Available Services for Seniors
DMV Helps DRIVERS 70 AND OVER with Expiring Driver Licenses: 120-DAY EXTENSION
The DMV is providing a 120-day extension to Californians age 70 and older with a driver license that expires from March 1 to May 31, 2020. This action ensures this vulnerable group can avoid a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. California law requires drivers age 70 and older to visit a DMV field office to renew their license but gives the DMV authority to issue extensions – no individual action required. Eligible drivers will receive a paper license extension in the mail. The expiration dates will reflect a minimum of 120 days before renewal is required. Around 860,000 seniors visit DMV offices every year for the required in-person license renewal. For more information, please visit: www.dmv.gov
SENIOR TRANSPORT SERVICES
Palos Verdes Transit Authority Is now offering a FREE TAXI SERVICE to the Peninsula residents who are seniors (62+) and/or disabled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Trips can be taken anywhere on the Peninsula for any trip purpose.
- MEDICAL TRIPS ONLY TO: City of Torrance, City of Hermosa Beach, City of Manhattan Beach, City of San Pedro, City of Lomita, City of Redondo Beach and Harbor City.
- Taxi service is available 24/7.
Please Call (310) 965-5831 and use Reference Account Number 12552 to request a ride.
FREE MEALS FOR OLDER ADULTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
The County of Los Angeles is providing free meals to older adults age 65 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Please call 1-800-510-2020 to request services. Meals are provided either at distribution sites or via home delivery. The County is transitioning to home-delivered meals at most locations. 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 their assigned site. Please see the map showing distribution sites: https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1paBMfsRqsS4r9Px4xiOGYCfxA4-J9y2E&ll=34.03076789104817%2C-118.13568714999201&z=9. For more information please visit: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR0ZScl3FXResLIc2u8k3VqusOPRA3g0IFAAAuo9Sjee-W45db9-p7Ww9Dw.
BLOCK CAPTAIN PROGRAM
The Block Captains are reaching out to the residents within their zone to do wellness checks on older neighbors and residents needing special care. To date, all the wellness checks returned with no further assistance needed. The Block Captains will continue the wellness checks, with the support of the City staff until the LA County Public Health Safer-At-Home Order is lifted.
There are zones without Block Captains. To ensure wellness of the senior population in the areas of the community without Block Captains, Lead Block Captain Arlene and Gene Honbo are looking for temporary captains for coverage. Please call City staff Delia Aranda at (310) 377-1521 if you can serve.
GREAT PLATES DELIVERED: HOME MEALS FOR SENIORS - CORONAVIRUS
May 11, 2020
Governor Newsom’s new program Great Plates is intended to feed the senior community and help local restaurant businesses during COVID-19. Please submit your application and letter of intent to this website: https://covid19.ca.gov/restaurants-deliver-home-meals-for-seniors/. Please keep in mind that this program will be administered by the County, please review their restrictions.
Today, LA County announced it will be offering first-in-the nation meal delivery service starting Monday, May 11th. LA County will provide three home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults & adults over 60 who are high risk as determined by the CDC. This effort aims to assist those in need of home delivered meals and to help get our local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work.
To eligible for this program individuals individuals must meet age requirements, are unable to prepare or obtain meals and are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs.
To see the full list of requirements go to Covid19.ca.gov and to apply, dial 2-1-1.
Restaurants interested in participating in the ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program should fill out an interest form by going to Covid 19.ca.gov.
In the meantime, selection will be based on the following factors:
- ability to meet volume and nutritional standards & prioritize local jobs
- worker retention
- worker health and safety
- standards of equity and fairness in employment practices