As the coronavirus crisis has seen a larger impact on seniors the City has worked to create and provide services for older Long Beach residents who may be in need.
Of the 18 deaths attributed to COVID-19 thus far, 13 are associated with cases in long-term care facilities. Twelve of the fatalities were over 70 years of age and every fatality had an underlying health condition.
Older adults self-quarantined in their homes may face unique challenges to meet their physical, social and emotional needs. To meet these needs, numerous organizations are providing the following services:
Older Adult Resource Line
Operated by the Long Beach Health Department every week day, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Provides resources for food delivery, home supplies, prescription delivery services, utility restoration and mental health resources.
Call 562-570-INFO and select option 5.
Meals on Wheels is providing fresh hot dinners and cold lunches, and is also currently recruiting additional volunteers to support these services. Call 562-439-5000 and select option 0 or visit their website at mowlb.org/.
Salvation Army operates a food pantry and delivers food boxes to older adults in quarantine as well as families with restrictions. Call 562-247-3528 for more information.
World Central Kitchen (WCK) is partnering with local businesses to provide nourishing meals for care facilities for older adults. WCK is funding local restaurants to cook the meals and is partnering with local UPS franchises to deliver them. Meals are currently being provided to the below care facilities. For more information, visit WCK.org.
Park Pacific Tower
Little Sisters of the Poor (San Pedro)
Senior Arts Colony
Local nonprofits make meals available for pickup at several locations in Long Beach. Call the Older Adult Resource Line at 562-570-INFO and select option 5 to learn more about food distribution points in Long Beach.
I realize things are changing rapidly and new information and updates are coming out all the time. But, I want to assure you that my office and my team are
at your service and will
continue to provide any and all assistance we can from both our office at City Hall as well as our Field Office at 340 Nieto Avenue. Please reach out to our office any time as our focus will continue to be providing effective information and responsive assistance for any request.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact my office at (562)570-6300 or by email at email@example.com.