Senior Social Services

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Senior Assisted Living Services

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.

Geriatric Aide Program - This program is designed to provide limited domestic assistance and/or personal care to frail and homebound seniors. Typical services include light housekeeping, dish washing, vacuuming, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, limited bed bath, feeding, dressing, letter writing, reading and friendly visits. We are currenlty NOT taking new referrals for this program.

Respite Care - Provides relief to caregivers who are meeting the daily needs of a senior family member or friend. These services include: Respite Companions, Social Day Care, Adult Day Health, Homemaker, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care.  This program is currently on hold - but other referrals can be provided.

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.

Contact us 310-952-1775 or 310-835-0212 ext. 1471 or e-mail Amanda Valorosi

 

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2nd Wednesday of month

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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.


SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORY GENERAL INFORMATION

HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL INFO:
2-1-1: (213) 380-1800
Area Agency on Aging:
(213) 738-4004
Elder Abuse Hotline:
(800) 992-1660
Mental Health Information:
(800) 854-7771

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

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


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
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 x1489

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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