Senior Social Services

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Senior Assisted Living Services

Braille Institute's Community Outreach Program
Are you experiencing LOW VISION? We can help you!
Braille Institute will be offering 4 FREE Life Enrichment Classes for those who are experiencing difficulty with daily living tasks due to low vision and had been diagnosed with an eye disease.

  • Understanding Vision Loss and the emotional impact
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Navigating around your home/community & home safety techniques
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Business of living... You and your home!
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Staying Connected!
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Click here for Class Details.

Diabetes Workshop
Location: Carson Community Center
Instructor: Curtis Johnson
Days/Times: Monday, 10 AM - 12 PM
Fee: Free
Ages: 18+
Join our workshop that encourages lifestyle changes while learning about your diabetes and the way it affects your health. Enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more energetic lifestyle by signing up today!


ALS Support Group - For family members or those with a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)
http://www.alsa.org/
Carson Support Group, 3rd Friday of Each Month
Carson Community Center

Medi-Cal and Food Stamp Walk-in Clinic - A representative from Los Angeles County Public Social Services takes individuals on a first come first serve basis twice a month to assist in completing applications as well as to answer any questions you may have. The representative is in the Human Services office on the first Tuesday, and third Thursday of every month between the hours of 9:30a.m.-12:00p.m. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome.

Caregiver Support Group - This group is open to anyone taking care of a family member or friend, it is not directed at professional caregivers. The group meets at the Juanita Millender McDonald Community Center at Carson on Tuesdays at 11:30am-12:30pm.

Case Management & Home Services – To help seniors remain independent and in their own homes, a coordinator meets with them to assess their needs, determine eligibility for services and develop a care plan. This is done during a home visit, which takes approximately an hour. The coordinator gathers information concerning an applicant’s health, medications, tasks the senior needs, income and any other concerns that may arise during the visit. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the assessment and planning of services. Coordinators authorize services based on the individual needs of each senior or refer them to other community agencies. Programs have a waiting list, but proper referrals will be made.

Financial Counseling - A financial counselor offers counseling in the areas of financial, retirement and long-term care planning. This program is available Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

Bereavement Support Group - This unique group is offered to adults of all ages who are experiencing grief following the death of a loved one. The group meets on a need be basis for 11-week ongoing sessions on Wednesdays at 10 AM throughout the year.

Housing Rights Clinic - This program is designed to actively support and promote fair housing through education and advocacy to allow individuals the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income, or other characteristics protected by law. Clinics are held the 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Nutrition Program - The program operates Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. through the Carson/Torrance YMCA. This program serves a variety of healthy, hot and nutritious lunches. Guests enjoy a meal as well as warm conversation and fellowship. A donation is $2.25 for seniors and $3.25 for non-seniors per meal and is suggested for people 60 years or older. There is a cost for home delivered meals, and a waitlist in some areas. Please call the YMCA directly for more information (310) 835-0212 x 1487.

Food Bank - The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank invites seniors 60 years of age or older to participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Qualifying seniors receive a free food kit once a month.

Intergenerational Program - We are always looking for senior citizens to participate in our Intergeneration program. The program is a collaboration between the older adults of our community and Rancho Dominguez Preparatory Academy students. We conduct an 8 week program each semester where individuals are paired up on a weekly basis to learn from one another in an attempt to build bonds and bridge the gap between generations. We ask for a commitment of one hour, one afternoon a week. For more information regarding the spring semester please call, Amanda Valorosi (310)835-0212 x1471

 

LOCATION
Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center
801 E Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745

CONTACT
For more information:
Amanda Valorosi, AValoros@carson.ca.us
Senior Assisted Living Coordinator
(310) 835-0212 x1471

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
Protective Services Report

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
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)


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
LA County Access:
(800) 827-0829
Dial-A-Ride:
(310) 835-0212

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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