Older Adult Programs & Resources

Food Resources

Visit these sites for information on meal and other essential needs delivery services. 

  1. Older Adult Nutrition Program: The City of San Gabriel’s daily older adult nutrition program has transitioned to weekly meal pick-ups. The program is available to all persons 60 plus. Meals are available for pick-up on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each participant receives 5 meals for them to enjoy at home. The Tuesday meals are provided by Intervale Senior Services/ YWCA and supplies may be limited. To make an inquiry about the program please call 626-308-2875. 
  2. 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.  
  3. 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.
  4. Los Angeles Regional Food Bank: In response to COVID-19, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has implemented a temporary free home delivery service of food packages.  Please contact them to arrange this delivery by verifying your  address & phone number with their staff. (323) 234 - 3030 Ext 170  |  CSFP@lafoodbank.org.

Health Resources

  1. 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.
  2. 211 LA County: The phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. 211 LA County (or 211 LA) is the hub for community members and community organizations looking for all types of health, human, and social services in Los Angeles County. If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.
  3. 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.

Transportation Services

  1. WDACS New Freedom Taxicab Services Program: This provides taxicab services to eligible clients. Clients will be able to reserve taxicab services with the assistance of a Mobility Manager. Those who meet the program eligibility criteria may use taxicab services for their transportation needs, such as medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking, or life enriching activities, within the specified monthly allowance. Clients can take a maximum of four, one-way trips totaling 40 miles each month at no cost to the participant.  All rides must originate and end in Los Angeles County.
  2. WDACS New Freedom Volunteer Driver Mileage Reimbursement Program: This program provides mileage reimbursements for volunteer drivers that eligible clients recruit for themselves.  Volunteer drivers provide transportation to the eligible client when no other transportation services exist or when the individual is too frail, ill, or unable to use public transportation for other reasons.
  • Upon establishing that the client is eligible for services, the County Mobility Manager will set guidelines and mileage reimbursement limits for each trip approved for the client.  Eligible clients are responsible for recruiting their personal volunteer to provide the approved transportation services.  The volunteer driver will provide the transportation to client (using their own vehicle) with a flexible schedule that works for both driver and client.  The client will receive mileage reimbursement for the approved trips on a monthly basis and is then responsible for reimbursing the volunteer driver for the trips provided.
  • The programs are available to the general public; however, client eligibility and priorities of service have been implemented to ensure service is provided to those who are most in need.
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