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City of West Hollywood Update: Resources for Older Adults

Post Date:March 24, 2020 9:42 AM

Community Resource - COVID19The City of West Hollywood is making every effort to respond to community needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and Safer at Home Los Angeles County Order. The City of West Hollywood provides many community resources for older adult community members to access services. This information is subject to change as the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency evolves.

A link to complete information is available on the City of West Hollywood’s website atwww.weho.org/coronavirus by clicking Older Adult Resources. Questions about senior services may be directed to the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510.

The following community organizations provide social services available to older adults in West Hollywood:

  • Los Angeles LGBT Center – Senior Services
    • For current clients, case management services continue to be provided by telephone and grab-and-go bagged lunches are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For services, call (323) 860-5830.
  • Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) Buildings (Kings Road, Palm Avenue and West Knoll)
    • The Jewish Family Services case manager will be assisting residents via telephone. For services, call (818) 299-1408.
  • Jewish Family Services – West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center
    • Case management, mental health support and Telecheck services continue to be provided by telephone. For services, call (323) 851-8202.
  • Jewish Family Services – Nutrition Program (including all congregate meal sites)
    • A 5-day supply of frozen lunches will be delivered each week to regular meal site participants. For those in need of delivered meals, please call (323) 937-5843 for availability
  • Jewish Family Services – SOVA 
    • Pre-packed bags of food will continue to be offered to clients. For services, hours and information to pick up food, call (818) 988-7682.

Additional social service information is available at www.weho.org/socialservices.

The following grocery and retail outlets provide hours and accommodations for older adults:

  • Gelson’s
    • 8330 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
    • 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for those 65 and older
    • (323) 656-5580
  • Ralphs
    • 1233 N. La Brea Ave., West Hollywood
    • This location has signs posted asking shoppers to allow older adults to go in first.
    • Please call (323) 876-8790 for updated information.
  • Target 
    • 7100 Santa Monica Boulevard at La Brea Boulevard in West Hollywood.
    • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays for older adults and those with underlying health conditions.
    • For more information, please call (323) 603-0004.
  • Trader Joe’s
    • 8611 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood and 7310 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
    • From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. there is a dedicated check-out line for older adults.

  • Whole Foods 
    • 7871 Santa Monica Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood
    • From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for seniors 60 and older, and those who are pregnant.
    • For more information, please call (323) 848-4200.
  • Smart and Final
    • 1041 N. Fuller Avenue, West Hollywood
    • 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. For older adults and people with disabilities.
    • For more information, please call (323) 876-0421.
  • Yummy Neighborhood Market
    • 7141 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
    • Online ordering for grocery pick up and delivery; daily hours vary, check website at www.yummy.com

  • Erewhon
    • 7660 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles
    • 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. for older adults and those who are immune compromised.
    • For more information, please call (323) 937-0777.

 

Transit Service: Updates and details about the bus pass program for senior and disabled residents, Dial-A-Ride/TLC, WeHo On-Call Transportation, and Cityline are available at www.weho.org/transit.

 

Limited Rental Assistance is offered by the following community organizations:

  • Alliance for Housing & Healing (323) 656-1107
    • Provides financial assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS to pay for rent, utilities and pharmaceuticals. The Alliance for Housing and Healing Aging in Place Program provides supplemental rental assistance to all older adults residing in the City of West Hollywood who are experiencing a rent burden.
  • National Council of Jewish Women (323) 852-7036
    • Provides non-sectarian and non-gender specific rental assistance to West Hollywood residents.

 

The City of West Hollywood continues to urge community members to follow the LA County Department of Public Health’s Safer at Home Order, which went into effect Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The Order will remain in effect until April 19, 2020, and may be extended. The Order was issued concurrently with orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom calling upon all individuals living in the State of California to stay home in order to reduce transmission of coronavirus.

West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and is suspending all in-person transactions. All public City buildings and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.

The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available atwww.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.

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For notifications by email, subscribe to the City’s E-Notifications at www.weho.org/email. Visit the City’s event and meetings calendar at www.weho.org/calendar and news archive at www.weho.org/news.

For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please contact the LA County Department of Public Health Chief Communications Officer, Carl A. Kemp, at (213) 240-8144 or media@ph.lacounty.gov.

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or slunn@weho.org.

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