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FALL / WINTER 2021 | FREE MAGAZINE

AGEWELL

LONG BEACH

Our Best Friends

ISSUE

RESOURCE GUIDE for Older Adults • Families • Caregivers

Health | Classes | Libraries | Recreation | Resources | More


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AGEWELL

LONG BEACH

RESOURCE GUIDE

for Older Adults

Families & Caregivers

CONTENTS

Meet Our Staff | 7

Ida’s Walkers | 10

Spotlight: Micky Salatino | 14

Spotlight: Elena Feldman | 16

Long Beach ERAP: Nonprofits Helping Renters

COVID Resources and Information

Ask A Doctor: Michael S. Tehrani, M.D.

Food Assistance and Other Resources

| 18

| 21

| 22

| 24

Classes, Special Interests & Other | 28

Elder Abuse | 31

Food Assistance | 32

Fraud Help and Prevention | 34

Health Care | 35

Hearing Assistance | 36

Hospice & Bereavement | 36

In-Home Resources | 37

Hospital Centers/Classes | 37

Hospitals/Urgent Care | 38

Neighboring Hospitals | 39

Long Beach Libraries | 39

Surrounding Libraries | 40

Helplines & Hotlines | 41

Housing | 42

Long Beach City Government | 44

Long Beach City Numbers | 45

Low Vision | 45

Long Beach Senior Centers

and Community Centers | 46

Utilities | 46

Neighboring Senior Centers | 47

Medical Equipment | 47

Medicare/Healthcare | 48

Medicare Fraud | 48

Mental Health | 49

Mortuarys/Cemeteries | 49

Pet Services | 50

Transportation | 51

Volunteer and Advocacy | 52

Legal and Taxes | 43

www.HeartofIda.org | 3


ON THE COVER

Our cover page model is Trip, a 12 year old mini Aussie. Trip became our

client in 2019 when his person could no longer take him for walks. Our

wonderful volunteers, Karen, Cheryl & Marissa, walked him for over a

year. Unfortunately, Trip can no longer stay in his current home and is

up for adoption. If you have any questions about Trip or about our pet

program, Ida’s Walkers, please give us a call at 562-570-3548. Read

more about our pet program on page 9.

Publisher

The Heart of Ida

Founder/

Executive Director

Dina Berg, MPA

Founder/Volunteer

Keri Reich

Editor

Jacqui Viale

Staff

Micky Salatino

Jacqui Viale

Maricela de Rivera

Dori Morper

Rosa Gonzalez

Spotlight

Elana Feldman

Micky Salatino

Cover Photo

Trip, the Mini Aussie

Photo credit M. Salatino

Graphic Designer

Francisco N. Favela

WE’D LIKE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

Did we miss something or make a

mistake, questions or comments?

Need help finding services or resources?

Contact Us

(562) 570-3548

heartofida@gmail.com

facebook.com/heartofida

@heartofida

theheartofida

Follow Us!

Content in this issue was

updated in August 2021.

Changes may occur,

please call ahead.

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publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by

copyright law. For permission requests, email/call (see above) or write to Heart of Ida, addressed “Attention: Permissions” to PO

Box 8194 Long Beach, CA 90808.

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MEET OUR STAFF

Dina M. Berg is the Founder and Executive Director of Heart of Ida, a nonprofit

501c3. The Heart of Ida annually supports 1,000+ low-moderate income seniors

in the Long Beach, CA area with a variety of services. Dina is a Faculty Affiliate at

the Center for Successful Aging at Long Beach State University and is also a Lecturer

in the Department of Public Administration where she prepares graduate students

to lead and transform public and non-profit sectors. Dina serves on the Board of

Long Beach Community Action Partnership. She has an MPA from Long Beach State

University and a BA in Sociology from UCLA. Dina is married to Eric Berg and has a

daughter, Kenna, and two rescue dogs, Kloey and Seamus.

Micky Salatino is the Program

Director for Heart of Ida. One

of the programs she loves to direct

is Ida’s Walkers, our volunteer dog

walking program. She is currently

completing studies in Holistic Pet

Wellness to be able to further assist

our clients with their pets’ needs.

Jacqui Viale began working as a

Program Coordinator with Heart

of Ida during the pandemic. She is

inspired by working with the older

adult community in Long Beach and

the great programs delivered by

Heart of Ida. Jacqui is an educator,

and has worked with students of all

ages. When not helping out at The Heart of Ida, you can

find her at the Long Beach Public Library. She is a vocal

advocate for lifelong learning and growth. And she admits

to being a cat person.

Maricela de Rivera CLEC, began

as a Program Coordinator with

HOI in April 2021. In her time away

from the HOI, she is the director

and co-founder of Long Beach

Breastfeeds, on the APLA Health

board of directors, serves on Long

Beach Unified School District’s

Equity Leadership Team, and she also serves on Los Angeles

County’s Metro Public Safety Advisory Committee. A

native of Los Angeles, she earned a bachelor’s degree from

Mount Saint Mary’s University. Maricela and her husband

are raising their two young daughters and a cat in north

Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Gretchen Swanson is an

Advisor to Heart of Ida and

assists with programming, dividing

her time between HoI’s Simply

Connected (Digital Confidence)

efforts and community safety.

You’ll see her on local video

programs especially orienting the

older adult community to safety strategies when walking

our streets. She says that, “The best part of working with

Heart of Ida is meeting older adults across LB who are

making a positive difference.”

Dori Morper helps with various

Heart of Ida programs. She

has been working to help older

adults maintain their health and

independence for over two

decades and on two coasts. She

has run enrichment, educational

and social service programs

at senior centers, provided care coordination/case

management to older adults and their caregivers, and has

educated the community on various topics related to aging.

Rosa Gonzalez started at HOI

in October, 2021 to help with

the Emergency Rental Assistance

Program. Rosa is a Long Beach

native and is currently getting her

MPA degree from LBSU.

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RAGAMUFFIN &

PRINCESS were Heart of

Ida’s very first pet clients back in

2016. Unfortunately we lost Princess

a couple of months ago. Heart of

Ida reached out to Cathy to see how

she was doing and to find out her

experience with Ida’s Walkers.

Cathy and Ragamuffin -September, 2021

Tell us about your volunteer walker?

“Barbara is so dependable and great with my dogs. I couldn’t

believe she would show up on time every time. I had people

cancel or just not show up. Not Barbara. I couldn’t have kept

the dogs without her. She is so wonderful.“

Princess (left) and Ragamuffin (right) 2016

I’m so sorry about Princess. How are you doing?

“I’m ok. Princess passed a day before my surgery so I feel

like I’m just now mourning her. People ask me where the

other dog is…it’s hard. But you know, Princess had a full

life. She was 16!“

What is the best thing about Ida’s Walkers?

This program…but everything. Heart of Ida has always

been attentive. You’ve helped me with so much. It’s been

invaluable. Someone is always able to help me. During the

pandemic I needed a vet that would let me go inside with

Princess, but no one would let me. Micky from Heart of Ida

helped. She made calls and found one. Then I was given

a grocery card just when I really needed it. And so many

things. I just thank you so much.”

For more information about Ida’s Walkers or other

programming, call 562-570-3548.

How is Ragamuffin?

“He doesn’t know how to be alone. He always had

Princess. Ragamuffin won’t eat out of the dog bowls now.

Princess used to eat first. Ragamuffin doesn’t know what

to do about that. Now I feed him on a paper plate.”

How has Ida’s Walkers helped you? Your pets?

“Dina, I’m so proud of you and your nonprofit. For me,

this program was a lifesaver. I don’t know if I could’ve

kept my dogs. I tried, but it just didn’t work. I almost

fell. I was so worried about my dogs. They needed

to get out, to get walked, but I couldn’t do it. It really

stressed me out. The program gave me peace of mind.

I knew they were going to get a walk at least a couple

of times a week. Princess really liked to lay in the grass.

Your program allowed her to have that.”

Volunteer Walkers Emma and Kenna (2017)

Ragamuffin (left) Princess (Right)

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www.HeartofIda.org | 11


www.longbeach.gov/library/borrow/tech-to-go/

Tech To-Go Is Expanding!


Long Beach Public Library's Tech To-Go program is expanding!

New full-access MiFi hotspots are now available as part of Tech To-Go. These MiFi

hotspots have broader internet access than the student MiFis and include access to

social media and entertainment sites.

The MiFis are available for check out at all 10 open libraries. They can also be

checked out at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library through LBPL To-Go

(Alamitos Neighborhood Library is currently closed for renovations).

Patrons need:

• A Long Beach Public Library card with full borrowing privileges,

• Fines under $20,

• To be 18 or older to check out the Chromebooks and MiFi hotspots.

All MiFi hotspots check out for 2 weeks. A patron may check out one Chromebook

and one MiFi hotspot at a time.

Reservations (https://www2.museumkey.com/things/?code=longca90802) are

required to check out the Chromebooks and MiFis.

For more information about Tech To-Go and other great Long Beach Public

Library programs, email: lbpl_reference@lbpl.org, visit the Library's website

at www.longbeach.gov/library, or call 562-570-7500.

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“Everyone in Long Beach should be able

to live a long, healthy life and influence

decisions that affect their well-being.

This is why coming together across age,

race, and ethnicity is vital for building a

healthy community for all.


In solidarity,

James

James Suazo (He/Him/His)

Executive Director

Long Beach Forward

“As we grow into an increasingly aging society, where the average age of our communities is

getting older, we see that there can be a lagged response to our changing world in terms of how

our institutions and services work. We need to make sure that our society is structured in a way

that ensures dignity, safety, health, well-being, interaction, and independence for every member of

our community. Practically, this means having mobile health and social service operations, funding

assistive transportation services, maintaining walkways, increasing senior services and recreational

activities, helping seniors connect digitally, increasing accessibility in every facet of life from

customer service call-in centers to ride sharing services to fitness classes. We need to be creative in

envisioning the walls that separate many older adults from the larger community and what we do

about opening those walls up for increased connectedness.”

Miles McNeeley, MSW

Program Manager

Elder Abuse Prevention Program

WISE & Healthy Aging

4300 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 440

Long Beach, CA 90807

(310) 394-9871 ext. 423

(310) 743-4142 (cell)

(562) 925-5876 (fax)

Email: mmcneeley@wiseandhealthyaging.org

www.wiseandhealthyaging.org

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SPOTLIGHT

Micky Salatino, Program Director at

Heart of Ida, started in 2019 as the Program

Coordinator for Ida’s Walkers. The

pet walking program was established in

2016 when one of Heart of Ida’s clients

needed assistance in the care of her pet.

The program’s goal is to keep seniors

independent and at home; part of that

is also sustainability. “The program is

made possible through the Diane Warren

Foundation and other donors, to

help older adults that require assistance

with their pets. The seniors that we help

are referred to us by other organizations

such as Meals on Wheels Long Beach,

SCAN Independence at Home and the

Long Beach Senior Center,” Salatino said.

“We’ve been lucky with the people

that have volunteered for our program,

most of the time they are super flexible,

and they just want to be able to walk a

dog. However, it is also important for

us to also consider the volunteer’s preference,”

Salatino said. “We also want to

make sure that volunteers know that

they’re not just walking the dogs, but

that they are a friendly visitor to not just

the dog but the owner as well.”

Salatino states that it is essential that

the volunteers build a relationship with

the dog and the client. During the pandemic,

these volunteers are sometimes

the only people that our clients see. In

essence, they are friendly visitors to both

the seniors and their pets. “Now that a

lot more people are stuck at home with

their pets, they become accustomed to

being around their owner a lot more and

a ‘new’ routine. So, when someone tries

to come and reform that new routine, it

can take some time to build that trust of

being separated from their owners,” Salatino

explained.

Another program that Salatino is involved

in is Seamus and Friends, a pet

segment that airs on Padnet.TV. Heart

of Ida was awarded a grant by the Long

Beach Community Action Partnership

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last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wanting to create programming to

engage the older adult community specifically,

it was essential to include some

interactive activities and wellness content.

Seamus and Friends was designed

to be a segment to aid seniors who have

pets, and show them how they can keep

their pets in good health.

“We wanted to keep the older adult

community informed about pet health

care, and sometimes just knowing little

Micky Salatino

tips here and there could help someone

out there,” Salatino said. “These

tips could help someone out there save

money, pet care tips, and helping pets

out there be adopted.”

Salatino found herself adding another

title to an endless list of accomplishments

that she has achieved, that of producer.

After organizing her ideas, she felt

more confident with the show’s foundation,

and she was able to move forward

and begin to build Seamus and Friends.

“I didn’t know anything about filming or

producing. This was the first time I’ve

ever done anything like this,” Salatino

said. “I was able to edit the first couple of

shows using different apps that I found,

but then a really good friend of mine,

Maura Cotter, who was starting, had offered

to help me edit the shows.”

MICKY

SALATINO

Community outreach was her next

step, reaching out to different rescue

groups around Long Beach to see if

they were interested in interviewing

for the show. She partnered with Long

Beach Animal Care to highlight animals

that were up for adoption. They sent

over cute videos to show which pets

were looking for new homes. The work

includes positive training techniques,

holistic wellness care, and herbalism nutrition.

“From my end, I wanted to share

more holistic tips, home remedies, and

share what I’ve been learning. I’ve also

received some certification in pet nutrition,

herbalism, and T- touch training,”

Salatino said. “T- touch training is a type

of gentle bodywork and training that can

be done with animals.”

Salatino incorporated things like doit-yourself

pet toy ideas into Seamus

and Friends. As a child, she grew up in a

family where they restored stuff like furniture

and repurposed things to reduce

unnecessary waste. So naturally, Salatino

researched tutorial videos on YouTube

and got inspired to make her versions

of those same pet toys. The materials

needed to make these toys are everyday

things that everyone has lying around

their house.

Salatino continues to pursue her passion

for educating the community about

environmentally friendly alternatives.

She feels like there is still so much to

do. When the COVID restrictions end,

there is no telling what is next for Micky

Salatino. Her passion for community and

connection will continue to inspire her,

and the Long Beach community is lucky

to have her.

Seamus & Friends can be viewed on

Padnet.TV, Frontier channel 41 or Spectrum

channel 32.


Seamus, 10

Hi, I’m Seamus! These are some of my friends. If you want to

be my friend send me a picture and tell me about yourself”

to msheartofida@gmail.com

Dina “Seamus is a troublemaker, but he’s a sweet boy. He loves

to fetch and cuddle on the couch. He brings our house joy”

Casey

Sophia Loren, 6

Jo-Jo, 10

Halston, 2

Blueberry, 2 ½

(Rosalind): “She is sooo

cuddly and lovable. He

is my wonderful doggie

pal. He warms the

cockles of my heart.

Lucky me to have him.”

(Kathi): “Both are my everything. What I LOVE

about them...When I have been I’ll or fell a

couple of times they stay with me. Without

a doubt, I can’t imagine my life without them.

They are my joy.”

Marisa, “She’s equally

saucy and sweet!!!

She’s a trouble maker

for sure but looks so

cute doing it!”

Says Khodi, “We love

everything about her,

even the constant

snoring!”

Coco, 9

Zeke, 6

Cece, 7

Mr. Wubbleton, 7

Kloey, 11

Says Amy, “She’s the

cutiest, patootiest,

softest, sweetest,

snuggliest kitty in the

world!”

Dori, “He is a great

walking partner!”

Christine, “She’s

always up for play and

she’s super loving”

Dina, “Mr. Wubbleton

is super chill. He loves

to be held, brushed

and fed. He really

loves to eat.”

Dina, “Kloey is the

light of our house.

She is the sweetest

dog I’ve ever met. She

loves people; all people.

She loves to sleep

in her parents’ bed.”

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SPOTLIGHT ELANA

FELDMAN

her heal. Despite her efforts, she

continued to suffer from residual

pain and discomfort. Feldman

took this as a sign to throw herself

into her true calling-- helping

others. She began studying a variety

of healing tools and practices

such as yoga in an attempt to

help her own healing.

From teaching preschool to exploring

the world of behavioral

therapy, Elana Feldman has done

it all. In everything she does, giving

back to her community has

been her primary motivation.

Feldman has always felt a strong

moral responsibility to help others,

instilled in her by her relationship

with her mother and grandmothers.

As an old soul herself,

Feldman has always felt a connection

with elders in her community.

Reciprocating the love that she

received growing up is important

to her. She now spends her time

helping as many as she can with

her exercise class for AgeWell TV.

Elana Feldman

Feldman credits her connection

with the senior community to the

close-knit relationship she shares

with her mother and maternal

grandmother. Before her passing,

Feldman’s paternal grandmother

was also a big part of her life and

they would speak every day. She

cherishes the relationship she

has with her grandmothers, and

she believes those experiences

greatly influenced her to explore

teaching seniors.

After being involved in major

car accidents that left her with

a cervical neck sprain, Feldman

started physical therapy to help

“I have really bad range of motion

in my arm and shoulder. It

gave me the inspiration to give

back to people”, explained Feldman.

“I wanted to teach and

give back to people because

there was always the assumption

that because I was young,

I could handle it. It helped me

realize that there aren’t any

classes out there that cater to

people who may have the same

range of motion as I do.” Feldman

recognized that the trouble

she was having finding resources

for differently abled people

is something that many people

had been struggling with, so she

decided to change that.

Feldman started this journey

by teaching chair yoga classes

in person and received a warm

welcome. As she began to gain

popularity, accumulating close

to forty regulars, it became clear

how much of a demand there is

for this style of instruction. Dina

Berg, of The Heart of Ida, then

reached out to Feldman and encouraged

her to begin filming

classes from her home in order

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to air them on The Heart of Ida’s

Long Beach’s Public Access Digital

Network (PADNET) channel,

AgeWell TV. She credits this

change and the support she

received from The Heart of Ida

with aiding her to step out of

her comfort zone and welcome

new experiences.

Feldman’s in-person classes

were one of the many things

that were stopped short due to

the COVID-19 pandemic. Those

who had regularly attended Feldman’s

classes mourned the loss

of such a positive activity, and

those who never got a chance

to go to her class didn’t know

what they were missing. Now,

anyone who wants to attend her

class can do so in the safety and

comfort of their own home by

accessing it via AgeWell TV.

The transition to video was not

always smooth sailing for Fieldman,

who was hesitant to film

her programs. Feldman usually

takes inspiration and motivation

from the energy of the seniors

that take her classes, and she

struggled to teach with no audience.

However, it did not take

long for her to find her groove,

managing to keep the same

positive energy that makes her

classes special. Whether trying

new exercises, or incorporating

dancing into her exercise programs,

Feldman is great at keeping

things interesting and exciting

for even those who have

been taking her classes from the

start. Now, filming classes is a

fun thing for her to do; she even

enjoys using a green screen to

change her background, which,

at the time of publishing, is a

photo of her backyard.

Since the pandemic has confined

everyone to their homes,

Feldman wants to remind all of

us to take time for some selfcare.

Don’t be afraid to put on

your favorite song and dance

to it. Remember that it is ok to

take time for yourself and address

any needs you may have,

now more than ever. She reminds

us to respect each other

“For me, it’s important

to continue with these

programs because I feel too

many people say they can’t

do it. I don’t want that.”

because, at the end of the day,

we are all exactly the same. “I

look at us as sausages. We all

have the outside casing, but

once you take that casing off.

We’re all the same underneath.”

Feldman explains exactly why it

is so important to treat all people,

from every walk of life, with

kindness and compassion, and

that includes oneself. “I try to

make all my segments different

and different exercises for sure,

from yoga to light cardio. That

way, all walks of life can participate,

whether you’re five to 94

like my own grandmother does

it,” She explained.

Feldman believes the most important

thing is teaching and encouraging

everyone watching at

home to participate in whatever

way they can. “For me, it’s important

to continue with these

programs because I feel too

many people say they can’t do it.

I don’t want that. I want someone

to know that they can, even

if they are just watching from

home.” Feldman continued.

Feldman’s eagerness to accommodate

is inspirational. She

wants her viewers to have fun

when viewing her segments;

she aims to reach anyone who

may need a little positivity in

their daily lives. She also notes

that the class is open to anyone

who wants to watch, not just a

particular age group; everyone

can participate, and she hopes

that you do.

You can watch Elana on Padnet.TV,

Frontier channel 41 or

Spectrum channel 32.

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Long Beach ERAP:

Nonprofits Helping Renters

By Jacqui Viale

The Heart of Ida, Program Coordinator


Hay muchísimas gracias yo ya estaba estresada

con este manager! Le diré ahora mismo

muchísimas gracias por su grande ayuda.

Al contrario estamos súper agradecidos con

su ayuda.

(English translation: Many, many thanks, I

was already stressed with this manager! I


will tell you right now thank you very much

for your great help...We are super grateful

for your help.)

Quote from Long Beach ERAP Applicant, Erandy,

responding to news of being approved for her

past due rent: July 22, 2021

INTRODUCTION

Since April of this year, a group of Long Beach nonprofit organizations has been working with the City to

get renters signed up for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

For information on Rental Assistance, please call Heart of Ida at 562-570-354

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What is ERAP?

LB-ERAP has provided over $20 million for

income-eligible residents to pay back rent

and utilities for past and future bills from this

past calendar year. LB-ERAP is part of the

Long Beach Recovery Act, which received its

funding from the federal American Rescue Plan

Act of 2021. “The program is established to

provide assistance exclusively to landlords and

tenants in Long Beach and is separate from the

State’s rental assistance program.” Renters who

have lost a job due to the pandemic, or were at

risk of housing instability such as eviction, were

prioritized.

Collaborating

Five nonprofits supported the City in this

unprecedented effort to help Long Beach

residents pay back rent that they owe due

to the COVID pandemic. Throughout the

application period The Heart of Ida, Puente

Latino Association, Housing Long Beach,

United Cambodian Community, and YMCA of

Greater Long Beach collaborated to make sure

that every renter got the support they needed

to apply for the critical grant funds. The

nonprofits all have histories of helping Long

Beach residents so this project was no problem

for them. Often the groups held pop-up events

where renters could come in person to get

assistance, to upload the documents they

needed to apply, and to understand how they

should answer the application questions.

The Heart of Ida and Puente Latino

Association worked side by side at the Senior

Center on 4th Street on Friday mornings

throughout June. There was always a line

of renters waiting patiently to get help from

the wonderful volunteers and employees of

the nonprofits. They managed to get to all

the applicants, even if it meant scheduling

additional time to meet personally.

Race to Beat the Clock

As the program application period came

to a close on July 11, it was a race to beat

the clock and get all applications completed

and submitted. (The program has since been

extended and you can still apply!) Gathering

the necessary papers, like a current lease

and proof of income, was not easy for some

applicants. Others had all the required

documents but could not upload them to the

online form (https://www.longbeach.gov/lbds/hn/

emergency-rental-assistance-program/).

That is where the nonprofits came in. Each

organization offered appointments to meet

with potential applicants, or scheduled time at

locations around the City where people could

bring their documents and talk to someone

about the process. It turned out this was a

very important service, as we learned that

many Long Beach residents are in great need

of this rental relief.

Response from Renters

The applicants who worked with The Heart

of Ida to apply for ERAP universally expressed

their appreciation and relief for the help they

received. Many of the applicants were renters

who had lived for many years in their homes

and were experiencing financial setbacks for

the first time. The COVID pandemic has taken

a toll on so many.

Fortunately, the majority of applicants were

able to provide the necessary documents

and proof of the impact this pandemic has

had, and will be awarded rent and utility relief

for %100 of the amount they owed. Silvana

Behrens expressed her gratitude in a heartfelt

message: “I want to thank you very much for

the help I received on my rent, for the follow

up phone calls, and thoughtful card...I sincerely

appreciate it.” And that is what it is all about for

The Heart of Ida

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COVID Resources and Information:

COVID-19 INFO LINE -562-570-INFO (4636)

Vaccines No appointment needed

Weekly Clinics

Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.

Mondays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Seaside Park, 1401 Chestnut Ave.

Starting July 12* Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

MacArthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim St.

Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Granada Beach, 5000 E. Ocean Blvd.

Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.

Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Second Street, 5200 2nd St.

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bixby Knolls Farmers’ Market, 4570 Atlantic Ave.

Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m.

Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Evening Vaccination Clinics

Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus,

Parking Lot One on the corner of Orange Avenue

and Pacific Coast Highway

Monday - Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

COVID Testing

Free diagnostic testing in Long Beach is available for anyone

interested in getting testing for COVID-19.

Appointments preferred: Appointments can be made online

and are prioritized for those 65 years or older; individuals with

underlying chronic health conditions; and first responders,

critical government workers, grocery workers, and health care

professionals. Individuals who do not have access to the Internet

or need assistance making an appointment online can call

the City’s Info Line at (562)570-INFO (4636)

(open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Most test results will be processed within 48 hours.

Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus

1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 90806

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday - Friday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available. Walk-up Testing Only.

Long Beach City College - Veterans Stadium

5000 E. Lew Davis Dr., 90808 (Enter on Conant)

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m

Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available.

Schedule an Appointment

Cabrillo High School

2001 Santa Fe Ave., 90810 (Enter on Hill)

Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available.

lb.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment/screen/landing

Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Avenue

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available.

lb.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment/screen/landing

Harbor District

2100 W. Anaheim St., 90802

(Southwest corner of Anaheim and Ninth streets,

entrance on Ninth Street)

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Appointments are required for the general public.

Dual testing (COVID-19 & Flu) available.

lb.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment/screen/landing

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Dr. Michael S. Tehrani, M.D.

Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

Dr. Tehrani is an award-winning doctor and CEO of MedWell Medical,

whose practice is located in Long Beach, California. The following

questions and answers are excerpted from a conversation he had with

Long Beach 908 Magazine (https://www.lb908.com/the-magazine - Spring 2021)

Publisher John Grossi with permission.

“The Most Common Questions I am Getting About The Vaccine”

What are the most common concerns patients have

had over the vaccine?

That it was developed too fast. Most vaccines usually

take five years or more [to go from development,

through testing and approval, to distribution]. Some

people are scared it isn’t safe enough yet.

And do you think these are valid concerns?

We can’t compare these COVID vaccines to previously

created vaccines using prior methodology. Today we

use newer methodology to create a type of vaccine

using mRNA technology. We’ve never seen as many

resources and as much dedication going toward the

development of a vaccine. Our science is far more

advanced. Just because something took 5 years to

make a long time ago doesn’t mean it should take 5

yeast now.

So, given the time frame, do you think this

vaccine is safe?

The area I look at with this vaccine is when people

as me, “Should I get the vaccine or not?” At the end

of the day, you have to look at pros and cons. What

are the risks if I get it and what are the risks if I don’t

get it? Yes, we hear on the news that a few people

got ill after taking the vaccine. But we also hear of a

lot more people getting ill with COVID. You have to

ask yourself-what are the risks if I get the vaccine and

what are the risks if I don’t get it? If you look at the

data, a LOT more people are getting ill or dying by

not getting it [the vaccine] than by getting it. I think

everything boils down to risks and benefits. If the

benefits outweigh the risks, you should do it. By now

we’ve seen a rapid decline in new cases and death

rates with the rollout of the vaccine, which proves

how effective it is*. (Editor’s note: *Among vaccinated

individuals. We now know unvaccinated individuals

make up the vast majority of hospitalized COVID

patients.)

When is the right time for different age groups to get

the vaccine? (Editor’s Note: Remember this interview

was originally published in Spring 2021, however the

information is still valid and relevant.)

As soon as you can get it you should. It’s just as

important for young people to get the vaccine so that

they don’t spread it to their older family members or

other vulnerable people.

How do people get the vaccine?

You can now check with your pharmacy or the Long

Beach Health Department.

https://longbeach.gov/health/diseases-andcondition/information-on/coronavirus/vaxlb/

If you have additional questions, please email

covid19vaccine@longbeach.gov

or call 562-570-4636

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Long Beach

Rapid Assessment Clinic

free and open to the public!

What is a Rapid Assessment Clinic and what do we do?

Free clinic available to the

community. Walk-in only.

Health insurance not

required.

Assess and treat common

problems, such as earaches,

fever, cough, stomach pain,

and urinary tract infections.

Obtain or renew prescriptions

for common medications.

*If possible, bring a list

of medications and dosages.

NOTE: The Rapid Assessment Clinic does not provide on-site COVID-19 testing.

Visit www.longbeach,gov/covid19 for more information regarding testing.

Rapid Assessment Clinic Hours of Operation

Long Beach City College

Pacific Coast Campus

1305 E Pacific Coast Highway,

Long Beach CA 90806

Free on-site parking

available.

Open 7 days a week

10 am to 4 pm

Walk-in only

Open to everyone,

regardless of health

insurance coverage or

immigration status.

follow us!

@LBhealthdept

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Food Assistance and Other

Resources for Older Adults

COVID-19 INFO LINE

562-570-INFO (4636)

Option 5 for Older Adults

8:00am - 4:30pm, M-F

Prepared Meals

Contact agencies directly to confirm services and availability.

Parks, Recreation &

Marine Senior Meals

Human Services Association

(H.S.A.) lunches - Must register.

Call 562-570-3520 or visit:

www.hsala.org

Long Beach Senior Center

1150 E. 4th Street

El Dorado Park West

2800 Studebaker Road

Houghton Park at Ramona

3301 E. 65th Street

McBride Park

1550 Martin Luther King Ave.

Food Resources and Food Banks

Food Finders

Call or visit website for info

on food pantry locations

562-283-1400

www.foodfinders.org

Long Beach Rescue

Mission

Call for info and schedule

562-591-1292

Salvation Army

Call for info and schedule

562-247-3528

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Other Meal Programs

Silverado Park

1545 W 31st Street

562-570-1675

Expo Senior Center

4321 Atlantic Avenue

562-570-1655

Call for schedule.

No reservation required.

Meals on Wheels

Must complete application

online, by phone or mail.

562-439-5000

www.mowlb.org

Great Plates Delivered

Must be pre-screened.

562-570-4636 option 5

Contact agencies directly to confirm services

and for other local availability.

Orange County

Food Bank

(Call to register)

Long Beach Senior Center

714-897-6670

4th Saturday at 9:00am

Food Bank of CA:

Brown Bag

(Call to register)

Long Beach Senior Center

562-435-3577

1st and 3rd Wed. at 8:00am

Elderly Nutrition

Program

Workforce Development,

Aging and Community

Services

Home-delivered meal

program for home-bound

individuals.

1-800-510-2020

Critical Delivery

Service

Free delivery of food and

other vital items for those

aged 60 and over. Your items

must be ordered and paid for

in advance of requesting

delivery.

Call M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm

to schedule.

1-888-863-7411

CalFresh Benefits

CalFresh EBT cards may

now be used to purchase

groceries online with select

providers.

Call for more information

or to apply for benefits.

1-877-847-3663


Other Resources for Older Adults

Friendship Line

1-800-971-0016

Heart of Ida

Delivery, friendly callers,

on-line exercise classes.

562-570-3548

human I-T (low-cost internet)

Text: 562-372-6925

888-391-7249

Independence at Home

Info and referrals to senior

and caregiver programs.

1-866-421-1964

Jewish Family and

Community Services

Delivery, friendly callers,

resource referral.

562-427-7916

Long Beach Senior Center

562-570-3500

Long Beach Time Exchange

Face masks

(562) 786-6081

Lutheran Social Services

562-599-1321 ext. 1029

Medication Delivery

Call your local pharmacy to

ask about delivery options

or try these general info lines.

CVS 1-800-237-2767

Walgreens 1-800-797-3345

Walmart 1-800-273-3455

Rite Aid 1-800-748-3243

Mental Health Access

1-800-854-7771

Rental Assistance

Urban Community Outreach

562-582-1000

Tenant Protections

There are new protections to

help keep you from being

evicted because of COVID-19.

The Legal Aid Foundation of

Los Angeles can help.

1-800-399-4529

The LGBTQ Center

Long Beach

Social groups, grocery

and essential item delivery,

resource referral, friendly

callers.

562-434-4455

Additional Information

If you are having symptoms such as cough, fever,

shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills,

muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste

or smell, call your healthcare provider immediately. If it

is a medical emergency, call 911.

You can also call the City of Long Beach COVID-19

hotline (562) 570-INFO (4636) to report your

symptoms and be referred for testing, if warranted.

The City opened a Rapid Assessment Clinic which

is a no-cost, walk-in clinic available to individuals who

are unable to access their own personal physicians.

Long Beach City College

1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway

10:00am - 4:00pm

7 days a week until further notice

Need more help?

If you need help

connecting to a resource

or cannot find what you

are looking for listed here,

please call the City's Older

Adult Resource Line:

(562) 570-INFO(4636)

and select option 5

Calls will be returned

weekdays from

8:00am - 4:30pm

www.longbeach.gov/COVID19

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Prepare An Emergency Kit

Even though we hope not to experience earthquakes, severe

storms and flooding, extreme heat, disease outbreaks, or any

other incidents like these, we want to be as prepared as possible

if and when these things occur.

One of the best ways to do this is to assemble an Emergency

Kit with the items you and your family may need to survive an

emergency. While there are kits you can purchase, you can also

assemble one on your own (especially if you follow our Emergency

Preparedness Kit Guide). We know that assembling a kit can

be quite a task; and although they see it as important, people

often put off making plans and kits.

● The current pandemic situation does not necessitate additional preparation beyond standard

emergency preparedness. However, you should have some basic items on hand to be prepared.

● Households should always be prepared in the case of a natural disaster. Ready.gov/pandemic

has a list of recommended items to prepare, including:



Store a two week supply of food, and other

important items you rely on, including food

for any pets you may have.

Periodically check your regular prescription

drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.


Have any nonprescription drugs and

other health supplies on hand, including

pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough

and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes,

and vitamins.

Each month you can add something new to your kit, update an old item, or switch out that month’s

featured item. Remember, it’s not only important to have a kit, but to keep it updated. By the end of the

year, we hope that many of you will be better prepared for any type of emergency that comes your way.

One item a month. One step closer to being prepared. You can use this schedule as an example:







September: Clothing

October: Equipment & Tools

November: Flashlight

December: Packing

January: Water

February: Documents






March: Whistle

April: Hygiene & Medicine

May: Food

June: First Aid Kit

July: Cell Phone, Radio, &

Batteries

https://longbeach.gov/health/services/directory/kit-campaign

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Avoiding and Reporting Scams

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/03/60-and-over-time-covid-19-read

https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts

https://www.consumidor.ftc.gov/destacado/alertas-de-fraude

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/four-ways-stay-ahead-covid-19-vaccine-certificate-scammers-infographic

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2021/05/unwanted-calls-just-block-em-and-report-em

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CLASSES, SPECIAL INTEREST,

& OTHER

Senior Centers

Long Beach Senior Center

1150 E. 4th Street

Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 570-3500

During Covid-19, the Long Beach Senior

Center (LBSC) programs, activities and classes

are canceled until further notice. LBSC staff

are answering phone calls for information and

assistance, Monday through Fridays, 8 am to

4:45 pm, at (562) 570-3500.

Silverado Park

1545 W. 31st St.

(562) 570-1675

The Salvation Army Al and

Faye Taylor Senior Center

3000 Long Beach Boulevard,

Long Beach, CA, 90807

El Dorado Park West

2800 Studebaker Road

(562) 570-3225

Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Ave.

(562) 570-1640

Cesar Chavez

401 Golden Ave.

(562) 570-8890

California Rec. Center

1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

(562) 570-1605

Expo Arts Center

4321 Atlantic Ave.

For schedule of senior activities, call Council

District 8 at (562) 570-6685.

longbeach.gov/district8/

Call for classes (562) 247-3539

Call for details such as schedules and registration.

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The LGBTQ Center

2017 E. 4th St.

(562) 434-4455

Centerlb.org.

Social support groups, seminars and events.

Alpert Jewish Community Center

3801 E. Willow St.

(562) 426-7601

alpertjcc.org

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

2760 N. Studebaker Rd.

(562) 570-3100, 3111

longbeach.gov/parks

CSULB

Life Fit Center at CSULB

1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.

(562) 985-2015

For Long Beach residents ages 49+.Summer

& Fall. LifeFit is temporarily closed; however,

we are offering virtual programming.

LifeFit Virtual Programming Options: Group

Fitness*, Personal Training, Fitness

Consultation/Wellness Coaching, and

Wellness Workshops!

LifeFit Virtual Group Fitness Schedule*:

• Mon @ 10 am – 11 am

Core Fitness w/ Evelyn

• Wed @ 10 am – 11 am

Core Fitness w/ Evelyn

• Thur @ 10 am – 11 am

Building Strength w/Cayetano

• Fri @ 10 am – 11 am

Cardio Blast w/ Valerie

*In addition to these live group fitness classes,

LifeFit also has a virtual group fitness library

with various group fitness formats available to

participate in at your convenience.

Please email LifeFit Director, Dr. Ayla

Donlin (ayla.donlin@csulb.edu) for more

information about LifeFit Virtual Programming.

Warm Water

Exercise

Call for Schedule

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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CLASSES, SPECIAL INTEREST,

& OTHER (Cont.)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Four locations. (562) 985-8237

Non-credit classes on campus and at several

locations in Long Beach for adult 50+

Annual membership $40; Classes $15;

Scholarships available for need.

LBCC Long Beach Community College Lifetime

Learning Program for older adults.

Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. PCH., QQ 122

(562) 938-3048 Call for information on classes

Long Beach

Health & Human Services

Locations vary

(562) 570-4499

Call for information on programs

and resources workshops, and

health fairs, plus mental health and

healthcare resources.

Primetime Players

Singing, dancing, acting

Call for information 714-269-7496

YMCA

Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit.

Los Altos, 1720 Bellflower Blvd

(562) 596-3394

Fairfield, 4949 Atlantic Avenue

(562) 423-0491

Lakewood, 5835 E. Carston St.

(562) 425- 7431

Some classes are outside. Call for

information.

Heart of Ida

(562) 570-3548

HeartofIda.com

Stay Connected and Friendly Caller

programs

Tai Chi to Me

Call for more information

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ELDER ABUSE

Report elder abuse

or neglect.

Elder Abuse Hotline

(877) 477-3646

If it is immediate

(happening right

now) or life threat-ening

— Call 911

Adult Protective Services

Hotline

If you or someone you

know needs protection from

abuse and neglect, call the

statewide Adult Protective

Services hotline: (833) 401-

0832. Individuals can enter

their 5-digit ZIP code to be

connected to their county

Adult Protective Services

staff, 7 days a week, 24 hours

a day.

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.

Elder Abuse

Occurs in

Many Forms

PHYSICAL

SEXUAL

EMOTIONAL

FINANCIAL/

MATERIAL

EXPLOITATION

NEGLECT

ABANDONMENT

SELF-NEGLECT

Stand Up &

Speak Out.

It Matters.

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FOOD ASSISTANCE

Food Stamps (Cal Fresh)

Sign up by phone

1 866 613-3777

Long Beach Dept. of

Health & Human Services

(562) 570-4315

longbeach.gov/health/

Alpert Jewish Community Center

3801 E. Willow St.

(562) 426-7601 x 1721

smathieu@ alpertjcc.org.

Human Services Association (HSA) Meals

Program

(562) 570-3520

Lunch Program for ages 60+.

Locations include:

California Rec. Center, Cerritos Senior Center,

El Dorado Park, Houghton Park, and Long

Beach Senior Center.

Meals on Wheels LB

$8.25 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

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FOOD BANKS

Call for locations, pickup

times, & more.

American Red Cross

(562) 595-6341

Long Beach Community

(213) 251-3432

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

Long Beach Community Table

9038 Artesia Boulevard,

Bellflower

562-548-0774

Open Hours for Free Food

Tuesday 5:30 – 7 pm

Wednesday 5:30 – 7 pm

Friday 12 – 4 pm

Saturday 12 – 2 pm

Visit weekly

No appointment necessary

Other Food Banks

Grant AME Church

1129 Alamitos Ave.

Long Beach

562-437-1567

Wednesday 9 – 12 pm

Urban Community Outreach

241 Cedar Avenue

Long Beach

562-582-1000

Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Christian Outreach in Action

515 E. 3rd Street

Long Beach

562-432-1440

Tues/Thurs 9 – 12 pm

Church One Ministries

700 70th Street

562-633-2515

M-F 11 – 1 pm

Light & Life Christian

Fellowship

5951 Downey Avenue

Long beach

562-630-6074

Monday 12 – 2 pm

Pools of Hope

6801 Long Beach Boulevard

Long Beach

310-537-2224

Thurs 2 – 4 pm

Sat 11 – 1 pm

North Long Beach Ministry

Center

5239 Atlantic Avenue

Long Beach

562-422-5090

Friday 7 am – 1:30 pm

Awaken Ministries

2426 Santa Fe Avenue

Long Beach

562-363-6457

Wed 10:30 – noon

Fountain of Life Covenant

Church

2060 Santa Fe Avenue

Long Beach

562-308-6781

Thurs 9 – 3 pm

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FRAUD HELP AND PREVENTION

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

(FINRA) 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

health 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

(213) 620-2072

dre.ca.gov

California Public Utilities

Commission for utility

file a complaint

cpuc.ca.gov

(800) 649-7570

LA County Department of

Consumer Affairs

For landlord/tenant issues,

housing discrimination,

home-buyer issues, consumer

complaints: dca.

(800) 593-8222

lacounty.gov

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HEALTH CARE

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

Assisted Living Locators

(310) 853-8282

assistedlivinglocatorsla.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

Long Beach Department of

Health and human Services

2525 Grand Ave.

(562) 570-4000

Immunizations

(562) 570-4315

COVID Vaccines

(562) 570-7907

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HEARING ASSISTANCE

Ascent Hearing Center

4085 Atlantic Ave., Ste. D

(562) 206-1983

ascenthearinglongbeach.com

Your Hearing Center

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

hlalongbeachlakewood.org

American Hearing & Balance

3740 E. 7th St.

(562) 433-6701

americanhearingbalance.com

Sonus Hearing Care

2530 Atlantic Ave., Ste. D

(562) 426-2137

sonushearing.com

HOSPICE & BEREAVEMENT

Pathways

562-531-3031 or visit

www.pathwayshospice.org

Pathways provides compassionate care

for those living with a terminal illness

and bereavement support for adults

and the whole family.

New Hope Grief Support Community

3505 Long Beach Blvd Ste 2C, Long Beach, CA

90807

562-429-0075

VITAS

Regional Line: (800) 723-3233 (24h)

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IN-HOME RESOURCES

In-Home Supportive Services

(IHSS) Personal Care Services

Program (PCSP)

(888) 944-4477

dpss.lacounty.gov

IHSS Ombudsman

(888) 678-4477

Senior Links Program For

Resources/Services

Long Beach Department of

Health and

Human Services Outreach

Program

(562) 570-3555

or (562) 570-3557

SCAN

Independence at Home

(866) 421-1964

www.scanhealthplan.com

For people 55+, programs

provide wide variety of

support through social

workers, gerontologists,

mental-health professionals,

pharmacists, health educators,

and volunteers. No charge.

Available in Spanish and

other languages.

Pathways

Keeping older adults safe

and independent in their

own home.

No fee for service. Please call

562-531-3031 or visit

www.pathwayshospice.org

HOSPITAL CENTERS/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.

Call for Details/Class Schedule

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.

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HOSPITALS/URGENT CARE

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

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

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NEIGHBORING HOSPITALS

Los Alamitos Medical Center

3751 Katella Ave.,

Los Alamitos

(562) 598-1311

losalamitosmedctr.com

Classes and lectures.

Kaiser Permanente

25825 Vermont Ave.,

Harbor City

(800) 780-1230

healthy.kaiserpermanente.org

Classes (KP members only)

Lakewood Regional

Medical Center

3700 E. South St.,

Lakewood

(562) 531-2550

lakewoodregional.com

Classes and lectures.

St. Francis Family Health Center

457 S. Long Beach Blvd.,

Compton

(310) 900-7340

LONG BEACH LIBRARIES

HOURS

Tuesdays

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Billie Jean Kimng Main

Library

200 W. Broadway,

(562) 570-7500

Alamitos

1836 E. Third St.,

(562) 570-1037

Ruth Bach

4055 N.

Bellflower Blvd.

(562) 570-1038.

Bay Shore

195 Bay Shore Ave.

(562) 570-1039

Brewitt

4036 E. Anaheim St.

(562) 570-1040

Burnett

560 E. Hill St.

(562) 570-1041

Dana

3680 Atlantic Ave.

(562) 570-1042

El Dorado

2900 Studebaker

Road, (562) 570-3136

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Bret Harte

1595 W. Willow St.

(562) 570-1044

Los Altos

5614 E. Britton Dr.

(562) 570-1045

Mark Twain

1401 E. Anaheim St.

(562) 570-1046

Michelle Obama

5870 Atlantic Ave.

(562) 570-1047

Homebound Readers Services

(562) 570-6959

Online Book Club

The Long Beach Public Library Online Book

Club is a community wide book club that you

can participate in from the comfort of your

own home and around your busy schedule.

LBPL is partnering with Overdrive to bring

you a new title every other month that can

be downloaded as an ebook or an audiobook

to your smartphone, tablet, or computer from

LBPL’s Overdrive page. http://www.longbeach.

gov/library/news/online-book-club/

SURROUNDING LIBRARIES

Curbside pick up may be available.

Call for more information

Bellflower

(562) 925-5543

9945 E. Flower St.

colapublib.org

Hawaiian Gardens

(562) 496-1212

11940 Carson St

colapublib.org

Paramount

(562) 630-3171

16254 Colorado Ave.

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

Lakewood

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4990 Clark Ave.,

(562) 866-1777

6600 Del Amo Blvd.

(562) 421-8497

colapublib.org

Los Alamitos/Rossmoor

(562) 430-1048

12700 Montecito, Seal Beach,

ocpl.org

Seal Beach

(562) 431-3584

707 Electric Ave

ocpl.org

Signal Hill

1780 E. Hill St.,

(562) 989-7323

http://bit.ly/2sppCMG

Willmington

(310) 834-1082


HELPLINES & HOTLINES

911 Emergency Police/Fire

911

211 Los Angeles

211

Suicide Hotline &

Vet Crisis Line

(800) 784-2433

Suicide Prevention

for LGBTQ

(866) 488-7386

Poison Control

(800) 222-1222

Long Beach Transit

(562) 591-2301

Domestic Violence

(800) 799-7233

Center for Health Rights

(213) 383-4519

Emergency Winter Shelter

Hotline

(800) 548-6047

LA County Mental Health

Access

(800) 854-7771

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,

homelessness.

Friendship Line

(800) 971-0016

Elder Abuse Hotline

(877) 477-3646

National Sexual

Assault Hotline

(800) 656-4673

Los Angeles County Aging

& Adult Services

(888) 202-4248

(877) 477-3646

Disabled Transport

(Access Eligibility)

(800) 827-0829

Legal Aid of Los Angeles

601 Pacific Ave.

(800) 399-4529

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

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HOUSING

Affordable Living

for the Aging

(323) 650-7988

alaseniorliving.org

Eviction Defense Network

(213) 385-8112

Fair Housing Foundation

(562) 989-1206

TTY (800) 855-7100

Housing Rights Center

(800) 477-5977

hrc-la.org

Housing Authority Bureau

for the City of Long Beach

(562) 570-6985

HUD Senior Resources

(800) 955-2232

LA County Housing

Resource Center

(877) 428-8844

housing.lacounty.gov

LBRE -Long Beach Residents

Empowered

(562) 514-2681

Renter’s rights & legal

workshops, wearelbre.org

LGBTQ+ Seniors & Allys

LBGTQHousingLB@gmail.com

(562) 362-6945

Menorah Housing

Foundation

(310) 475-6083

Neighborhood Improvement

Free graffiti removal & paint

and use of cleanup tools, and

other resources.

longbeach.gov/cd/

neighborhood_services

(562) 570-6949

Rebuilding Together

Long Beach

Home Repairs

(562) 490-3802

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 39.

California COVID-19

Rent Relief

(833) 358-5372

longbeach.gov/erap

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LEGAL AND TAXES

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

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

(800) 399-4529

naela.org

Schomer Law Group

Free seminars.

(310) 337-7696

schomerlawgroup.com

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.

California State Property Tax

Postponement Program

Property tax deferment available for some CA

homeowners who are seniors, blind, or have

a disability. Search “PTP” at sco.ca.gov or Call:

(800) 952-5661.

Email: postponement@sco.ca.gov

Center for Health Care Rights LA

(213) 383-4519

HELP - Health Care & Elder

Law Programs

(310) 533-1996

healthcarerights.org

LA County Public Administration Public

Guardian, (213) 974-0515

Legal Aid Foundation of LA

(800) 399-4529

lafla.org

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LONG BEACH CITY GOVERNMENT

longbeach.gov/officials

Long Beach City

Mayor & Council

Districts

Mayor Robert Garcia

(562) 570-6801

longbeach.gov/mayor

Council District 1

Mary Zendejas

(562) 570-6919

Council District 2

Cindy Allen

(562) 570-2222

Council District 3

Suzie Price

(562) 570-6300

Council District 4

Daryl Supernaw

(562) 570-4444

Council District 5

Stacy Mungo

(562) 570-5555

Council District 6

Suely Saro

(562) 570-6816

Council District 7

Roberto Uranga

(562) 570-7777

Council District 8

Al Austin

(562) 570-6685

Council District 9

Rex Richardson

(562) 570-6137

City Manager

Tom Modica

(562) 570-5091

Neighboring

City Halls

Bellflower

(562) 804-1424

bellflower.org

Carson

(310) 830-7600

ci.carson.ca.us/

Compton

(310) 537-8000

comptoncity.org

Hawaiian Gardens

(562) 420-2641

hgcity.org

Lakewood

(562) 866-9771

lakewoodcity.org

Los Alamitos

(562) 431-3538

cityoflosalamitos.org

Paramount

(562) 220-2225

paramountcity.com

Seal Beach

(562) 431-2527

sealbeachca.gov

Signal Hill

(562) 989-7300

cityofsignalhill.org

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LONG BEACH CITY NUMBERS

Abandoned Shopping Carts

(800) 252-4613

Gas Dept. Emergency

(562) 570-2140

Broken Curb

(562) 570-2700

Water Department

Emergency

(562) 570-2390

Damaged Sewer

(562) 570-2440

Abandoned Vehicles

Code Enforcement

(562) 570-2633

(562) 570-7241

Large Trash Pickup

(Free, twice a year)

Alley Cleaning

Trash Not Picked up

Trash in Street

Overflowing Trash Can

(562) 570-2876

Bee Problems

(562) 570-4132

Sidewalk Problems,

Standing Water

in Gutters, Tree

Trimming, Potholes

Storm Drains

(562) 570-2700

Noise Complaints

(562) 570-4126

Broken Traffic Meter

(562) 570-3264

Graffiti

(562) 570-2700

LOW VISION

St. Mary Medical Center

Low Vision Center

1055 Linden Ave.

(562) 491-9275

dignityhealth.org/stmarymedical

Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of

Southern California

(800) 647-6638

lshf.org

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)

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LONG BEACH SENIOR CENTERS

AND COMMUNITY CENTERS

Long Beach

Senior Center

1150 E 4th St.

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

Filipino Migrant Center

(562) 676-4414

Senior Links

(562) 570-3529

Ernest McBride Park &

Community Center

1550 Martin Luther King Jr.

Ave.

(562) 570-1605

Cesar Chavez

401 Golden Ave.

(562) 570-8890

El Dorado Park West

2800 Studebaker Road

(562) 570-3225

Houghton Park

Doris Topsy-Elvord

Community Center

6301 Myrtle Ave.

(562) 570-1640

Silverado Park and Pool

1545 W. 31st St.

(562) 570-1675

Expo Arts Center

4321 Atlantic Ave.

Council District 8 at

(562) 570-6685.

longbeach.gov/district8/

Call for information on hours.

Due to COVID-19 schedule

may have changes

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

SoCal Gas

(The Gas Company)

Emergency,

(800) 427-2200

(877) 238-0092

socalgas.com

LIHEAP (Low Income Emergency

Assistance with Utilities)

(866) 675-6623

California Public utilities

Commission Financial Assistance

(800) 848-5580

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NEIGHBORING SENIOR CENTERS

Bellflower

(562) 866-8614

Thompson Park Senior Club,

14001 Bellflower Blvd.

Carson

(310) 830-7600

3 Civic Plaza

Compton / Rancho

Dominguez

(310) 605-5688

Dollarhide Center, 301

Tamarind Ave.

Hawaiian Gardens

(562) 420-2641

Senior Center

21815 S. Pioneer Blvd.

Lakewood

Weingart, 5220 Olivia St.,

(562) 630-6141

Burns, 5510 Clark Ave., (562)

925-7512.

Los Alamitos

Senior Club, (562) 431-3538.

Community Center, 10911

Oak St. Lunch

Paramount

Paramount Park,

14400 Paramount Blvd.

(562) 220-2090.

Signal Hill

(562) 989-7330,

cityofsignalhill.org

Signal Hill Library,

1780 E. Hill St.

Seal Beach

(562) 431-2527

707 Electric Ave.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

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.

(800) 403-1010

homemedix.com

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

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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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MENTAL HEALTH

Suicide Hotline

(800) 273-8255

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Chat available.

Dignity - St. Mary

Medical Center

Trauma - 1045 Atlantic Ave.

Ste. 801, (562) 491-7977.

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

Long Beach Mental

Health Center

2600 Redondo Avenue

(562) 256-2900

(800) 854-7711

dmh.lacounty.gov

Telecare La Casa

Mental Health Urgent Care

6060 Paramount Blvd.

(562) 634-9534

Long Beach Asian

Pacific Islander Family Mental

Health

4510 E. PCH, Ste. 600

(562) 346-1100

Mental Health America,

Mhala Village

(562) 437-6717

1955 Long Beach Blvd.

mhala.org

Los Angeles County

Dept. of Mental Health

(800) 854-7771

dmh.lacounty.gov

MORTUARYS & CEMETERIES

Adams Funeral Home

501 E. Palmer, Compton

(323) 636-9864

Affordable Burial

and Cremation Services

6510 Cherry Ave.

(562) 428-3930

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

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Harrison-Ross Mortuary

426 E. Compton Blvd.

Compton

(310) 667-4052

harrisonross.com

Luyben / Dilday Mortuary

5161 Arbor Road

(562) 425-6401

luybendilday.com

PET SERVICES

McKenzie Mortuary

3843 E. Anaheim St.

(562) 961-9301

mckenziemortuary.com

Long Beach Colonial

Mortuary

638 Atlantic Ave.

(562) 436-1601

longbeachcolonial.com

Sunnyside Cemetery

(Historical)

1095 E. Willow St.

(562) 595-9392

LB Animal Care Services

7700 E. Spring St.

Long Beach, CA 90815

562.570.7387

longbeach.gov/acs

AnimalCare@longbeach.gov

Golden State Humane Society

555 E Artesia Blvd.

Long Beach CA 90805

(562) 423-8406

goldenstatehumanesociety.org

SNPLA - Spay Neuter

Project of Los Angeles

310-574-5555

snpla.org

The Little Lion Foundation

thelittlelionfoundation@gmail.com

littlelionfoundation.org

Fix LB

Appts@fixlongbeachpets.com

fixlongbeachpets.com

Live Love Animal Rescue

liveloveanimalrescue.org

woof@liveloveanimalrescue.org

CatPAWS

562.280.4450

info@helensanderscatpaws.com

Friends of Long Beach

Animals

(562) 988-7647

Folbamail@folba.org

friendsoflongbeachanimals.org

Ozzie and Friends Rescue

323.270.2009

ozzieandfriendsrescue.org

Animal Cancer Foundation

516-858-4960

acfoundation.org

The Heart of Ida, Ida’s Walkers

562-570-3548

Bixby Dog Park

130 Cherry Ave, LB 90802

El Dorado Dog Park

El Dorado East Regional Park,

Area II, Southeast Corner

RedRover Relief

Temporary emergency

sheltering, resources, financial

assistance and emotional

support for animals and

people in crisis

(916) 429-2457

redrover.org

Waggle Foundation

Grant applications available

to financially burdened,

individual pet parents whose

animals require medical

assistance.

wagglefoundation.org

Pets of the Homeless

Pet food and veterinary

care assistance for people

experiencing homeless with

their pets.

(775) 841-7463

info@petsofthehomeless.org

petsofthehomeless.org

Coolidge Dog Park

352 Neece Ave, LB 90806

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Gayle Carter Dog Park

4600 Long Beach Blvd.,

LB 90805

Jackson Dog Park

1432 Jackson St.,

LB 90805

K9 Corner Dog Park

9th Street and Pacific Ave,

90813

Pike Dog Park

195 W Seaside Way,

LB 90802

Recreation Dog Park

5201 E. 7th Street,

LB 90804

Seaside Dog Zone

450 E. Seaside Way,

LB 90803

Rosie’s Dog Beach

Ocean Blvd.,

between Granada Ave. and

Roycroft Ave. 90803

Wrigley Heights Dog Park

3401 Golden Ave,

LB 90806

TRANSPORTATION

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 blind

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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VOLUNTEER AND ADVOCACY

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

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

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

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

Long Beach Rescue Mission /

Lydia House

Samaritan House

1335 Pacific Ave.

(562) 591-1292

lbrm.org

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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

PFLAG Long Beach

(562) 248-6010

lbpflag.org

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) 570-355

(562) 570-3557

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

(562) 933-2000

http://bit.ly/2rlZUoP

Dignity Health - St. Mary’s

Medical Center

(562) 491-9000

https://dignityhlth.

org/2t7LVnQ

VA Hospital - Long Beach

(562) 826-8000

longbeach.va.gov/giving

Cabrillo VA Clinic

2001 River Ave.,

(562) 826-5151

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COULD YOU AFFORD

EYE SURGERY?

The average price

in Southern California is

$4500 per eye.

COULD YOU AFFORD

THE COST OF A

HEARING AID?

We provide assistance

in the following 12 counties:

1. Imperial

2. Inyo

3. Kern

4. Los Angeles

5. Mono

6. Orange

7. Riverside

8. San Bernardino

9. San Diego

10. San Luis Obispo

11. Santa Barbara

12. Ventura

The average price is

$2000 per ear.

Lions Sight and Hearing

Foundation is a resource for

people of all ages who cannot

afford these services.

APPLY TODAY!

lshf.org/how-to-qualify

Your information is confidential.

You will need to prove eligibility

and provide a picture ID.

US Citizenship is not required.

lshf.org

800.647.6638

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Check Your Risk for Falling

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)

Yes (1)

No (0)

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 Side effects from medicines can sometimes

feel light-headed or more tired than usual. increase your chance of falling.

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.

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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AGEWELL LONG BEACH!

MULTI-FACETED FALL-PREVENTION

MULTI-FACETED HEALTHY AGING PROGRAM

& HEALTHY-AGING PROGRAM

AgeWell Long Beach Magazine - Quarterly Wellness & Resource Publication

AgeWell Long Beach Magazine and Resource Guide – Annual

Fall-Prevention Resource Publication

Awareness and Education - Presentations

Fall-Risk

Ida’s Walkers

Screenings

and

- Community

Pet Care

Screenings

Program – Assistance for Low Income,

Safe Low at Mobility Home - Safe Seniors Home Assessment & Minor Modifications for Fall Prevention

Tai Holiday Chi: Moving Hearts for Better – Hygiene Balance Bag - Evidence-Based Delivery in Fall-Prevention December Program

Tech Stay Day Connected Workshops -– Tech Weekly Help at phone Senior Residences messages & Community Centers

Ida’s Friendly Walkers Callers - Dog Walking – Live, for friendly Low-Income, calls to Low-Mobility lonely and/or Seniors isolated older adults

Community Grocery Gift Professionals Card/Hygiene Training - Distribution Evidence-Based Fall – For Prevention Low Income Interventions Seniors Trainings

Holiday Rental Hearts Assistance - Hygiene – Bags Digital Delivered Inclusion to Seniors Resources 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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