COVID-19: News for Seniors
Announcement from Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services: Out of an abundance of caution and in response to guidance from the L.A. County Department of Public Health, we are taking the following actions to maintain services to seniors while protecting their health during the coronavirus outbreak:
Congregate Meal Sites Will Close Effective 3/16/20
The County and City of Los Angeles operate 180 congregate meal sites. All congregate meal sites will close effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
To ensure older adults continue to receive critically-needed meals, we will distribute packaged and frozen meals for older adults at our meal sites, with some locations starting Monday, March 16 and others starting later this week. See here for a map with detailed plans for each meal site.
Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals at these sites.
You may call your local meal provider to make arrangements. If you are not aware of who your meal provider is, you may call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.
We are assessing ways to expand home-delivered meal services for seniors to reduce the need for meal distribution at our meal sites.
Community Centers Operated by County Will Close Effective 3/16/20
Effective, Monday, March 16th, the 23 Community and Senior Centers operated by the County will close to the public. Effective March 14th, the City of Los Angeles closed its 29 recreational senior centers and 16 multipurpose senior centers. Packaged and frozen meal distribution to seniors will occur at many of these County and City locations. See the map below with detailed plans for each meal site.
For more information, visit here.