Information and Referral

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Youth Commission - 7 p.m.
2nd Wednesday of month

Veterans Affairs - 6 p.m.
3rd Monday of month

Parks & Recreation - 6:30 p.m.
Last Thursday of month

Sr. Citizen Advisory Commission -
 4 p.m.
2nd Monday of month

Community Civic Engagement Board - 6:30 p.m.
2nd Monday as needed

Cultural Arts Commission
1st Wednesday - 6 p.m.

The Spotlight

Programs at a Glance

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORY GENERAL INFORMATION

Health and Human Services General Information:
2-1-1 AARP: (213) 380-1800
Area Agency on Aging: (213) 738-4004
Elder Abuse Hotline: (800) 992-1660

Mental Health Information:
(800) 854-7771

Nursing Home Information:
(800) 427-8700

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS EARS
Long Beach Memorial: (562) 933-0913

FOOD AND MEALS
Meals on Wheels/YMCA:
(310) 835-0212 x1487

Food Bank Info Line: (800) 839-6993
Food Stamps DPSS Compton:
(310) 603-8411

HEALTH AND MEDICAL
L.A. County Rancho Los Amigos Geriatrics: (562) 401-8130
South Bay Mental Health Clinic:
(323) 241-6730

HOUSING HUD: (800) 955-2232
Westside Center for Independent Living: (310) 390-3611

IN HOME SERVICES
In Home Support Services Intake Hotline: (888) 944-4477
In Home Support Services Helpline: (877) 481-1044

INSURANCE BENEFITS AND RESOURCES HICAP: (800) 824-0780 Medi-Cal: (800) 952-5294 Social Security Administration SSI/SSDI: (800) 772-1213

LEGAL ASSISTANCE Bet Tzedek Legal Services: (323) 939-0506

SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous: (310) 618-1180
Alzheimer’s Association: (323) 938-3370
Clutter Support Group: (310) 212-0917

VITAS Bereavement Support Group:
(310) 324-2273

Wellness Community Cancer Support:
(310) 376-3550

TRANSPORTATION Access:
(800) 827-0829

Dial-A-Ride: (310) 835-0212 x1489

Information and Referral

For many families, a phone call to social services is their first introduction to the sometimes bewildering network of programs and services for seniors. Our information and referral specialist can answer questions about elder care, suggest solutions, mail information and make referrals when appropriate. We have the most current information on services for seniors. Our information and referral specialist will follow up to find out if further assistance is needed. For more information call (310) 952-1775 .

Telephone Reassurance - The Telephone Reassurance Program is a calling service to seniors who are homebound or shut-in. Telephone reassurance is an ideal program for those convalescing and/or wishing to remain in contact with a “friendly voice.”

Free Tax Assistance - February through April 15th, trained AARP volunteers will help low and middle-income persons, with special attention given to persons age 60 and older in preparing their income tax returns. Tax preparers will do the following: wages, interest, dividends, stock sales, sale of house, pensions, IRAs, annuities, Social Security calculations and low income self-employment. They do not do rentals, business/high income self-employment, mutual funds, foreign investments or partnerships. This services is by apointment only. This program needs volunteers once a week to help prepare taxes. If you would like to volunteer, call the Social Services office for more information at (310) 952-1775 .

Food Stamp/Medical Applications - A representataive from the Los Angeles County Public Social Services is here the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. to help fill out applications for Medi-Cal and Food Stamps. No appointment needed, walk-ins welcome, first come first-served.

Medicare Counseling - A qualified HICAP counselor will be here twice a month to answer questions you may have about Medicare. There is no cost, but you must make an appointment in advance. For appointments please call (310) 952-1775.

Financial Counselor - A volunteer financial counselor is here most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help you with any financial questions you may have, including retirement planning. By appointment only.

Equipment Loan Program -The Social Services office has walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, and canes available for loan. Contact Senior Social Services at (310) 835-0212 ext. 1480 for more information. Please keep us in mind if you have a wheelchair or any health equipment you are no longer using and/or if you know someone who would like to donate one.

 

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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