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LOCATING A PROFESSIONAL SENIOR ADVOCATE
MAPS Charities works with scores of agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Their Professional Senior Advocates (PSAs), include social workers, senior care managers, physicians and discharge planners.
If you are senior or know of a senior in need who might benefit from a MAPS Charities grant, please contact your local senior center to refer you to a Professional Senior Advocate.
Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks/Senior Citizen Centers List of Senior citizen Centers on Los Angeles County 213-202-2700
Los Angeles Department of Aging Map of Multipurpose Senior Centers and Dining Centers
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging Multipurpose Senior Centers List of Senior Centers and services provided in the city of Los Angeles 213-482-7252 or 800-510-2020
Los Angeles LGBT Senior Center Assistance or referral for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender seniors
Many organizations in Los Angeles offer food programs. Here is a list of the organizations and services provided.
Workforce Development Aging & Community Services 800-510-2020
Including: Elderly Nutrition Program Delivery of food to homebound individuals, including safety checks and Emergency Food Assistance Program meal sites
Department of Public Social Services/Homeless Services Offering shelter and other programs 866-613-3777
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Partnering with the city and county of Los Angeles including rehousing
Los Angeles County Development Authority Information about affordable housing/Section 8
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Resources to assist in housing
California Public Utilities Commission/Income Qualified Assistance Resources and referrals to city, county and statewide programs available to those on a low income 800-649-7570
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Department of Mental Health/Genesis Program, Prevention and Early Intervention Los Angeles County services, intervention and support programs for seniors 800-854-7771
Health insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Free information and counseling about Medicare from California Health Advocates 800-434-0222
Los Angeles County Department of Social Services/Senior Health Programs Serving seniors and people with disabilities with healthcare benefits 866-613-3777
Los Angeles City Durable Medical Equipment Program Wheelchairs, canes, rollators and other medical equipment loaned free of charge 213-202-2764
CityRide Discounted rides throughout Los Angeles for those on a limited income. Program operates quarterly and riders must apply.
Resource Guide for Elder Justice Guide containing information about senior abuse, how to identify and how to get help
SCAMS AND FRAUDS
The following organizations provide helpful information and resources for fraud prevention and checking for authenticity of phone calls, emails or in-person contacts.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Fraud Watch Network Providing information on current scams, fraud prevention resources in addition to a Fraud Helpline: 877-908-3360
Snopes Fact checking site for misinformation, rumors, etc.
U.S. Government Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tools to assist older adults to protect against fraud, including financial security 855-411-2372
Federal Trade Commission Report fraud, scams and shady business practices
Internet Crime Complaint Center Information regarding fraud that occurs online; ability to report incidents
California Department of Aging Services including meals, classes, applying for healthcare, transportation, Adult Day Care Centers, reporting abuse and housing.
Medicare Questions: 800-434-0222
California Aging and Adult Information Line: 800-510-2020
California Department of Social Services Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) providing monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for SSI/SSP solely due to their immigrant status.
Jewish Free Loan Association offering interest-free loans with no fees on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial channels 323-761-8830
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging & Community Services Various resources and support services for seniors and their families
Los Angeles Department of Aging Program and Service Provider Directory Printable Directory of Senior Center and Services per area in the city of Los Angeles
Encino Chamber of Commerce: San Fernando Senior Service Directory Printable directory listing community resources and support services for seniors
City of Burbank Senior Resource Guide Printable directory listing discounts and services available to seniors