Coronavirus Seniors Resources
Please bookmark this webpage which contains important contact information and resources you may need during the current coronavirus crisis. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to call my office at: (818) 376-4246.
Stay safe and healthy,
Chair, Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care
Basic Information and Daily Updates! Statewide Resource Site with Up-to-Date Information: Visit https://covid19.ca.gov/
If You Need to Get Tested:
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), is providing free COVID-19 testing to Los Angeles County residents.
For the general public, testing is currently available only for people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can now book a same day or next day appointment.
Visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs or call 213-978-1028.
Know Your Rights as a Renter and Homeowner:
California Eviction Moratorium & Mortgage Relief: Visit https://covid19.ca.gov/get-financial-help/ and if you have further questions call our office at 818-376-4246.
The Restaurants Deliver Home Meals for Seniors Program
California is working with our local and federal partners to ensure vulnerable people have consistent access to nutritious meals while staying safe at home and also put small businesses back to work. The LA Department of Aging is ready to enroll seniors and restaurants on their website: https://aging.lacity.org/seniormeals. For food resources, including free grocery delivery please go to: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/food/
Physically Isolate but Stay Connected:
Social Bridging Project: The Social Bridging Project will mobilize more than 1,000 callers to proactively reach out to older Californians who are isolating at home. The project will combat social isolation through direct, one-on-one communication with older Californians.
Friendship Line California: 1-888-670-1360
California is expanding Friendship Line California to support lonely and isolated older Californians across the state. Friendship Line California is toll-free and available to provide emotional support to older Californians facing loneliness, isolation and anxiety.