Fall 2018

heartofida

Vol. 2, Issue 1 | FALL 2018 | FREE

AGEWELL

Older Adults • Families • Caregivers

Long Beach

magazine

SENIOR SERVICE PROVIDERS – PROUDLY

SERVING THE LONG BEACH COMMUNITY

Fall Prevention

Health | Ageism | Classes | Libraries

Recreation | Resources | More

Are you at risk? Take our survey in English

and Spanish on pages 45 - 46.


It all states with one call: 866-421-1964

The help you need:

Independence

at Home

Spotlight on Mercedes | 3

Mercedes Perezchica

Ida’s Walkers Program | 6

Highlight on LGBTQ Center | 7

Dominique Hernandez

Starting all Over Again: Women

Approaching Retirement

Dr. Gretchen Swanson

| 8

Helplines & Hotlines | 18

Libraries | 19-20

Senior Centers | 21-22

Classess | 23-26

Know Your Fall Risk | 45-46

AGEWELL

Long Beach

magazine

Older Adults

Families • Caregivers

Contents

33 | Caregiver Support

47 | City Government

17 | Elder Abuse

30 | Food Assistance / Food

Banks

37 | Fraud Help & Prevention

31 | In-Home Resources

34 | Health Care Resources

42 | Hearing Assistance

32 | Hospitals/Urgent Care

39 | Housing

44 | Legal & Taxes

44 | Long Beach City Numbers

42 | Low Vision

31 | Medical Equipment

36 | Medicare/Health Care

33 | Mental Health

43 | Mortuaries & Cemeteries

38 | Transportation

39 | Utilities

40 | Volunteer & Advocacy

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Mercedes Perezchica

When Heart of Ida heard of an Aging

Services position in the City of Long

Beach, we were anxious to find out

about the woman leading the charge.

Here is a brief interview with Mercedes

Perezchica.

Title:

Aging Services Program

Manager in the City of Long Beach,

Department of Health & Human

Services

SPOTLIGHT

Responsibilities:

I am responsible for managing

and supervising the Long Beach

Healthy Aging Center and convening

an Age-Friendly Consortium

Steering Committee that

will bring together City.

Departments, local area agencies

and advocates serving older

adults to identify strategies for

strengthening and coordinating

older adult services in the City.

The LB Health Aging Center (located

at the Long Beach

Senior Center) provides information

on different health and social

service programs for both older

adults and caregivers throughout

the City, assesses older adult

needs and interests and provides

navigation support to help connect

them to appropriate services/

program and offers care coordination.

Starting this Summer and Fall

2018, Age-Friendly Consortium

Steering partners will work to

Executive

Director’s Note

According to City of Long

Beach Gap Analysis,”...one

quater of the Long Beach

population is over 50 years

old and 9% is over 55 years

old, which forcasts a dynamic increase

in the need for senior services in the

areas of housing, transportation, safety,

health, and quality of life.” We are

happy to introduce you to the new

Long Beach Aging Services Program

Manager, Mercedes P. (page 3). Mercedes

talks about her position and

how her position and how her department

is working to address the aging

population in Long Beach.

Editor’s Note

It has been my pleasure

to work along side Dina

Berg on the Summer 2018

AgeWell Long Beach

Magazine. As we bring attention for

Fall Prevention, older adults and

caregivers will have information on

resources that are provided throughout

our city. Let’s continue to inform

others!

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Fall 2018 | Vol. 2, Issue 1

Publisher

Founder/Executive Director

Dina Berg, MPA

Founder/Volunteer

Keri Reich

Editor

Ginely Herrera

Contributing Writers

Dr. Gretchen Swanson, DPT, MPH

Spotlight

Mercedes Perezchica

Dominique Hernandez

Did we miss something

or make a mistake,

questions or comments?

Need help finding

services or resources?

We’d like to hear from you!

Contact Heart of Ida

(562) 570-3548

heartofida@gmail.com

www.HeartofIda.org

Content in this issue was

updated in June/Aug 2017.

Changes may occur, please

call ahead.

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Long Beach Health Aging Center

identify and recommend strategies

for making the City of Long Beach

a livable community that promotes

the health and wellbeing of older

adults and residents of all ages.

In the next two decades, the number

of adults’ ages 65 and older

will increase from 15% to 22%

nationally. In fact, the year 2035

will mark the first time in U.S.

history that older adults will outnumber

children. It is the vision

that both the LB Healthy Aging

Center and Age-Friendly Consortium

partners will work together

to better plan and prepare for the

growing aging population through

innovative strategies that promote

improved outcomes and build

communities that are committed

to giving residents of all ages the

opportunity to live rewarding, productive,

and safe lives.

What do you hope to accomplish:

Through my work I hope to engage

different people, highlight

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older adults’ diverse interests,

needs and contributions and help

inform a more balanced discussion

around aging and

older adults. There is currently such

a negative and narrow view of aging

in America.

However, there are other cities in

the US and Countries that have adopted

an age-friendly mindset and

have implemented local

initiatives to better engage

and build on the assets

and contributions of all its

residents. As more Long Beach

residents live longer lives, the city

will grow in its resources—with

more residents with stronger buying

power, career expertise, lived

experience, and diverse skills and

interests, wisdom and experience.

We will draw upon successful age

friendly projects that could be replicated

in Long Beach.

Mercedes Perezchica,

Aging Services Program Manager

Health and Human Services

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Highlight

Starting (All Over) Again:

Women approaching retirement

What is your name and title?

Dominique Hernandez

Senior Service Coordinator

What are your primary responsibilities?

Dominique Hernandez

Senior program development, senior support through connection

to resources, Center social events and needs assessment.

Tell us about your programs:

Our regular monthly events are LezChat (2nd Sat of month

10:00 a.m.- 12;00 p.m.) , EncoreMen (3rd Sat of month 10:00

a.m.- 12;00 p.m.) other events vary - Alzheimer’s Awareness

training sessions, Legal information session clinics, social

events such as bingo and potlucks, discount tickets to Qfilms,

Free STI testing, yearly health fairs, mental health counseling

based on financial sliding scale, Free cyber center and LGBTQ

library. Starting October 9th we will have a

new drop in space - Coffee Talk - 12:00 p.m.

- 1:00 p.m. free snacks will be provided.

If someone wants more information they can email

me at - dhernandez@centerlb.org or call at

(562)434-4455 ext 239.

Gretchen Swanson and her mother Gladys

Hooks, taken in 1980’s for a professional

magazine article about two generations of

physical therapists.

My mother stayed at home while

we were growing up. We lived in

the country and while my dad was

in town 15 miles away, my mom

made meals, cleaned the house

and ran a family of six kids. She

was active in clubs, pursued her

interests, and helped my dad at his

office once we were all in school.

Then, at 60, she went back to work

– although of course she had been

working all along.

We, as women, are certain of one

thing: Our work is never done –

whether that means taking care

of our families and households,

safeguarding our income, starting

or resuming careers, and serving

our communities. Yet there is

much we can’t be certain of. We

hope that we might wake up to

less responsibility, or that others

will come forward. But as we look

around, especially to women just

older than ourselves, we see the

signs of working in retirement.

What is a poor woman to do?

Well, the research is either old,

from the 1990s, or disheartening.

The National Council on Aging

released its “Senior Debt Facts”

in 2015. We are retiring with a

load of red ink. At the same time,

housing and medical care costs are

skyrocketing. This is not intended

to be a message of despair, but of

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the need for resilience. Realizing

we are all at risk for significant

financial change is a key step.

Just like the overnight success that

took 20 years, a woman wakes up

to an economic fallout of aging.

We suspected that men entered

retirement differently, but there are

so many other differences. How

we look at ourselves and what

steps make sense, including the return

to work shapes the transition

to retirement.

First, our collective shift toward

reduced income should not come

as a surprise. We aren’t retiring

like our parents. For those approaching

retirement, born in 1955

or earlier, we know our expenses

are the same or will increase and

that our income is capped at best.

That rub, where expenses change

but income doesn’t, may mean that

someone in the household continues

to work longer than expected.

Or, like my mom, returns after a

25-year break.

That’s right, you don’t work, and

life just got more expensive. Not

immediately but slowly and surely.

Society might imagine that someone

will take care of you. In fact,

you’ll most likely outlive your

male spouse and use your physical

energy and financial resources for

him. If you’re not in a traditional

relationship, or not in a relationship

at all, you may also need to

plan to be the CEO and workforce

of your household.

But let’s back up. As women, what

we don’t know is how our retirement

might play out.

Women in retirement

Look back to when you started

working. It may have been as a

fill-in or involved situations that

required you to be between-jobs

because of child care, moving or

some other household need. If

your work history was filled with

starts and stops, planning for retirement

might have been on and

off, as well.

Let’s get some figures down on

paper. The median household in

Long Beach is about $55,000. If

you are a woman who has been

working most of her adult life,

here are some considerations as

you grow older in Long Beach.

The average salary for men

is $68,721. For women, it is

$54,710. Not only do we make

less, but fewer dollars are reserved

for Social Security or other

post-work pension funds. Double

whammy. But it is worse than

that.

Many women who were born in

the mid-1950s had intermittent

work histories (by choice or otherwise)

that limited salary growth,

affected continuation of vested

savings funds and resulted in

patchy skills for their résumé.

Just think of a single senior getting

$14,400 a year in Social Security

and taking care of a couple

of grandchildren or a relative who

needs care. Clearly, the federal

government hasn’t looked at the

“for rent” signs lately. A one-bedroom

for $1,200 is a steal. Taking

out that pencil and licking the

lead, a household living on Social

Security and other modest sources

of income is a recipe for homelessness.

When it’s more than dollars and

sense

Unshackled by work? The myth of

a carefree retirement is so last century!

You may be feeling a little lost

and unsure. How we are feeling is

in large part based on our attitude.

A positive attitude is more than just

having enough money. Attitude

adjustment improves when you find

reward in other parts to your life.

And the research supports this.

Studies suggest that having adequate

funds is important, but other

factors such as “having to retire”

or the state of being in poor health

make for a difficult retirement.

Having a change in your marital

relationship is also a precursor to

poorer well-being.

Major upheavals can occur any

time in life, but there maybe big

changes just about the time you

transition to retirement. Predictably

there may be the need to move or

adapt to a change in the household

such as a grandchild going to college

or an adult child moving out of

the area for work.

So, there is little to support the

carefree retirement myth. Rather we

need to bolster our readiness, have

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options and, of course, some financial

flexibility. Money isn’t

everything, but it helps. You may

need more money whether there

is a change in health, or a loss in

your life.

A word on demographics

If there is a glaring lack of current

research about women working

in retirement, the knowledge

gap only multiplies when women

of color are considered. But the

wealth gap is documented. According

to a National Women’s

Law Center report released this

April: Latina, black and Native

American women “must work

well into their 80s or 90s in order

to catch up to what a white,

non-Hispanic man made by age

60, delaying their retirement even

beyond their life expectancy.”

In 1988 research on aging, results

showed African American women

ages 62-65 were considerably

more likely than whites to have

worked steadily most of their

adult lives, although black and

white women expressed quite

similar attitudes toward work. Reflecting

their work histories, black

women were more likely than whites

to be eligible for pensions but were

less likely to have retired.

Gender matters

Can we look to men for encouragement?

Maybe, but a large analysis

done in 2013 by a life insurance company

suggests that men and women

have different attitudes about saving

money and different opinions about

themselves as money managers. According

to this study of over 1,500

men and women over the age of

25, one in four Americans say they

would like to be more cautious with

their money and have a lot of catching

up to do to be where they want financially.

Among women, 59 percent

feel their financial planning needs

improvement.

For some, there is not so much a

transition to a new future but a new

reality. Two scholars, Loe and Johnston

have looked at female baby

boomer professionals from a lens that

includes relationships and refers to

retirement for this segment of women

as a process of “rebalancing.” Others

describe the multiple roles women

have during their adult life and

how these get reshaped in later

years. The idea of rebalancing

intuitively makes sense.

For me, Ruth Karpen, hits the

nail on the head. In her 2017

article, “Reflections on Women’s

Retirement,” she lays out

how boomers may change the

idea, or rather bust the myth of

retirement. She is clear that the

designation of boomer may apply

only to white, well-educated

women – and that there is a

world of diversity that has many

implications. The larger lesson

may be that retirement is personal,

it is about relationships

that make up a very largepart of

our life.

My experience is sharply different

from my mother in financial

status and attitude. As a boomer,

I worked my entire adult life.

No breaks for kids. Went out on

my own without a salaried job.

Moved to another part of the

country, married, divorced, mar

ried.

I’ve had to anticipate financial

stability while running a small

company - no real chance

chance to save, Yet, looking at others

like me, those born about the same

time, with similar education and racial

background, remains a good

mirror. But I also look to women of

color, recent immigrants, and those

with different educational and cultural

backgrounds, for some timely

solutions. And maybe that is what we

should do as the book is rewritten for

our generation. Look at others, like

yourself. And, look at others. A new

and improved sisterhood.

The possibilities

But what to do? We all need to

change as we age. Start figuring out

your reality. Work with your resources

and peer group.

Maybe it’s your book club or a group

at church. Your local library and

community center offer ways to intersect

with women from different backgrounds

with common concerns.

Asking questions, you’ll realize that

the nursing career you left a few decades

ago might be a lead-in to working

part time at a senior wellness

clinic. Or perhaps your management

skill set using industry-grade technology

might allow you to work a short

shift at an inductrial site. Or you might

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utilize your late-model car and become

an Uber or Lyft driver. I am

impressed every day by the background

and experience women of

Long Beach have, offering services

that are needed. So, if work is in the

mix, what can you do? Financially,

some retired professionals and managers

might have the option of working

part time. However, it can’t be

stressed enough that those scenarios

need to be worked out with your tax

accountant ahead of time. Worth every

penny of their time. If you have

been doing work that is physical,

and don’t think it is wise to continue,

then branching out is, well, tricky.

Younger, well-trained and enthusiastic

workers are available. So, building

your options before you need to

go to part-time work will help.

My mother is a constant reminder.

She had a professional career but

quit to raise a family. She had a great

time until she needed to replace income

that was lost when my father

was no longer able to work. So, at

age 60 she reentered the workforce.

She remained employed until 72 –

mandatory retirement from her state

civil service position. My dad died

when she was 62 and her income

became a lifeline, the financial security

was essential. Along the way

she met large numbers of people

who remained her friends until the

end of her life. But it was hard.

She was alone at times, she was

a “single,” her independent spirit

needed time to reassert itself to

begin new parts of her life, bridge

club, bible study, attending her

granddaughter’s soccer matches.

Eventually, that spark was ignited.

When she was in her 80s and long

past her “retirement,” her kids got

a call. “Would you go with me to

Russia? St. Petersburg? This coming

February?” Sad to say, none of

us kids took the bait. But she went

and had a terrific time. I still have

the ushanka (Russian mink hat).

She never complained. But, she

was happy to enjoy a beer and

chips after a week of work and

talk about interesting things. She

found a way to make work work.

And that is a woman’s way.

Gretchen Swanson

On the cover from left to right:

Frances Ginder (CLBPRM), Elyse Garcia (CLBPRM), Mercedes Perezchica

(Long Beach Office of Healthy Aging), Terri Eggers (CLBPRM), Eileen

Ludlam (CLBPRM), Janine O’Hara (CLBPRM), Sofia Hodjat (CLBPRM),

Jeff Grant (CLBPRM), Sonny Seng (CLBPRM), Rose Salinas (CLBPRM),

Daveth Yoak (CLBPRM), Anthony O’Dell (CLBPRM), Dina Berg & Keri

Reich (Heart of Ida), Teri Hershberg (Scan Independence at Home), Aralia

Gonzalez (CLBPRM), Cheryl Mathieu (Agingpro.com), Gayle Ehrenberg

(RSVP). *CLBPRM: City of Long Beach Parks, Recreaation and Marine*

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SAFE AT HOME

Ida’s

Walkers

TECH

DAYS

HELPING

OLDER ADULTS

WITH EMAIL,

MOBILE DEVICES, &

SOCIAL MEDIA

STAYING

SOCIAL

Serving

low-income,

low-mobility

seniors & their pets.

Volunteer

Opportunities.

Email us:

heartofida@

gmail.com

Serving seniors in need.

Volunteer

Opportunities.

Email us:

heartofida@gmail.

com

Thank you to HOPE, The Home Depot Foundation &

Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

for making this program possible and

helping to preserve independence

for older adults through fall prevention.

Thank you to

Diane Warren Foundation &

Employees Community Fund

of Boeing California for

making this program possible

and helping to preserve

pet companionship for older

Heart of Ida

Book Club

1st Thursday

of every Month

10-11am

Long Beach Senior Center

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Elder Abuse

Helplines and Hotlines

Report elder abuse

or neglect.

Elder Abuse Hotline

(877) 477-3646

If it is immediate

(happening right

now) or life threatening—Call

911

Elder Abuse Occurs

in

Many Forms

PHYSICAL

SEXUAL

EMOTIONAL

FINANCIAL/

MATERIAL

EXPLOITATION

NEGLECT

ABANDONMENT

SELF-NEGLECT

Stand Up &

Speak Out.

It Matters.

Ageless Alliance

agelessalliance.org

LA County District

Attorney

Victim-Witness

Assistance

(800) 380-3811

da.co.la.ca.us

California Attorney

General Bureau of

Medi-CalFraud

& Elder Abuse

(800) 722-0432

oag.ca.gov/bmfea

Domestic Violence

Hotlines:

National DVH

(800) 799-7233

DVH Socal in 13 languages:

(800) 978-3600

Jewish Family Service

Violence Project

(818) 505-0900

Aging & Adult

Protective

Services

(888) 202-4248

(877) 477-3646

aging.lacity.org

Conducts investigation

of all situations involving

elders (age 65+)

and dependent adults

(physically or mentally

impaired aged 18-64)

who are reported to be

endangered by physical,

sexual, or financial

abuse, abandonment,

isolation, abduction,

neglect or self-neglect,

or hazardous living

conditions.

Long-Term Care

Ombudsman

(800) 334-9473

(800) 231-4024,

after hours/crisis

wiseandhealthyaging.org

A free and confidential

service that maintains

and improves the quality

of life for residents in

long-term care facilities.

911 Emergency Police/Fire

211 Los Angeles

211

Suicide Hotline &

Vet Crisis Line

(800) 784-2433

Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ

(866) 488-7386

Poison Control (800) 222-1222

Elder Abuse Hotline

(877) 477-3646

National Sexual Assault

Hotline

(800) 656-4673

Los Angeles Aging &

Adult Services

(888) 202-4248

Disabled Transport

(Access Eligibility)

(562) 591-8753

Domestic Violence

(800) 799-7233

Center for Health Rights

(213) 383-4519

Emergency

Shelter Hotline

(800) 548-6047

LA County

Mental Health Access

(800) 854-7771

Legal Aid of Los Angeles

601 Pacific Ave. (562) 435-3501

Long Beach Gas & Oil

Emergency (562) 570-2140

Utility (562) 570-5700

So Cal Edison (800) 655-4555

LIHEAP

(Low-Income Emergency

Assistance with Utilities)

(866) 675-6623

Wise & Healthy Aging

Long Term Care Ombudsman

(800) 334-9473,

After hours, (800) 231-4024

Medicare (800) 633-4227

Multi-Service Center

1301 W. 12th St.

(562) 570-4500

Poverty assistance.

Friendship Line

(800) 971-0016

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LB LIBRARIES www.lbpl.org

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Noon – 7 p.m. (Main Library open until 8 p.m.)

Wednesday: Noon - 6 p.m.

Thursday: Noon – 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m. (Bay Shore, Burnett, El Dorado, &

Michelle Obama libraries only)

Main Library

101 Pacific Ave.,

(562) 570-7500

Recycled Reads

1st Saturday, 2-3pm

Movie Club,

Tuesdays 4:30pm

Computer for

Beginners, Tuesdays

6-7pm

Movie Clubs, Thursdays

4:30pm

Fresh Films, Saturdays

2pm

Alamitos

1836 E. Third St.,

(562) 570-1037

Ruth Bach

4055 N.

Bellflower Blvd.,

(562) 570-1038.

Mystery Book Club

2nd Friday, 11:30am -

12:30pm

Bay Shore

195 Bay Shore Ave.,

(562) 570-1039

Book Club 2nd Thursday,

6:30 - 7:45pm

Brewitt

4036 E. Anaheim St.,

(562) 570-1040

Burnett

560 E. Hill St.,

(562) 570-1041

Drawing & Painting

Wednesdays,

10am - noon

Dana

3680 Atlantic Ave.,

(562) 570-1042

Bookclub 2nd Saturday

10-11 am

Poets Meeting 2nd

Friday, 1-3:30 pm

Basic Computer Tutorial -

30 minute sessions, Fridays,

12:30 - 2pm

Hours

Jigsaw Puzzle lending;

no library card required

Ted Talks

1st three Saturdays,

12:30 - 1:30pm

El Dorado

2900 Studebaker

Road, (562) 570-3136

Book Club 50+ 1st Tuesday,

1-2:30pm, Knitting

and Crochet Circle, Last

Saturday, 11am-noon

Bret Harte

1595 W. Willow St.,

(562) 570-1044

Family Movie 2nd

Saturday 2-4pm

Los Altos

5614 E. Britton Dr..

(562) 570-1045

Coloring Club

Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm

Mark Twain

1401 E. Anaheim St.,

(562) 570-1046

Coloring Club 2nd

Wednesday

4:30-5:30pm

Computer class

(by appt. only)

Fridays 3:30-4:30pm

One on one computer

instructions by appointment

only

Live Life, Dance Life

Tuesdays/Thursdays

10am - noon

SURROUNDING LIBRARIES

Bellflower (562) 925-5543

9945 E. Flower St. colapublib.org

Carson (310) 830-0901

151 E. Carson St. colapublib.org

Compton (310) 637-0202

240 W. Compton Blvd. colapublib.org

Rancho Dominguez (310) 632-6193

4420 E. Rose St. colapublib.org

Hawaiian Gardens (562) 496-1212

11940 Carson St colapublib.org

Lakewood

4990 Clark Ave., (562) 866-1777

6600 Del Amo Blvd. (562) 421-8497

colapublib.org

(Senior program

co-sponsored with the

United Cambodian Community.

Low impact, light

aerobic, line and boxstep

dancing to traditional

Cambodian and

contemporary American

music)

Family Support Group

Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm

(LA County Dept of Mental

Health, co-sponsored

with Latinos in Action-

Discussion and support

group for Spanish speaking

adults)

Los Alamitos/Rossmoor (562) 430-1048

12700 Montecito, Seal Beach, ocpl.org

Paramount (562) 630-3171

16254 Colorado Ave. colapublib.org

Seal Beach (562) 431-3584

707 Electric Ave ocpl.org

Michelle Obama

5870 Atlantic Ave.,

(562) 570-1047

Programs in the works

include Spanish seminars

on Mental Health done by

the County of LA; Spanish

language classes; and

a Citizenship Corner.

Call locations to confirm

listed programs,

plus, ask about classes

& workshops, online tutorials,

databases & specialized

collections.

Homebound readers

services, (562) 570-

6959, Tuesday - Saturday,

10am-5pm.

Signal Hill - 1780 E. Hill St.,

(562) 989-7323, http://bit.ly/2sppCMG

First Friday (of the month) Book Club,

11:30am. Book Sale, October 6, 1-4pm;

Oct. 7, 10am-3pm. 25¢ paperbacks; $1

CD/DVD.

Willmington (310) 834-1082

1300 N. Avalon Blvd. lapl.org

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LB SENIOR & COMMUNITY CENTERS

Long Beach

Senior Center

1150 E 4th St.

http://bit.ly/2sbftkq

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday,

10am. - 4pm

Reception:

(562) 570-3500

Info. & Assistance:

(562) 570-3533

Senior Fitness Room:

(562) 570-3515

Friendly Cup Cafe:

(562) 570-3546

Heart of Ida:

(562) 570-3548

Filipine/American

Senior Civic

Center Club:

(562) 570-3543

Senior Links:

(562) 570-3555

California

Recreation

Center

1550 Martin Luther

King Jr. Ave.

(562) 570-1605

Monday - Friday,

9am - 2pm

Cesar Chavez

401 Golden Ave.

(562) 570-8890

Monday - Friday,

9am - 1:30pm

Expo Arts Center

4321 Atlantic Ave. Council

District 8 at (562) 570-6685.

longbeach.gov/district8/

El Dorado Park

West

2800 Studebaker

Road

(562) 570-3225

Monday - Friday,

9am - 2pm.

Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Ave.

(562) 570-1640

Monday - Friday,

9am - 2pm

Silverado Park

1545 W. 31st St.

(562) 570-1675

Monday - Friday,

9am - 2pm

Bellflower

(562) 866-8614

http://bit.ly/2trzJ0H

Thompson Park Senior

Club, 14001 Bellflower

Blvd. Tuesday, 9am -

noon.

Carson

(310) 830-7600

3 Civic Plaza

July 24-25: Mature Driving

from AARP, 9am-

1pm, call to register.

July 21: Las Vegas Day

(luncheon, bands, dancing),

call to register.

http://bit.ly/2rxjxcY

Compton / Rancho

Dominguez

(310) 605-5688

Dollarhide Center, 301

Tamarind Ave.

Mon. - Fri., 830am-5pm

http://bit.ly/2riv00A

NEIGHBORING CENTERS

Hawaiian Gardens

(562) 420-2641

Senior Center, 21815 S.

Pioneer Blvd. Mon. - Fri.,

9am-4pm.

http://bit.ly/2sxjP8O

Lakewood

http://bit.ly/2rsflA5

Weingart, 5220 Olivia St.,

(562) 630-6141: July 11:

Rear Window (movie) discussion.

Aug. 11: Grandkids

Bingo. Aug. 14-15:

AARP Mature Driver. Aug.

17: Printtime Players.

Aug. 18: Luau.

Burns, 5510 Clark Ave.,

(562) 925-7512. Mon.-

Fri., 7am-6pm; Sat.,

8am-noon

Los Alamitos

Senior Club, (562)

431-3538. Community

Center, 10911 Oak St.

Lunch programs with

activities, grocery program

& home delivered

meals.

Paramount

Paramount Park, 14400

Paramount Blvd.

55+ . Monday - Friday,

8am - 5pm, (562) 220-

2090.

http://bit.ly/2rhVjnK

Signal Hill

(562) 989-7330,

cityofsignalhill.org

Social Club, 2nd

Thursday, 10am -

noon, meets at

Signal Hill Library, 1780

E. Hill St.

Workshop: July 13: Balance

and Fall Prevention

Workshop by Kaiser Permanente.

http://bit.ly/2rAHK20

Seal Beach

(562) 431-2527

707 Electric Ave.

http://bit.ly/2tneD3x


CLASSES

SPECIAL INTERESTS

FITNESS & BALANCE

Call for details such as schedules

and registration.

Senior Centers

Long Beach Senior Center

1150 E 4th St.

(562) 570-3500

Fitness Gym. Friendly Café, Monday-Friday,

8am-2pm. HSA lunch,

Monday - Friday, $2.25. OC Food

Bank. Food Finders. Game Room with

billiards, games, table tennis. Cal-

Fresh (food stamps) sign-ups, Tuesday,

9am. Library with magazines

and books. Thrift Store. Gift Shop.

Special events, speakers, and occasional

vendor tables. Red Hat Society.

Long Beach Gray Panthers meet

first Saturdays at 10:30am. Senior

Citizen Advisory Commission meets

3rd Wednesday of the month at 9am.

Tech Help • Bingo • Wood Carving •

Variety Band • Knit & Crochet • Body

Works • Chair Aerobics • Beg. Spanish

• Moving Easy • Senior Striders •

Meditation In Motion • Drawing&Painting

• Stretch N’ Flex • Sewing • Tai

Chi • Tap Dance • Lapidary • Reading

Group • Lapidary • Weaving • Zumba

Gold • Wii Bowling • Sudoku Class •

Karaoke Cafe • Courage To Change •

Flower Making • Social Dance • Sing

Along • Round Dance Clinic • Filipino

American Dance

Silverado Park

1545 W. 31st St.

(562) 570-1675

Small lunch, $1, Monday - Friday,

11:30am-1:30pm. Aerobics • Health

Lectures • Bingo • Card Games • Crochet

• Arts & Crafts • Dances • Floral

Arranging • Longevity Stick • Card

Games • Tech Talk • Jewelry Class

El Dorado Park West

2800 Studebaker Road

(562) 570-3225

HSA lunch, Monday-Friday (registration

needed, (562) 429-4283). Hula

• Bell Dancing • Bingo • Book Club

• Card Making • Mini-Craft • Flower

Arranging • Longevity Stick • Light

Chair Stretching • Big Band Concert

& Dancing • Senior Fitness • Bridge

• Cronit Club • Card Games • Zumba

Gold Toning • Quilters • Ballroom

Dancing • Line Dance • Almost Ballet

• Crochet & Knit

Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Ave.

(562) 570-1640

Light-Chair Aerobics • Tai Chi • Bingo

• Quilting • Beg. Computer (English &

Spanish) • Mini Craft •

Spanish 1 & 2 • Jewelry Class. HSA

Lunch, $2.25, Monday - Friday.

California Rec. Center

1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

(562) 570-1605

HSA lunch program, $2.25, Monday

- Friday. Game room with billiards,

games, table tennis, TV. Tai Chi • Bingo

• Crafts • Line Dancing • Quilting

• Tech Help (cell phones, cameras,

email, social media) • Exercise Class

• Music Appreciation

Cesar Chavez

401 Golden Ave. (562) 570-8890.

Small lunch, $1, Monday - Friday,

noon - 1pm. Game room, billiards,

ping-pong, fitness room. Crochet,

painting, and arts & crafts.

Expo Arts Center

4321 Atlantic Ave. For schedule of

senior activities, call Council District

8 at (562) 570-6685.

longbeach.gov/district8/

The Salvation Army Al and

Faye Taylor Sernior Center

300 Long Beach Boulevard, Long

Beach, CA, 90807

The LGBTQ Center

2017 E. 4th St., (562) 434-4455,

centerlb.org. Social support groups,

seminars and events.

Alpert Jewish

Community Center

Silver Sneakers Fitness Program. 3801

E. Willow St. (562) 426-7601. alpertjcc.org

Warm Water

Exercise

Ability First

3770 E. Willow St.

(562) 426-6161

abilityfirst.org

Arthritis Swim, Arthritis Swim

Plus, Open Swim, Water

Exercise.

Pools of Hope

6801 Long Beach Blvd.

(310) 537-2224

caaquatictherapy.com

City Pools with

Exercise Classes:

Long Beach

Lakewood

Carson

Compton

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The Happiness & Humor Group, free,

monthly group that helps find the

positive side of life. All senior adults

are invited, bring your friends, and

be ready to laugh. Coffee and light

refreshments served. October 6 and

November 3 (first Fridays). For more

information, call Dr. Susan Mathieu at

(562) 426-7601, ext. 1721.

Weekly senior lunches, Wednesdays

at noon; $5-6.

CSULB

Life Fit Center at CSULB

For Long Beach residents ages 49+.

Membership: $4-26 per month. Additional

fee for parking and Alter-G Anti-Gravity

treadmills. 1250 N. Bellflower

Blvd. (562) 985-2015, http://bit.

ly/2sCDCRa

Fit & Fun. Krank Circuit. Bodyweight

& Balance. Building Strength. Pilates,

Flexibility, Mindfulness & Gratitude.

Yoga. Aqua Fitness. Fit Camp. Krank

Fusion. Xcel Fitness. SIT: Spin Interval

Training. In-Trinity Flow. Strength

For Living. Personal Training. Beach TV

Yoga. Fit & Fueled.

OLLI at CSULB

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Four locations. (562) 985-8237

http://bit.ly/2rE4Ky4.

Fall: October 2 - November 18

Call for special events.

Annual membership for adults ages

50+: $40 (covers full academic year,

September to September). Tuition:

$10 per lecture class. $35 per computer

class. Additional fee for parking

permit.

Classes include:

Stand Tall, Stand Strong. Chinese

Traditional Painting. Bridge. Longevity

Stick. Music Appreciation.

Feel Great Again - Understand and

Maximize Your Brain Biochemistry.

Ukulele for All Levels,.The World,

Its Resources, and Humankind. Almost

Naked-Eye Astronomy. Short

Stories. Play the Recorder. Guided

Autobiography (GAB). Bicycle Travel

- Safety & Three-Day Overnight

Trip. Buy, Cook, & Eat Sustainable

Food. LA Opera Talk. Geography of

China. Whodunit?!? Buddhist Art of

Asia. Memoir Writing in Korean. Taking

Better Photos. Pencil Play. It Happened

in Brooklyn. Reiki I. Law Enforcement.

Conversational French.

Publish Your Non-Fiction. Keys to

Clear Clutter. Gospel Music Workshop.

Remarkable Women of Long

Beach. Watercolor for Beginners and

Intermediate Painters. Cards and

Crafts for the Holidays. Six Stories…

Six Weeks. Guided Meditation for Rejuvenation

& Transformation. A Novel

Approach to Memoir Writing. Yoga

with JeanMarie. Tai Chi Chih. Fear

not, I Speak Shakespeare XXI. Social

Spanish. Current Events: National &

International Issues. Financial Rules

of the Road. Adventures in Acrylics.

Watercolor. Folk Guitar I. Medicare &

Prescription Drug Optimization 2018.

Shall We Dance?

Catch the Spirit of Music. Self-Help

Harmonica Workshop. Not Your

Daughter’s Yoga. America in the 20s.

Yoga on a Chair. Astronomy for the

Layman. Arts & Crafts Movement.

Jewelry from A-Z. Estate Planning

101. Playreading with Alice. Spanish

Conversation. Women on Film:

1950s.

LBCC

Long Beach Community College Lifetime

Learning Program for older

adults. Pacific Coast Campus, 1305

E. PCH., FF-108. (562) 938-3048,

lbcc.edu/seniorcenter

Classes: Music Appreciation. World

Affairs. Writing Your Memoirs. Tai

Chi. Women Artists of the Renaissance

& Baroque eras. Computer/

Social Media class.

Tours: September 14: Land & Sea

Adventure in Santa Barbara. September

28: Mystery Tour. October:

12 Alpacas & Temecula. November 1:

Carlsbad & Kaleidoscope. November

16: Union Station & Hollywood Museum.

December 7: Reagan Library

& Titanic Exhibit.

Long Beach

Health & Human Services

Locations vary

(562) 570-4499

longbeach.gov/health/

Call or visit their website for Diabetes

Prevention & Management Program,

Healthy Active Long Beach events

& programs, workshops, and health

fairs, plus mental health and healthcare

resources.

Primetime Players

Seniors who enjoy singing, dancing,

acting and/or stage work are encouraged

to audition. Contact Jim Meyer,

(714) 269-7496 or Barbara Klein.

byrdbud2@verizon.net.

YMCA

Silver Sneakers and Silver&Fit. Los

Altos offers fun outings 2nd Tuesdays.

Los Altos, 1720 Bellflower

Blvd., (562) 596-3394; Fairfield,

4949 Atlantic Ave., (562)423-0491;

and Lakewood, 5835 E. Carson St.

(Lakewood), (562) 425-7431. lbymca.org

Heart of Ida

(562) 570-3548, HeartofIda.com

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

and Book Club, plus occasional classes,

fall-prevention awareness, fall-risk

screenings, plus classes and events.

Visit the website for updates on the

latest schedule.

Pathways

(562) 531-3031

4645 Woodruff Avenue, Lakewood

90713

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HOSPITAL CENTERS/CLASSES

CITY RECREATION CLASSES

Dignity Health - St. Mary’s

Medical Center

Bazzeni Wellness Center for older

adults 50+. 1050 Linden Ave. (562)

491-9811. dignityhealth.org

Membership, free - $25 annually.

Free classes: Balance Assessment •

Community Referrals • Health Education

Classes. Fee-Based Classes

(low-cost): Falls Prevention • Yoga •

Senior Fit Class • T’ai Chi • Stepping

On • Book Club • Trips • Passages

Outpatient Therapeutic Support for

55+ • More

September 19: AARP Smart Driver

Course. September 28: Fall Prevention

& Safety Summit. Free with

lunch, screenings and guest speakers

(registration required). November 2,

Caregiver Luncheon (registration required).

Long Beach Memorial

MemorialCare Senior Plus

program for older adults ages 55+.

2801 Atlantic Ave., (562) 933-1650,

memorialcare.org

$25 annual fee. Call for details.

NEIGHBORING HOSPITALS

Los Alamitos

Medical Center

3751 Katella Ave.,

Los Alamitos

(562) 598-1311

losalamitosmedctr.com

Classes and lectures.

Lakewood Regional

Medical Center

3700 E. South St.,

Lakewood

(562) 531-2550

lakewoodregional.com

Classes and lectures.

Kaiser Permanente

25825 Vermont Ave., Harbor City

(800) 780-1230

healthy.kaiserpermanente.org

Classes (KP members only)

St. Francis Family

Health Center

457 S. Long Beach Blvd.,

Compton

(310) 900-7340

http://bit.ly/2spQj3X

55+. Events, wellness classes,

health screenings, health fairs,

Long Beach

Adults 50+ classes

(562) 570-3100, lbparks.org

Ballroom Dance • Round Dance • Senior Line Dancing • Gentle Yoga • Fit,

Firm, & Flexible for 50+, Senior Fitness • Zumba Gold • Zumba Toning • Lower

Back & Hip Workshop • Voice Class. Variety of classes (not listed here) held at

seniors centers, go to page 24 for more information.

Many cities hold FREE holiday concerts and events. Call for details.

Bellflower

(562) 804-1424, ext. 2268

http://bit.ly/2trzJ0H

Classes and excursions.

Carson

(310) 847-3570, 3 Civic Plaza.

http://bit.ly/2rxjxcY

Classes, exercise, and excursions.

Compton/ Rancho Dominguez

(310) 605-5688

Dollarhide Community Center

301 N. Tamarind Ave.

http://bit.ly/2riv00A

Classes, exercise, and events.

Hawaiian Gardens

(562) 420-2641

21815 S. Pioneer Blvd.

http://hgcity.org/hg/?p=272

Classes and excursions.

Lakewood

(562) 866-9771, ext. 2408

lakewoodcity.org/seniors

http://bit.ly/2rsflA5

Classes, exercise, and excursions.

Los Alamitos

(562) 431-3538

http://bit.ly/2sxnEe8

Classes and excursions.

Paramount

(562) 220-2121

http://bit.ly/2rhVjnK

Classes and excursions, plus AARP

Mature Driver and medical checks.

Signal Hill

(562) 989-7330, cityofsignalhill.org

Classes, events, and excursions.

Seal Beach

(562) 431-2527

http://bit.ly/2tneD3x

Classes, including Medicare 101,

Ageless Grace, Eye Health 101,

dance and fitness.


FOOD ASSISTANCE

Food Stamps

(Cal Fresh)

Sign-ups, call

for days/times:

Long Beach Senior Center,

(562) 570-3500.

Long Beach Dept. of

Health & Human Services,

(562) 570-4315.

longbeach.gov/health/

Alpert Jewish

Community Center

Senior Lunches $5-6

- Wednesdays (vegetarian

and Kosher options).

3801 E. Willow

St. (562) 426-7601,

alpertjcc.org

Human Services

Association (HSA)

Meals Program

(562) 570-3520. Lunch

Program for ages 60+.

Suggested donation of

$2.25; any donation is

appreciated, but no one

will be turned away due

to inability to donate.

Locations include:

California Rec. Center,

Cerritos Senior Center,

El Dorado Park,

Houghton Park, and

Long Beach Senior

Center. Phone numbers

and location addresses

are found

page 22.

Meals on WheelsLB

$8 per day for two

meals—dinner & lunch.

Meals are delivered

Monday - Friday between

10:30 am - 12:30

pm by volunteers. Sign

up on their website or

over the phone. (562)

439-5000, mowlb.org

FOOD BANKS - Call for locations, pickup times, & more.

American Red Cross

(562) 595-6341

Long Beach

Community

(213) 251-343

Food Finders

(562) 283-1400

Foodbank of So. Cal.

(562) 435-3577

Grateful Hearts Storehouse,

(562) 431-0880

Long Beach Rescue

(562) 591-1292

Salvation Army

(562) 436-7637

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

HOSPITALS/URGENT CARE

Choice Home

Medical Supplies

800 E. Wardlow Road, Ste. A

(562) 256-9961

choicemedsupplies.com

Disabled Resource Center

2750 E. Spring St., Ste. 100

(562) 427-1000, drcinc.org

Medical equipment loans.

Home Medix

3811 Atlantic Ave.

(562) 595-1153

homemedix.com

IN-HOME RESOURCES

In-HomeSupportive

Services (IHSS)

Personal Care Services

Program (PCSP)

(888) 944-4477, dpss.lacounty.gov

IHSS Ombudsman, (888) 678-4477

Senior Links Program

For Resources/Services

(562) 570-3555

1150 E. 4th St.

(Inside Long Beach Senior

Center)

Long Beach Department

of Health and

Mozena Medical Supplies

3935 E. Anaheim St.

(562) 498-2500

mozenamedical.com

Mobul - The Home

Mobility Store

2153 N.

Bellflower Blvd.,

(562) 343-7333,

mobulstore.com

reach program provides a help

line, and wide range of services &

resources.

Hospitals

Dignity-St. Mary’s

Medical Center

1050 Linden Ave.,

(562) 491-9000

dignityhealth.org

Long Beach Community

1720 Termino Ave.,

(562) 498-1000

memorialcare.org

Long Beach

Memorial Hospital

2801 Atlantic Ave.,

(562) 933-2000,

memorialcare.org

VA Long Beach

5901 E. 7th St.,

(562) 826-8000

longbeach.va.gov

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Neighboring

Hospitals:

Harbor-UCLA

Medical Center

1000 W. Carson St.

(310) 222-2345

harbor-ucla.org

Los Alamitos

Medical Center

3751 Katella Ave.,

Los Alamitos

(562) 598-1311

losalamitosmedctr.com

Lakewood Regional

Medical Center

3700 E. South St.,

Lakewood

(562) 531-2550

lakewoodregional.com

Kaiser Permanente

25825 Vermont Ave.,

Harbor City

(800) 780-

1230

St. Francis

Family Health

Center

457 S. Long

Beach Blvd.,

Compton,

(310) 761-

8461

stfrancis.

verity.org

Urgent Care

Centers

Urgent Care Plus

555 Ocean Blvd.,

Ste. 110

(562) 285-5050

lburgentcare.com

Reddy Urgent Care

123 Atlantic Ave.,

(562) 726-1383

reddyuc.com

Long Beach

Urgent Care

6553 E. PCH

(562) 596-8700

remedemd.com

Medpost Urgent Care

2010 E. Carson St.

(562) 424-5450

medpost.com

MemorialCare

Medical Groups

Urgent Care Center

2110 N. Bellflower Blvd.

(562) 346-2222

memorialcare.org

Long Beach

Comprehensive

Healthcare

1333 Chestnut Ave.

(562) 599-2153

http://bit.ly/2svMMBk

SCAN

Independence at Home

(866) 421-1964

www.scanhealthplan.com

For people 55+, programs provide

wide variety of supoort through social

workers, gerontologists, mental-health

professionals, pharmacists,

health educators, and volunteers. No

charge. Available in Spanish and oth-

Human Services out er languages.

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MENTAL HEALTH

HEALTH CARE RESOURCES

Suicide Hotline

(800) 273-8255

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Chat available.

Dignity - St. Mary

Medical Center

Trauma - 1045 Atlantic

Ave. Ste. 801, (562)

491-7977. https://dignityhlth.org/2rUtyEp

C.A.R.E. - 1045 Atlantic

Ave., Ste. 1016,

(562) 624-4900

careprogram.org

Long Beach Police

Dept. Mental Health

Evaluation Team

(562) 435-6711

Family Caregiver

Support Center by USC Leonard Davis

School of Gerontology, Email: fcscgero@

usc.edu, (855) 872-6060. Telephone support

group second Monday of the month,

7:15-8:15, call number for access code.

Group support meeting at Grace First

Presbyterian Church. Fireside Room,

3955 Studebaker, Long Beach, fourth

Thursday of the month (Jan. - Oct.) and

third Thurs. in Nov., 10 a.m. - noon.

Long Beach Mental

Health Center -

1975 Long Beach Blvd.

(562) 599-9280

dmh.lacounty.gov

Telecare La Casa

Mental Health Urgent

Care - 6060 Paramount

Blvd. (562) 634-9534,

Walk-in services only, 8

a.m. - 7 p.m.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Long Beach Asian

Pacific Islander Family

Mental Health

4510 E. PCH, Ste. 600

(562) 346-1100

Mental Health America

Village ISA - 456 Elm

Ave., (562) 437-6717.

mhavillage.org

Los Angeles County

Dept. of Mental Health

(800) 854-7771

dmh.lacounty.gov

Daughterhood Circles

daughterhood.org/circles

Small groups get together regularly to

hang out, relax, and help each other navigate

caring for aging parents.

Caregiver Luncheon at Dignity Health

- St. Mary Medical Center, November.

2, 11am-1pm, registraton required, call

(888) 478-6279.

Alzheimer’s

Greater Los Angeles

Adult Day Services

Help Line

(844) HELP.ALZ

alzgla.org

ALS Association

als.org

American Heart

Association and

American Stroke

Association

(213) 291-7000

heart.org

American Diabetes

Association

(800) 342-2383

diabetes.org

California

Association of

Adult Day Services

caads.org

California Dept.

of Health Care

Services

dhcs.ca.gov

California Dept.

of Social Services

ccld.ca.gov

Facility Resources

A Place for Mom

(844) 731-8137

aplaceformom.com

Assited Living

Locators

(310) 853-8282

assistedlivinglocatorssla.com

Connections Care

Home Referrals

(800) 330-5993

carehomefinders.com

Nursing Home

Compare

medicare.gov/

NHCompare/Home

CalQualityCare

calqualitycare.org

Genesis Program

Mental health

assessments for

people age 60+.

(213) 351-7284

IMAlive Crisis Network,

imalive.org.

Friendship Line

24-hour, for people

60+. (800) 971-0016

LA Warmline

10pm - 6am

Crisis Line

(855) 952-9276

spanish available

The Warm Line

Non-Crisis line.

M-F, 5-10pm

Spanish

(888) 448-4055

English

(888) 448-9777

Ombudsmen

State of CA Crisis

Line (800) 231-4024

Small Circles

smallcircles.co

Mobile app helps match people caring for

older adults with local, small, private groups

to share resources, experiences, ideas and

information.

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MEDICARE/HEALTHCARE

Medicare • (800) 633-4227 • www.medicare.gov

Sign up, change plans, review costs, what is covered, drug

coverage, supplements, claims/appeals, forms and resources.

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) -

Medicare counseling:

(800) 434-0222

cahealthadvocates.org/hicap

Medi-Cal Managed Care Ombudsman

(888) 452-8609

National Council on Aging

Benefits Check-up

benefitscheckup.org

CA Dept. of Insurance Consumer Hotline

(213)897-8921, (800) 927-4357

MEDICARE FRAUD

Senior Medicare Patrol

California Fraud

Hotline

(855) 613-7080

smpresource.org

cahealthadvocates.org

Center for Health Care

Rights, (213) 383-4519

Telephone counseling by

appointment; in-person

also available under special

circumstances.

US Health and Human

TIPS Hotline to report

Medicare Fraud

(800) 447-8477

oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud

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FRAUD HELP & PREVENTION

TRANSPORTATION

Credit Card Fraud

Help with identity theft,

create a freeze on new

accounts from being

opened in your name,

and credit report disputes.

Experian:

experian.com

(888) 397-3742

Equifax:

equifax.com

(866) 349-5191

TransUnion:

transunion.com

(800) 680-7289

Free annual credit report:

(877) 322-8228

annualcreditreport.com

Mail Fraud &

Prevention

US Postal Inspection Service

to report mail fraud:

(877) 876-2455

postalinspectors.uspis.

gov

Opt-out from insurance

offers, pre-approved

credit card, & unsolicited

mail, (888) 567-

8688

Direct Marketing

Association Inc.

Remove your name

from mailing lists and

e-mailing lists:

www.dmachoice.org

Telephone Fraud

Federal Trade

Commission (FTC)

Report telemarketing

fraud/identity theft:

(877) 382-4357

Do Not Call Registry -

Stop telemarketers from

calling. (888) 382-1222.

www.donotcall.gov

Internet Crime / Spam

Internet Crime complaint

center: www.ic3.

gov

Other Issues

Financial Industry Regulatory

Authority (FIN-

RA) check the background

of a broker or

brokerage: (800) 289-

9999

California Department

of Consumer Affairs to

make sure licenses of

physicians, nurses, and

other heath care professionals

are current: dcs.

ca.gov, (800) 952-5210

California Department of

Insurance: (800) 927-

4357, insurance.ca.gov

California Department of

Real Estate, dre.ca.gov,

(213) 620-2072

California Public Utilities

Commission for utility

complaints:

cpuc.ca.gov/puc

(800) 649-7570

LA County Department

of Consumer Affairs for

landlord/tenant issues,

housing discrimination,

home-buyer issues,

consumer complaints:

dca.lacounty.gov, (800)

593-8222

AARP Driver Safety

Course 50+. Online

course at aarp.com

AAA Defensive Driving

Course. Online courses,

tips and evaluations.

seniordriving.aaa.com

Rancho Los Amigos National

Rehabilitation

Center - Driving Simulations.

7601 E. Imperial

Hwy., Downey. (562)

401-7111. http://goo.

gl/wO9iOQ

Long Beach Transit -

Bus System

Passengers that qualify

for Medicare, are

62+, and/or have disabilities,

bus fare is 60

cents.

Passengers who are

lblind or use a wheelchair,

bus fare is free.

Find bus schedules at lbtransit.com/services

Disability Transportation

Services. Must register

prior to use. Dial-A-

Lift through Long Beach

Transit, (562) 591-8753;

and Access Paratransit

Services, (800) 883-

1295, fees apply.

Taxi and Mobile

Ride Share:

ButterFLI

(855) 267-2354

gobutterfli.com

On-demand assisted

transportation.

Long Beach

Yellow Cab

(562) 435-6111

Uber and Lyft access

services offer additional

assistance to seniors

and people with disabilities.

To use services,

Uber and/or Lyft apps

are required on a mobile

device.

For Uber services, open

the app slide to Assist

or WAV and set location.

For Lyft services, open

the app, go to the “Settings”

menu, tap on

“Services,” tap on “Access”

to enable, then

request a ride.

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HOUSING

VOLUNTEER & ADVOCACY

Affordable Living for the

Aging. (323) 650-7988.

alaseniorliving.org

Eviction Defense Network.

(213) 385-8112

Fair Housing

Foundation.

(562) 989-1206

Forever Active.

(888) 705-7441

foreveractivemed.com

Housing Rights Center.

(800) 477-5977. hrc-la.

org

Housing Authority Bureau

for the City of Long

Beach. (562) 570-6985

UTILITIES

Long Beach Gas & Water

333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach,

(562) 570-5700, longbeach.gov/

utilityservices

SoCal Edison Assistance Plans:

sce.com/billhelper

Energy Assistance Fund, (800)

205-8596; Energy Savings Assistance,

(800) 736-4777

HUD Senior Resources

hud.gov/groups/seniors/

cfm

LA County Housing Resource

Center. (877) 428-

8844. housing.lacounty.

gov

LBRE -Long Beach Residents

Empowered

(562) 444-5147

Renter’s rights & legal

workshops, bi-monthly

meetings & more.

LGBTQ+ Seniors & Allys

LBGTQHousingLB@gmail.

com, (562) 294-6040

Menorah Housing Foundation.

(310) 475-6083

SoCal Gas

(The Gas Company)

Emergency,

(800) 427-2200

(877) 238-0092

socalgas.com

Neighborhood

Improvement - Free

graffitt removal & paint,

(562) 570-6866); and

use of cleanup tools, and

other resources. longbeach.gov/cd/neighborhood_services

Rebuilding Together

Long Beach.

(562) 490-3802

rebuildingtogetherlongbeach.org

Stayhome Safe

(626) 792-0070

stayhomesafe.com

US Dept of Housing &

Urban Development

(800) 955-2232

See CA State Property Tax

Postponement Program.

on page 41.

Alpert Jewish

Community Center -

Retired and Senior

Volunteer Program

(RSVP) - (562) 506-2801

American Red Cross

3150 E. 29th St.

(562) 595-6341

redcross.org/ca/longbeach

Cambodian Association

of America

2390 Pacific Ave.

(562) 988-1863

Carpenter Performing

Arts Center

(562) 985-4274

carpenterarts.org

Christian Outreach

in Action, 515 3rd St.

(562) 432-1440

coalongbeach.org

Free medical clinic, Tues.

and Thurs., 8am-4pm.

Food and clothing bank.

Water station during the

summer months. Food

for pets, during food

bank, Thursday, 9amnoon.

Community Action

Partnership (LBCAP)

(562) 216-4600,

lbcap.org

Disabled Resource Center,

2750 E. Spring St.,

Ste. 100

(562) 427-1000

drcinc.org

Food Finders

(562) 283-1400,

foodfinders.org

Gray Panthers

Long Beach

First Saturday, 10:30

a.m. at the Long Beach

Senior Center, 1150 E.

4th St. facebook.com/

longbeachgraypanthers/

Heart of Ida

(562) 570-3548,

heartofida.org

Long Beach Health

& Human Services

Public Health 24 Hour

Advisory Info Line,

(562) 570-4499

Main: 2525 Grand Ave.

(562) 570-4000

Independence at Home

by SCAN

(866) 421-1964

independenceathome.

org

Justin Rudd Community

Action Team

justinrudd.com/cat.

html

LBRE - Long Beach

Residents Empowered

(562) 444-5147

Renter’s rights & legal

workshops, Housing Action

Meeting bi-monthly.

LGBTQ Center LB

2017 E. 4th St., (562)

434-4455, centerlb.org

Long Beach Fire

Ambassador

(562) 570-2519

http://bit.ly/2rTeQiv

Long Beach Heritage

(562) 493-7019

lbheritage.org

Long Beach Playhouse

(562) 494-1014

lbplayhouse.org

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Long Beach Rescue

Mission / Lydia House

Samaritan House

1335 Pacific Ave.

(562) 591-1292,

lbrm.org

Long Beach Senior

Police Partners (SPP)

http://bit.ly/2t7P07A

Lutheran Social

Services

Community Care Long

Beach, 1611 Pine Ave.

(562) 599-1321

lsscommunitycare.org

Meals on Wheels

Long Beach

(562) 439-5000

mealsonwheelsoflongbeach.org

Multi-Service Center

for People Experiencing

Homelessness/Poverty

1301 W. 12th St.,

(562) 570-4500

Neighborhood

Resource Center

(562) 570-1010

100 W. Broadway #550

http://bit.ly/2cqGbNX

Access to fax machines,

computers, printers,

Internet, resource materials

and more.

PFLAG Long Beach

(562) 248-6010

lbpflag.org

Second Wednesday

meetings at Temple

Isreal, 269 Loma; 7pm

Rancho Los Alamitos

(562) 431-3541

rancholosalamitos.com

Rancho Los Cerritos

(562) 206-2040

rancholoscerritos.org

Salvation Army

Family Services

3092 Long Beach Blvd.

(562) 426-7637

salvationarmylbc.org

Senior Corps

(800) 942-2677,

nationalservice.gov/

seniorcorps

Senior Links - Public

Health, (562) 570-

3555, inside Long Beach

Senior Center, 1150 E.

4th St.

Social Security

(800) 772-1213

2005 Long Beach Blvd.,

ssa.gov

St. Luke’s Long Beach

(562) 436-4047

stlukeslb.org

Urban Community

Outreach

(562) 582-1000

ucodic.org

US Vets Long Beach

usvetsinc.org

Hospitals:

Long Beach Community

and Memorial Care

Long Beach

http://bit.ly/2rlZUoP

Dignity Health -

St. Mary’s Medical

Center

https://dignityhlth.

org/2t7LVnQ

VA Hospital -

Long Beach

(562) 826-5715

longbeach.va.gov/

giving

Villages at Cabrillo

2001 River Ave.,

(562) 200-7300

St. Mary Medical Center

Low Vision Center

1050 Linden Ave.

(562) 491-9275

https://dignityhlth.org/2rEr4HA

Lions Club

Sight Programs

Downtown Long Beach Lions

(562) 477-3286

longbeachlions.org

Ascent Hearing Center

4085 Atlantic Ave., Ste. D

(562) 206-1983

ascenthearinglongbeach.com

Beltone S. California

2865 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 225

(714) 672-9445, beltone.com

Connect Hearing

(562) 494-7374

Screenings: locations vary

connecthearing.com

Clear Captions

Free phones, clearcaptions.com

Hearing Loss Association of

America (HLAA)

Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter

(562) 438-0597

www.hlalongbeachlakewood.org

LOW VISION

LensCrafters OneSight

(877) 753-6727

lenscrafters.com/onesight#sd

Outside Long Beach:

The Braille Institute

Los Angeles

741 N. Vermont Ave.

(323) 663-1111

Anaheim

527 N. Dale Ave.

(714) 821-5000

(800) 272-4553 (BRAILLE)

HEARING ASSISTANCE

Chapter meets on 2nd Thursday

at 6:30 p.m. Free lip reading

classes Mondays 10am - noon

and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am

(call for schedule). Free Hearing

Assistive Technology (HAT) Demo

3rd Friday 10am - noon. Meeting,

classes, and demos at Weingart

Senior Center, 5220 Olivia Ave.,

Lakewood.

Jay’s Hearing Aid Center

3740 E. 7th St., (562) 433-6701

jayshearingcenterlb.com

Sonus Hearing Care

2530 Atlantic Ave., Ste. D

(562) 426-2137

sonushearing.com

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Mortuaries & Cemeteries

Adams Funeral Home

501 E. Palmer, Compton

(323) 636-9864

Affordable Burial

and Cremation Services

6510 Cherry Ave.

(888) 932-3286

affordableburial.net

All Souls Mortuary

4400 Cherry Ave.

(562) 424-8601

catholicmortuaries.com

Dignity Memorial / Stricklin

Snively Mortuary

1952 Long Beach Blvd.

(562) 426-3365

dignitymemorial.com

Dignity Memorial / Whites

Funeral Home

9903 E. Flower St., Bellflower

(562) 867-2741

dignitymemorial.com

Forest Lawn

1500 E. San Antonio Drive

4471 Lincoln Ave., Cypress

(888) 204-3131

forestlawn.com

Harrison-Ross Mortuary

426 E. Compton Blvd.

Compton

(310) 667-4052

harrisonross.com

Long Beach Colonial Mortuary

638 Atlantic Ave.

(562) 436-1601

longbeachcolonial.com

Luyben / Dilday Mortuary

5161 Arbor Road

(562) 425-6401

luybendilday.com

McKenzie Mortuary

3843 E. Anaheim St.

(562) 961-9301

mckenziemortuary.com

Sunnyside Cemetery

(Historical)

1095 E. Willow St.

(562) 595-9392

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

(877) 434-7598, aarp.org

Search Tax Aide and Tax Aide locator.

Bet Tzedek Legal Services

(323) 939-0506, bettzedek.org

California State Attorney General

(800) 952-5225, oag.ca.gov

California Elder Law Center

(562) 377-7710

5220 Clark Ave. Lakewood

calelderlawcenter.com

Veterans Seminar & Health Benefits Clinic -

Weds. at 2 p.m.

Center for Health Care Rights LA

(213) 383-4519

HELP - Health Care & Elder

Law Programs

(310) 533-1996, help4seniors.org

LEGAL & TAXES

LA County Public Administration Public

Guardian, (213) 974-0515

Legal Aid Foundation of LA

(800) 399-4529, lafla.org

National Academy of

Elder Law Attorneys

Schomer Law Group

Free seminars. (562) 346-3209

schomerlawgroup.com

naela.org

LONG BEACH CITY NUMBERS

Abandoned Shopping

Carts, (800) 252-4613

Gas Dept. Emergency

(562) 570-2140

Broken Curb

(562) 570-2770

Leaking Fire Hydrant

(562) 570-2390

Abandoned Vehicles

Code Enforcement

Weed Abatement

(562) 570-2633

Large Trash Pickup

(free, twice a year)

Alley Cleaning

Trash Not Picked up

Trash in Street

Overflowing Trash

Can (562) 570-2876

Standing Water

in Gutters, Tree

Trimming, Potholes

Storm Drains

(562) 570-2700

California State Property Tax

Postponement Program.

Property tax deferement availble for

some CA homeowners who are seniors,

blind, or have a disability. Search “PTP”

at sco.co.gov or call (800) 952-5661.

Noise Complaints

(562) 570-4126

Broken Traffic Light/

Meter (562) 570-3264

Graffiti

(562) 570-2773

Damaged Sewer

(562) 570-2440

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Agregue el número de puntos para cada respuesta “sí”. Si anotó 4 puntos o más, puede estar en riesgo de caer. Discuta este folleto con su

médico o comuníquese con Heart of Ida (562) 570-3548 o heartofida@gmail.com.

Check Your Fall Risk - Take This Survey

Please circle “Yes” or “No” for

each statement below

Why it matters

Yes (2) No (0) I have fallen in the past year.

People who have fallen once are likely to fall again.

Yes (2)

Yes (1)

Yes (1)

No (0)

No (0)

No (0)

I use or have been advised to use a cane or

walker to get around safely.

Sometimes I feel unsteady when

I am walking.

I steady myself by holding onto furniture when

walking home.

People who have been advised to use a cane or

walker may already be more likely to fall.

Unsteadiness or needing support while walking are

signs of poor balance.

This is also a sign of poor balance.

Yes (1)

No (0)

I am worried about falling. People who are worried about falling are more likely

to fall.

Yes (1)

No (0)

I need to push with my hands to stand up

from a chair.

This is a sign of weak leg muscles,

a major reason for falling.

Yes (1)

No (0)

I have some trouble stepping up onto a curb. This is also a sign of weak leg muscles.

Yes (1)

No (0)

I often have to rush to the toilet. Rushing to the bathroom, especially at night, increases

your chances of falling.

Yes (1)

Yes (1)

No (0)

No (0)

I have lost some feeling in my feet. Numbness in your feet can cause stumbles and

lead to falls.

I take medicine that sometimes makes me

feel light-headed or more tired than usual.

Side effects from medicines can sometimes

increase your chance of falling.

Yes (1)

No (0)

I take medicine to help me sleep or improve

my mood.

These medicines can sometimes increase your

chance of falling.

Yes (1)

No (0)

I often feel sad or depressed. Symptoms of depression, such as not feeling well

or feeling slowed down, are linked to falls.

Total

Add up the number of points for each “yes” answer. If you scored 4 points or

more, you may be at risk for falling. Discuss this brochure with your doctor or

contact Heart of Ida (562) 570-3548 or heartofida@gmail.com.

This checklist was developed by the Greater Los Angeles VA Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center and affiliates and us a validated fall risk assessment

tool (Rubenstein et al. J Safety Res; 2011:42(6)493-499. Adapted with permission of the authors.

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CITY GOVERNMENT NUMBERS

AGEWELL LONG BEACH!

Long Beach City

Mayor & Council

Districts

Mayor Robert Garcia

(562) 570-6801

longbeach.gov/mayor

longbeach.gov/officials

Council District 6

Dee Andrews

(562) 570-6816

Council District 7

Roberto Uranga

(562) 570-7777

Compton

(310) 537-8000

comptoncity.org

Hawaiian Gardens

(562) 420-2641

hgcity.org

Council District 1

Lena Gonzalez

(562) 570-6919

Council District 2

Jeannine Pearce

(562) 570-2222

Council District 8

Al Austin

(562) 570-6685

Council District 9

Rex Richardson

(562) 570-3319

Lakewood

(562) 866-9771

lakewoodcity.org

Los Alamitos

(562) 431-3538

cityoflosalamitos.org

MULTI-FACETED FALL-PREVENTION

& HEALTHY-AGING PROGRAM

AgeWell Long Beach Magazine - Quarterly Wellness & Resource Publication

Council District 3

Suzie Price

(562) 570-6300

Council District 4

Daryl Supernaw

(562) 570-4444

Council District 5

Stacy Mungo

(562) 570-5555

Neighboring

City Halls:

Bellflower

(562) 804-1424

bellflower.org

Carson

(310) 830-7600

ci.carson.ca.us/

Paramount

(562) 220-2225

paramountcity.com

Seal Beach

(562) 431-2527

sealbeachca.gov

Signal Hill

(562) 989-7300

cityofsignalhill.org

Fall-Prevention Awareness and Education - Presentations

Fall-Risk Screenings - Community Screenings

Safe at Home - Safe Home Assessment & Minor Modifications for Fall Prevention

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance - Evidence-Based Fall-Prevention Program

Tech Day Workshops - Tech Help at Senior Residences & Community Centers

Ida’s Walkers - Dog Walking for Low-Income, Low-Mobility Seniors

Community Professionals Training - Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Interventions Trainings

Holiday Hearts - Hygiene Bags Delivered to Seniors in Assisted Living Homes

The Heart of Ida

Preserving Independence

for Older Adults

HeartofIda.org

(562) 570-3548

heartofida@gmail.com

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