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South Pasadena News and Updates

The Senior Center typically serves lunches to seniors at low cost.  However, with restriction on gatherings, it became dangerous to host a sit-down meal. In March the meal service transitioned to doorstep delivery to keep our seniors safe.  We average more than 70 meal deliveries per day and provide frozen meals to carry them over the weekend. This past Friday, happy notes from local children accompanied each meal delivered to a senior, just to brighten their day. To sign up for senior lunch delivery call 626-403-7360, Monday – Friday from 8am to 2pm.

Seniors are our most vulnerable population right now and South Pas has a number of programs to keep them safe and healthy.

The City’s Dial-A-Ride service is also still operating to get seniors to doctor appointments, the pharmacy and other essential needs. As it has become more dangerous to be out, we have seen a drop in the number of transport requests but are still making two or three trips per day for critical needs. For Dial-a-Ride services call 626-403-7368, Monday – Friday from 8am to 2pm.

To make sure the seniors are getting what they need without going out, a local group of volunteers has organized grocery delivery services. They are running more than a dozen trips per day to allow seniors to stay home. For volunteer delivery services call 888-863-7411 or 626-221-5111.

Staff is also making sure seniors stay healthy while they’re home by providing online courses in functional fitness, and yoga/meditation, as well as other online programs. For additional entertainment we’ve also added links to a variety of live nature cameras and virtual museum tours. To view these activities click here.

And finally, staff from the Senior Center and volunteers on the Senior Commission are calling our senior residents at least weekly to check on them, connect them with services they may need, and perhaps most importantly, just to chat. Only in small towns can cities provide that kind of service.


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