Online Recreation Center
As of March 17, 2020, the Community Recreation Center and Adult Recreation Center are closed. We have cancelled all recreation youth, adult older adult and aquatics classes and programs through classes until April 30, 2020.
Community Services staff will remain available during regular business hours. Please call 626-308-2875 or email commsrvinfo@SGCH.org with any questions.
The Community Services Department’s Mission is to creatively enrich the lives of every person in San Gabriel through exceptional programs and services, inviting spaces and community connection. We will continue to deliver on this mission to the best of out ability through these uncharted times. This page has a comprehensive list of resources to enable you to stay active and encourage community connection. Please note that we do not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.
Here are a few ideas for staying active indoors (Disclaimer:Individuals should consult their physician before starting any exercise program or changing their diet to limit risks of injury).
- Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online. Here are just a few:
- For the Kids
Here’s a few ideas (don’t forget your Social Distance rules!).
- Visit a local park - Our parks are free and still open to the public. However, in alignment with the "Safer at Home" order directed by LA County, all playgrounds, basketball courts, handball courts and tennis courts will be closed until further notice.
- Visit a nearby County or State Park - These are all still open as well. However, camping, indoor facilities, and trails may be effected. For additional details and updates on the status of State Parks please click here.
- Walk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside too.
Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day.
- Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for take out or delivery orders. Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Doordash, Ubereats, Grubhub or Postmates and have it brought to you.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleepMake time to unwind.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Exercise your Brain
- Online learning through the San Gabriel Library- You will need a a library card and your pin
- High Quality Online Learning Resources through the San Gabriel Unified School District.
- Freckle- Grade and subject appropriate learning tools.
- Highlights- Kids Magazine
- Seussville- Educational activities and games based on Dr. Seuss books
- Fun Brain - Exercise your brain in a fun and engaging way
- Educational Worksheets and activities
- National Geographic Kids
- PlayWell Teknology Facebook Live- Discover new Lego techniques and projects.
- Scholastic- Learn at home
- Epic!- Digital library for kids 12 & under- Free for the first month and then $7.99 per month
For the Kids (or kids at heart)
- Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems
- San Diego Zoo- Animal Live Cam
- Tour National Parks- Virtual Tours
- J. Paul Getty Museum- Virtual tours and exhibitions
- Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery- Virtual Tours
- Arts and Craft Activities
Be in the Know
Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19.
- City of San Gabriel
- Centers for Disease Control
- LA County Department of Public Health
- State of California
Stay Nourished and Seek Help If Needed
Visit these sites for information on food and other healthy living resources.
- Older Adult Nutrition Program: The City of San Gabriel’s daily older adult nutrition program has transitioned to weekly meal deliveries. The program is available to all persons 60 plus. Meals are delivered on Tuesdays and each participant receives 5 meals, 2 box lunches and 3 frozen meals for them to enjoy at home. Lunch is provided by Intervale Senior Services/ YWCA and supplies may be limited. To make an inquiry about the program please call 626-308-2875.
- Meals on Wheels: Available for residents of the San Gabriel Valley. Meal options include lunch, diner or both. Fees apply. For more information or to register for the service call Macy at 626-256-8187 or visit vcsgv.org/meals-on-wheels.
- YWCA San Gabriel Valley: Services include nutrition programs, mental health, case management and legal services. This organization services the San Gabriel Valley and can be reached at 626-960-2995.
- Sunday Food Pantry: through the San Gabriel Mission Parish: The church will hold a food bank every Sunday starting at 7:00 am until all food is gone. San Gabriel and all surrounding cities are welcome. The parish can be reached at 626-457-3035.
- GoldenTALK Senior Chat Line: This service is a chat and crisis line for Older Adults who are 60 years of age and older. The chat line assists seniors facing social isolation through warm conversations and also provides referrals and works closely with multiple agencies with Los Angeles County in the event of a crisis. For assistance please call 888-604-6533 or click here.
Last updated 4/2/20 at 12:00 pm