A new resource map intended to help people pick up meals on behalf of people 65 and older was launched by the Los Angeles Department of Aging this week. Department officials said that while all 85 congregate meal sites operated by the city of Los Angeles have been closed amid the coronavirus, the city and its community partners are still distributing packaged and frozen meals to older adults who are enrolled in the city's meal program.
Officials say family members, friends or caregivers under the age of 65 can still pick up products for those enrolled in the program at meal sites. The map will be updated as needed, department officials said.
You can see the map below, or click here to visit it.
Seniors who are not currently enrolled in the meal program can call the department and sign up at (213) 482-7252 to enroll. The line is open 8 a.m. to 5 pm. every Monday through Friday.
Those seniors who already receive regular home meal delivery will not see their services interrupted, the department added.
Other resources are available for seniors through the Department of Aging, including social programs that will help people interact during the pandemic, as well as mental health resources.
COVID-19 testing is also available in the city of Los Angeles for residents 65 and older, those who are experiencing symptoms of the virus, or for those who have underlying health issues.
You can make an appointment to get tested for the coronavirus by visiting coronavirus.lacity.org/testing, or call the Mayor's Help Desk at (213) 978-1028 for help.