, Governor Newsom ordered all California residents age 65 and older (or those with underlying health issues like heart and lung disease, asthma, diabetes) to isolate themselves at home. Please refer below for some resources and services designed to make sure you or your loved ones have what you need while staying at home for health reasons. Our office will continue to add to this as cities and organizations expand their capacities. 

 

GENERAL SERVICES
 
California Department of Aging Webpage
This page includes a directory of COVID-19 related resources for older adults family, and caregivers. To access, please click here.
 
Governor’s Hotline and 2-1-1 Services
The governor also announced the creation of a statewide hotline for seniors, in coordination with the non-profit local 211 systems, so that residents have a one-stop shop to answer their questions and get assistance during this crisis. To reach the special senior resource hotline, dial 833-544-2374. For the general local information hub, dial 2-1-1.

County Aging & Independence Services
This bulletin contains some general information about COVID-19 for older adults and caregivers as well as what you should do to protect yourself from the virus. To access the special March COVID-19 bulletin, click here. For a list of frequently asked questions regarding senior resources at the county level, please click here.

 

COUNTY SERVICES
 
FACT (Facilitation Access to Coordinated Transportation) - Seniors, veterans, and other residents who need assistance to make essential trips for medical needs or grocery needs through April 15. To arrange for a ride for yourself of someone else, call FACT at 888-924-3228 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis and FACT asks that you call at least one day ahead if possible, to arrange for a ride.

Jewish Family Service Meal Delivery - The Loonin Family Kitchen can have a Meals on Wheels or Foodmobile driver deliver directly to your door. This service is also available for adults under 60 years of age with a disability that prevents them from being able to leave the home. Please call (858) 637-3210 or visit the organization’s website by clicking here.

Special Senior Hours- The stores listed below will open earlier for seniors before allowing the general public to enter at all if their locations in North County. Some are opening later than their normal hours to allow seniors even more time to shop. A handful may require that shoppers display an ID, so please remember to bring yours to make sure you can get into the store during these hours.

  • Smart & Final: 7:30am-8:00am.
  • Stater Bros Markets: 7:45am -8:00am.
  • Whole Foods: 7:00am-8:00am.
  • Albertsons: 7:00am-9:00am (for all at-risk shoppers).
  • Vons: 7:00am-9:00am (for all at-risk shoppers).
  • Gelson’s Market: 7:00am-8:00 (for seniors 65 and older).
  • Target: First hour each Wednesday for 65+ or other at-risk individuals.
  • Northgate Market: 7:00am-8:00am for seniors 65 and older.
 
CITY OF CARLSBAD SERVICES
 
Meal Pick Up - Carlsbad residents 60 and older can sign up for the city’s lunch program, which provides nutritious meals Monday through Friday that can be picked up curbside and reheated. Reservations must be made no later than 12pm the day before, Monday-Friday. (Monday’s order would need to be placed on Friday by 12pm). Seniors are encouraged to do a drive by pick up if they can between 11 a.m. and noon. Once you arrive, please stay in your car and a city staff member will bring your meal to you. The center is located at 799 Pine Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008. For more information, please call 760-602-4650 or visit the city’s webpage here.

Meal Delivery - If you are a Carlsbad resident, please call 760-602-4655 to request meal delivery or set up a reservation for a meal. Please click here for more information.

Senior Shopping Hours - Please click here for a list of Carlsbad markets and grocery stores offering special accommodations for seniors and other individuals on home isolation for health reasons


CITY OF ENCINITAS SERVICES

Meal Pick Up - Seniors looking to pick up meals at the Community and Senior Center must enroll in the program and make a reservation the day before by calling (760) 943-2258. You can line up for curbside pick-up and receive your meals between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For your protection, please remain in your car. The center is located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, between Encinitas Blvd. and Balour Drive. Please click here for more information.

Meal Delivery - The Encinitas Community & Senior Center is currently offering meal services primarily on a pick-up basis. If you are an Encinitas resident and would like to have pre-made meals delivered to your home, you can request this service by calling (760) 943-2258.

Essential Errands- The city also has the Social Bridge program for coordinating deliveries of groceries, medications, or other essentials to your door. If you would like to arrange to have someone run essential errands for you, please call 858-376-7880 or click here for more information.

Transportation - The "Out and About" Transportation program is coordinating rides for senior residents in Encinitas who need to be driven to a medial appointment. For information and to reserve a ride, please call (760) 943-2256 or email akeller@encinitasca.gov. The city’s senior services webpage also has additional information on transportation options.

Senior Shopping Hours - Please click here for a list of Encinitas markets and grocery stores offering special accommodations for seniors and other individuals on home isolation for health reasons

 

CITY OF OCEANSIDE SERVICES

Meal Delivery- Serving Seniors is coordinating meal deliveries for Oceanside senior residents. Call (760) 435-5285 to arrange for home-delivered meals. Please click here for more information.

Meal Pick Up - Meal pick-up services for seniors are not currently offered through the City of Oceanside. Serving Seniors is coordinating meal deliveries for Oceanside senior residents. Call (760) 435-5285 to arrange for home-delivered meals. Please click here for more information.

Senior Shopping Hours - Please click here for a list of Oceanside markets and grocery stores offering special accommodations for seniors and other individuals on home isolation for health reasons


CITY OF VISTA SERVICES

Meal Delivery & Pick Up - Meals are available for pick-up and delivery at the Gloria McClellan Adult Activity and Resource Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA 92084. Monday & Tuesday lunch will be provided on Mondays while Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday lunch will be provided on Wednesdays. Reservations are recommended. If you are a Vista resident, please call 760-643-5288 or click here for more information.

Senior Shopping Hours - Please click here for a list of Vista markets and grocery stores offering special accommodations for seniors and other individuals on home isolation for health reasons


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