FOOD & NUTRITION
Food and Nutrition services offer support for older adults who may be experiencing food insecurity. These resources provide information as to where older adults and dependent adults may qualify to access health-conscious meals, financial subsidies for food, and other nutrition programs.
Free meals are provided for older adults (60 years old or older) at local senior and community centers to improve and maintain the physical and social well-being of mobile older adults. Due to the public health closures, we are currently not operating dine-in operations at Congregate meal sites and the program is currently closed at this time. Please call (800) 510-2020 to be added to a waitlist.
Through the LA County Department of Public Social Services, older adults may be eligible for financial assistance to purchase food.
LA County’s Community and Senior Centers offer access to food and other necessities for older adults and families experiencing food insecurity.
Pre-fixed and boxed food are distributed to older adults through LA County’s Community and Senior Centers.
The Home-Delivered Meals Program is designed specifically for home-bound individuals who are 60 years old and over. This valuable program not only delivers a nutritious meal on a daily basis, but also serves as a mechanism to check up on the client, thereby providing an additional safety inspection and furthering the ability for him or her to remain home. Although the Home-Delivered Meals Program does not require participants to pay for meals, a donation ranging between $1.75 – $3.00 per meal is appreciated.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AND GUIDANCE
This program provides free diet and nutrition seminars designed to improve the knowledge, behaviors, and environment of culturally diverse low-income older adults who frequent Congregate Meal sites. The program also encourages active lifestyles and healthy food choices within a limited budget. Due to the public health crisis, we are currently operating this program virtually only.
For further inquiries about CalFresh Healthy Living, please call us at (800) 510-2020
The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of programming for older adults available in LA County Parks, including Healthy Senior Meal Programs, outdoor activities, and senior clubs.