Resources for Seniors

***Update: Price Gouging Enforcement

Los Angeles County has approved an urgency ordinance to strengthen protections for County consumers and small businesses, and to eliminate price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies. Effective immediately, the ordinance authorizes the filing of civil actions against price gougers and imposes a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation.

If you've seen examples of price gouging in your community or online, report it to L.A. County's Department of Business and Consumer Affairs (DCBA) counselors.

To file a complaint online visit stoppricegouging.dcba.lacounty.gov. You can also call (800) 593-8222 to speak to one of our consumer counselors directly. ***

On March 15, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom advised that individuals at high risk for serious illness due to COVID-19, including persons over 65 years of age, or have serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, or compromised immune systems, should practice home isolation. For more information, please click here.
 

ROSEMEAD CITY HALL

City Hall will open on Monday, June 1, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for walk-ins and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only. In an effort to protect the health and safety of the public and employees when conducting City business in a public setting, please take the following precautions recommended by the County of Los Angeles and State Public Health Orders:

  • Must wear a face cover, if you do not have one, one will be provided to you;
  • Must practice social distancing by using the floor markers as guidance;
  • Must wear gloves, wash hands or sanitize after touching communal areas; and
  • You will be subject to temperature checks when entering City facilities.

Great Plates Delivered Program

The City of Rosemead is excited to announce that we have been accepted by the State as a Local Administrator for the “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service to provide three nutritious meals per day for seniors. The City will partner with eligible Rosemead restaurants to prepare and deliver meals to at-risk residents in our community. The benefits of the program are twofold, as it will provide economic relief to local businesses while supporting and encouraging seniors to stay healthy while they are at home.

Individuals who wish to receive meals must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 65 or older, or 60-64 and at high-risk as defined by the CDC
  • Lives alone or with one other program-eligible adult
  • Not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs
  • Affirms an inability to prepare or obtain meals

For more information on the Great Plates Delivered program, please click here or contact the City of Rosemead at (626) 569-2169. Please note the program has been extended until August 9, 2020.

Senior Lunch Program 

Senior Lunch Program participants will receive meals that they can take home. Meals are available at Garvey Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will receive two lunches on Mondays (lunch for Monday and Tuesday) and three lunches on Wednesdays (lunch for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lunches are available on a first come first service basis. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at (626) 569-2160.

FREE DELIVERY SERVICE FOR SENIORS

WDACS logoThe Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Office launched a Critical Delivery Service (CDS) program for older adults and individuals with disabilities who can't leave home due to COVID-19. This program will deliver groceries, household items, & other vital necessities. Please click on the Critical Delivery Services (CDS) for more information on how to schedule a delivery.

SENIOR CITIZEN SHOPPING HOURS

Local retailers are offering special shopping hours for senior citizens to make available a less crowded environment for seniors to shop for their essentials. The following stores have special hours:

Big Saver Foods
Medical Professionals: Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.Big Saver Logo

Disabled/Special-Needs: Daily, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Seniors 65 and Over: Daily, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Dollar Tree
Seniors 60 and Over: Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Dollar Tree Logo

Target
Seniors 65 and Over: Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Target Logo
Expectant Mothers: Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Disabled/Special Needs: Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WalmartWalmart Logo
Seniors 60 and Over: Tuesdays, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

OTHER FOOD PROGRAMS AVAILABLE 

Seniors in Rosemead can also access food assistance through the various programs and services available throughout Los Angeles County. The following programs can be accessed: 

Pick-Up

San Gabriel Valley Service Center Emergency Food Assistance Program

Emergency food is available by appointment only at the San Gabriel Valley Service Center. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 575-5431

Link: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Emergency-Food-Assistance-Program_SGVSC.pdf

Los Angeles Food Bank Locator
Food Bank Logo

The Los Angeles Food Bank has different locations throughout Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Food Bank Locator will provide you with the closest location to your home.

Link: https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/ 

Delivery

WDACS Elder Nutrition Program/YWCA of San Gabriel Valley

The Home-Delivered Meals Program is designed specifically for home-bound individuals. The YWCA-SGV is proud to be one of the largest providers of the Elderly Nutrition Program in Los Angeles County.

Link: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/programs/aaa/enp/ 

CalFresh Restaurant Meal Programs

Calfresh LogoThroughout LA County, the Restaurant Meals Program allows current elderly, disabled and homeless CalFresh participants to purchase hot, prepared meals with their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards at approved participating restaurants.

Link: http://dpss.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpss/main/programs-and-services/restaurant-meals/

Safety

The Los Angeles County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites have a wealth of information on what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community. Following is a summary:

What you can do:

  • Go to the grocery store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments but check with your doctor first
  • Outdoor exercise such as going for a walk or bike ride but maintain social distance (six feet apart from others)
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinary, if necessary
  • Deliver necessary supplies to someone
  • Do continue to frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Do use sanitizer with a 60% alcohol level
  • Do clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently touched

What you cannot do:

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by the County Order
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out.
  • Travel to or from a job outside the City, unless to perform essential services
  • Don't shake hands
  • Don't touch your face
  • Don't go to the doctor if you are not sick

OTHER RESOURCES

SoCal Gas Company 

SoCal Gas LogoSoCal gas company has different payment options for residents who are experiencing financing hardship due to COVID-19. Please call 1-800-427-2200 or visit:

Link: https://socalgas.com/coronavirus

Southern California Edison

Edison LogoSouthern California Edison is offering flexible payment plans to customers impacted by COVID-19.

Link: https://www.sce.com/safety/coronavirus

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
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For special assistance including filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties.

Link: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/covid19.htm.htm

State of California Franchise Tax Board

FTB logoFor special tax relief available to California taxpayers affected by COVID-19.

Link: https://www.ftb.ca.gov