Peninsula Seniors is helping members connect during the COVID-19 pandemic and offering activities virtually via Zoom and in person. For a list of events and Zoom links, visit pvseniors.org/events. For more information on Peninsula Seniors services and activities, call 310-377-3003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Village
PVP Village has been serving its members throughout the pandemic with a calendar full of virtual social opportunities, continuing transportation to essential appointments, computer help including Zoom and FaceTime, grocery shopping, handyman help and referrals.
For information about this dynamic and caring community of friendship and support, contact Executive Director Marianne Propst to arrange for a phone or Zoom discussion, or a socially distant visit.
Call 310-991-3324 or visit peninsulavillage.net for more.
Department of Public Health Senior Resources
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has created a webpage with information for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, including resources for food, household cleaning supplies, pet food and essentials, health care, mental health, caregiving, social connections, exercise, legal resources and more. Visit the the webpage at the following link: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/resources-seniors.htm
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority provides curb-to-curb transportation services to seniors (ages 62 and older) or persons with a disability. Service are is within the Palos Verdes Peninsula for any purpose. Trips outside of Palos Verdes Peninsula are allowed for medical purposes only. For more information, download a brochure (PDF), call 310-544-7108 or email email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a food program run by the Salvation Army and serves the Peninsula areas. Meals are prepared at the Redondo Beach location and are picked up and delivered around lunch time by volunteers Monday-Friday. The program has a fee of $5.50 per meal.
Subscribers can choose which days they would like to have delivery and how many meals they would like. Subscribers are billed at the end of the month based on what was delivered and can change their delivery choices at any time.
A limited amount of subsidies are available for seniors facing financial hardship. If interested, please fill out an application at bit.ly/2JBwmOL and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Assistance Food Program
The Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank are continuing to distribute emergency food assistance at the San Pedro Service Center at 769 West 3rd Street in San Pedro. This program is by appointment only. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food assistance, please call 310-519-6091 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. All who are in need are eligible for the program and the only information required of individuals is last name, date of birth, address, zip code, and household size.
For more information about WDACS resources, visit: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/wdacs-covid-19-services-resources/
Friendship Line California: 1-888-670-1360
Friendship Line California is toll-free and available to provide emotional support to older Californians facing loneliness, isolation and anxiety. Friendship Line can provide a warm voice, a listening ear, and a human connection to those feeling alone throughout California. If you or someone you know needs emotional support, Friendship Line is ready to listen 24/7. Call 1-888-670-1360.
For more information, visit https://www.ioaging.org/friendship-line-california
Cyber-Seniors Training Opportunities
Cyber-Seniors is a nonprofit organization that works to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. Cyber-Seniors provides tech-training for senior citizens using an intergenerational volunteer model. High school and university/college students are provided with lessons and learning activities to train them to act as digital mentors and senior citizens gain access to effective technology training and intergenerational communities that keep them socially connected and engaged.
For more information, visit https://cyberseniors.org/
PVLD Senior Resources
The Palos Verdes Library District has developed resources for seniors, including getting started with tech, frequently asked reference questions, eBooklists and more! Check it out at pvld.org/seniors
PVLD TechKnows Drop-ins
Know of someone who needs help with their laptop, smart phone or how to download eBooks? Stop by TechKnows at the Peninsula Library. Every first Saturday of the month you can drop by between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to get tech help. For more information, call (310) 377-9584 ext. 601.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Resource Guide
The Palos Verdes Peninsula cities and other community partners have compiled a helpful list of local resources supporting seniors and individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. The guide is available to anyone who may be interested, whether for yourself or to pass along to a loved one or neighbor. Download the guide at the following link: Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Resource Guide (PDF)