Senior Social Services

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Senior Services

Senior Information & Resource Fair
Wednesday, 8/7/2024, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Carson Event Center

Senior Share: A Storytelling Group
FREE, Wednesdays, 2:00 PM
RSVP Required. Please contact Amanda Valorosi. at (310) 952-1782, ext. 1471.

Support Groups

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 the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
RSVP Required. Please contact Ilene Renteria (310) 952-1782, ext. 1476.
Click here for the program flyer.

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 from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and drop in from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Click here for the program flyer.

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 Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. For more information, contact Fariba M. at (310) 830-7600, ext. 1753.

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. Meals on Wheels are also available. For more information, please contact Kimberly Cortado at (310) 835-0212, ext. 1487

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 staff can assit with questions about elder care, suggest solutions, mail information and make referrals when appropriate. We have the most current information on services for seniors. Our staff will follow up to find out if further assistance is needed. For more information call (310) 952-1782, ext. 1471 or 1476 .

Senior Information and Resource Fairs A senior-focused, quarterly event bringing information and resources from the community all into one convenient place. Come speak with local vendors and community organizations about the latest resources and services available. This open-air event includes a variety of representatives from community partners, and various city departments providing all of the up-to-date resources you need for yourself or your family members. All are welcome, no RSVP is necessary. Please call for details regarding upcoming resource fair dates.
Interested vendors can email their request to  and .

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.” We are currently looking for volunteers and participants.


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

For more information:
Amanda Valorosi,
at (310) 835-0212, ext. 1471 or
Ilene Renteria,
at (310) 952-1782, ext. 1476


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

Long Beach Memorial:
(562) 933-0913

Meals on Wheels/YMCA:
(310) 835-0212 x1487
Food Bank Info Line:
(800) 839-6993
Food Stamps DPSS Compton:
(310) 603-8411

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

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

In Home Support Services Intake Hotline:
(888) 944-4477
In Home Support Services Helpline:
(877) 481-1044
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)


(800) 824-0780
(800) 952-5294
Social Security Administration SSI/SSDI:
(800) 772-1213

Bet Tzedek Legal Services:
(323) 939-0506

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

LA County Access:
(800) 827-0829
(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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